IN THE NEWS: Boston wins the season’s best slugfest, scoring four in the 9th and one in the 10th to beat St. Louis 17-16.
IN THE NEWS: Cy Seymour scatters 10 hits and issues 11 walks, but manages to beat St. Louis 10-3. Despite the win, the Giants farm out Seymour to the Worcester Farmers (Eastern League) after the game. Seymour will return to the majors as an outfielder.
IN THE NEWS: A forerunner of today’s players’ union is organized in New York. Three delegates from each NL team launch the Player’s Protective Association and elect Chief Zimmer president. Their goal is to negotiate contracts and rules changes.
IN THE NEWS: In the year’s best pitching duel, Clark Griffith of the Chicago Colts and Rube Waddell of the Pirates match shutouts for 13 innings, before Griffith’s double in the last of the 14th drives in the only run. Waddell strikes out 12.
IN THE NEWS: One day after Brooklyn moved into the NL lead for the first time all year, Philadelphia regains first place with a 5-4 win over the Superbas.
IN THE NEWS: Brooklyn rallies for five in the 9th to beat Philadelphia 8-6 and take over first place. They will hold the lead for the rest of the season. Despite the win, Brooklyn is averaging only 1,100 fans per game and a concerned NL president Ned Young floats the idea of the franchise moving to Washington D.C.
IN THE NEWS: In a New York State League game, Binghamton tops Oswego, 2-1. Playing for Binghamton is Heavyweight boxing champ James J. Corbett, making the last of 37 appearances in the minors. He is 0 for 3.