Charlton's Baseball Chronology
Blue Jays veteran catcher Darrin Fletcher retires. Tom Wilson with 68 ML games is now the Jays vet backstop.
The Yankees edge the Tigers 6-5 despite an 8th inning moon shot by Detroit's Juan Encarnacion off Ramiro Mendoza that lands in the 2nd row of the empty blue bleacher seats in left CF. It is believed to be the first ball hit into that area since Yankee Stadium was remodeled in 1976.
In a 3-way deal the A's obtain OF Jermaine Dye from the Royals the Royals get SS Neifi Perez from the Rockies and the Rockies get 2B Jose Ortiz OF Mario Encarnacion and P Todd Belitz from the A's.
The Angels defeat the Rangers 6-5 in 12 innings. Texas also loses C Ivan Rodriguez who breaks his thumb on Mo Vaughn's bat while attempting to throw out a runner. He will miss the remainder of the season. Angels Darin Erstadt ties the AL mark for extra-inning game with 12 putouts by a left fielder last tied by Rickey Henderson in 1988.
Led by Kevin Brown and Gary Sheffield the Dodgers down the Rockies 4-1. Sheffield has a double triple and homer his first three times up then gets plunked by Julian Tavarez in the 7th and walked in the 9th to miss out on a cycle. In 8 innings Brown (10-3) allows 3 hits including Butch Huskey's first NL homer. Huskey was acquired from the Twins 9 days ago.
Oakland hits 4 homeruns including a pair of 3-run homers by Jason Giambi to overpower the Kansas City Royals 12-2. John Jaha scores 4 runs on no hits for the A's: he reaches base on 3 walks and a HBP.
Trailing Florida 3-1 in the bottom half of the 9th the Phillies get a 2-outs 2-run pinch-hit HR from Mark Lewis to send the game into extra innings. Each team scores a single run in the 10th then again in the 11th. The Marlins plate another in the top of the 12th to take a 6-5 lead but the Phils get 2 in their half to finally win 7-6.
Brad Radke (13-5 3.68 ERA) allows the Athletics just five hits Sunday striking out 10 and walking no one in a 1-0 victory. That was the gem of what has been a masterful stretch. Radke is tied for second in the American League in wins (Clemens has 16) and his 149 1/3 innings are sixth most in the league.
Colorado defeats Philadelphia by a score of 11-3. Two of the Phillies' runs score on a PH HR by P Omar Olivares in the 5th inning. Olivares is the 1st pitcher to hit a pinch homer since 1990.
The Expos defeat the Dodgers 7-4 as OF Rondell White drives home all 7 runs for Montreal. White strokes 2 singles a double and a HR in 5 ABs as the Expos maintain their 1 1/2 game lead over Atlanta in the NL East.
The Mets are defeated by the Dodgers 5-4 as Anthony Young loses his major league record 27th straight decision. Following the game Mets OF Vince Coleman tosses a firecracker from his car injuring 2 youngsters and a woman. Coleman will be charged with a felony.
Minnesota P Scott Erickson hurls a 1-hit 5-0 victory over the Red Sox in the 1st game of a DH. Tom Brunansky's single is the only hit. Clemens takes the loss. Boston wins the nitecap 5-4 scoring a run with one out in the 9th.
Commissioner Fay Vincent announces that George Steinbrenner can resume active control of the Yankees on March 1 1993.
In a game against the Mariners the Yankees score 3 runs on a ground ball hit back to the pitcher. With runners on 2nd and 3rd and one out in the 4th Pat Kelly hits a comebacker to Erik Hanson. The Seattle hurler traps Kevin Maas in a rundown between 3rd and home but Maas scores when 3B Edgar Martinez's throw hits him in the back. The ball rolls up the 1st base line in foul territory where it is recovered by C Dave Cochrane. Cochrane throws home to head off Alvaro Espinoza who is also attempting to score. The throw goes into the Mariners' dugout allowing Espinoza and Kelly to cross the plate with the 2nd and 3rd runs.
Recently recalled 1B Brian Hunter of the Braves hits a HR in Atlanta's 7-4 loss to Pittsburgh while his former minor league team the Richmond Braves is finishing a suspended game against Pawtucket. Hunter had homered in that game before it was called giving him round-trippers in the major and minor leagues on the same day.
Who needs a pickoff motion? Atlanta pitcher Charlie Leibrandt picks off Craig Biggio by beating him back to 1B. Hough wins the game 9-3. Atlanta takes the nitecap from Houston scoring in the 8th and 9th to win 9-8.
In the memorable "Pine Tar Game" at Yankee Stadium George Brett hits an apparent 2-run home run off Rich Gossage to give the Royals a 5-4 lead with 2 outs in the 9th inning only to have it taken away when Yankees manager Billy Martin at the urging of coach Don Zimmer points out that the pine tar on Brett's bat handle exceeds the 17 inches allowed in the rules. As a result Brett is called out for illegally batting the ball giving New York a 4-3 victory. Brett goes ballistic a the Royals immediately protest and AL President Lee MacPhail overrules his umpires for the first time saying that while the rules should certainly be rewritten and clarified the home run will stand and the game will be resumed from that point on August 18th.
Hours after signing a new 5-year contract that will boost his salary to $1 million per year Kansas City's George Brett goes 2-for-4 in a 12-4 win over Chicago to raise his batting average to .379. The Royals lead 2nd-place Texas by 11 games in the AL West.
In Pittsburgh a 4th-inning call results in a 34-minute rhubarb during the Pirates-Reds game. With Buc runners on 1st and 3rd a 3-1 pitch to Omar Moreno is called a ball but Johnny Bench throws to 2B ahead of the runner from 1B Lee Lacy who is attempting to steal. Lacy is called out by Dick Stello even though Moreno has just received a walk (therefore entitling Lacy to 2B) and walks off the bag. He is then tagged out by Dave Concepcion precipitating the argument. The subsequent protest is rejected by NL president Feeney and the Pirates 6-5 loss is upheld.
In the first game of a doubleheader Seattle C Bob Stinson ties a ML record by allowing 2 Baltimore batters to reach base on catcher's interference. The Birds win 7-6 then complete the sweep 11-3.
Pete Rose singles twice the first time off Pat Zachry during the Reds' 5-3 win over the Mets extending his hitting streak to 37 games to tie the modern NL record held by Tommy Holmes. When lifted Zachry kicks the dugout steps in anger breaking his toe and ending his season.
In Kansas City a sobbing Billy Martin reads a prepared statement in which he resigns as the Yankee manager. Dick Howser will fill in that night as the Yanks lose 5-2.
Out on a force play: In Kansas City, a sobbing Billy Martin preempts a firing by reading a prepared statement in which he resigns as the Yankee manager. Martin's resignation comes shortly after he was quoted about Reggie Jackson and George Steinbrenner saying, one's a born liar; the other's convicted. Bob Lemon, a good friend of Yankee president Al Rosen, is named as manager.
Seattle's John Montague pitches 6 2?3 innings of perfect relief against California giving him 33 consecutive batsmen retired over 2 games to tie the AL record. But California wins 3-1.
At Comiskey the Twins roll over the White Sox 17-2. Lymon Bostock is 4-for-4 hitting for the cycle.
The NL wins the All-Star Game at Kansas City 7-1. A record 54 players are used including Willie Mays who strikes out in his final All-Star appearance and Catfish Hunter who sustains a fractured thumb that will sideline him for 4 weeks. The A's ace has a 15-3 record at the time.
Ted Simmons, who has been playing all season without a signed contract, signs a new contract with the St. Louis Cardinals. The team claim the signing, reportedly for two years at $35,000 per years, when the Federal Pay Board exempted athletes from wage controls. Whether the owners fear a possible test case or not, six players will open the 1973 season without signing a contract and will play on renewed contracts: Stan Bahnsen, Rick Reichardt, and Mike Andrews of the Chicago White Sox; Dick Billings of the Texas Rangers; Fritz Peterson of the New York Yankees; and Jerry Kenney of the Cleveland Indians
Chicago's Bill Melton ties the ML record by striking out 7 times in a doubleheader split with Detroit. Melton will strike out his first 3 times up in his next game in Baltimore on the 28th before flying out in the 9th. The Sox win the opener today 5-2 with 6 straight singles and 5 runs in the 9th. The Tigers win the nitecap 5-4 in the 9th when Don Wert draws a walk from Wilbur Wood with the sacks full.
In a surprise move the Mets Tommie Agee steals home with the bases loaded in the 10th to give the Mets a 2-1 win over the visiting Dodgers. Agee bunted and reached base on an error stole 2B with 2 outs and went to 3B on the throw. After two walks he took home to pin the loss on Brewer.
At Pittsburgh Clemente celebrates Roberto Clemente night with a pair of hits but leaves after suffering a cut left knee making a sliding catch on the gravel warning track. Dock Ellis goes all the way allowing 4 hits as the Pirates trounce the Astros 11-0.
At Wrigley Ken Holtzman tops Don Sutton for the 4th straight time-three this year-as Chicago beats the Dodgers 5-3. For a frustrated Sutton it is a Cubs-record 13th straight loss to Chicago stretching back to his rookie year.
Chicago's 3-1 win at St. Louis puts the Cards and Cubs even atop the NL.
The Royals sweep a pair at Fenway winning 5-2 and 7-6. The A's Ken Harrelson homers over Red Sox bullpen in right CF a rare feat for RH hitter.
At Kansas City Detroit P Frank Lary collides with rookie 3B Steve Boros and both players leave the game with injuries. Lary does not miss a start but Boros' collarbone is broken and he will not return. He has 53 RBIs to date.
At Yankee Stadium 50000 fans on hand for the Yankees exhibition game with the Giants save their biggest cheer for Willie Mays. Willie delivers a 2-run single in the 4-1 victory. The only score for the Yanks is a Mickey Mantle homer.
Chicago's 3rd straight win at Yankee Stadium and 8th straight overall 6-3 behind Billy Pierce gives the Sox a 2-game lead atop the AL. Eli Grba beats Herb Score 8-2 in the 2nd game to give New York a twin-bill split.
As a prelude to the IL game between the Havana Sugar Kings and visiting Rochester Red Wings Fidel Castro pitches two innings for his pickup team Los Barbudos against a Military Police squad. Castro pitches both innings strikes out two batters with the aid of some friendly calls and ground outs to short. This well-photographed event is El Jefe's only mound appearance according to Cuban expert Pete Bjarkman.
It's McDougald and Mantle today hitting back-to-back shots in the 9th as New York outhits Detroit 10-7. Paul Foytack is the reliever today. Mantle is 3-for-4 as the Yanks sweep the Tigers.
Ted Williams is fined $250 for spitting at the Boston fans again.
For the 2nd time in a week a Dodger pitcher makes successive starts in a game. Stan Williams who pitched 2 innings yesterday loses his 2nd in a row at Pittsburgh 5-3. Dick Stuart's 2-run HR in the 4th kayoes Williams.
New York City Mayor Robert Wagner appoints Charles J. Mylod as chairman and R. E. Blum and C. A. Allen as members of the newly created Brooklyn Sports Center Authority. He reveals plans for a 50000-seat stadium bounded by Warren Street and Fourth Flatbush and Fifth Avenues. Robert Moses prefers a different Brooklyn site.
Pitching for Seattle Elmer Singleton fires his 2nd PCL no-hitter beating San Diego 2-0 in 7 innings. Singleton pitched a 12-inning no-hitter in 1952 only to give up 3 hits in the 13th and lose. He joins Skeeter Fanning as the only PCL hurler with 2 no-hitters. In 2 days former Dodger Chris Van Cuyk will pitch another PCL no-hitter beating LA 2-0 in 7 innings for Oakland.
After Casey Stengel pulls Phil Rizzuto in the 8th for a pinch hitter he brings in Mickey Mantle again at SS. Mantle plays short with Willie Miranda at 2B against lefthanded hitters. Against righties Miranda and Mantle switch positions. But Cleveland wins 5-4 on Larry Doby's 2-run homer in the 10th his 3rd homer in 2 days at Yankee Stadium. Sam Dente fills in at SS for George Strickland sidelined with a broken jaw. The Tribe go 21?2 games up on New York.
Granny Hamner smashes 2 homers to give the Phils a 2-1 win over the Cardinals. St. Louis scores in the 6th when Musial steals home for the first time in his career. Cards manager Stanky fans as the lead off batter in the game and when Hemus then singles the Cards protest that the 2 batted out of order (the lineup card has them reversed) The umps void the hit and Musial hitting 3rd is called out.
The Cards with Musial hitting for the cycle trounce the Dodgers 14-1. This win gives St. Louis 3 straight victories at Ebbets Field as they take over the lead Brooklyn has held through most of the season.
It is Frankie Frisch Day at the Polo Grounds and the former Giants star now the manager of the Cubs is feted with two tv sets and numerous other gifts from New York friends. His Cubs then add their presents beating the Giants twice 5-3 and 6-1. The Cubs have 5 Dps in the opener and 2 in the nitecap. Andy Pafko has a homer in the opener. In game 2 Hal Jeffcoat drives in 2 runs in the 2nd with a double and later steals home. Bob Rush and Doyle Lade are winners.
Four members of the Duluth club in the Northern League are killed and 14 are injured 7 critically in a bus-truck crash near St. Paul. All told five are dead including manager George Treadwell three players and the driver of the truck. The injured include Mel McGaha future ML manager and Elmer Schoendienst brother of the Cardinal infielder Red.
At the Polo Grounds the Giants drop the Cards out of first place when Johnny Mize belts a 2-run homer in the bottom of the 9th. The Giants Dave Koslo wins 3-1. He also scores the first run on a bases-loaded walk in the 2nd.
The Yankees (6) and Browns (5) tie a ML record for most pitchers in a 9-inning game. The Browns pound out a 14-12 win as Judnich hits a HR 2 doubles and 2 singles. He had 2 homers in yesterday's win over NY. The Yanks counter with homers by DiMaggio Dickey Gordon and Henrich.
The Detroit Tigers release oft-injured Dixie Walker. He signs with Brooklyn with whom he will have his most productive years.
Behind Chief Crowder the Tigers beat the Yankees 4-0 to go ahead by one-half game but are a fraction of a percentage point behind. Jo Jo White leads off the game with his first ML homer off Red Ruffing.
In a 4-2 loss to the Browns Yankee star CF Earle Combs (.319) crashes into the wall at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis and suffers a broken collarbone and a fractured skull. New York calls up George Selkirk but learns he broke his arm today playing for Newark. Combs will announce his retirement on the 28th but come back to play 89 games next season.
At Chicago the White Sox top the Senators 4-1 behind the 6-hit pitching of Les Tietje. The only run for the Senators comes on a solo HR by Johnny Gill. The temperature in Chicago today is 105 degrees the highest ever recorded in the city.
Frank Frisch is appointed manager of the St. Louis Cardinals replacing Gabby Street.
The Cubs and Phils each bang out 17 hits but the Cubs prevail 19-15. When Chuck Klein objects sharply to an 8th-inning strike call by umpire Lou Jorda he is banished for the first time in his career. Also ejected are Phils' manager Burt Shotton captain Fresco Thompson and 1B Don Hurst. It is necessary to use 42-year-old Cy Williams in RF in the 9th the only inning of play Klein will miss in 1930. With the win the Cubs (54-39) stay .007 behind Brooklyn which divides a pair with the Reds.
Despite the efforts of Chick Hafey who goes 4-for-4 with 2 homers the Braves edge the Cards 5-4. Bob Smith picks up the win over Jess Haines. Braves rookie Wally Berger hits his 27th homer in going 4-for-4.
Jimmie Foxx clubs his 27th homer of the year a 2-run shot in the 9th inning to give the first-place A's the victory 8-6 over Cleveland. The drive high into the CF bleachers off Willis Hudlin scores Mickey Cochrane. Earlier Cochrane hits his 22nd homer of the year to help Ed Rommel to the win.
The Cubs regain the NL lead by beating the Giants in Chicago 8-7; a 9-game winning streak gives them a 4 1?2 game lead. Today's win goes to Mike Cvengros who tops Fred Fitzsimmons. The Cubs offense is lead by Hack Wilson's two home runs.
The first-place Cards edge the Robins 2-1 with both runs come on solo homers by Hafey and Bottomley. Wee Willie Sherdel wins against Jess Petty.
The Indians tally 35 hits and 25 runs in a double win over the Red Sox 102 and 15-5. Johnny Hoddap has 4 hits in the nitecap and backup C Chick Autry chips in with 5 safeties. Sox manager Carrigan finally pulls RF Doug Taitt in to pitch the 9th inning.
Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth demonstrate that power hitting is not the only thing they can do when Lou scores on a double steal with the Babe in a 7-4 victory over the White Sox. They had pulled the same double steal against the Red Sox on April 13th.
In Philadelphia Yankee pitcher Carl Mays beats the Athletics 9-2 for his AL record 24th straight win over Philadelphia. (the record was listed for years at 23 wins but historian Lyle Spatz recalculated it at 24. This matches the ML high of Christy Mathewson who won 24 straight). He started with doubleheader victories on August 30 1918 while pitching for the Red Sox. The Yankees score 5 in the 8th and another 3 in the 9th on Ruth's 3-run homer which lands on the roof of a house across 20th street. His 23rd homer ties the mark of Cy Williams.
At St. Louis Cleveland's Jim Joe Edwards and the Browns Ray Kolp face off for 13 innings before Charlie Jamieson's leadoff HR in the 13th decides it 3-2. Kolp faces 52 batters at one point retiring 19 straight.
In the midst of a pennant fight with the Browns the Yankees obtain Joe Dugan and OF Elmer Smith from the Red Sox for OF Chuck Fewster SS John Mitchell and OF Elmer Miller. This latest Sox-Yanks deal engenders such outrage in St. Louis that Commissioner Landis recommends passage of the rule that no deals except waiver transactions can be made after June 15.
The Phils lose to the Giants 4-3 in New York as George Kelly drives in all 4 Giant runs. Goldie Rapp is 2-for-4 his 17th straight game in which he's garnered a hit. Off the field the Phils do some housecleaning. They fire manager Wild Bill Donovan (25-62 this year) and replace him with Kaiser Wilhelm. Phils owner William Baker accuses Donovan of "knowing a little too much" about the Black Sox scandal after Donovan testified at the trial. Landis will order Baker to apologize and will send a letter to Donovan exonerating him of any responsibility in the scandal. Also moving is OF Irish Meusel who is traded to the Giants for C Butch Henline OF Curt Walker P Jesse Winters and cash. Batting cleanup Meusel will drive in more than 100 runs a year in 1922-25 while Walker will lead the Phils in 6 offensive categories in 1922. This year Irish will become the first player to collect 200 hits in a season in which he was traded: only 5 other players this century will accomplish this feat.
After losing 3 in a row Cleveland salvages a win against New York by scoring 2 runs in the 11th inning to win 4-2. Both Yankee runs come on solo homers by Meusel and Ruth. Ruth who hit his 34th home run to give the Yanks a temporary 2-1 lead moves to 1B in the 8th to take over for Wally Pipp who was ejected. Ruth's high throw on a grounder allows Cleveland's Ray Chapman to reach base safely and he and Joe Wood score on a Gardner triple that eludes Meusel. Jim Bagby is the winner. Cleveland leaves New York with a slim lead over the Yanks.
At St. Louis the Cards beat the Braves 7-6 in 10 innings. After Dillhoefer triples to lead off the bottom of the 10th Heathcote and McHenry are purposely passed. An out later Jack Smith hits a drive to CF that would've been a homer had more than single been needed to drive in the winner.
At Fenway Ruth is twice intentionally walked by Yank pitcher Bob Shawkey with runners on. But in the 8th with a one run lead he gives up a single to Braggo Roth and pitches to Babe who hits his 15th homer. Sox win 4-2.
In Toronto the Red Sox play a 5-5 exhibition tie with the Toronto (IL) Maple Leafs. With Canada at war in Europe two Sox players of German extraction react to possible fan reaction; 1B Dick Hobitzell sits out the game while Heine Wagner plays under the name Richardson.
An AL all-star team plays the Naps in Cleveland raising $12914 for the late Addie Joss's family. The all-stars win 5-3. Joe Wood and Walter Johnson pitch for the all stars while Cy Young twirls for the Naps.
Rochester and Newark of the Eastern League play a doubleheader in 2 hours 32 minutes.
At Pittsburgh Owen Wilson legs out three triples in an 8-2 win over Brooklyn. Pittsburgh is in 5th place (86-48) but just 4 1/2 games out of first.
Giant LF Sam Mertes makes an unassisted double play to help New York stop the Reds 4-3 at the Polo Grounds. In the 2nd inning the Reds have one out and a runner on 3rd outfielder Cy Seymour once a wild pitcher for the Giants. Mertes catches a short fly off the bat of George Schlei and continues running to double off Cy.
Detroit and Boston play their 2nd straight game in Columbus Ohio. Boston won yesterday 6-1 behind Cy Young and today Boston wins again 7-1. Bill Dinneen is victorious over Detroit workhorse George Mullin. Boston 2B Hobe Ferris was 3-for-4 yesterday and today chips in with a homer.
At Washington Park the Giants win their 2nd in a row under McGraw beating Brooklyn 2-0. Christy Mathewson strikes out 11 to even his record at 8-8. Matty will top Brooklyn by the same score on the 28th in a rain-shortened game.
Milwaukee's Pink Hawley beats Boston 4-3 and beans C Lou Criger with a pitch. Criger is unconscious for 5 minutes before being taken away. Ossee Schreckengost moves from 1B to C and Dowd moves to 1B.
At Pittsburgh the Pirates sweep a pair from Philadelphia winning both games with homers in the 9th by rookies. After the Phils score 5 in the 9th in the opener Jimmy Williams hits a 3-run homer with no outs in the bottom of the frame to win 9-8. In the nitecap Ginger Beaumont hits a triple with 3 on and a run already in to win 5-4. Beaumont is credited with a triple since the winning run scores ahead of him but would've gotten a homer otherwise.
New York's Mark Baldwin surrenders only 3 hits but is out dueled by Ed Stein who pitches his 2nd one-hitter of the season to lead Brooklyn to a 3-0 victory.
With Philadelphia (NL) holding a 4-3 lead over Cleveland the game is forfeited to Cleveland. No reason is given.
Baltimore wins over St. Louis by forfeit. After the Orioles score the first 5 runs in the top of the 13th to break an 8-8 tie St. Louis flagrantly delays in the bottom of the inning prompting umpire Bob Emslie to call the forfeit.
Cleveland shows how it got into first place by scoring 6 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning-after which the game was called-to beat Washington 12-8.
Boston moves into first place as Baltimore begins a 7-game losing streak by falling to Amos Rusie and New York 1-0.
Washington scores 9 runs in the last 2 innings including 5 in the 9th to hold off rallying Boston 17-15.
The Browns score in all 8 innings in which they bat as they trounce Cincinnati 20-12. Frank Dwyer pitches the entire game for the losing Kellys.
Joe Dowie of the Orioles goes 5-for-6 in a 17-3 plastering of Louisville. Dowie would wind up with only 17 hits in his big-league career.
Detroit moves back again into 1st place with a twinbill sweep of Pittsburgh. Pitcher Ed Beatin subbing in the OF today is 6-or-8 for Detroit with a HR and 2 triples.
Bill "Adonis" Terry no-hits St. Louis as Brooklyn wins 1-0. Terry walks 2 men and 3 others reach base on errors.
The New York Mets move past Columbus into the AA lead rising from 4th place in 5 days.
Chicago sets a NL record for runs by beating Cleveland 35-4. Seven Chicago players get 4 or more hits and six score 4 or more runs actually knocking the cover off 2 balls in the process. Abner Dalyrumple and King Kelly each a a record 8 plate appearances. The record will last until June 29 1897 when Chicago will run up 36 runs against Louisville. Not surprisingly this is the only pitching appearance of the season for Cleveland reserve Dave Rowe who allows all 35 runs. Chicago tallies 15 singles 10 doubles a triple and 3 home runs.
Art Irwin's single 2 doubles and triple enable Worcester to beat Chicago for the first time this season winning today 4-3.
Bradley pitches a 5-hitter as Troy beats Cleveland 2-0. This will turn out to be the Trojans only win in a 19-game stretch.
Second-place Louisville beats first-place Boston 3-1 to close to one game behind.
In an 8-3 loss to the Boston Red Stockings the St. Louis Brown Stockings pull off a slick DP in the 6th inning (as noted by Bob Schaeffer). Boston's Cal McVey hits a liner to RF but is thrown out 9-3 with Charley Waite firing to 1B Dehlman. Dehlman's relay to the catcher Miller nips Boston's Leonard trying to score from 3B. The contest takes a lengthy 2 hours: 10 minutes.
Brooklyn's Bob Ferguson umpires a close game between the Mutuals and the Baltimores that ends in a 3-run rally by the Mutes in the last of the 9th to win 11-10. A police escort is needed to get the umpire to the clubhouse. Nat Hicks of the Mutuals and Ferguson get into an altercation the end result of which is the striking of Hicks's left arm with a bat wielded by the umpire. The men are reconciled after the game but Hicks's arm is broken in 2 places and he will not play for the next 2 months.
The Athletics win their 3rd game of the season against the Forest City of Cleveland club to win their season series. Levi Meyerle's home run highlights the 18-3 win.
The Red Stockings host a match with the Forest City of Rockford and Harry Wright pitches against Al Spalding. Cincinnati scores 3 runs in the 9th to pull out a 15-14 victory.