John Montgomery Ward becomes the first pitcher
in history to hit 2 HRs in a game, giving him a 10-9
victory over Boston.
In the first game in Chicago's spectacular new
ballpark, featuring 41 uniformed attendants, Detroit
scores with 2 out in the bottom of the 9th to win
In St. Louis a meeting is scheduled to plan the taking
of "active steps looking towards the foundation of
a Colored League."
Future evangelist Billy Sunday, playing for the Chicago
White Stockings has a miserable ML debut, going 0-for-4
with 4 strikeouts.
Cleveland forges into a 3-way tie for first place
in the NL with Detroit and Providence by defeating
New York in 14 innings 4-3.
Heavyweight boxing champion John L. Sullivan pitches
the Mets to a 20-15 victory in an exhibition
game. For his efforts Sullivan pockets half of the
proceeds--$1,595. On November 4th Sullivan will pitch
The first of 2 games between Fort Wayne
and Indianapolis is played under electric lights.