3rdPud Galvin misses the Buffalo-Troy game because of illness. His replacement, Mickey Welch, loses the game to Troy, 7–3.
9thThe Providence Journal reports that “Silver Flint of the Chicago nine won yesterday’s game (August 9) with the help of Mr. Donald Patterson’s horses.” Patterson was in the grandstand and his coachman and horses were in deep center field under a tree that overhung the fence. With the game in extra innings, Flint hit a drive that rolled under the horses’ hooves preventing Paul Hines from retrieving the ball in a timely fashion. By the time the coachman had the horses under control, Flint had circled the bases for an inside-the-park home run giving Chicago a 3–1 win.
10thTroy scores 3 runs in the 9th to tie Detroit, then scores with 2 out in the 12th to win, 5–4.
14thBatting first, Pittsburgh (AA) gets right to it when Chappy Lane hits a 2ndinning grand slam, off Henry Myers, as Pittsurgh whips Baltimore, 14-1 (as noted by David Vincent).
17th In what is considered one of the greatest games in the 19th century, host Providence beats Detroit 1–0 in 18 innings on a HR by RF Charles Radbourn. Winning P Monte Ward and loser Stump Weidman both go all the way. Providence almost wins in the 16th when George Wright “hit a liner over Wood’s head and out of the horse gate, but Wood went outside, got the ball and fielded Wright out at the plate” (Detroit Free Press). This game will serve as the longest shutout in ML history until September 1, 1967, when San Francisco blanks Cincinnati 1–0 in 20 innings.
18thCleveland thwacks Worcester, 22–7, scoring in every frame except the 7th. Tomorrow they’ll win, 14–7.
19thProvidence beats Detroit, 9–8, and leads the NL by 3 1/2 games.
At Worcester, the Cleveland Blues double the Ruby Legs, winning 14-7. Both pitchers hit homeruns—Jim McCormick for Cleveland and Frank Mountain for the Rubys. Cleveland sweeps three games on the road, beating the Rubys by football-like scores: 13-10, 22-7, 14-7.
21stCleveland outfielder Dave Rowe, who surrendered a record 35 runs in his lone league pitching appearance last month, takes to the mound again and turns in a remarkable performance by tossing a one-hitter in an exhibition game against the Phillies. A single breaks up the no-hitter but Cleveland blanks the Philadelphias, 6-0. Next year, the Quakers will join the NL and compile a 17-81 record. (as noted in the TSN, April 5, 1916).
29thSt. Louis scores 3 in the bottom of the 9th to beat Baltimore, 3–2.
31stAfter each team scores 5 runs in the 9th, Troy and Detroit have to settle for a 10-inning, 9–9 tie.