1883 January

13th  Both of the New York ML clubs will play simultaneously at the Polo Grounds. Their fields will be separated by an 8-foot fence.

21st  In a game played in the Cuban professional league Ultimatum defeats Caridad 17-9 with the two teams combining for 60 errors (as noted by Kit Krieger). There was one earned run. The line score reads:

Ultimatum       142000055       17 15 21

Caridad            220010211         9 13 39

31st  A Baltimore fan loses a suit against Baltimore player Andrew Burns, who, while batting, accidentally let his bat slip from his hands, hitting the spectator. The judge rules fans had been warned to keep a safe distance from the field.