10th NL president William Hulbert dies in Chicago. A. H. Soden, president of the Boston club, is appointed as temporary replacement. In December A.G. Mills will be officially elected president of the league.
Stellar rookie Tony Mullane of the Eclipse of Louisville injures his foot running the bases in an exhibition game against Detroit.
29thThe Eclipse will wear gray uniforms, like their discredited 1876-77 predecessors, instead of blue ones.
The jewelers of Providence and New York are anxiously preparing for their annual baseball game. The New York Clipper notes that “all of the men named are bone fide jewelers, and all of them are experienced ball players.”