Lipman Pike of the Athletics of Philadelphia hits
6 HRs, 5 in succession, against the Alert Club of
Philadelphia. Final score is 67-25.
The Cincinnati Baseball Club is organized.
The Olympics of Louisville lure Rochester P Ives to
join them for a key game. Three years later Ives will
join the Kentucky club and will profit from a
special "benefit" game honoring him and 2 recent
Cincinnati transfers. Baseball is growing rapidly
The visiting Star Club loses to the Atlantic Club
by a 46-18 score. The game is played in one hour,
50 minutes, with not a ball or a strike called.
The 10th annual convention of the National Association
of Base Ball Players is held with a record 202 clubs
sending delegates. Rule changes include the introduction
of called balls, with 3 called balls allowing the
batter to 1B. This session introduces the pitcher's
box, an area 6 feet wide and 4 feet deep, from which
the pitcher must deliver the ball.