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IN THE NEWS: Charlie Comiskey, having had enough of Browns owner Chris Von der Ahe, signs to manage and captain the National League Cincinnati Reds.
IN THE NEWS: The National League meets and dismisses the charges of collusion and game throwing against the eastern clubs brought by Chicago, thereby formally giving Boston the pennant. The league also plans its strategy for conquering the association by consolidating the four strongest AA clubs into a 12-team league for next year.
IN THE NEWS: The Louisville Colonels club is sold at auction to satisfy a $6,359.40 mortgage. The new ownership is headed by Dr. T. Hunt Stuckey.
IN THE NEWS: A series for the championship of the Pacific Coast begins between the champions of the California League (San Jose) and the Pacific Northwest League pennant winners (Portland). San Jose wins the opener, 8–6. The series will last until January 10 with San Jose winning 10 games to 9. All the games are in played in San Jose.