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IN THE NEWS: Buffalo fines 1B Oscar Walker $50 for breaking his temperance pledge.
IN THE NEWS: Larry Corcoran of Chicago and John Ward of Providence battle to a 1–1 tie in 16 innings, called because of darkness. Sixteen innings would remain the longest game in big-league history until August 17, 1882, when Ward would win 1–0 over Detroit in 18 innings.
IN THE NEWS: Boston's Charley Jones, last year's home run king with 9, hits two home runs in one inning, becoming the first big leaguer to accomplish this feat. Both home runs come off Buffalo's Tom Poorman in the 8th inning of a 19–3 rout.
IN THE NEWS: John Lee Richmond pitches the first perfect game in professional history, leading Worcester to a 1–0 victory over Cleveland. RF Lon Knight saves the no-hitter by throwing out Bill Phillips at 1B for a 9–3 putout.
IN THE NEWS: John Montgomery Ward pitches a perfect game in Providence against Buffalo, winning 5–0. Losing P Pud Galvin makes the last out. This is the 2nd perfect game in the National League in six days. The 3rd will not be pitched until 1964, when Jim Bunning turns the trick.
IN THE NEWS: Cleveland's Jack Glasscock goes 5-for-5 with two doubles to lead a 27-hit attack against Troy in an 18–6 rout.
IN THE NEWS: Abner Dalrymple, George Gore, and Larry Corcoran, all normally lefthanded batters, cross over and bat right-handed against southpaw Lee Richmond and get one hit each as Chicago beats Worcester 4–0.
IN THE NEWS: Cleveland beats Boston 6–5 with Sid Gardner pitching his first league game for the season. Jim McCormick had pitched complete games in all of Cleveland's 31 previous National League games.