Charlie Comiskey triples and homers to lead the Browns
to a 14-13 victory over Cleveland. St. Louis
scores 74 runs in a 4-game sweep and is on its way
to becoming the first team ever to score over
1,000 runs in a season.
After winning 31 straight exhibition games and 3 regular-season
games, Detroit loses its first of the year, to
Pittsburgh and Jim Galvin 8-3.
After opening the season with 10 consecutive losses
on the road, the Mets win their home opener on Staten
Island from Brooklyn 8-2.
The National Colored League, patterned after the NL,
opens with a game in Pittsburgh, the Gorhams beating
the Keystones 11-8 before a crowd of 1,200. Because
of rainouts and small crowds the league, which has
been recognized by the National Agreement as a legitimate
minor league, will fold on May 16th after only 13
Tip O'Neill of the Browns hits for the cycle for the
2nd time in 5 games. In each game, Tip had a walk
(counted as a hit) as well as a clean single.
Sam Thompson of Detroit becomes the first
of only 6 ML players to hit 2 bases-loaded triples
in one game.
Ed Morris of the Alleghenies refuses to pitch today's
game and is suspended for 3 weeks. Morris is having
trouble with the new rules limiting the movement of
pitchers in the box.
The Browns score 12 runs in the 5th inning and beat
the Orioles, who score 10 in the 8th, 22-14.
The new 4-strike rule and the restricted pitching
motion have generated a big jump in scoring.
St. Louis wins its 15th straight game, which will
be the longest streak of the year in the ML, beating
the Athletics 7-2.
Giants rookie Mike Tiernan makes 5 errors, tying
the ML record for an OF. But he contributes a HR as
New York beats Indianapolis 11-8.
Detroit's Dan Brouthers hits a bases-loaded triple
and a bases-loaded homer as the Wolverines outslug
the Phillies 19-10.
White Stocking rookie Marty Sullivan ties the record
by making 5 errors in RF as Chicago loses its 3rd
straight in Washington 11-4.
Nearly 2 weeks after defeating the Falls Citys in
their NCBBL opener in Louisville, the Boston Resolutes
finally leave for home after earning enough money
for train fare by working as waiters. Their departure,
and the circumstances surrounding it, sounds the death
knell for the 2nd professional baseball league organized
by African Americans.
Sam Thompson's 3-run HR is the difference as Detroit
beats Washington 4-2. Thompson will be credited
with 166 RBI for the season, a 19th-century high.
Indianapolis 3B Jerry Denny saves a run by holding
King Kelly by the belt as Kelly tries to tag up on
a fly ball. The umpire misses the play and does
not penalize Denny. But the ploy does not save the
Hoosiers from an 8-7, 10-inning defeat in Boston.
The Louisville Colonels pile up a club record for
runs in a 27-9 rout of Brooklyn.
Chicago walks to a 12-11 victory in an a.m. holiday
game in New York. Giants P Bill George walks 16 batters
to establish a ML mark. Mickey Welch relieves in the
9th and walks one more to give Chicago 17 bases on
balls for the game.