This Day In Baseball May 23
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Events for May 23
In a battle of the top two Cincinnati teams‚ the Red Stockings cut down the Buckeyes‚ 28 – 10. Asa Brainard‚ from the Excelsior Club‚ makes his first appearance with the Reds as a number of players have changed teams this year. Those who do so while having a valid contract with their original team are called “revolvers.”
The Louisville Colonels drop a game to Brooklyn because they have run out of baseballs. The home team is responsible for supplying balls‚ but the game begins with just three baseballs on hand‚ two of them practice balls borrowed from Brooklyn. By the 3rd inning‚ the balls are worn out and a messenger sent for new ones does not arrive back in time. Louisville is forced to forfeit the game.
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