Boston P Jim Whitney shuts out Providence 4-0.
The hardworking righthander will wind up leading the
NL in both wins and losses (with a 31-33 record),
a feat not repeated in the ML until Phil Niekro does
it in 1979.
Charley Radbourn makes his NL pitching debut leading
Providence to a 4-2 victory over Boston.
Having won a judgment for his back salary in an Ohio
court, Charley Jones has the local sheriff attach
Boston's share of the gate receipts in Cleveland.
When Detroit base runner Sadie Houck collides with
Bob Ferguson of Troy at 2B, Ferguson becomes indignant
and slaps Houck in the face. The Detroit club prefers
charges against Ferguson with the league office,
but nothing will be done.
With the Troy franchise experiencing financial
difficulties, various rumors have the club moving
to New York, Cincinnati, or Pittsburgh.
Chicago resorts to trickery to beat Boston 5-4.
Mike Kelly scores the go-ahead run from 2B on a groundout
by cutting 3B by some 30 feet.
James S. Woodruff is apprehended on charges that he
tried to bribe Cleveland's John Clapp to throw a game
earlier in the season. By going to the police after
the incident, Clapp has earned the nickname "Honest