The Cleveland club visits the White House, where President
Chester A. Arthur greets them by telling them that
"Good ball-players make good citizens."
The first weekly issue of Sporting Life,
edited by Francis Richter, is published in Philadelphia.
This outstanding magazine will last, with a brief
interruption, until July 1926.
In a fit of depression, journeyman player Terry
Larkin shoots his wife and a policeman and then attempts
to commit suicide. Failing, he tries again the next
day. Both his wife and the policeman survive. Larkin
will play for several teams in 1884 before retiring.