1894 June

1st  Philadelphia explodes for 7 runs in the 12th to beat Louisville, 10-3.

Cleveland mauls Boston 22-8 and jumps 2 percentage points in front of Pittsburgh in the NL race. Jack O’Connor has a grand slam off Jack Stivetts for Cleveland.

2nd  Ed Stein throws a 7-inning no-hitter, as Brooklyn edges Chicago 1–0. The previous day the Bridegrooms held Chicago to one hit in a 5–0 win.

Cleveland falls to 2nd place for the first time in a month as Boston scores 5 runs in the bottom of the 9th to win, 11–10.

Sam Thompson of Philadelphia undergoes surgery on the little finger on his left hand and is expected to miss up to a month. Baltimore takes over the top spot with a 13–6 win over the Reds.

4th  Baltimore’s Heinie Reitz hits a pair of bases-loaded triples, one in the 3rd and another in the 7th, to lead the first place Orioles to a 12-4 victory over Chicago. The pair of sack-filled triples equals the mark set by Sam Thompson in 1887 and ties the team mark.

5th  Baltimore shows why it is in first place as veteran Dan Brouthers sends the game with Chicago into extra innings with a 9th-inning RBI. His younger teammates follow his example in the 10th to take the O’s to an 8-5 win.

6th  Pittsburgh erupts in the 3rd inning against Boston when Jake Stenzel hits 2 HRs and Denny Lyons and Lou Bierbauer hit one each, setting a ML record for HRs in an inning next tied in 1930. Pittsburgh hits 7 HRs in all. Bierbauer scores 5 runs in the Bucs’ 27–11 win. It is a franchise record for most runs against Boston and the 21 runs scored in consecutive innings (12 in the 3rd, 9 in the 4th) is a ML record.

7th  Jack Taylor pitches a 2-hit shutout to defeat Cleveland 6–0 and to push his Pittsburgh team ahead of Cleveland into 3rd place.

On a rainy day St. Louis Browns southpaw Ted Breitenstein walks 13 men as Boston avenges a humiliating loss the previous day with a 19–8 rout.

11th  After Chicago claims the lead with a seven-run rally in the top of the 9th, Boston counters with two to win 15–14.

12th  Brooklyn’s 10-game winning streak is ended when Cincinnati triumphs 5–3. Brooklyn is now in 6th place with a 22-16 record.

13th At Washington, the Nationals beat visiting St. Louis, 12–3. The Nationals are led by Bill Hassamaer, who hits for the cycle.

15th  Philadelphia SS Bob Allen is hit in the face with a pitch in a 21-8 victory against Cincinnati. Allen will require surgery to save his sight, and his career is all but ended.

16th  Ed Delahanty goes 6-for-6 with a double, as Philadelphia tops Cincinnati 19–9.

Despite scoring 26 runs in the 3-game series, Louisville is swept by Boston, extending its losing streak to 18 games. The streak will reach 20 games before the Colonels manage to win. Tomorrow, Fred Tenney, star catcher of Brown University, “volunteers” to play for Boston. He gets his first hit, drives in 2 runs and scores, before breaking his finger while catching in the 5th inning. He’ll return to action in 5 weeks (as noted by Dixie Tourangeau).

18th Some days it just doesn’t pay to get out of bed. On Bunker Hill Day in Boston, in the a.m. game of twinbill, Baltimore’s Tony Mullane digs himself a record hole by giving up 16 runs in the first inning to Boston. Mullane walks 7 in the inning to tie the ML record. He also “vaccinates” one batter. Boston scores a ML record 16 runs in the first inning. Batterymate Wilbert Robinson takes himself out of the game after the inning to rest for game 2. Mullane is lifted in the 7th for Bert Inks as Boston wins, 24–7, avenging a pummeling on April 24. In the first frame Lowe is 2-for-2 with the HBP; Long is 2-for-2 with a walk; Duffy is 1-for-1, a homer, and 2 walks; McCarthy is 1-for-2 with a walk; Kid Nichols then gets beat in the afternoon game, 9–7, despite the help of Bobby Lowe’s 12thhomerun in his last 21 games at Congress Street Grounds. It is the Kid’s only loss (8–1) at CSG. Bobby Lowe has his third consecutive four-hit game to tie the mark set by George Davis and Jake Stenzel (as noted by Trent McCotter.)

19th Brooklyn starts its game with Washington by scoring 9 runs in the 1st inning. Washington responds with 8 runs in the 3rd but Brooklyn survives to win, 11-9.

20th  Denny Lyons scores the winning run in the 9th inning to lead Pittsburgh to a 7–6 win over Washington. Lyons gets into scoring position by running from 1B to 3B—across the pitcher’s mound—on a fielder’s choice. The umpire did not see Lyons’s transgression, a common one in the 1890s.

Cleveland’s John Clarkson stops the visiting Colts, 7–3. Chicago’s Bill Dahlen, hitting .257, goes 1-for-4 to start his hitting streak.

At Boston, the Beaneaters play their last ever game at their temporary Congress Street. When the Beaneaters return from a month road trip, South End is repaired well enough to finish season. With five runs in the eighth, Boston takes a 10–7 over Baltimore (1894 Champs). The Orioles then scored five in the ninth on a single, double, walk, hit-by-pitch, walk, 2-run wild pitch, and a fly ball to lead 12–10. Boston scores one in the 9th and puts runners Lowe and Long to third and second. Hugh Duffy then hits McMahon’s pitch over the left field fence goes and the game is won 13-12 because the rule only allows for winning run to score. Duff gets a single and two RBI. The crowd explodes as the last hit at Congress Street wins the game. Duffy also homered in the game before the fire and at the first game back at South End Grounds on July 20 (plus the next two) when they blasted Amos Rusie (Triple Crown pitcher that year) 12 to 1. In the 27 games at CSG, Boston and their opponents each hit 43 homers, enabling Boston to top the 100-mark by the season’s end, only the 2nd team to do so until Ruth’s 1920 Yankees.

21st The Colts beat the Pirates, 10–7, with Bill Dahlen collecting 2 hits and an RBI.

Brooklyn, eager to get at the Giants, bats first at home and builds a 14-0 lead after three innings. The final is 16-1.

22nd  Washington scores in every inning to whip Boston 26–12. Boston scores in 6 innings as the teams total 15 half innings scored in, a ML record. In the course of the rout, George “White Wings” Tebeau scores 4 runs without the benefit of a hit.

23rd Icebox Chamberlain throws a two-hitter as Cincinnati shuts down Louisville, 5–1.

24th  The Chicago Colts score 5 runs in the top of the 9th to take the lead over Baltimore, but the NL leaders respond with 3 runs in the bottom of the inning to claim an 11–10 win.

25th  Batting first, the Colts take a 3-0 lead and never let up, beating visiting Baltimore, 15-8. The Orioles make it respectable when Joe Kelley hits an 8th inning grand slam off Bill Hutchinson.

27th  For the first time in nearly a month, covering 24 games, Baltimore fails to score at least 7 runs, losing to Chicago 13–4.

Veteran Louisville 2B Fred Pfeffer tags out Boston’s Herman Long on an attempted steal of second by making a leaping grab of a high throw with his bare throwing hand and tagging Long with the same hand. Nevertheless, Boston wins 13–3.

28th  Louisville P George Hemming throws an 11-inning 25-hitter, as the Colonels edge Boston, 11–9.

29th  The Louisville Colonels trade Scott Stratton to Chicago Colts for Sam Dungan. Stratton had pitched in over 300 innings in both 1892 and 1893, but totaled just 43 innings this year while going 1-5. He’ll go 8-5 in Chicago.

30th  Future Hall of Famer Fred Clarke sets a record by going 5-for-5 with a double in his first ML game, but Louisville squanders his performance in a 13–6 loss to Philadelphia’s Gus Weyhing. Philadelphia’s Lave Cross matches Clarke with 5 hits as well. Clarke will be appointed manager in just three years.

The Reds Tom Parrott allows one single in 8 innings in a 12-0 whipping of Washington.