Cap Anson and George Decker each go 5-for-7 with a
HR, and Jimmy Ryan scores 5 runs, as Chicago massacres
St. Louis 26-8.
With Anson at bat in the 6th, a fire breaks out
in the grandstand of the West Side Grounds. Hundreds
are injured as the 10,000 fans stampede, tearing down
barbed wire fencing that had been put up to prevent
the 25-cent bleacher fans from mobbing the umpire.
The game is called with Chicago winning 8-1.
Boston's Jimmy "Foxy Grandpa" Bannon becomes the first
player to hit grand slams in consecutive games. Bannon's
feat will not be matched until September 24, 1901.
Chicago SS Bill Dahlen goes 0-for-6 to break
his 42-game hitting streak. However, his teammates
cover for him by defeating Cincinnati 13-11.
Leading the way is Walt Wilmot, who steals 4 bases
for the 2nd straight game and adds 5 hits.
Taking advantage of the unusually small University
of Pennsylvania field, visiting Louisville tags
6 HRs, including 2 by Tom Brown, to beat Philadelphia
Philadelphia, still smarting from Louisville's 6-HR
assault 3 days ago, mauls the Colonels 29-4.
Sam Thompson leads the stampede by getting 6 hits
and hitting for the cycle. Three teammates get 5 hits
each as Philadelphia chalks up 36 hits, a ML record.
Baltimore retakes the NL lead from Boston with a 17-2
rout over Pittsburgh, while Boston is flattened
19-6 by Cincinnati.
The Orioles fall back into 2nd place by 4 percentage
points with a 7-5 loss to the Pirates.
Washington's Bill Joyce smacks 3 HRs in an 8-7
win over Louisville. Joyce finishes the season
with 17 HRs to place 2nd in the NL.
With the Giants up by 6 runs in the 8th, Chicago's
Bill Lange comes to the plate wielding a 5 foot 10
inch bat that had been given to Jimmy Ryan by a New
York theater manager. Neither the umpire, John McQuaid,
nor the Giants object, and Lange, who had struck out
twice against Jouett Meekin, hits a soft grounder
to 1B Jack Doyle, who mishandles it. New York wins
Chicago C William "Pop" Schriver catches a ball dropped
from the top of the Washington Monument. Later in
the day the Colts top Washington 10-5.
Amos Rusie throws a one-hitter, as New York hands
Louisville its 10th straight loss 5-1.
Baltimore edges Louisville 9-8 and moves into
first place as Boston falls to St. Louis. The
Orioles will hold on to the lead for the rest of the
Billy Hamilton ties George Gore's ML record by stealing
7 bases in a game against Washington. Hamilton's heroics
help Philadelphia to win 11-5 and, therefore,
to sweep the doubleheader.