The Columbus Buckeyes release Jack O'Connor for habitual
drunkenness. He will resurface with Cleveland next
year and remain an active player through 1907.
Baltimore sets a ML record by leaving 18 men on base
in an 8-2 loss to the Cincinnati Kellys. This
record would not be broken until September 21, 1956.
After Louisville falls into last place in the AA,
a Louisville Courier-Journal headline asks
that someone "Give Them a Commercial Name to Advertise
Something Outside the City." This headline reflects
the relationship between baseball and business in
the 19th-century city.
After the AA grants Boston the right to lower its
admission price from 50 cents to 25 cents, 4,723 pay
to see the Reds beat the Colonels 9-0. Only 986
had attended yesterday's game.
The Boston Reds win their llth game in a row, beating
the Washington Statesmen 6-1 in a 5-inning affair
featuring two HRs by captain Hugh Duffy. This constitutes
the longest winning streak in the AA.
The Browns score in all 8 innings in which they bat,
as they trounce Cincinnati 20-12. Frank Dwyer
pitches the entire game for the losing Kellys.
An over-the-fence drive by Cliff Carroll caps a 4-run
rally in the bottom of the 9th to give the Chicago
Colts a 15-14 victory in Cleveland. Although
the ground rules at this park call for a HR on balls
hit over all OF fences, the winning run scores from
2B, so Carroll gets credit for only a double.
Future Hall of Famer Joe Kelley makes his ML debut
with the Boston Beaneaters, singling off of Mickey
Welch in his first at bat.
Two ML clubs change managers. Bill McGunnigle takes
the reins in Pittsburgh, Ned Hanlon being demoted
from manager-captain to just captain. And Dan Shannon
replaces Charley Snyder in both capacities with Washington.
New York Giants P Amos Rusie hurls a no-hitter against
Brooklyn, winning 6-0. He walks 8, hits one,
and fans 4.