Detroit C Charlie Bennett hits a grand slam in the
first inning, leading Detroit to an 8-3
victory over the NY Gothams.
Player-manager Cap Anson hits HRs in consecutive innings
(6th and 7th), to help Chicago down Buffalo 12-4.
NY P Mickey Welch loses to the Phillies 3-1,
snapping his personal 17-game winning streak. His
last loss was on July 16th, versus Boston.
The Grays beat the Phillies 3-1, snapping their
13-game losing streak. This is the last ML game ever
played in Providence.
Providence suspends ace P Hoss Radbourn and 3B Jerry
Denny; Radbourn, the NL's highest-paid player ($6,000),
is suspended due to NY beating him 9-1.
Buffalo's "Big Four" (Dan Brouthers, Hardy Richardson,
Jack Rowe, and Deacon White) are to play for Detroit
today, but Nick Young orders umpire Bob Ferguson to
forfeit the game to New York. Detroit withdraws the
players, and they are forced to play out the season
Harry Stovey hits his AA-leading 13th HR off Pittsburgh's
John Hofford. This is also Stovey's 51st career HR,
which is the current ML record.
More than 10,000 fans crowd West Side Park (seating
capacity of 6,000); seats are placed in right and
left field, and it is declared that if a ball
is hit into the crowd, a triple shall be credited.
Chicago hits 5 triples in this manner, and beats NY
Athletics P Bobby Mathews strikes out 4 Alleghenies
in the 7th inning.
Canadian Fred Wood catches his only game for
Boston, with brother Pete Wood pitching. This is one
of the few brother batteries ever in ML history, preceded
only by the White brothers, Deacon and Will, of the
1878 Cincinnati team.