Bid McPhee smacks 4 hits, including a HR and a double,
to support Gus Shallix's one-hit pitching and give
Cincinnati (AA) a 16-1 romp over Washington.
Louisville (AA) ace Guy Hecker defeats Brooklyn in
a morning game (5-4) and again in the afternoon
(8-2) en route to a season total of 52 wins.
This remains the AA record.
Boston (UA) 2B Tom O'Brien gets 5 hits, including
a ball which disappears into a dirt heap and cannot
be dug out in time to prevent O'Brien from circling
the bases. Thanks in part to the groundskeeper (or
lack thereof) Boston whips Kansas City 23-3.
After a 17-2 loss at Cincinnati (AA), Philadelphia
Athletic pitcher Al Atkinson deserts his club for
Chicago (UA)--the first player to break his contract
and join the UA.
Louisville slips past New York (AA) into first
place with a 5-1 win over Baltimore.
Hugh "One Arm" Daily of Chicago (UA), having tied
Charlie Sweeney's one-game record of 19 strikeouts
in his previous outing July 7th, becomes the first
ML pitcher to hurl consecutive one-hitters, defeating
Boston 2-1. By season's end Daily will have hurled
4 one-hitters, a ML record equaled by Grover Alexander
In the AA's longest game of the season, Louisville
ace Guy Hecker emerges after 15 innings a 5-4
victor over Baltimore ace Bob Emslie.
P William "Bolliky Bill" Taylor, who deserted St.
Louis (UA) after compiling a 25-4 won-loss record,
wins in his first outing for Philadelphia's Athletics
(AA), a 5-2 four hitter vs. Toledo. He will go
on to win 17 more games for the A's in 1884.
Boston (NL) C Mert Hackett is struck on his mask by
a foul tip, and his forehead is gashed by one of the
mask's wires. Louisville (AA) C Dan Sullivan is forced
to leave a game the same week when a foul ball breaks
through his mask.
Boston's (UA) Fred "Dupee" Shaw holds pennant-bound
St. Louis to one hit while fanning 18 batters, but
loses the game 1-0 when batter Bill Gleason gets
all the way to 2B on a dropped 3rd strike and scores
on a wild pitch. In his outings of July 16th, 19th,
and 21st, Shaw will amass 48 strikeouts, a ML record
for 3 consecutive games (as is his 2-game total of
34 strikeouts on July 19th and 21st).
Cincinnati star Charley Jones slugs 3 triples to propel
his club to a 17-5 rout of Indianapolis. The
victory puts the 5th-place Reds within 2 games of
the lead in the tight AA race.
Providence star Charles Sweeney is suspended without
pay after he refuses to move from the mound to RF
in the 9th inning with a safe lead over Philadelphia.
Sweeney quits the Grays and jumps to St. Louis (UA),
for which he wins 24 games for a season's total of
41. As a result, Charles Radbourn is forced to pitch
almost every game for the rest of the year. Sweeney's
stubbornness has an immediate effect as substitute
P Joseph "Cyclone" Miller surrenders 8 runs and gives
the Athletics a 10-6 win.
Columbus (AA) slips into first place past
Louisville and the Mets with a 5-1 win over Toledo.
The New York Mets move past Columbus into the AA lead,
rising from 4th place in 5 days.
Lon Knight of Philadelphia (AA) goes 6-for-6 to lead
the Athletics to a 19-11 win over Washington.
Showing why they lead the AA, the Metropolitans
take their 11th straight win 11-5 over Brooklyn.