1895 April

12th  In a rare matchup between a ML team and a black team, Cincinnati beats the Page Fence Giants for the 2nd consecutive day.

18th  With more than a thousand rooters on hand from Philadelphia, the Phillies score 5 runs in the 9th for a 7-6 victory over Baltimore. The game is marred by rowdy behavior and at one point, pitcher Jack Taylor punches Hugh Jennings in the mouth when the shortstop tries to shoulder Taylor out of the basepaths.

19th  Holy Cross defeats Brown University 13–4 in a game between two of the top college teams of this period. The Crusaders have 5 future ML players in their lineup, while the losers have 2. Lou Sockalexis bats 7th and plays LF for the victors, and has 6 stolen bases.

20th The Cincinnati Times-Star sees the ML policy of “farming out promising players to the minor league teams” as detrimental to the minors.

23rd Louisville breaks a tie with 8 runs in the 8th inning and holds on to defeat Chicago, 18-14.

24th Reds slugger Bug Holliday comes down ill with what will be diagnosed as acute appendicitis. Holliday, who led the league in homers twice in the past 4 years, will recover but never play full-time again. He will retire at age 31.

20th  The Cincinnati Times-Star sees the ML policy of “farming out promising players to minor league teams” as detrimental to the minors.

29th  At Louisville, “Tebeau’s Terrors” top Louisville, 19-8. Cleveland now is at 5-4.