St. Louis (AA) loses 7-1 to Baltimore, snapping
the Browns' 17-game winning streak, an AA record.
The St. Louis Maroons beat Buffalo 8-4 in the
last game played at the Palace Park of America. Two
days later, the Maroons begin playing at Vandeventer
The first game played at Chicago's new West Side
Park proves victorious for the White Stockings, as
they beat St. Louis 9-2. Hugh "One-Arm" Daily
makes his debut as a Maroon before more than 10,000
The AA wipes out all restrictions on pitchers using
an overhand delivery. The foul bounce out is also
removed from the rule book.
David Orr, star 1B for NY, goes 6-for-6 and hits for
the cycle against the St. Louis Browns.
Brooklyn manager Charlie Hackett tenders his
resignation after a 15-25 record.
Philadelphia's Henry Larkin goes 6-for-6, scores 4
runs, and hits for the cycle.
AA umpire Jack Valentine officially resigns
because certain managers had tried to influence
him before games to have calls made in their favor.
Brooklyn (AA) P "Phenomenal" Smith loses his debut
to St. Louis by a score of 18-5. All 18 runs
against the brash lefthander are unearned, due to
14 Brooklyn "errors." When he first joined the
team, Smith, who gave himself his nickname, said he
was so good that he didn't need his teammates to win.
The intentional misplays of his teammates cause club
president Lynch to fine the guilty players $500
each, but he reluctantly agrees to release Smith to
ensure team harmony.
John Clarkson allows only one hit in leading Chicago
over the Bisons 5-0. He will lead all NL pitchers
in wins (53), complete games (68), strikeouts (318),
shutouts (10), and HRs (4)
Philadelphia beats Chicago 2-0, handing them
their first loss at West Side Park, and breaking
their 18-game winning streak.
Ten Dodgers make at least 2 hits each tying
a ML record, as Brooklyn defeats Philadelphia 21-14.
The 35 total runs and 29 hits by Brooklyn are both
season highs. Dodger 3B George Pinckney goes 6-for-6.
Philadelphia SS George Strief hits a ML-record 4 triples
in the game; he also becomes the first player
to get 5 long hits in a game (he also hits a double).