Charlie Getzein (Detroit NL) hurls a 6-inning no-hitter
against Philadelphia, winning 1-0.
P Henry Porter of Milwaukee (UA) matches Dupee Shaw's
distinction of July 19th as he strikes out 18 batters
while losing the game 5-4 to Boston.
P Ed Cushman (Milwaukee, UA) follows up his no-hitter
of September 28th with 8 more hitless innings before
Boston's Ed Callahan loops a 9th-inning single. Cushman
Sam Kimber (Brooklyn, AA) hurls a 10-inning
no-hitter against Toledo, called due to darkness with
the score tied 0-0.
St. Louis (UA) pitchers Charlie Sweeney and Henry
Boyle stop St. Paul without a hit or walk, striking
out 9 men, before rain halts play after 5 innings.
But the Maroons lose the game when 2 St. Louis errors
allow the game's only run. The Sweeney-Boyle performance
caps what is still the premier ML season for no-hitters:
12 in all, including one of 10 innings and 7 nine-inning
The Mets announce that they will allow ladies to attend
their home games for free for the remainder of the
season--all of 5 games.
Fred Dunlap's 13th HR helps his St. Louis Maroons
(UA) bury the Washington Nationals 11-1. The
P will add the HR championship to his UA titles in
batting, slugging, on base percentage, hits, doubles,
and total bases, the most dominant season by any nonpitcher
of the 19th century. He also leads all UA second basemen
in fielding average, putouts, assists, DPs, and
total chances per game.
Jack Manning hits 3 HRs, getting half of Philadelphia's
hits in the process, but his club still falls in Chicago
(NL) 19-7. Manning totals only 5 HRs in 1884
and 13 over a 9-year career.
Pat Deasley, who will hit .205 for St. Louis (AA)
this year, gets all 3 of his team's hits off Tim Keefe,
but cannot prevent the 3-1 loss to New York.
The weekly Sporting Life announces--just one
day before the start of the event--that the 2 pennant-winners
have agreed to meet in a 3-game series October 23-25
at New York's Polo Grounds to decide "the championship
Hoss Radbourn of Providence wins his 3rd straight
over the AA New York Mets, concluding the 3-game series.
Financially troubled despite finishing 2nd to
New York in the AA, the Columbus club decides to sell
its players to Allegheny of Pittsburgh (AA)--for $6,000--and
go out of business.