1893 July

1st  Boston forges into the NL lead by beating St. Louis 12–5. Philadelphia loses to Cleveland 13–6, as the Spiders stage their 2nd8-run 9th-inning rally in the last month.

Despite getting only two hits off of Chicago rookie Hal Mauck, New York wins, 1-0.

3rd Boston falls into a tie for first as Chicago’s Bill Hutchinson limits them to 2 hits in a 3-0 win.

4th  The Los Angeles and Stockton clubs of the California League play their 2nd game in 3 days under electric lights.

6th  Jack Boyle’s 6 hits off Bill Hutchinson go to waste as Chicago tops Philadelphia 11–10 in 11 innings. Meanwhile, Boston blows its chance to claim first as it allows Pittsburgh to win 10–9 with 5 runs in the 9th.

7th  Philadelphia reclaims first place with a 13–10 win at Chicago.

Louisville officials, frustrated by their inability to sell alcohol or play Sunday baseball in their new ballpark located in the suburb of Parkland whose laws proscribe such activities, get permission from the Kentucky Legislature to annex the land on which the ballpark is located without the consent of Parkland residents. Alcohol sales and Sunday baseball commence almost immediately.

8th  Behind the pitching of Red Ehret and a grand slam by George Van Haltren, off Bill Coyle in the 4th, the Pirates roll over Boston, 13-0.

9th  Cincinnati scores all its runs in the bottom of the 9th in a 3-2 win over Baltimore.

10th  Philadelphia holds onto first place by scoring five runs in the bottom of the 9th to edge St. Louis, 8-7.

11th After Louisville scores 8 runs in the 1st, Brooklyn storms back with 10 in the 5th inning and holds on to win, 13–11.

Bill Lange hits a 5th inning grand slam, off of Jess Duryea, as Chicago tops the visiting Nationals, 15-5.

13th  After Baltimore’s Joe Kelley hits a HR in a game with Chicago, his bat disappears. The game is delayed at Kelley’s next at bat until his bat is found—along with the bats on the Chicago bench. After that, Kelley lugs his stick to the outfield every inning. Baltimore wins, 7–3.

14th  Right-handed pitcher Tony Mullane, losing to Chicago, the team he played for earlier in the season, pitches the 9th inning lefthanded. Chicago adds 3 more runs to their total and whips Baltimore, 10–2. Mullane switch pitched once before, in 1882, losing then as well.

In his lone start for the New York Giants, Bumpus Jones walks 10 batters and loses to Cy Young and the Cleveland Spiders, 6-2. The Giants signed Jones after the Reds cut him last month, and New York will do the same. He finishes his ML career with a 2-4 record and is the last pitcher to throw a no-hitter from the pitching distance of 55 feet. He is the first pitcher to toss a no-hitter in his ML debut.

15th  Jake Stenzel hits a HR and a triple, both with the bases loaded, along with 3 other hits as Pittsburgh (NL) annihilates Washington, 19–0. Jesse Duryea is the loser: last year he was on the long end of a 20–0 rout. Stenzel will compile 10 straight base hits before being stopped.

17th  Cleveland outslugs visiting Pittsburgh, winning 16-13. Jack O’Connor has a grand slam for the Spiders, off Red Ehret in the 4th.

18th  The Giants squash the Beaneaters, 18-7. Eddie Burke hits a grand slam for New York, off Jack Stivetts in the 6th.

Jake Stenzel has his third consecutive four-hit game but it is not enough as Pittsburgh falls to Cleveland, 14-5.

19th  Pittsburgh uses 19 hits—all singles—to win in Cleveland 10–6. Pittsburgh is further aided by the defense of LF Elmer Smith, whose use of green glasses to fend off the sun “greatly helped him in his fielding.”

20th  Baltimore uses a triple play to spark a 5-3 win over Brooklyn. It is Baltimore’s 2nd TP this year against Brooklyn.

22nd  Boston’s Tommy Tucker ties a ML record by hitting 4 doubles, including 2 in one inning, in a 13–8 win over New York.

24th  Washington scores 9 runs in the last 2 innings, including 5 in the 9th, to hold off rallying Boston, 17-15.

27th  Boston takes the NL lead for good by defeating Baltimore 6–2.

31st  The Philadelphia outfield records no chances in a 7–4 loss to Boston.

New York’s Mark Baldwin surrenders only 3 hits, but is out dueled by Ed Stein, who pitches his 2nd one-hitter of the season to lead Brooklyn to a 3–0 victory.