1868 May

12th The second all-star game of the year is played between players selected from the New York and Brooklyn clubs. New York has only 8 players and go without a shortstop, but last until the 11th inning before losing 36–33. Lipman Pike and George Wright play for New York.

23rd In a battle of the top 2 Cincinnati teams, the Red Stockings cut down the Buckeyes, 28–10. Asa Brainard, from the Excelsior Club, makes his first appearance with the Reds as a number of players have changed teams this year. Those who do so while having a valid contract with their original team are called “revolvers.”