1880 August

1stRochester owner Soule offers a $100 reward for information concerning the whereabouts of manager Horace Phillips.

2ndGeorge Derby and the Nationals shut out Buffalo, 7–0. The Nationals have a decisive lead in the three-team National Association race at this point.

5th  Providence nips Cleveland, 2–1 on 2 late runs and a Jack Farrell to Joe Start triple play.

6th  Tim Keefe, recently with the Albany (NA) club, makes his ML debut with Troy, fanning 7 and beating Cincinnati, 4–2 on a 4-hitter. He is 2-for-4 at the plate.

7th  George Bradley hurls his 2ndshutout in 2 days for Providence over Cleveland. This completes a 3-game sweep that puts the Grays ahead of Cleveland to stay in the race for 2ndplace.

10th  Larry Corcoran’s one-hitter beats the Grays, 5–1, Bradley doubling over the RF wall in the 8thfor the only Providence hit. Chicago’s Lake Front Park, Buffalo’s Riverside Park, and Cleveland’s Kennard Street Park all have ground rules call for only two bases on hits over certain portions of the outfield fences.

12th  After 21 consecutive victories at home, Chicago suffers its first defeat at Lake Front this season, losing to Providence 6–4. The White Stockings had not lost an NL game at home since August 25, 1879.

13th  Switching OF and pitching positions 5 times, Fred Corey and Lee Richmond combine to hurl Worcester to a 3–1 victory over Cleveland.

16th  Worcester becomes the only team all season to win 2 NL games in one day, beating Cleveland 3–1 in the morning and 8–2 in the afternoon.

19th  Pitching his 3rd game in 3 days, Larry Corcoran hurls a no-hitter versus Boston, winning 6–0 over Tommy Bond. He walks none, but 4 men reach on errors. Although the ball is described as “mushy and shapeless,” that doesn’t stop the White Stockings from making 11 hits, including 4 by George Gore.

20th  Jim Galvin pitches a no-hitter against Worcester and Buffalo wins 1–0 on a first inning run. Frank Cory takes the loss.

21st  George Gore goes 4-for-4 for the 2ndgame in a row to cap an 11-for-18 series versus Boston. Chicago wins, 11–2, to complete a 4-game sweep.

24thThe Boston game in Buffalo is stopped after 7 innings because the setting sun is right in the catchers’ eyes. With the Reds leading 11–2 the outcome of the game seems assured.

27thBoston beats Buffalo, 5-3. For the second time this season, Buffalo center fielder Bill Crowley throws out 4 runners in a game to set the ML mark. It will be tied a number of times. Crowley also recorded 4 assists on May 24th, the only outfielder to accomplish this twice. When catcher Sam Trott injures his knee in the 1stinning, Boston changes both pitcher and catcher, with Tommy Bond and Phil Powers coming in. The new battery limits Buffalo to one run.

28th  Cincinnati commits 9 errors in the 4th inning and 16 in the game as the Reds are trounced by Troy 13–2. 2B Charlie Smith makes 4 errors on his way to an NL record 89 errors by a 2B in one season.

31st  Left fielder Abner Dalrymple leads Chicago to a 2–1 victory over Troy by scoring both runs and throwing out two baserunners.