Cincinnati captain Charles Comiskey, interviewed in
the New York Clipper, states that "the days
of the twelve club league are numbered. The double
season plan is a failure...as the public will decide
that a team that are [sic] champions up to the Fourth
of July ought to be champions all season."
Amos Rusie of the Giants pitches 2 complete- game
victories over Washington at the Polo Grounds 6-4
Cy Young of Cleveland hurls his league-leading 9th
shutout, beating Cincinnati 6-0.
Browns C Dick Buckley breaks his arm in a home-plate
collision with Colonel OF Tom Brown.
The scheduled Boston-Washington game is postponed
because the Senators' field has already been
reserved by the Columbia Athletic Club for a football
game against Princeton.
Charles "Bumpus" Jones of Cincinnati, making his ML
debut, pitches a no-hit game over Pittsburgh, winning
Rookie Willie Keeler, a lefthander, plays 3B
for the Giants and collects 3 hits in 4 trips.
Boston's Jack Stivetts hurls a 5-inning no-hitter
against Washington, winning by a score of 6-0.
To settle the championship of baseball's first
split season, Boston, the first-half winner, starts
a 5-game series with Cleveland, the 2nd-half champ.
Jack Stivetts and Cy Young battle to an 11-inning
In Cleveland, 7,000 fans see Boston nip the home team
4-3 with Harry Staley beating John Clarkson.
The latter had pitched for Boston in the first
half before joining Cleveland.
Boston wins another one-run contest 3-2 as Stivetts
The winless Cleveland Spiders move to Boston where
Kid Nichols shuts them out 4-0 before 6,547.
After a Sunday rest, the Boston Beaneaters sweep the
series with their 5th victory 8-3. Only 1,812
fans show up on a cold day.