1st Baltimore is shut out for the first time all season, losing a 6–0 decision to Louisville, of all teams.
2nd Philadelphia wins a 17-15 slugfest with Chicago by scoring 2 runs in the 9th.
4th Two teams win 12-11 thrillers in the bottom of the 9th. New York outfielder Mike Tiernan’s one-out homer with the Giants batting last downs host Cleveland. The afternoon attendance is only 4,000 as the holiday parade in downtown Cleveland prevents many trolleys from running. New York also wins the morning contest in Cleveland, 4–3, behind Jouett Meekin’s six-hitter. Meekin clubs three triples, a major league record for a pitcher that has not been equaled. Philadelphia edges Chicago, this time with a 3-run rally in the nitecap, to win, 12-11. Chicago takes the morning game, 16-10.
At League Park, Arlie Latham hits a 2nd inning grand slam off Brickyard Kennedy and the Reds win the holiday opener, 14-7. Cincinnati takes the second game as well, 13-8.
5th Bill Dahlen continues his hot hitting, leading Chicago to a 13–10 win over Washington with a 4-for-5 hitting exhibition. Dahlen bangs three doubles, scores 5 runs, and drives home 3.
7th Boston completes a 3-game sweep of Cleveland, outscoring the Spiders by a 57–23 margin. Every Boston starter got a hit in each of the 3 games, totaling 69 hits in all. Jack Stivetts, pitching and playing RF, homers in each of the games for Boston.
At Pittsburgh, the Phillies easily win, 12-0, behind the pitching of Gus Weyhing. Lave Cross adds a grand slam in the 2nd , off Red Ehret.
9th Every Brooklyn player commits at least one error, for a team total of 10, helping Louisville to a 20–8 laugher.
New York wins its 11th consecutive game, defeating Cincinnati 13–6, as the Giants soar from 7th place into 3rd.
Baltimore OF Steve Brodie goes 6-for-6 with 3 extra-base hits off Frank Killen in a 14–10 victory over Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh took a 9-run lead into the 5th inning.
10th Cleveland rolls to a 23-4 win over Washington, scoring 19 earned runs, all of Duke Esper. Cy Young is the winner.
Pittsburgh beats first-place Baltimore, 19-9, as Jake Beckley scores 5 runs.
The Phillies lose 17-8 to St. Louis as the Phils Ed Delahanty has 2 hits to run his batting streak to 28 games. He is leading the NL with a .428 average.
Brooklyn makes 10 errors to hand host Louisville a 13-7 victory. In the 5th Fred Clarke is knocked off his feet when he collides with Brooklyn catcher Con Daily. When Clarke regains his feet Daily punches him in the mouth, earning him a $20 fine from Hurst and a thumb out of the game. A policeman wants to arrest Daily but the Louisville players restrain him.
11th Cleveland catcher Charles “Chief” Zimmer matches Brodie’s performance of 2 days ago by recording 6 straight hits off Win Mercer in a 15–10, 10-inning win over Washington.
12th Boston beats Cincinnati 6-4 to move into a virtual tie with Baltimore for first place.
Batting first, the Cleveland Spiders score in every inning to beat visiting Philadelphia, 20-10. They are the second NL team to accomplish the feat.
13th Boston claims first place with a 22–7 bombardment in Cincinnati as Baltimore falls to St. Louis 11–10.
14th A Boston loss and a Baltimore win give both teams a winning percentage of .667 and an equal share of first place.
In New York’s 9-5 win over Pittsburgh George Davis has 3 triples for the 2nd time in his career.
With its 14–7 win over Philadelphia, Cleveland scores in double figures for the 7th consecutive game, and at least 14 runs for the 6thstraight time. By winning 6 of these 7 games, Cleveland maintains its 7th-place standing.
15th Baltimore retakes the NL lead with a 9–8, 11-inning victory over St. Louis.
17th The Reds experience a power outage at League Park, connecting for five homers to beat Cleveland, 17-8. Jim Canavan (2), Tom Parrott, Arlie Latham and Farmer Vaughn hit the roundtrippers.
19th Down 6-1 to Pittsburgh, the host Reds score 3 runs in the bottom of the 7th and 4 more in the 8th on Bid McPhee’s grand slam, off Tom Colcolough. The Reds top Pittsburgh, 8-6.
New York comes back twice from deficits with Washington scoring 5 runs in the 5th and 4 runs in the bottom of the 8th to win, 13-12. Duke Farrell hits a grand slam for New York in the 5th, off Mike Sullivan.
20th Cincinnati benefits from bottom-of-the-10th-inning HRs by “Farmer” Vaughn and George “Germany” Smith, the latter with 2 outs, to squeak past Pittsburgh 7–6. Pirate OF Elmer Smith is prevented from retrieving the game-winning hit in the LF bleachers, as he is allowed to do according to Cincinnati ground rules, by overzealous Reds fans. One of them draws a revolver on Smith after he hits several other spectators in a desperate attempt to reach the ball.
Reopening burned-down South End Grounds, Boston celebrates by whipping New York’s pitching ace Amos Rusie, 12–1. Hugh Duffy walks twice and hits a home run.
21st In a 14–3 Boston win over New York, returning rookie Fred Tenney belts a HR off Jouett Meekin.
After St. Louis sends the game into overtime by scoring twice in the bottom of the 9th, Chicago strikes with 5 runs in the 10th to win 16-11.
23rd Once again Boston draws into a first-place tie with Baltimore, again with a .667 percentage, after a 9–5 victory over New York.
24th Boston moves into first place as Baltimore begins a 7-game losing streak by falling to Amos Rusie and New York, 1–0.
25th Chicago’s Jimmy Ryan scores 6 runs in a 24-6 rout of Pittsburgh. Walt Wilmot has a homer and 2 doubles, Cap Anson has 3 doubles as host Chicago collects 26 hits. The game is called after 7 innings to allow the visitors to catch a train.
27th Chicago pitcher Scott Stratton hits two homeruns, but still falls to Cincinnati, 14-12 after handing them a 12-2 lead. The Reds score 8 runs in the 2nd inning, half coming home on a grand slam by Bug Holliday, his second of the year.
28th Philadelphia ties New York in the 9th when Sam Thompson hits a bases-loaded triple. They score again the 12th, but New York evens it on a HR by pitcher Joett Meekin. The Giants finally win in the 13th, 11-10.
Louisville scores 6 runs in the 9th to beat St. Louis, 8-4.
Down 11–2, the Cincinnati Reds rally to defeat Chicago, 19–13. The Reds score 8 runs in the 8th to take a 15–13 lead. Farmer Vaughn has 2 home runs and scores 5 runs.
29th Chicago outslugs the Reds, 16-9, as Walt Wilmot connects for a grand slam off Cincinnati native and rookie Carney Flynn in the 8th(as noted by David Vincent).
30th By winning 5-2, Boston completes a 3-game sweep of Baltimore to build a 4-game lead in the NL race.
At Philadelphia, the New York Giants score 7 in the bottom of the 1st and 6 in the 5th to beat the Phillies, 13-7. Duke Farrell hits his second grand slam of the month. It comes in the 1st inning off Jack Taylor.