1893 September

2nd  In a lengthy interview in the New York Clipper, John Ward describes in detail Boston’s invention and use of new strategies like the hit-and-run and the delayed steal.

3rd Mal Kittridge breaks a 4-4 tie with a 5th inning grand slam off of Baltimore’s Tony Mullane and Chicago holds on for a 9-8 victory at West Side Grounds.

4th Baltimore explodes for 10 runs in the 2nd inning, but host Chicago responds back to win, 15–10.

Philadelphia scores 5 runs in the bottom of the 9th to tie Cincinnati, then wins in the 10th, 11-10.

5th A week after his first ML homer, rookie Parke Wilson parks his second, a grand slam, as the Giants are victorious over the Phillies, 13-6. It comes in the 5th inning off Gus Weyhing.

8th Cleveland shrugs off a first inning triple play and whips Washington, 7-0.

10th  Chicago mauls the last place Washington Senators, winning 12-3. Jiggs Parrott paces a 7-run 4th inning with a grand slam off of Al Maul.

11th  George Davis’s 33-game hitting streak is broken as his Giants lose at Cleveland 8–6.

13th  Boston star Tommy McCarthy dislocates 2 toes sliding into 3B against Chicago. His loss is felt as the game ends in a 5-inning 8–8 tie.

Another tie takes place between Cincinnati and Philadelphia, 1–1 in 15 innings.

18th Preceding the Reds home game, a 7–6 win over Baltimore, Cincy’s assistant grounds keeper, Louis Can, marries his fiancé in a ceremony at home plate. After the game the newlyweds leave for a honeymoon at the World’s Fair in Chicago.

Louisville pitcher George “Old Wax Figger” Hemming walks the first 4 New Yorkers he faces, but with a DP and a failed steal he escapes with no runs scored. Louisville wins, 8–6.

Cleveland pitcher John Clarkson hits a game-ending inside-the-park homer in the 10th against Boston, to give his team a 7–6 win.

19th Louisville’s Scott Stratton gives up 13 hits but still shuts out New York, 3–0. Stratton’s generosity is a 19th century mark.

21st  John “Bid” McPhee, the Reds’ star 2B, tries a glove for the first time. However, he ends the experiment before the end of the season, but will convert in two years.

26th  Baltimore rallies for 5 runs in the bottom of the 9th to topple St. Louis, 8-7.

28th  After moving into the lead with 3 runs in the top of the 9th, Philadelphia players allow themselves to be retired quickly in order to finish the game before it is called on account of darkness. However, Cleveland foils their plans by scoring 4 runs in the bottom of the 9th to win 11–10.

30th  On the last day of the season St. Louis takes two from the NL champion Boston Beaneaters, winning 17-6 and 16-4. In game 2, St. Louis rookie Duff Cooley goes 6-for-6 while teammate Frank Shugart scores 5 runs. It’s a good day for Joe Quinn. In pre-game ceremonies, the St. Louis second baseman is honored by The Sporting News as the most popular baseball player in America, and receives a gold watch. The Aussie-born Quinn then collects 8 hits in the doubleheader, the first player to accomplish that feat.