CF Lip Pike makes 3 errors in the 9th inning to give
Boston 2 runs and a 3-2 victory over Worcester.
The losing club immediately accuses Pike of throwing
the game and suspends him.
In a game in Albany, Troy's Roger Connor hits the
first grand slam in NL history. The blow comes
off Worcester's Lee Richmond with 2 out in the bottom
of the 9th inning and wins the game 8-7.
Buffalo 2B Dave Force makes 2 unassisted DPs, participates
in 2 other DPs, and starts a triple play in a 12-inning
7-6 loss at Worcester.
Chicago clinches the pennant with a 4-0 victory
Boston informs its players that it will release them
on October 1st and not pay them the last month of
Boston LF Joe Hornung makes 10 putouts and one assist
as the Reds beat Buffalo 4-3. This one-game record
of 11 chances accepted by a LF still stands.
Although the league has offered membership to the
Mets and the Athletics and been turned down, it is
announced that all 8 teams from this year will be
back in the NL next season, a first for the league.
At an NL meeting in Saratoga Springs, NY, the league
adopts a blacklist of players who are barred from
playing for or against any NL teams until they are
removed by unanimous vote of the league clubs. These
men are: Sadie Houck, Lip Pike, Lou Dickerson, Mike
Dorgan, Bill Crowley, John Fox, Lew Brown, Emil Gross,
and Ed Caskins.
The NL meeting adopts an "ironclad" contract that
gives the club the right to fine a player for
any conduct the club deems detrimental to its interest.
Furthermore, the player assumes the responsibility
for all risks of injury or illness and must pay for
his own medical treatment.