Boston defeats Detroit 10-2. According to the
Chicago Tribune, this is the first time
a team scoring in double figures does so entirely
with earned runs.
William "Blondie" Purcell of Buffalo is fined
$10 for slicing open a soggy baseball. He did this
to compel the umpire to put a fresh ball in play so
his P Pud Galvin might be able to throw a curve.
In a battle between the top 2 teams, Providence
scores 13 runs in the 3rd inning to devastate Detroit
15-5 and maintain its edge in the NL pennant
Dick Higham becomes the first and only ML umpire
to be expelled for dishonesty.
In the 4th inning of a game against St. Louis, the
Eclipse leave the field to protest the continued
use of an incompetent umpire. They also refuse to
play the next 2 games, thus forfeiting 3 games to
St. Louis. After a special AA meeting, the 2 teams
agree to replay the last 2 games.