Boston (NL) star Charlie Buffington beats Cleveland
4-1 with the aid of 17 strikeouts. Buffington
will finish the year with 48 wins, 2nd only to
Radbourn's ML record of 60.
With his St. Louis Browns (AA) in 5th place, manager
Jimmy Williams resigns to become clerk of the Ohio
Republican State Committee. 1B-captain Charlie Comiskey
will pilot the Browns to a 16-7 record the rest of
The Grays, led by the indefatigable Charles Radbourn,
win their 20th consecutive game 9-1 over Cleveland,
giving them a 7-game cushion over Boston in the NL
When no umpire shows up for the Philadelphia
Toledo-(AA) game, rookie Toledo P Hank O'Day is pressed
into duty. After an undistinguished pitching career
O'Day becomes a full-time umpire. In 1908 he will
call New York Giant Fred Merkle out in a late-season
game, erasing a game-winning, pennant-clinching run
with one of the most famous umpiring decisions in
the history of baseball.
Wilmington (UA) disbands. Four days later Pittsburgh
(UA) disbands as well.
Jim McCormick picks off 4 Boston Unions in an 8-4
Cincinnati victory, one of McCormick's 21 UA wins.
Earlier in the season he won 19 games for Cleveland
(NL). He will lead the UA in winning percentage and
The UA decides to drop Pittsburgh and Wilmington and
replace them with Milwaukee and Omaha. The latter
club will only last for 8 days before being replaced
by St. Paul.
Louisville moves into 2nd place in the AA, just 2
games behind the Mets, with a 2-1 win over Brooklyn.
However, the Eclipse will fall back to 3rd within
the week and will remain there for the rest of the
Baltimore (AA) hits 6 HRs, including 2 each
by Oyster Burns and Jimmy Macullar, to topple Columbus
Metropolitan ace Tim Keefe strikes out 12 and gives
up his only hit in the 9th in a 12-0 rout of
Ed Cushman (Milwaukee, UA) no-hits Washington 5-0.