Brooklyn begins a 15-3 run that brings them closer
to PL-leading Boston as Gus Weyhing beats Chicago
4-0 for one of his 30 wins. Boston is never caught
and finishes 612 games in front.
Brooklyn moves into the NL lead by beating the Reds
9-2 for its 9th win in a row. The team finishes
6 games in front as the Reds fall to 4th.
A local boy named Lewis, whose first name is
unknown, shows up at the Brooklyn (PL) ball grounds
and is given a tryout by Buffalo. He works 3 innings,
is battered for 13 hits, walks 7, and leaves trailing
20-5. Buffalo rallies but loses 2816. Lewis
leaves a 60.00 career ERA in the record books.
New York (NL) owner John B. Day tells other NL owners
he must have $80,000 or sell out to the PL. Spalding,
Anson, Brush, and others come to the rescue to prevent
New York's withdrawal from the league.
After Rochester beats Columbus in a Sunday game 8-3
at Windsor Beach, both teams are arrested.
Harry Stovey, the leading slugger of the Boston Players'
League club, hits his 100th career home run. He is
the first ML player to attain this milestone.
Philadelphia (PL) downs Buffalo 30-12, scoring
14 in the 6th. Charles "Lady" Baldwin absorbs all
the punishment, giving up 28 hits.
Brooklyn (AA) leads Columbus 13-8 in the 8th
at the Long Island Grounds in a Sunday game when they
run out of baseballs and are forced to forfeit the