The Cincinnati Red Stockings, baseball's first
admittedly all-professional team, play their first
game of the year, defeating the Great Westerns 45-9.
The largest score on record occurs in a 3-hour game
between the Niagara and Colombia clubs, both of Buffalo,
NY. The final score is Niagaras 209, Colombias
The Red Stockings gain their toughest and most controversial
victory in their incredible winning streak. Tied with
the Troy Haymakers 17-17 after 5 innings, Troy
C William Craver claims to catch a foul tip off the
bat of Cal McVey on the first bounce for an out,
but the umpire disagrees. After a fierce argument,
Troy leaves the field, and Cincinnati is awarded
the game by forfeit.
Seven thousand Cincinnati fans brave the cold weather
to watch the Red Stockings win their 60th game of
the season without a defeat, beating the visiting
Mutual Green Stockings of New York 17-8.