1895 September

1st  Aaron B. Champion, president of the renowned 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings, the first pro team, dies in London.

2nd Dusty Miller belts an 11th inning homer as the Reds win game 1, 4–3, over Boston. Boston takes game 2 by a 7–3 score.

3rd The New York Giants beat Chicago, 6-3, handing Bill Hutchinson his 10th straight loss to the Giants. The streak began in 1893.

6th  At the Polo Grounds, the Giants edge the 8th-place Pirates 7-6 in a seesaw game, with George Davis scoring the winner in the 9th. With the score 3-3 in the last of the 5th Davis leads off with a drive to right field that Patsy Donovan runs down and throws to 2B. Hank O’Day, the lone umpire, who is right at the bag calls Davis safe, prompting a long and loud argument from Pirates manager Connie Mack. Finally O’Day thumbs Mack out of the game, the only time in his career as player and manager that Mack is ejected. A police escort is called for as Mack will not leave the field willingly.

Brooklyn’s Ad Miller throws a one-hitter to down Cleveland, 2–1. The only Cleveland hit is a double by Burkett.

9th  For the 2nd time in 10 days, last-place Louisville breaks an opponent’s winning streak this time by beating the Phillies 9–8, snapping their 12-game streak. On August 30th the Colonels halted Brooklyn’s 11-game streak with a 6–5 win.

10th  Cleveland is again limited to one hit, this time by Baltimore’s Sadie McMahon, in a 6-2 loss before 8200. McKean has the only hit. Baltimore (73-38) leads Cleveland (74-45) in the pennant race.

In an 8-4 win over the visiting Browns, Boston rookie Joe Harrington homers in his first at bat, the first National Leaguer to accomplish that. Purchased from his home town Fall Village (New England League), Joe will hit another homer this year, and one more next season before getting his release.

14th  In the 8th inning of the Baltimore-Brooklyn game a foul tip shatters the mask of umpire Tim Hurst, driving a wire into his forehead which strikes an artery. Amazingly, Hurst remains in the game despite the blood. Baltimore wins, 14-5. as Willie Keeler scores 5 runs for the second time in a month.

15th  The second place Spiders sweep a pair from St. Louis, winning 19-9 and 8-5. Jesse Burkett scores 5 runs in game 1 for the second time in a month.

16th  In Washington, Charlie Abbey hits a 4th inning grand slam off Brickyard Kennedy in game 1 as Washington outslugs Brooklyn, 16-12. Abbey scores 4 runs and has 4 hits, while Deacon McGuire has a single, triple and homer. Mike Griffin has 5 hits for the Bridegrooms. Brooklyn wins the second game, 11-3, as “the home team fielded like amateurs all the way through” (New York Times).

21st The Reds score 8 in the 8th and beat Louisville, 19–8.

Harry Davis debuts with the New York Giants and has three hits and 5 RBI to help beat Boston, 13-12.

23rd If a tree falls in the forest? Arlie Latham his a grand slam in the 8th off Dewey McDougal to pace the Reds to a 15-6 win over St. Louis. But only 100 fans are on hand at Sportsman’s Park to see it.

With the help of two homers by Jack Crooks, both off Amos Rusie, Washington downs New York, 9-7.

27th  At Philadelphia, Norwegian-born John Anderson hits a grand slam for Brooklyn off Deke White in the 9th with 2 outs as the two teams battle to a 14-14 tie., ended by darkness. Hamilton has 5 hits for Philley. They will play two tomorrow.

28th  Two days before the end of the season Baltimore finally clinches the NL pennant with a 5–2 victory over the New York Giants. Cleveland’s 9–8 win in Louisville goes for naught.

At Philadelphia, Brooklyn whips the Phils twice by 6-3 scores. Al Orth takes the first-game loss and ends his rookie year at 8-1.

29th Center fielder Hercules Burnett, playing in his 6th and last game, lives up to his nickname with a single, double, and 7th inning homer to pace his Louisville Colonels to a 13–8 win over Cleveland. The game is stopped after 8 innings because of darkness.

30th Washington ends the season by splitting a friendly pair with Boston. The Nationals win 15–7, then lose 10–8. Ed Cartwright hits for the cycle for the Nationals while Jim McGuire gets a gift homer in the opener when Hugh Duffy refused to pick up the ball till McGuire circles the bases. McGuire gets another gift in game 2, a silver tea set, for being the most popular Washington player. Duffy wins the prize for the most Boston franchise records in a season as he finishes with a batting average of .438, OBA of .502, SA of .694, 81 extra base hits, 50 doubles, 374 total bases, 160 runs and 236 hits.

At Chicago, the first-place Orioles pour it on, winning 20-9 over the Colts. Heinie Reitz hits a grand slam for the O’s.

In Philadelphia’s 10-9 10-inning win over Brooklyn, Billy Hamilton scores 5 runs for the Phils. Teammate Ed Delahanty has 5 hits and a running catch.