2nd The Cincinnati Club beats up on the Holt Club of Newport, KY, winning 109–15. Two Red Stocking players, John C. How and Harry Wright, hit 7 homers each. Wright, the old NY Knickerbocker was hired in August, 1865, by George Ellard to come to Cincinnati to be a bowler for the Union Cricket Club at a salary of $1,200 a year. He switched back to baseball after the Reds were organized. When the Reds moved their games from the foot of 9th Street to the Union Cricket Club grounds, many cricket players switched to baseball.
16th The Champion Atlantics play host to the Athletics of Philadelphia and draw a crowd of 15,000. The Atlantics win, 28–16.
18th The Athletics of Philadelphia play another game at the Union Grounds, this time losing a close game, 18–17, to the Mutuals. The A’s are unable to solve the slow pitches of “Phonney” Martin and lose the game on a passed ball in the bottom of the 9th.