Washington loses its 12th consecutive game, their
4th losing streak of 10 of more games this season.
Veteran manager Mike Scanlin announces that he will
retire as soon as a replacement can be found.
Rumors of the imminent demise of the St. Louis Maroons
abound after star 2B Fred Dunlap is sold to Detroit
Tom Ramsey ties the AA record by striking out 17 batters
in a 9-inning game as he whips the Mets 6-0.
Guy Hecker allows 16 hits and 11 runs and goes 4-for-5
as Louisville wins a 27-11 slugfest against Brooklyn.
Guy Hecker scores 7 runs in a game, establishing a
ML record. In addition, he hits 3 HRs to tie the existing
Bob Caruthers becomes the first pitcher to make
4 extra-base hits in a game, but he allows 10 runs
in the 8th inning and loses 11-9. Having hit
a double and 2 HRs earlier, Caruthers ends the game
tagged out at home trying for a 3rd. The defeat ends
the Browns' 11-game winning streak.
St. Louis Maroon owner Henry Lucas quits baseball,
announcing that the club has cost him $27,000 in 3
years. The franchise seems to be on the brink of dissolution
but will finish the season.
NL umpire John Gaffney agrees to take over as manager
Matt Kilroy of the Orioles and Joe Miller of the Athletics
hurl opposing one-hitters. Baltimore wins 1-0
on first-inning errors.
Just as he reaches the ball on a long hit by Chicken
Wolf, Reds CF Abner Powell's pants are grabbed by
a stray dog. Wolf circles the bases with the HR that
wins the game for Louisville 5-3 in 11 innings.
Cap Anson scores 6 runs as Chicago trounces Boston
In a rematch of the double one-hitter, Miller
allows 4 hits and wins 3-0 over Kilroy, who allows
only 2 hits. Kilroy fans 16 Athletics, his high in
a season in which he will set the all-time record
with 513 strikeouts.
Phillie C Deacon McGuire returns to action after suffering
a broken finger and commits 8 passed balls.