1895 August

1st  The Pirates top Cleveland 2–0 to move into a virtual tie with the Spiders, who lead the NL with a percentage of .59770, compared to Pittsburgh’s .59756.

Baltimore stays two games behind the NL leaders with a 15-5 win against Boston. Pitcher George Hemming hits three doubles to establish the NL record for pitchers.

In a Western League game, Harry Hulen of Minneapolis scores 6 runs against Grand Rapids without an official plate appearance. Hulen is walked 6 times by pitchers George Borchers, Tommy Niland, and Jimmy Callopy (according to historian Ernie Lanigan). Hulen also steals 5 bases.

2nd Louisville frustrates a Reds comeback by scoring 4 runs in the 9th to win, 9-8.

3rd  Pittsburgh edges Cleveland 5–4 to claim first place outright. Unfortunately, it is also Pittsburgh’s last day in first place this season, as Cleveland retakes the lead tomorrow.

Boston tops the Phillies, 9-6, as Bobby Lowe provides the winning margin with a grand slam. Lowe connects off Ernie Beam in the 3rd. This is rookie pitcher’s last game.

The Capital Colored All-Americans set sail for England with a team of players from Western League clubs.

7th Pittsburgh, angry at having lost the NL lead, takes out its frustration on St. Louis by scoring 11 runs in the 3rd and pounding them 18-1.

9th Nig Cuppy, Cleveland’s starter/reliever, scores 5 runs as the Spiders beat the Colts, 18-6, in Chicago.

12th  Heavyweight boxing champion Jim Corbett, a good ballplayer and a great gate attraction, plays 1B for the Scranton team in an Eastern League victory over Buffalo. Corbett collects 2 singles and knocks in 2 runs. His brother Joe, who will become a ML pitcher, plays SS. The champ will appear another 3 dozen times in minor league games.

14th  Baltimore moves past Pittsburgh into 2nd place as the Orioles top Boston 9–3 and Pittsburgh falls to Cincinnati.

15th  Hughey Jennings handles 20 chances flawlessly at SS as Baltimore triumphs over Boston 11–10 in 15 innings.

New York star George Davis gets 6 hits off 3 pitchers, but cannot generate enough offense to lead the Giants to victory as Philadelphia mauls them 23–9. The 3rd pitcher for the Quakers is Al Orth, “the Curveless Wonder”, making his ML debut. Orth allows no runs in two innings and hits a double on the first pitch in his initial at bat.

16th At St. Louis, Tom Dowd hits for the cycle to lead St. Louis to an 8–5 victory over Louisville.

20th  Cleveland scores 4 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning in near-total darkness to defeat Washington 8–7. Three of those runs come on a HR the Washington CF does not see.

23rd  Baltimore sweeps a doubleheader with the Senators to claim first place from Cleveland. The Orioles have now won 13 consecutive games,

24th The Orioles win their 14th straight, trouncing the Cincinnati Reds, 22–5. The streak will end tomorrow. Willie Keeler scores 5 runs for Baltimore.

Brooklyn rolls over St. Louis, 18-4, as Candy LaChance hits a grand slam off rookie Dewey McDougal in the 4th.

Jimmy Ryan’s grand slam in the 1st off Varney Anderson is the margin of difference as Chicago edges host Washington, 9-8.

In Cleveland’s 14-8 win over Philadelphia, Jesse Burkett scores 5 runs.

28th At Baltimore, the first place Orioles win a pair from Pittsburgh, 9-0 by forfeit when the Pittsburgh team fails to appear on time. They win the second game, 11-5, giving up the 5 runs in the last two innings helped by 6 errors.

30th  In an 11-4 win over the Reds, New York SS William “Shorty” Fuller sets a ML record with 11 putouts in a 9-inning game.

Louisville snaps Brooklyn’s 11-game winning streak by scoring 3 runs in the 9th to win, 6-5.

31st  Fred Clarke of Louisville has his 35-game hitting streak broken in an 8–4 victory over Washington.

At Boston, the Beaneaters Otis Stocksdale survives a 7th inning grand slam by Eddie Burke to beat the visiting Cincinnati Reds, 12–6.