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IN THE NEWS: Al Spalding's Australia-bound baseball tour stages its first tour game in California, the All-Americans beating the Chicagos 14–4 before a crowd of 10,500 in San Francisco.
IN THE NEWS: Detroit organizes a club to compete in the International Association next season to take the place of the disbanded Wolverines, 5th place finishers this past season. The Wolverines sell of their stars, with Big Sam Thompson going to the Phillies, and Dan Brouthers to Boston.
IN THE NEWS: The All-Americans beat Chicago, 7–4, in Los Angeles in the final game on the tour. On the 18th, Spalding's group sets sail for Australia.
IN THE NEWS: The Joint Rules Committee reduces the number of balls for a walk from five to 4, establishing the four balls/ three strikes count that remains in effect a century later. It also eliminates an out on a foul tip if the catcher catches it within 10 feet of home plate.
IN THE NEWS: Cleveland is formally admitted to the National League to replace Detroit, creating a vacancy in the AA.
IN THE NEWS: The National League adopts a salary classification plan that puts all players into five categories with a standard salary for each ranging from $1,500 to $2,500. The scheme is vehemently opposed by the players' Brotherhood.
IN THE NEWS: New York announces the sale of John Montgomery Ward to Washington for a record price of $12,000. But Ward, who is on tour, will eventually cancel the deal by refusing to play for the Senators.