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IN THE NEWS: Cleveland opens new League Park at 66th and Lexington with Cy Young pitching the Spiders to a 12–3 victory over the Reds before a crowd of about 9,500.
IN THE NEWS: Pittsburgh's Pete Browning bunts into a triple play in the top of the 6th inning and makes an error to allow a run in the bottom of the frame, causing Pittsburgh to lose to the Chicago Colts 1–0.
IN THE NEWS: After having played 14 home games this season at Oriole Park, the Baltimore club inaugurates its new Union Park on Huntington Avenue and Barclay Street with an 8–4 victory before 10,412 fans. The Orioles' new home will serve through 1899.
The Louisville Courier-Journal announces that yesterday the John Chapman Club—a top Louisville semi-pro team named for the Colonels' manager—defeated the Mafia Ball Club.
IN THE NEWS: The Board of Control rescinds the new scoring rule requiring scorers to compile "runs batted in." This rule, which was adopted last winter, will still be used by the AA, however.
IN THE NEWS: Against Cincinnati's Billy Rhines, New York's Mickey Welch hits into a game-ending triple play,
IN THE NEWS: Jack Stivetts wins both the morning and afternoon games for the Browns, although he leaves both games early when St. Louis gets out to big leads in both games. The Athletics lose 17–2 and 15–3.