1892 September

1st  Recently released Pirate P Mark “Fido” Baldwin is arrested in his hometown of Homestead, PA, for alleged complicity in the recent strike and ensuing riot. Baldwin posts $2,000 bail and claims that he was merely a spectator. He will soon rejoin the Pirates and finish the season with a 26-27 record.

Rookie P Bill Hawke of St. Louis loads the bases with the Phillies in the 6th, but then fans the next 3 batters on the way to a 4-1 win. Tim Keefe takes the loss.

5th  Jack Stivetts, having his best year with Boston, tosses 2 complete game victories over Louisville, 2–1 and 5–2. The first game, a 3-hitter in the morning, goes 11 innings. In the p.m. game, Stivetts gives up 7 hits in nine innings.

9th  Mike Tiernan’s 4th-inning grand slam, off Ice Box Chamberlain is the difference in a 5-4 Giants win over the visiting Reds. Tiernan led the NL in homers the past two seasons but will hit just five this season.

13th  Boston shuts out Washington 9–0. Senator OF Patsy Donovan does his best to stave off defeat with 4 hits, but is thrown out at the plate 3 times.

16th  Tim O’Rourke hits a bases-loaded, 2-out, bottom-of-the-9th, 2-strike triple to give Baltimore a stunning 6–5 win over the Pirates.

17th The lowly Browns lose to the host Phillies, 9-1, as the Quakers are helped by an errant throw in the 6th by 2B Bob Caruthers on a grounder by Dummy Stephenson. The target of the throw, SS Jack Glasscock, accuses Caruthers of trying to kill him and demands a trade within 10 days by owner Chris Von der Ahe (reported in the New York Times, September 21, 1892). Glasscock plays in the next game as apparently cooler heads prevail.   Caruthers, possibly coincidently, is given his release next March.

19th  P Charles “Kid” Nichols, Boston’s premier hurler, hits a grand slam in the 5th off Tom Vickery and a bases-loaded triple in the 6thto give the Beaneaters a 14–0 lead over Baltimore. In the bottom of the 6th he has to leave the mound when hit by a batted ball. The Orioles quickly score 11 runs, but still lose 14–11.

21st Pitching for the Cleveland Spiders after Boston had traded him, John Clarkson beats Pittsburgh, 3–2, for his 300th win. The Spiders manage just 2 hits off Adonis Terry, winning in the 9th on 2 walks, a sac, and a single, good for 2 runs. Clarkson allows 4 hits. The win avenges a similar loss yesterday to Pittsburgh.

26th  Following an 11–0 pasting of Chicago, a fire destroys the Louisville Colonels’ ballpark and much of the team’s equipment, including all bats and many uniforms. Only the bleachers survive, but a home twinbill against Chicago on the 28th is played and is well attended.

28th  Bill Hutchinson pitches both games for Chicago against Louisville, winning the first 5–4 and losing the second 5–3. It’s emblematic of his season as he’ll finish 36–36.

In Philadelphia’s 11–1 victory over Washington, lefty Jack Clements gets a triple on a ball that lands on top of the RF wall and must be retrieved by Senator OF Larry Twitchell. Despite the three bagger, Clements is the only 19th century player (minimum 1000 games) with more homeruns than triples.

29th  The Beaneaters overcome 14 errors, including 5 by 2B Joe Quinn, to defeat Washington 12–8. Quinn led the NL’s second basemen in fielding percentage with a mark of .951.

30th  Willie Keeler makes his ML debut by singling and scoring for New York, but his efforts cannot prevent a 5–4 loss to Philadelphia.