"The delicious uncertainty of baseball" (New York
Mercury) is demonstrated at the Polo Grounds
when the Atlantics score 11 runs in the 9th inning
to beat the Mets 14-12.
In the most one-sided game of the NL season, Chicago
trounces Detroit 17-0. Fred Goldsmith pitched
The Providence club is reorganized. New capital is
pledged. C. L.Gardiner is the new president, and Robert
Morrow replaces James Bullock as manager.
Statistics published in the Chicago Tribune
put Dan Brouthers at the top of the batting list with
a .390 average. Cap Anson is second with .377. Official
figures at the end of the season will declare
Anson batting champ with a .399 average, Brouthers
finishing 7th at .318
Worcester suspends its captain, Mike Dorgan, and Harry
Stovey takes over the post. Lee Richmond, who had
quit because of conflicts with Dorgan, rejoins
The declining fortunes of the Worcesters receive a
further blow when Art Irwin suffers a broken leg during
a game in which the team blows an 8-0 lead and
has to settle for an 8-8 tie with Providence.
The Eclipse club refuses to allow black C M. Fleetwood
Walker to play for the visiting Cleveland Whites in
a game in Louisville, much to the disgust of many
fans and sportswriters. Walker later becomes the first
African-American to play ML baseball with the Toledo
(AA) club in 1884.
When P Fred Goldsmith is injured in the 3rd inning,
substitute Larry Corcoran is called in from the turnstile,
where he was monitoring the count for the visiting
Chicagos. He pitches 9 innings as the White Stockings
win a 12-inning game in Detroit 8-6.