1885 May

2nd  In the New York opener, Mickey Welch throws a 2–1 one-hitter against Boston for his first of 44 wins. He and Tim Keefe will combine for 76 victories this year, 2nd in history only to Grays P Hoss Radbourn and Charlie Sweeney, who won 77 in 1884. Giants second baseman Joe Gerhardt goes 1-for-3. He will set the record for lowest BA ever for a second baseman with over 350 at bats by hitting .155.

7th  St. Louis (AA) trounces the Athletics 13–1 to take the lead in the standings. They will remain there for the rest of the season.

9th Pitcher Tim Keefe throws the Giants second one-hitter in a week, beating Providence, 1–0. New York scores the only run with one out in the 9th.

12th Louisville scores all of its runs in the 3rd to beat the Athletics, 10–5.

21st The Metropolitans score 9 runs on just 3 hits, but come up short, losing 11–9, to the St. Louis Browns.

22nd  Boston P Charles Buffinton gets 5 hits in 6 tries while pitching a 6-hitter over Detroit. Boston wins, 14-1.

27th  New York embarrasses Buffalo 24–0 for the worst whitewashing of the ML season. Every Giant gets a hit and scores a run. New York P Mickey Welch scores 5 times and allows the Bisons only 5 hits.

New York SS John Montgomery Ward graduates from Columbia Law School.

28th  New York manages its 3rd shutout in a row, against Buffalo 11–0. The Giants have outscored their opponents 52–1 in the last 4 games.