1891 July

1st In Chicago’s 9–3 win over visiting Cleveland, Jimmie Ryan hits for the cycle.

2nd  The Boston Reds (AA) down Washington, 9–4, to maintain their half game lead over the St. Louis Browns, also winners today. Bill Joyce helps the win by reaching base in his 64th consecutive game starting on April 8, but is injured and will not appear again until the last game of the year when he goes 0-for-2. (as noted by Trent McCotter). Joyce plays only 65 games this year. Joyce will also have CGOB streaks of 54 in 1894 and 56 in 1896; only Ted Williams will have 3 streaks over 50 games.

3rd  The Columbus Buckeyes release Jack O’Connor for habitual drunkenness. He will resurface with Cleveland next year and remain an active player through 1907.

4th  New York regains the NL lead by winning 2 games in Cincinnati while Chicago loses a pair at home to Brooklyn. Will Hutchinson loses the afternoon game for the Colts, making his record at the South Side Park just 2–2, compared to 11–1 at West Side Park and 8–6 on the road. The Colts play on the West Side on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and on the South Side on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

7th  Baltimore (AA) sets a ML record by leaving 18 men on base in an 8–2 loss to the Cincinnati Kellys. This record of runners left on base will be tied but not broken until September 21, 1956.

8th  Jack Stivetts yields 7 runs in 5 innings before being relieved. He stays in the game in the OF and drives home the winning run with a fly ball in the bottom of the 9th as the Browns edge the Reds, 8–7.

9th  Tip O’Neill’s RBI double caps an 8th inning rally for St. Louis that beats Boston, 4–3, and moves the victors into first place in the AA race.

11th  Powered by Duke Farrell’s 3-run home run, Boston beats St. Louis, 5–2, to regain the AA lead. The Reds will hold it for the rest of the season.

Bob Leadley, who has made himself unpopular with the players by banning three-card poker in the Cleveland clubhouse, is fired as Spider manager and replaced by captain Patsy Tebeau.

14th  Billy Hamilton’s 3 triples help Philadelphia (NL) down the Reds, 9-1. It is Billy’s 2nd three triple game.

15th  The Washington club releases Ed Daily, its team captain signed in June. The Post will report on August 3 that Daily is opening a saloon, but then it is reported on October 22 that he died the night before of “quick consumption.” The Post will report that when he played for the Senators his health was not good.

Hardy Richardson returns to the Boston AA lineup after being out since April with a broken foot. The Reds beat Cincinnati, 15–12, as reliever George Haddock’s grand slam off Frank Dwyer highlites a 10-run seventh-inning rally.

16th  After Louisville falls into last place in the AA, a Louisville Courier-Journal headline asks that someone “Give Them a Commercial Name to Advertise Something Outside the City.” This headline reflects the relationship between baseball and business in the 19th-century city.

Chicago squeezes by Boston, 8–7, with 3 runs in the bottom of the 12th to complete a 3-game sweep. The Colts move into first place when the Giants lose to Cleveland, 12–6.

18th  After the AA grants Boston the right to lower its admission price from 50 cents to 25 cents, 4,723 pay to see the Reds beat the Colonels 9–0. Only 986 had attended yesterday’s game.

20th  In a 13-4 Columbus win over Philadelphia, Bill Kuehne smacks a 1st inning grand slam off Gus Weyhing.

21st  The Giants give pitcher Tim O’Keefe the required 10-day notice of his release.

23rd  The Boston Reds win their 11th game in a row, beating the Washington Statesmen 6–1 in a 5-inning affair featuring two HRs by captain Hugh Duffy. Both are inside-the-park—the 2nd time in his career he’s legged out a pair of homers in one game. The 11 victories constitutes the longest winning streak in the AA.

24th  The Browns score in all 8 innings in which they bat, as they trounce Cincinnati 20–12. Frank Dwyer pitches the entire game for the losing Kellys.

25th  An over-the-fence drive by Cliff Carroll caps a 4-run rally in the bottom of the 9th to give the Chicago Colts a 15–14 victory in Cleveland. Although the ground rules at this park call for a HR on balls hit over all OF fences, the winning run scores from 2B, so Carroll gets credit for only a double.

26th  Louisville snaps its 15game losing streak, the longest losing streak in the majors this year, by beating host Cincinnati, 9-5 behind Jouett Meekin.

Judging that newly acquired Jesse Duryea to be the better pitcher, St. Louis releases Clark Griffith. Griff will sign with Boston in a week.

27th  Future Hall of Famer Joe Kelley makes his ML debut with the Boston Beaneaters, singling off of Mickey Welch in his first at bat.

30th  Two ML clubs change managers. Bill McGunnigle takes the reins in Pittsburgh, Ned Hanlon being demoted from manager-captain to just captain. And Dan Shannon replaces Charley Snyder in both capacities with Washington.

31st  New York Giants P Amos Rusie hurls a no-hitter against Brooklyn, winning 6–0, over Bill Terry. He walks 8, hits one, and fans 4. Rusie lost on a no-hitter last month.