The AA meets in St. Louis and refuses to allow its
clubs to reduce admission prices from 50 cents to
25 cents. It also adopts a system of double substitute
umpires in case the assigned umpire fails to show
up for a game, one substitute player from each club
sharing the duties.
The Brooklyn AA team, led by former Browns Bob Caruthers,
Dave Foutz, and Doc Bushong, makes its first
appearance of the series in St. Louis and is feted
with a parade to the ballpark. The 3 pace the Bridegrooms
to a 6-2 victory over the Browns to take over
The Southern League collapses under financial
strain. The New Orleans club will join a truncated
Texas League later this month.
With slugger Sam Thompson already sidelined with a
sore arm, Detroit suffers another crippling injury
when Hardie Richardson breaks his ankle and is lost
for the season.
The AA's substitute umpire system proves a failure
after Brooklyn sub Adonis Terry tells his teammates
that he heard KC manager Sam Barkley order sub Jim
Donahue to call a Bridegroom runner out in the 9th
inning of a 5-4 game. The Grooms walk off the
field in protest, forfeiting the game 9-0.
Tommy McCarthy's 6 stolen bases pace the Browns to
15 steals and a 10-3 victory over Kansas City.
McCarthy also goes 5-for-5 at the plate.
St. Louis regains the AA lead by beating Kansas City
18-5. The Browns will stay in first place
the rest of the season.
The Cleveland club stages its first Sunday game
at Beyerle's Park at Geauga Lake, Ohio, 20 miles southeast
of town and just across the county line. A total of
4 Sunday games will be played here this summer.
Toad Ramsey misses the Colonels' getaway train in
order to avoid a warrant for his arrest at the railroad
station. He is arrested later on the complaint of
Louisville saloon owners who charge that Ramsey is
overdue paying considerable bar tabs.
Ed Seward of the Athletics pitches a 12-2 no-hitter
against the Reds. Seward steals 2 bases and scores
3 times himself.
Jimmy Ryan hits 2 triples, 2 singles, and a HR and
pitches 7 innings in relief to lead Chicago to a 21-17
decision over Detroit, dropping Detroit into a first-place
tie with the Giants. The Colts trail by 212
Gus Weyhing pitches the Athletics' 2nd no-hitter in
5 games, stopping Kansas City 4-0.
The New York Giants take over first place
by beating Washington 6-1 while Detroit is losing
to Indianapolis 7-5 in 11 innings. New York will
retain the lead for the remainder of the season.