Scott Stratton shuts out the Philadelphia Athletics
on one hit 6-0, to snap Louisville's losing streak
at 15 games, the longest in the major leagues this
Jack Stivetts of the St. Louis Browns hits 2 HRs and
strikes out 10 in a game.
A run-scoring wild pitch by John Clarkson allows Chicago
to beat Boston 6-5 in 10 innings. This makes
4 straight that the Colts have beaten the Beaneaters
in extra innings.
The AA franchise in Cincinnati folds. Milwaukee of
the Western Association is elected to take its place,
a move that dooms that minor league. The Brewers sign
4 of the Kellys and several players from other WA
clubs. "The King of Ballplayers," Mike Kelly, joins
the Boston Reds (AA) and is appointed captain.
Milwaukee is victorious in its first AA game,
beating the Browns in St. Louis 7-2.
George Hemming, who fanned Harry Stovey 5 times on
June 30th, fans Stovey 4 times today as the
Bridegrooms beat the Beaneaters 8-1.
Walt Wilmot of the Colts draws 6 bases on balls from
Spider pitchers Lee Viau and Cy Young to set a ML
record for walks in a game. Jimmie Foxx (6/16/38)
and Andre Thornton (5/2/84) will be the only players
to tie this record.
The Boston NL club shocks the baseball world by announcing
the signing of King Kelly away from the rival Boston
AA club, thereby wrecking peace talks between the
leagues. Kelly signs through the 1892 season for a
total of $25,000, a figure that will not
be topped by any player until the Federal League war
of 1914 and 1915.
In the season's best pitching duel, Chicago's Bill
Hutchinson and New York's Amos Rusie battle to an
11-inning scoreless tie.