» Tampa Bay defeats Baltimore, 64, breaking the Devil Rays' 15game losing streak.
» An arbitrator rules that major league baseball must reinstate nine of the 22 umpires who lost their jobs when they resigned last season.
» The Marlins edge the Braves, 5-4, as Florida rookie P Joe Strong makes his major league debut at age 37. He is the oldest rookie to play in a game in nearly 40 years.
The Brewers defeat the Cubs, 14-8, in the longest 9-inning game in NL history. The four hour and 22 minute contest features 35 hits and 19 walks. Mark Loretta is 5-for-5 in the game, while Glenallen Hill hits a 490-foot home run which lands on the roof of a 3-story building across Waveland Avenue.
The Devil Rays defeat the Yankees, 1-0, behind P Steve Trachsel, who hurls the first seven innings. Trachsel, who defeated the Red Sox, 1-0, in his last start, becomes the 1st AL pitcher in 24 years to win back-to-back 1-0 games.
» The Rockies beat the Mets, 10-3, as Bobby M. Jones of Colorado bests Bobby J. Jones of NY. It is the 1st time this century that two pitchers with the same name have started against one another. On April 16, 1899, John B. Taylor of Cincinnati matched up with John W. Taylor of Chicago. In 1876, George H. Bradley of Boston and George W. Bradley of St. Louis started against each other twice: G.W. Bradley started all 64 of St. Louis' games that year.
The Astros pound out 18 hits in defeating the Pirates, 19-8. CF Carl Everett drives home five runs for Houston, while 1B Jeff Bagwell and 3B Ken Caminiti plate four apiece. Pirate backup catcher Keith Osik takes one for the team when manager Gene Lamont puts him on the mound in relief instead of his overworked relief corp. With the Pirates down 15-8 in the 8th, Osik walks two, strikes out one, hits a batter and gives up two hits. He allows four runs in his inning of work.
» Cubs rookie Kerry Wood strikes out 13 Diamondbacks in just seven innings of a 42 win over Arizona. By doing so, Wood sets a major league record with 33 strikeouts over two consecutive games.
» The Orioles sink the Mariners, 95, behind B.J. Surhoff's six RBIs. Robbie Alomar adds three hits and two steals to help the O's split the four game series with the M's.
Albert Belle is 3-for-3, including his 8th career grand slam, and drives in five runs to lead the White Sox to a 85 win over the A's. Wilson Alvarez (2-4) strikes out 12 in seven innings to give the Sox a sweep of the 4-game series from Oakland. Sox outfielders Dave Martinez and Lyle Mouton are injured when they collide while chasing a fly ball in the fifth inning. Mouton breaks a bone in his face while Martinez suffers a slight concussion.
The Mets ride pinch power to a 64 win over the Cardinals. Carl Everett, batting for Manny Alexander, hits a 2-run pinch homer in the 9th and Butch Huskey, hitting for Cory Lidle, follows with another pinch homer.
Ruben Sierra, released by the Cincinnati Reds last week, signs a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays. Sierra, 31, hit .244 with two homers with the Reds. The Yankees sent Sierra to Detroit last season as part of the Cecil Fielder trade, but Detroit is paying $4,875,000 of his $5.5 million contract. Sierra will play 14 games with Toronto, then get released again.
» At Joe Robbie Stadium, Al Leiter tosses the major's first no-hitter of the year, burying the Rockies, 110. Leiter (62), using mostly fast balls, is in control all the way, and retires five batters in the 8th and 9th innings on just one pitch each. He walks two and fans six in his masterpiece.
At John Franco Day at Shea Stadium, the veteran reliever celebrates by being ejected in the 5th inning following a vicious benches-clearing brawl between the Mets and the Cubs. The brawl, which lasts 18 minutes, starts when Mets' P Pete Harnisch reaches around ump Greg Bonin to punch Cubs' C Scott Servais. There are nine ejections, including Servais and Harnisch, who will receive an eight game suspension and a $1,000 fine for his punch. Mets bullpen coach Steve Swisher, also ejected, will get a 2-game suspension. Fortunately for the Mets, Rico Brogna was only punched, and he hits back with his 2nd homer, to win, 76 in the 9th inning. Brogna adds a triple and double on the afternoon. In 1996, National League umps will toss 101 players, a decrease of 11 tosses from 1995; American League umps will eject 75 during the year, down from 93 in 1995.
Jeff Blauser hits two homers, one a grand slam, and drives home seven runs in Atlanta's 113 win over the Phils. Steve Avery (42) scatters eight hits for the win, the Braves' 7th straight and their 11th in 13 games.
Seattle OF Jay Buhner goes 4-for-4, slugging two home runs and driving home six runs, as he leads the Mariners to an 11-1 win over KC.
» When a heckler taunts recovering alcoholic Albert Belle during Cleveland's 2-1 loss to California, the Indians' OF hits the fan in the chest with a baseball. Many in the crowd applaud Belle, who is suspended for one week by American League president Dr. Bobby Brown and ordered to contribute a week's salary to a charity of his choice.
» Citing a no-trade clause in his contract, Yankee OF Dave Winfield refuses to report to the Angels after being traded for Mike Witt. Winfield will eventually accept the trade on May 16th, ending his often stormy relationship with Yankee owner George Steinbrenner.
» Just three days after vetoing a proposed trade to Pittsburgh for OF Glenn Wilson, 37-year-old catcher Alan Ashby is waived by the Astros making way for Craig Biggio to take over.
The Tigers, with the worst record in the ML, lose 31 to their Toledo farm club. The winning pitcher is 40-year-old Mud Hens manager John Wockenfuss, who never pitched during his 12-year ML career.
» Six games go into extra innings, tying the one-day ML record. The Mets beat the Astros 98 in 10; the Pirates beat the Dodgers 21 in 11; the Phillies beat the Reds 43 in 11; the Cubs beat the Padres 10 on Vance Law's 10th-inning squeeze bunt; the Giants beat the Cardinals 54 on Kevin Mitchell's home run in the 16th; and the Indians beat the Angels 43 on Bryan Harvey's 13th-inning balk.
» The Tigers improve their record to 26-4 with an 82 win over the Angels and establish a new record for the best 30-game start in ML history, eclipsing the Dodgers 25-5 mark in 1955.
» The Twins trade ace reliever Doug Corbett and 2B Rob Wilfong to California for minor leaguers Tom Brunansky and Mike Walters and cash.
» Boston's Rick Miller goes 5-for-5 with a ML-record-tying four doubles in a 76 win over Toronto.
» In a 73 win over the Reds, Philadelphia's Pete Rose, 39-years old, steals 2B, 3B, and home in one inning. It is the fifth time since 1928 that this has been accomplished: The last National Leaguer to pull this feat was Jackie Robinson in 1954.
» Jim Rice belts his 11th homer of the season to lead the Red Sox to a 54 win over Baltimore. Fred Lynn adds a single, double and triple to help Bill Lee (50) to his 5th win. Dennis Martinez takes the loss.
» Braves owner Ted Turner gives manager Dave Bristol a 10-day paid leave and takes over as field manager. After the Braves lose againfor the 17th straightto the Pirates 21, with Phil Niekro going to 07, Turner is relieved of his new job by NL president Chub Feeney. A league rule prohibits a manager from owning a financial interest in his club. Turner then makes a public plea claiming harassment, but names 3B coach Vern Benson the manager for the May 12th game.
Frank Tanana applies the calcimine in California's 60 win over Baltimore and teammates Bobby Bonds, Don Baylor, and Ron Jackson provide the offense with consecutive homers in the 2nd inning.
» The Giants trade future Hall of Famer Willie Mays to the Mets for minor league P Charlie Williams and cash.
» Indian pitcher Steve Dunning connects for a grand slam, but doesn't get the win, as Cleveland beats the A's 75. Dunning, who came straight to the majors from Stanford, hits the last grand slam this century by an AL pitcher.
» Ray Culp strikes out the first six Angel batters in Anaheim, but Boston loses 21 in 16 innings. Culp ties the AL mark for the start of a game.
» Frank Howard hits two homers for the Senators but Don Mincher hits one in the bottom of the 9th for a 6-5 Pilots victory. Diego Segui gets a win for the second straight day. Yesterday the Pilots beat the Senators, 16-13, on 12 hits and 12 walks.
» The Yankees purchase SS Dick Schofield from the Giants: they'll trade him to the Dodgers on September 10.
» Mel Stottlemyre stops the Red Sox, 53, and Mickey Mantle reaches base four times, once on his 6th homer of the year.
The Pirates put Elroy Face on the DL, and he'll remain there till August 24.
» Sandy Koufax's comeback from a circulatory ailment in his left index finger continues with a no-hitter against the visiting first place Giants. He walks two and fans four to run his record to 41. Wally Moon homers off loser Juan Marichal in the Dodgers' 80 victory.
The Yankees trounce the Orioles, 111, beating Milt Pappas. Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris each homer, the first time this year they've done it together.
» Minnie Minoso of the Cardinals suffers a fractured skull and broken wrist running into the outfield wall while chasing a Duke Snider triple. The Dodgers win 85. Minnie will be out of action until July 19th, then go back on the DL on August 18th when Craig Anderson hits him with a pitch breaking his left forearm.
The Phils whip the Cubs 122 behind Don Demeter's grand slam and six RBIs.
With two outs in the 6th, the Senators explode for 11 runs to rout the Orioles, 121. Gene Woodling's grand slam is the big blow, but Chuck Cottier has two doubles in the inning. Dave Stenhouse (20) pops out to end the inning,
Bo Belinsky wins his 5th straight as the Angels beat the White Sox, 42. Bo strikes out 11.
» At San Francisco, Sam Jones hurls a 2-hitter and draws a bases loaded walk for the only run as the Giants edge the Phils, 10. Jim Owens is the loser.
» Washington P Truman "Tex" Clevenger gets both the assist and the putout in retiring Yankee batter Elston Howard. Clevenger is hit by a line drive and the ball bounces off his leg into foul territory near 1B. Tex then covers 1B to receive the toss from 1B Norm Zauchin.
In the Phils 104 loss in the lidlifter with Pittsburgh, Phils OF Richie Ashburn pulls a muscle. He sits out the 2nd game, ending his consecutive game streak at 473. Bob Friend wins the opener, overcoming back-to-back first inning home runs by Rip Repulski and Granny Hamner. In game 2, American League castoff Bob Porterfield wins a brilliant pitching duel with Curt Simmons, winning 10 in 11 innings.
Despite 14 walks by Cards pitchers in game 1, the Cubs lose 87, then drop a 65 decision. Stan Musial has a home run and four singles to come with two hits of 3,000. The Cards use a National League record 10 pinch hitters in the regulation DH: they will tie the record in a DH on July 13 vs. Pittsburgh.
» The Cards and Phils trade outfielders, St. Louis getting Glen Gorbous and Philley taking Chuck Harmon.
» If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. The Cards trade pitchers Harvey Haddix, Stu Miller, and Ben Flowers to Philadelphia for P Herm Wehmeier and Murry Dickson. Wehmeier, who lost to the Cards two days ago, has never beaten St. Louis, losing his first game to them on July 3, 1949. The string of 14 losses to one team ties the ML record. The Cards also trade 2B Solly Hemus for SS Bobby Morgan in a separate deal.
» The Cubs click off five DPs in a 108 win over Brooklyn, snapping the Dodgers' 11-game winning streak. Ernie Banks hits a grand slam, the 1st of five he'll hit this year. The loss goes to Russ Meyer, who had beaten the Cubs 17 straight times and 22 times in his last 23 decisions against Chicago.
The Tigers buy OF Charlie Maxwell from the Orioles.
The A's continue to wheel and deal as they purchase OF Harry Simpson from the Indians and P Ray Herbert from the Tigers. They give cash and P John "Sonny" Dixon to the Yankees in exchange for RF Enos Slaughter and P Johnny Sain.
At Yankee Stadium, Early Wynn survives solo homers by Andy Carey and Mickey Mantle to give Cleveland a 43 victory.
» Commissioner Happy Chandler voids the Dick Wakefield deal between the Yankees and the White Sox. The Yanks immediately suspend the outfielder.
Connecticut House member Abraham Ribicoff introduces legislation for observance of National Baseball Day.
Airplane travel is still a baseball rarity, but a railroad strike forces five clubsthe Red Sox, Yankees, Dodgers, Giants, and Redsto fly home or away to play their next scheduled games. The Senators, with short hops in the prospect, will take the bus.
» The White Sox score in all eight innings they bat in beating the Red Sox, 128.
» In front of 41,660 at Shibe Parkthe largest crowd to date to watch a baseball game in Philadelphiathe Phils take two from Brooklyn to take three out of four in the series. The Jays win 73 and 54. In the first game, the Phils score all their runs in the 3rd and 4th to give knuckler Dutch Leonard his 5th win against a defeat, and his 2nd win in three days against the Bums. Del Ennis's first homer of the year scores 3. Schoolboy Rowe, with relief help from Ken Heintzelman wins the nitecap. He also bangs a homer, and wins his 9th straight over two seasons. Harry Walker raises his average in a Phils uniform to .406 and "closes out the nitecap with one of the most spectacular catches of the season, a catch that would have made the immortal Dode Paskert of 30 years ago doff his hat." (Philadelphia Inquirer)
The Cubs take over undisputed possession of first place sweeping a pair from the Reds, 63 and 43 in 10 innings. Bob Scheffing drives in four runs in the opener and Len Merullo's double in the 10th wins the nitecap.
The Tigers Dizzy Trout and Virgil Trucks each toss a three hit victory over the White Sox, winning 100 and 61. The losses drop the Sox out if a virtual tie for first down to 5th. George Kell has three hits, including a home run, and four runs in the opener, while Hoot Evers and Pat Mullin bang homers in game 2.
» The New York Giants top the Boston Braves 51 in the first night game at Braves Field. The game draws 35,945 for the Braves, who will draw 468,083 fans for 24 night games this season. All told, the 4th place Braves will pull in 969,673, nearly double the previous high of 517,803 set in 1933.
The Red Sox lose their first game after 15 straight wins, as Tiny Bonham beats Tex Hughson and Boo Ferriss 20 before 52,011 at Yankee Stadium. Tommy Henrich hits a homer and accounts for both runs. The Red Sox are 21-4, four 1/2 games ahead of the Yanks. The 15-game streak is still a Red Sox record.
» Behind Phil Cavarretta's four hits, the Cubs beat the Phils, 71. Cavarretta is hitting .365.
The Giants defeat the Reds, 43, but New York CF Johnny Rucker goes hitless for the first time in 19 games. Rucker is a nephew of great Dodger southpaw Nap Rucker.
» The Cubs beat the Phillies 53 to snap a 13-game losing streak after Charlie Grimm gives a four-leaf clover to starting P Eddie Hanyzewski, who wore it under his cap. The Cubs are now 1-13 on the year.
Hal Trosky, making a comeback with the White Sox after having retired for two years because of migraine headaches, steals home in the 16th to break a 22 tie in a 42 win over the A's. By inning, it is the latest steal of home, a feat Willie Davis will duplicate in 1964.
» The Red Sox top the Yankees 98 with two runs in the bottom of the 11th after New York had taken the lead on Tommy Henrich's 2nd home run of the game. Manager Joe McCarthy benches Frankie Crosetti, hitting .150, but New York (68) still loses their 8th in a row at home to drop into last place. Meanwhile, Boston takes their 6th straight. With Crosetti's benching, he ends his consecutive games played at 420, the longest current streak in the majors.
Syracuse SS Ace Parker, the IL's leading hitter, breaks his leg sliding home in a win over Toronto. Parker will miss the rest of the baseball season but be the 1940 MVP in the National Football League. At the end of the year he will announce that he is giving up baseball for football.
» The Yankees set down the Browns, 108, jumping on rookie Ewald Pyle for three hits before he exits. Pyle is subbing for Bobo Newsom, out with a skinned finger. Russ Van Atta, the Fresno Flinger follows, and the Yanks score nine runs in four innings to put the game out of reach. Bill Dickey has three hits to extend his hitting streak to 13 games. Lou Gehrig does not play, but takes infield practice and warms up Monte Pearson using a righty glove. New York now leads by one 1/2 games.
Ted Lyons hurls the White Sox to a 32 win over Boston, handing rookie Woodrow Rich his first loss. Chicago makes just four hits. Jimmie Foxx hits his 5th homer, a solo in the 9th, for Boston.
Cleveland native Al Milnar stops the visiting A's, 70. Ken Keltner has a triple and three RBIs, and Roy Weatherly is 5-for-5, all singles, for Cleveland.
The Boston Bees collect 13 hits off the Cubs 33-year-old rookie Vance Page, but manage just two hits in losing 62. Billy Herman's bases-loaded triple in the 9th seals it. Poor base running contributes to the loss, the worst example coming in the 4th when Eddie Miller singles and stops at 3B on a drive down the 1B line by Elbie Fletcher. Fletcher is caught trying to stretch the hit to a triple.
» White Sox P Monte Stratton allows seven hits in subduing the Yankees, 72. One of the hits is by Tommy Henrich, who goes 1-for-4 in his ML debut. Henrich, recently signed, was called up to take the place of Jake Powell, out with appendicitis.
» Mel Ott drives in eight runs, including a 3-run home run with two out in the 9th inning, to give the Giants a 1312 win over the Phillies.
» The Browns ship catcher Rick Ferrell and pitcher Lloyd Brown to the Red Sox for catcher Merv Shea and cash. Ferrell will hit .300 for the Sox over the next four seasons, while Shea will play just a season for the Browns.
» Cardinal starter Wild Bill Hallahan lives up to his name with three wild pitches in the 12th inning to hand Brooklyn a 63 win at St. Louis. He ties the record set by Jake Weimer of the Cubs on May 10, 1903. Wild Bill walked 10 against the Cubs on May 1.
» In a display of offensive symmetry, Indian OF Bibb Falk collects five hits, five RBI, and scores five runs in the first five innings as the Tribe scalps the Athletics, 257. Cleveland collects 27 hits, but no homers, and scores in every inning but the 8th.
» After 25 consecutive complete games, White Sox righthander Tommy Thomas comes out in the 5th inning of a 92 loss to Washington. He will still lead the American League with 24 CG, the 3rd year in a row he'll complete that many starts.
» The Cards and Phils swap catchers, with Spud Davis going to Philley and Jimmy Wilson to St. Louis. Wilson, the better defensive backstop, will improve the Cards.
» In St. Louis, Babe Ruth belts his 2nd homer in two days and his 8th of the year, off Ernie Nevers, as the Yanks win, 42. The ball is to the left of the CF flag pole in Sportsman's Park, the longest ball to date ever hit there. Martin Haley in the St. Louis Post Dispatch writes: "Homeric Herman careened the animated leather for a sky-scraping bulls eye into the distant center-field bleachers, the ball clattering up the icy seats at the point where the left-center and dead-center field sections conjoin."
In Detroit, it is Ty Cobb Day and more than 30,000 pay to see the former Tiger manager in his first appearance at Navin Field in an A's uniform. With Eddie Collins on base in the first inning, Cobb drives a double into the overflow crowd to start the A's to a 63 win. Lefty Grove is the victor.
» The Giants sell sore-armed pitcher Art Nehf to the Reds. The fair-minded Nehf is upset that John McGraw has not informed Reds' manager Jack Hendricks of Nehf's arm problems, and the pitcher will not speak with the Giants' manager for years.
» Walter Johnson blanks the White Sox 90 for his 108th shutout, and he runs his strikeout total to 3,232.
Chicago C Ray Schalk holds on to a ball dropped 460 feet from the top of the Tribune Tower in Chicago.
In a Mississippi Valley League game, 55-year-old former Giants star Joe McGinnity hurls Dubuque to a 73 victory over 18-year-old John Welch of Ottumwa.
» The Phils and Cards bash a record 10 home runs out of cozy Baker Bowl as the Phils outkick the Cards, 2014; Cy Williams has three homers and seven RBIs while teammate Johnny Mokan adds two homers, a double, and seven RBIs. Les Mann belts two for St. Louis, and losing pitcher Bill Sherdel connects. In all, 23 batters hit safely with the two teams combining for 79 total bases. Williams now has 12 homers, tops in the Majors.
OF Pete Schneider strokes five home runs, including two grand slams, in a game for Vernon (Pacific Coast League). He also adds a double that hits two feet from the top of the CF wall. The former ML pitcher drives in 14 runs in a 3511 victory over Salt Lake City.
For the first time in seven years, a player hits 3 triples in a game. Ross Youngs does the trick for
the Giants at Cincinnati, but the Giants lose 9-4.
After a scoreless 12-inning game the day before,
the Yankees and Senators (AKA Nationals) complete
27 innings of action with no decision, going 15 innings
in a 4-4 draw.
Cincinnati righthander Hod Eller pitches a 6-0
no-hitter over the Cards.
Walter Johnson retires 28 consecutive batters
during a 12-inning scoreless tie against Jack Quinn
and the New York Yankees. Future football immortal
George Halas, batting leadoff for New York, fans twice
and goes 0-for-5.
» In Detroit, the Red Sox win 21 behind Babe Ruth. Ty Cobb leads off Detroit's 9th with a bunt single, and when the next batter grounds out to 3B, Cobb rounds 2B and continues towards third. Ruth, covering 3B, takes the throw and tags out Cobb so viciously that the star is on the ground for two minutes.
At Washington, Walter Johnson gives up a bases-loaded double to Cleveland's Bobby Roth and the Indians beat the Senators, 43. It is the first bases loaded hit to clear the sacks off Johnson.
» Against a coasting Grover Alexander, the Pirates rally for six hits and seven runs in the 9th inning, but fall far short as the Phillies win, 1910. Honus Wagner is 1-for-2 before being tossed by umpire Bill Finneran.
The White Sox pound Senator pitcher Bob Groom for 20 hits and 20 runs to win, 206.
» In Pittsburgh, Honus Wagner leads the Pirates to a 5-2 win over the Giants with a triple, two walks, two runs and two RBI. His delayed break to 2nd allows Fred Clarke to score the 5th run on the front end of a double steal.
» John McGraw deals three aces today against the Pirates, and emerges with a 9-6 win. Starter Joe McGinnity lasts one inning, Hooks Wiltse pitches until the 7th when he is given the hook in favor of Christy Mathewson. The Giants score four runs in the bottom of the 7th off Mike Lynch with the victory going to Matty.
» Tom Jones, St. Louis Browns 1B, has 22 putouts-an AL record that will be tied by the Highlanders' Hal Chase on September 21, and not again until July 20, 1987, by Don Mattingly.
» Christy Mathewson strikes out the side in the first inning and whitewashes the Cardinals, 4-0, on five hits. Jack Taylor takes the loss for St. Louis.
» Against Detroit, Cy Young pitches no-hit ball until the 7th inning, when Sam Crawford hits a one-out single to break his consecutive streak of no hit innings at 24 1/3 (76 batters without a hit) still the record (for years, the record book had Young at 23 1/3 innings arguing his relief of Winters occurred with men on base). Young and Tiger starter Ed Killian battle for 15 innings before Boston finally scores a run to win 1-0. Young will throw 45 shutout innings in a row, a record broken by Don Drysdale's 58 in 1968.
In the opener of a 4-game series with the visiting Cleveland Blues, the New York Highlanders prevail, 4-2, on a 2-run HR by Kid Elberfeld and a pair of run-scoring singles by Deacon McGuire. The New Yorkers will take three of the four games to move into a tie 2nd place.
» The largest NL crowd of the year so far (8,500) fills Brooklyn's Washington Park to view the Boy Wonder from Bucknell, Christy Mathewson. Matty doesn't disappoint, topping Brooklyn's William Kennedy, 7-0, as Brooklyn manages just two hits off the Giants budding star. New York moves into 3rd place with the win.
» With the bases full and one out, Oriole RF Tommy O'Brien muffs Bobby Lowe's short fly, recovers the ball, runs in, tags Jimmy Collins at 2B, and steps on the bag to force Chick Stahl and complete an unassisted DP.
» Duke Farrell, Washington catcher, sets a major-league record by throwing out eight Orioles trying to steal 2B, but the Senators lose anyway 63.
» In the course of a 127 loss to Philadelphia, Baltimore's star SS Hughie Jennings is hit by three Wilfred "Kid" Carsey pitches, establishing a ML record.
» George Davis goes 5-for-5 with a home run and a triple to lead New York to a 159 win over Philadelphia.
The Beaneaters edge Brooklyn 98 with the help of Bobby Lowe's 5th inning grand slam.
» Baltimore defeats St. Louis 53 in a game in which, according to the New York Clipper, the only "curious feature was the fact that all of the runs scored were earned." St. Louis OF John Crooks hits a leadoff home run for the 2nd time in a row.
» 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 84 victory before 10,412 fans. The Orioles' new home will serve through 1899.
The Louisville Courier-Journal announces that yesterday the John Chapman Cluba top Louisville semi-pro team named for the Colonels' managerdefeated the Mafia Ball Club.