1892 August

3rd  Following a 4-2 loss to visiting Boston, Baltimore releases Jocko Halligan who had been obtained from the Reds to put some punch into the lineup. But instead he gets into a fight with newly acquired Cub Stricker and fractures his jaw sending him to the hospital. Despite driving in 43 runs in 46 games, Jocko is handed his release by Ned Hanlon, the club’s 3rd manager.

5th  Substituting in LF, pitcher Jack Stivetts breaks up a scoreless tie with a 2-run HR for Boston in the 12th to beat Brooklyn.

6th  Pitching for Boston, Jack Stivetts tosses an 11–0 no-hitter over Brooklyn. Stivett again stars at the plate, connecting for a double and triple.

Cincinnati manager Charles Comiskey reaches a temporary salary compromise with P Tony Mullane, who returns to the club but pitches poorly in a 6–1 loss to Chicago. He would soon leave the club to pitch in Butte, MT.

8th  Boston gets its 3rd straight shutout, 7–0 over Washington, and moves into a first-place tie with Cleveland. Tomorrow Washington will snap the Beaneaters’ 33-inning scoreless streak with an 8–3 win.

10th  Baltimore rookie P George Cobb walks on all 5 trips to the plate in his 7–2 victory over Washington. In his only ML season Cobb will record a dismal record of 10-37.

In a 6-3 win over visiting Boston, Billy Hamilton hits a 2nd-inning grand slam for the Phillies. Jack Stivetts serves up the homer.

11th  At Chicago, Jimmy McAleer hits a 1st inning grand slam, off Ad Gumbert, to pace Cleveland to a 12-3 victory.

12th  The Orioles remove OF posts, around which ropes holding back overflow crowds would be wrapped, after a ball hit by Harry Stovey strikes a post and bounces back toward the infield, forcing Stovey to stop at 2B. Another factor in the decision was an incident 3 days ago in which Oriole RF Frank “Piggy” Ward missed a sure catch when he ran upon a post. It doesn’t help today as visiting Philadelphia wins, 9–6.

15th  Jimmy Ryan of Chicago goes hitless against George Stephens after connecting in 29 consecutive games dating back to July 9th. The team makes 10 errors while losing to Baltimore 9–2 for Stephens’ only win. Stephens will be 1–1 this year and 1–7 lifetime. He’ll die on August 5, 1896, 4 years to the day of his debut (as noted by Dixie Tourangeau).

18th  In the course of a 13–4 win over Baltimore, Browns LF Cliff Carroll attempts to field a ground ball, but he misjudges it, and the ball becomes lodged in his shirt pocket. Before he can extricate it the Oriole batter makes it to 3B. St. Louis owner Chris Von der Ahe is so outraged that he fines Carroll $50 and suspends him without pay for the rest of the season. Carroll appeals the fine and the suspension at the end of the season but is turned down.

The Bridegrooms overcome 5 hits by Cap Anson, including 2 triples and a double, to defeat Chicago 7–5.

20th The Browns Kid Gleason hits a HR and single and pitches St. Louis to an 8–4 win over the Orioles.

22nd  Louisville’s Ben Sanders no-hits Baltimore, winning by a 6–2 count. The Orioles runs score on walks and errors.

James “Bug” Holliday hits 2 HRs and drives in all 6 runs in Cincinnati’s 12-inning 6–5 win over Washington.

26th  The Colonels’ Ben Sanders follows up on his August 22nd no-hitter with a 1-hit 4–0 win over Boston.

After Pittsburgh defeats Philadelphia, 11–3, the Phillies accuse the Pirates of doctoring the ball with a greasy rag found in the OF. Pittsburgh denies the accusation.