This Day In Baseball June 24
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Events for June 24
The Forest Citys, an amateur team organized by the Forest City Baseball Club in 1865, endure a devastating defeat when they are pummelled by the Philadelphia Athletics, 85-11. A professional Forest City team will take the field next season, losing the first pro baseball game ever played in Cleveland when they drop a 25-6 decision to the Cincinnati Red Stockings at Case Commons.
After Cincy loses 8 – 0 in the opener of a twinbill, the Reds’ Bill Phillips sets several records in game two as he gives up 19 runs and 22 hits at Philadelphia, losing, 19 – 1. He faces a record 55 batters, with 49 official at bats – both records for the 20th century. Phils pitcher Doc White has four hits, including an inside-the-park home run.
At the Polo Grounds, the Giants beat Boston, 2 – 1, in 12 innings, with Christy Mathewson getting the win. With two outs in the 12th, Matty hits a fly ball to CF Rip Cannell, who drops the ball. Catcher Frank Bowerman, on first base, chugs around with the winning run. Irv Young is the unfortunate loser.