Dave Orr goes 6-for-12 in NY's last 3 games, but still
falls one point short in the batting race, finishing
2nd to Louisville's Pete Browning.
The first black professional team is organized
by Frank P. Thompson. The team is called the Athletics
but will shortly become known as the Cuban Giants.
The Athletics beat Brooklyn 9-1 in the last game
of the AA season. Athletics P Bobby Mathews wins his
30th of the year (he won the same in 1883 and 1884)
and 150th of his career.
The last NL game ever played in Buffalo's Olympic
Park attracts 12 fans as Providence takes 2 from the
Bisons 4-0 and 61. Grays P Fred Shaw goes
the distance in both victories (each 5 innings), throwing
a no-hitter in the first game.
Another doubleheader is played between Buffalo and
Providence and the Grays again win both games, with
Fred Shaw pitching. The Bisons end the season on a
16-game losing streak.
Phillies SS Charlie Bastian goes 5-for-10 in
the last 2 games to raise his average up to .167,
the lowest ever for a SS with over 350 at bats.
The White Stockings (NL) and Browns (AA) engage in
a "World's Championship" series. The winner of the
7-game series is to receive a $1,000 prize. Darkness
ends game one after 8 innings, at a 5-5 stalemate.
Game 2 of the championship series is forfeited to
Chicago. In the top of the 6th inning, Browns manager
Charlie Comiskey calls his men off the field
to protest a ruling made by umpire Sullivan.
At a joint meeting in New York between both leagues,
a salary maximum of $2,000 and a minimum of $1,000
is set for the upcoming season.
John Ward and several teammates secretly form the
Brotherhood of Professional Base Ball Players. The
Brotherhood, strengthened by fights against salary
restrictions and abuses of the reserve clause, will
become a force to be reckoned with by the end of the
The "World Series" moves from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati,
setting a ML record for the series played in the most
(4) cities. (also played in NY and St. Louis.). Chicago
takes a 3-2 series lead by beating the Browns
The St. Louis Browns defeat Chicago 13-4 in the
7th and last game in their series. The Browns claim
the game 2 forfeit didn't count and therefore claim
the championship. Each club receives $500.