Louisville slugger Pete Browning hits for the cycle,
going 5-for-6, but the Colonels lose to the Athletics
9-7 in 11 innings for their 14th consecutive
defeat. The game is staged in Philadelphia as a benefit
for the survivors of the Johnstown flood one
Playing for Omaha in the small WA ballpark in St.
Paul, Jack Crooks goes 5-for-5 with 4 HRs, 5 runs
scored, and 13 RBI to lead Omaha to a 19-15 victory.
Crooks would hit .344 with 197 runs scored before
being sold to Columbus in late September.
Darby O'Brien leads the way with 6 steals as the Bridegrooms
steal 11 bases and win 12-2 over Louisville.
The hapless Colonel battery is Toad Ramsey and Paul
After the Colonels lose for the 19th time, Louisville
owner-manager Mordecai Davidson tells the players
he will fine them $25 if they lose the next game.
The Athletics win their 14th consecutive game, the
longest winning streak in the major leagues in 1889.
Only 6 Louisville players show up for the game in
Baltimore, the others out in protest against owner
Davidson, who owes back pay and is now threatening
them with fines. Using 3 local recruits, the
Colonels lose their 20th in a row 4-2.
With the pay and fine situations unresolved,
the Louisville regulars return to the lineup and lose
a doubleheader 10-6 and 100.
Washington CF William "Dummy" Hoy throws out 3 Indianapolis
runners at home plate, setting a ML record. Hoy also
has a single, 2 doubles, and a stolen base, but the
Senators still lose 8-3.
Louisville's losing streak reaches 26 in a row, the
all-time ML record, when the Colonels lose 2 heartbreakers
to St. Louis 7-6, and 32 in 10 innings.
The Colonels win, with Farmer Weaver scoring 3 times
and Toad Ramsey pitching, Louisville defeats St. Louis
Louisville owner Mordecai Davidson resigns as team
manager, giving doorkeeper Buck McKinney the title.
Actual on-the-field authority remains in the
hands of captain Chicken Wolf.
Jack Stivetts gets the first base hit and first
pitching win of his ML career, pitching St. Louis
to a 12-7 victory over Louisville. Stivetts would
finish his 11-year career with a .297 batting
average and 207 pitching victories.