Baseball game summaries from the New York Times, 1890
BOTH NEW-YORK CLUBS BEATEN.
EWING'S TEAM TWICE DEFEATED BY
Ewing's gilt-edged team lowered its colors twice to
the Clevelands at Cleveland yesterday. In both
games the local club led at the bat and won by their
opportune work with the ash. Early in the first
game O'Rourke and Slattery collided while running
for a fly ball, and both were compelled to retire.
Johnston and Vaughn took their places. Scores:
CINCINNATI WINS AGAIN.
Up to the eighth inning of yesterday's game at
Cincinnati the New-Yorks failed to get a hit off the
pitching of Mullane, when Denny cracked the ball
out for a home run. Two costly errors and three hits
scored 4 runs for the Cincinnatis in the second inning,
giving them the game. Attendance, 2,108.
[BROOKLYN vs. CHICAGO]
A large crowd saw Anson's men defeated at Chicago.
Terry was well-nigh invincible, while Luby was hit
so hard that Anson substituted Demarris after the
sixth inning. Terry's support was excellent, and he
fielded his position beautifully. The score by innings:
ANOTHER GAME FOR WARD'S MEN
The Bisons lost the third game of the series with
Brooklyn at Buffalo yesterday. Krock was hit quite
freely in a couple of innings, and disastrous errors
helped to make matters worse. Hemming pitched
the ninth inning for Brooklyn, and the Bisons batted
him hard. Attendance, 1,347. Score:
The New-York and Cleveland National League
teams will play at Indianapolis the last three days of
this week. The Pittsburgs will transfer the game
scheduled with the Brooklyns from Pittsburg to
J. Palmer O'Neil says he is going to resign the
Presidency of the Pittsburg National League Club.
He took the team when salaries were away behind,
and has gradually worked things so that the club is
about paying expenses.
Mutrie's [?] men have lost every game they have
played on this trip, six in all. Perhaps they may be
able to do something with the Pittsburgs and Clevelands,
the weakest teams in the League.
The Brooklyn and Columbus Association teams will
play at the Long Island Grounds this afternoon.
BASEBALL IS NOT DEAD YET
NEARLY 140,000 PEOPLE ATTENDED
MUTRIK'S TEAM WINS AND LOSES--
EWING'S DEFEATED TWICE--BOTH
PLAY EXTRA-INNING GAMES.
The New-York National League Club began its
series of games at Cleveland yesterday. They celebrated
the day by winning one game, although they
should have had two. They seem to have braced up
on their previous bad playing, and fielded and batted
well. The honors belong to Rusie and Clarke, who
composed the battery in both games. In the first
game Rusie was very steady in all except one inning,
but in that inning they got five safe hits, which, with
a base on balls and two errors, gave Cleveland 7 runs.
In the other eight innings the Clevelands got but five
hits. Clarke did some praiseworthy work behind the
bat, and nearly every one who attempted to steal second
base was nailed by his accurate throws. The
second game was a most exciting one, and ten innings
had to be played to decide the contest. Rusie
came to the rescue and won it. He pitched great ball
in this game.
In the morning game the Clevelands got a lead of 9 runs
when they had played two innings. This did
not trouble the New Yorks, who started in and began
playing a splendid uphill game. After the first
inning they were blanked in but two innings. They
hit the ball in good style, but could not quite get
there. They outbatted and outfielded their opponents,
but a three-bagger by Veach in the second
inning when the bases were filled was what won the
game for Cleveland.
Before time for the afternoon game to be called it
rained, but a liberal use of sawdust put the ground
in condition to play on. The contest was a model
one, and was marked by excellent fielding on both
sides. It was a bitter pill for the Clevelands to swallow,
for they had the game in hand until the ninth
inning hove in sight. Burkett started in to pitch for
the New-Yorks, but after presenting the Clevelands
with a couple of runs in the first inning by his wildness
and starting in to repeat the performance in the
second he was taken out and Rusie called
in. When the spectators saw him enter the
box they thought Cleveland had the game.
But Mr. Rusie twisted his curves in all
conceivable shapes, and the Clevelands could
hit them safely but three times. The New-Yorks
got one run in the first inning on Tiernan's base on
balls, a steal, and two sacrifice hits. The score stood
2 to 1 in favor of the home team until the ninth inning.
Second baseman Ardner muffed Tiernan's
fly and the latter reached second base. Hornung
came to time with a safe hit, sending in Tiernan. In
the tenth inning Henry got his base on balls, went
to second and third on two sacrifice hits, and scored
on Rusie's single. The score by innings:
EWING'S MEN STRUGGLED HARD.
The New-York Players' League Club did not have
a very glorious day of it yesterday at Chicago. They
did not celebrate. There was no reason why they
should. They lost two games. Had they been able
to hit a balloon they should have had two scalps
dangling from their belts last night. Crane and
O'Day did phenomenal work in the box, and they
were not in the least to blame for the loss of the
game. The New-Yorks had evidently forgotten how
to hit the ball. The Chicagos got but one hit off
King, the ex-Association pitcher, held the visitors
down to four hits in the morning game, and, if it had
not been for Darling, who evidently felt sorry for
them, they would not have got a run. Neither side
scored until the second inning. Boyle got his base on
balls. He stole second base on a wild throw by Ewing
into centre field. Darling hit for three bases and
Boyle scored. Daily tallied [?] on Bastian's sacrifice.
In the third inning Pfeffer got his base by forcing
Ryan out on second. He went to second on "Buck's"
passed ball and scored on Boyle's single. The New<­>Yorks
got nothing but goose eggs until the ninth inning,
when Darling muffed Boyle's throw of
O'Rourke's hit, the latter scoring on Ewing's two<­>bagger.
In the second game the New-Yorks had the game
in hand until the ninth inning, when, on two hits and
a sacrifice, Chicago tied the score. The New-Yorks
lost in the eleventh inning. On a muffed fly ball by
Slattery, a passed ball, two two-baggers, and a single,
Chicago scored twice. The score by innings:
TWO EXCITING GAMES
It rained in Pittsburg both morning and afternoon,
but it cleared off enough so that there were no post<­>ponements.
Both games were hotly contested, and
it was not until the last man was out in each game
that the Brooklyns were assured of two victories.
The home team came within one of winning in the
morning. Every man jumped on to Caruther's
curves in the fifth inning, and for a time it seemed as
if all Pandemonium had been let loose. On five singles,
three two-baggers, and a base on balls, the
Pittsburgs got 8 runs and tied the score. Rost's [?]
error in the sixth inning allowed the Brooklyns to
get the winning run. Bowman's wildness lost the
afternoon game for the home team. The score by
THEY BREAK EVEN.
Ward's Brooklyn team came near losing two games
at Pittsburg yesterday, but he managed to take advantage
of the home team's misplays in the first
game and won it in the last inning. Ward's play in
this game was the feature. He accepted six chances
without an error, made three hits, and stole four
bases. The Brooklyns were ahead up to the eighth
inning, when the Pittsburgs lined Van Haltren's
curves into the field for 2 runs. Kinslow had three
strikes on him in the ninth inning, but Quinn let the
ball go past him, and Kinslow was safe. He scored
the winning run on Van Haltren's three-bagger. In
the second game Weyhing was batted for 7 earned
runs, although not so many hits were made off him as
off Tener. The Brooklyns put up a poor fielding
game. The score by innings:
KENNEDY'S TEAM LEAVES THE FIELD
Manager Kennedy's Brooklyn team began a series
of games at St. Louis yesterday. They were defeated
in the morning by better general playing and harder
batting on the part of the St. Louis Club. The afternoon
game was the most exciting in its outcome of
any that have been seen on the St. Louis grounds
this season. When the eighth inning was opened the
score stood St. Louis, 5 ; Brooklyn, 1. Brooklyn then
started in and knocked out 5 runs, 3 of them earned.
The Browns opened the ninth by Higgins,
Gittinger, and Wells getting their bases on
balls, filling the bases, and no one out.
Fuller flied out, and McCarthy drove a grounder to
Gerhardt at second. Wells started from first base,
but Gerhardt touched him out and then threw to
O'Brien at first, retiring McCarthy. Higgins ran
home from third base, and as Kerins, one of the St.
Louis players, who was umpiring, would not call
Wells out, the score was tied. The Brooklyns then
left the field, and Kerins gave the game to the
Browns -- 9 to 0. The score by innings:
IS THIS THE WAY THEY PLAY
BOTH OUR TEAMS KEEP UP
THEIR LOSING STREAK.
THEY CAN'T HIT THE BALL AT THE
PROPER TIME--BYRNE'S MEN TAKE
TWO GAMES--OTHER GAMES.
Yesterday was another inglorious day for our clubs
as both were defeated, the National League team by
a scratch and the Players' by most overwhelming
odds. Both teams will begin a series of games on the
home grounds here tomorrow.
At Cleveland only about five hundred people saw
the game. The New-York National Leaguers failed
to bunch their hits, and as a consequence had twelve
men left on bases. Zimmer got in a two-bagger in
the third inning when the bases were filled. This
gave Cleveland 2 runs. The sun troubled Henry,
and a dropped liner by him in the first inning gave
the home team a run, and in the second he misjudged
Zimmer's hit, which netted three bases. Henry then
went to centre field and Tierran to left. Welch
pitched fine ball, except in the third inning, when he
practically gave Cleveland 2 runs by a wild pitch and
a base on balls. The features were a great one<­>handed
catch by Denny and his home run. The
score by innings:
NO MERCY SHOWN TO CRANE.
The New-York Players' League Club wound up
their first trip at Chicago yesterday with a showing
that made their friends weep when they heard of it.
Crane pitched, and he was batted for 7 earned runs.
The big and brawny men who represent the metropolis
and who have been heralded to the world as such
great and mighty hitters made a sorry mess of it in
trying to pulverize the curves of an amateur named
Barston, getting only four safe hits. And yet they
tell us young blood is of no earthly use. The score
TWO GAMES IN ONE DAY.
The Brooklyn and Pittsburg (N.L.) teams played
two games at Washington Park, Brooklyn, yesterday.
Baker was wild in the first game, and the
Brooklyns had no trouble in winning. In the second
the Brooklyns took a big lead, but in the eighth
inning the visitors solved Terry's curves and batted
out 8 runs, tying the score. Bowman forced
a run across the plate in the eighth inning by
a base on balls, allowing Brooklyn to tie the score.
In the ninth Hecker went into the box, and the
Brooklyns would not have won but for a dropped
thrown ball by Wilson at first base. Bowman lost
the game for the visitors, as of the 12 runs scored by
the Brooklyns 6 resulted from bases on balls. The
COULDN'T HIT AT THE RIGHT TIME.
John Ward's Brooklyn team allowed the Pittsburgs
to defeat them at Pittsburg yesterday. His men
could not connect with the ball when somebody was
on the bases, and their fielding was of that kind that
is called rocky. The home club managed to bunch
their hits, and, aided by errors, won the game much
easier than the score would really indicate. The
score by innings:
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