Frank Mountain (Columbus AA) no-hits Washington 12-0.
In addition, he hits a HR, possibly the first
pitcher to do so.
Boston remains a game ahead of Providence at the top
of the NL after a 16-inning 1-1 pitchers' duel
between Red Stocking Jim Whitney and the Grays' Charlie
Radbourn. The game will be the season's longest in
Charlie Sweeney of Providence (NL) strikes out 19
Boston Red Stockings to establish a ML record for
a 9-inning game. It will be tied one month later but
not broken until Roger Clemens fans 20 on April 29,
1986. Providence's 2-1 win moves it into first
place, but Boston will take the next 4 from the Grays
to regain the lead.
Billy Sunday of Chicago (NL) homers for the 3rd time
in 3 games. His season total will be 4.
The Mets edge Louisville 7-5 in 11 innings
to tie the Eclipse for first place in the AA
with a 20-8 record.
Baltimore (AA) management surrounds the playing field
with a barbed wire fence to restrain the crowd. Baltimore
fans had surged onto the field and manhandled
the umpire following a 13-inning tie with Louisville
the day before.
P Charlie Radbourn of Providence and P Jim Whitney
of Boston--rivals in the NL's longest game 8 days
earlier--face each other in a 15-inning 4-3 Providence
win. The victory starts the Grays on a 10-game win
streak that will lift them over Boston into first
Noah Brooks's Our Base Ball Club, and How
It Won the Championship, one of the first
works of baseball fiction (and Brooks's 2nd)
is advertised in the New York Clipper.
Buffalo LF Jim O'Rourke hits for the cycle against
Chicago as the Bisons beat the White Stockings 20-9.
Two days after his 15-inning loss, in which
he struck out 18 Providence batters, Boston (NL) hurler
Jim Whitney fans 11 New York Maroons for a 2-game
total of 29, stopping New York on one hit 6-1.
Chicago's Larry Corcoran pitches both left-
and righthanded in an NL game against Buffalo.
Boston's Jim Whitney restricts New York (NL)
to one hit in a 6-1 win.
Baltimore (AA) Orioles OF Frank "Gid" Gardner is jailed
after severely beating lady friend Effie Jones
and a woman who had come to her aid. The charges are
dropped, but Orioles manager Billy Barnie will fine
Gardner and suspend him indefinitely.
Charles Sweeney pitches his 2nd one-hitter of
the year, beating New York (NL) 9-0. Tomorrow
teammate Charles Radbourn matches Sweeney's performance
in a 15-0 win, Buck Ewing getting the only New
York hit in the 9th. In the last 3 games New York
has totaled 3 hits.
A Chicago court rules that although the NL lakefront
ballpark illegally blocks the lake view and breezes
from homes to its west, the White Stockings may continue
to use it through the end of the season.
Hoss Radbourn continues to stifle NL bats
with a 3-hit 1-0 win with 15 strikeouts over
Detroit in 15 innings. In his last 3 games Radbourn
had allowed only 6 hits.
Chicago ace Larry Corcoran ends the Providence Grays'
10-game winning streak with the NL's first no-hitter
of the season. The 6-0 win is Corcoran's third
In the 6th inning of an AA game at Columbus, several
Brooklyn and Columbus players are arrested for playing
ball on Sunday. Because of the crowd's anger, though,
police permit the players to finish the game
before taking them into custody.
Providence loses 5-4 to Mike "King" Kelly's HR
with 2 out in the bottom of the 9th. Chicago's win,
coupled with Boston's 11-2 triumph over Detroit,
allows Boston to pass the Grays and move into the
NL lead by one-half game.