May 1870

4th At Memphis, the Cincinnati Red Stocking defeat a local team, the Orientals, 100–2 in a game stopped at the end of six innings.

7th The highly regarded Mutuals of Brooklyn are soundly whipped by the amateur Stars, 14–3, behind the “dodgy delivery” of Candy Cummings.

12th In Cleveland, the Cincinnati Red Stockings defeat the Forest City Blue Stockings, 12–2.

13th The Unions of Morrisania, losing 6–3 in the 9thto the Philadelphia Athletics, score 4 runs inn the 9thto win, 7–6. Dick Higham helps with a home run.

14th The Atlantics open their season with a close, 8–1, win over the Stars. The Stars outhits the Atlantics, 8–6.

20th Gardner Brown, 15, is killed in Denver, N.H. while playing baseball. The ball strikes him on the head.

25th In Baltimore, the Atlantics of Brooklyn edge the Maryland Club, 13–12.

30t In a drizzling rain in Philadelphia, the Atlantics lose to the Athletics, 18–13.

31st The visiting Forest City of Rockford club, losers to the Mutuals yesterday, 21–13, rally today to beat the Mutuals, 17–16. The Mutuals blow a 14–4 lead as LF John Chapman drops 3 fly balls in the late innings. .