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Jesse Burkett The future Hall of Famer called ‘Crab’ becomes the first player to hit .400 in consecutive campaigns

In the season finale played at Louisville’s Eclipse Park, Cleveland Spider outfielder Jesse Burkett gets three hits in the team’s 4-3 victory over the Colonels to finish the year with a .410 batting average. The future Hall of Famer called ‘Crab’ becomes the first player to hit .400 in consecutive campaigns, having batted .405 last season.

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New Britain, CT native Tom Lynch becomes the first major league umpire to work in over 1,000 games. The National League arbitrator, who becomes the president of the circuit in 1910, will be behind home plate in 1309 of 1325 of the games he will work.

New Britain, CT native Tom Lynch becomes the first major league umpire to work in over 1,000 games. The National League arbitrator, who becomes the president of the circuit in 1910, will be behind home plate in 1309 of 1325 of the games he will work.

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John Montgomery Ward, who has not played or managed for the last two seasons, objects to being reserved by the New York Giants

1896 – Long before Marvin Miller and Curt Flood attacked the reserve clause, John Montgomery Ward, who has not played or managed for the last two seasons, objects to being reserved by the New York Giants. At the National League meeting in February, his appeal is upheld, and Ward becomes a free agent.

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Denny Lyons scores the winning run in the 9th inning to lead Pittsburgh to a 7 – 6 win over Washington. Lyons gets into scoring position by running from first base to third base – across the pitcher’s mound – on a fielder’s choice. The umpire does not see Lyons’s transgression, a common one in the 1890s.

On June 20, Denny Lyons scores the winning run in the 9th inning to lead Pittsburgh to a 7 – 6 win over Washington. Lyons gets into scoring position by running from first base to third base – across...

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Rookie Cincinnati Reds pitcher Bumpus Jones throws a no-hitter against the Pittsburgh Pirates

1892 – On the last day the season, Cincinnati Reds pitcher Bumpus Jones, in his first major league appearance, throws a no-hitter against the Pittsburgh Pirates. This will turn out to be the latest date in the season that a no-hitter is ever pitched in the major leagues. After that, Jones will pitch only one more season, in 1893, leading to a 2-4 career record with 10 strikeouts and a 7.99 ERA in 41 2/3 innings of labor.

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Exposition Park hosts its first Pirates game

Exposition Park, which opened last year as the home of the Pittsburgh Burghers of the short-lived Players’ League, hosts its first Pirates game, a National League contest that the Bucs lose to Chicago, 7-6. The ballpark located on the north side of the Allegheny River, across from Pittsburgh’s downtown area, will be the team’s home until they move to Forbes Field in 1909.

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Pittsburgh Alleghenys and Cleveland Spiders make the heaviest raids against American Association

1891 – The Pittsburgh Alleghenys and Cleveland Spiders are the two National League clubs making the heaviest raids against American Association player contracts, following the latter’s denunciation of the National Agreement two weeks ago. Pittsburgh further earns its new nickname of “Pirates” by signing good-hitting outfielder Pete Browning and pitcher Scott Stratton away from the Louisville Colonels.

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Bill Phillips becomes the first pitcher to allow two grand slams in the same inning

Bill Phillips becomes the first pitcher to allow two grand slams in the same inning, when Tom Burns and Malachi Kittridge both take the Alleghenys’ right-hander deep in the same frame of an 18-5 loss to the Chicago Colts. In 1999, Chan Ho Park will match the dubious feat, but will have the distinction of giving up both bases-full homers to the same batter, Fernando Tatis of the Cardinals.

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Cy Young wins his major league debut

Cy Young, making his major league debut, is credited with the win when the Cleveland Spiders beat the Colts in Chicago’s West Side Park, 8-1. During his 22-year career, the 23 year-old right-hander will average more than 23 victories per season en route to a major league record of 511 victories, a mark believed by many to be unbreakable.

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