1893 November

4th  John Ward comments that a professional football league “may eventually come, but . . .the game is so complicated that . . . the general public does not understand it.”

17th  The Reds trade Mike Sullivan to the Washington Nationals in exchange for Dummy Hoy.

18th  Baseball officials continue to discuss the possibility of abolishing the bunt, or at least call foul bunts strikes, in an effort to reduce the art of place hitting.

21st  Ban Johnson is named president, secretary, and treasurer of the recently reorganized Western League. Under Johnson’s leadership the Western League will prosper.