BROOKLYN BOUNCES BACK
RIDGEWOOD, N.Y. – (Oct. 7, 1889) The Brooklyn Bridegrooms rebounded yesterday to beat the Philadelphia Athletics 9 to 0 behind Bob Caruthers in a rain-shortened Sunday game.
The contest was scoreless until the fourth inning when Brooklyn went up 4 to 0, thanks to a series of Philadelphia errors and wild pitches. Germany Smith singled in another run in the fifth inning. After the Bridegrooms loaded the bases in the sixth inning, Pop Corkhill blasted a triple over the center fielder’s head. Corkhill then scored on a single by Caruthers to boost the score to 9 to 0.
At this point, Athletics captain George Stovey complained about standing out the rain with wet feet. Besides, he wanted to take an early train to Columbus where Philadelphia plays tomorrow. With the rain coming down harder, the Philadelphia manager asked the umpire to call the game, which he did.
Caruthers, who gave up only four hits, won his 38th game of the year. He then rushed home to his wife, who is expecting the couple’s first child any day now. The Bridegrooms leave tonight for Baltimore.
St. Louis kept pace in the pennant race by winning its fourth straight game over the Kansas City Cowboys by a score of 9 to 4. Veteran Toad Ramsey pitched the win for the Browns. St. Louis next heads to Louisville.
American Association Standings
Team W L Pct. GB
Brooklyn 88 42 .677
St. Louis 85 44 .659 2 l/2