1892 January

9th  “Slide, Kelly, Slide,” by George Gaskin, makes the popular music charts, the first baseball song to do so.

Cap Anson is quoted in the New York Clipper as saying that “I don’t care if they can’t field a little bit. In my experience I have found that a man can be taught to almost stop cannon balls, but it is a very difficult task to teach them to line ’em out.”

14th  Former Chicago star Frank “Silver” Flint dies of consumption.