BROOKLYN THROWS AWAY GAME
BALTIMORE – (Oct. 8, 1889) The American Association pennant race tightened yesterday at Brooklyn lost to Baltimore 3 to 2 on costly throwing errors by catcher Bob Clark and outfielder Darby O’Brien.
In game played before only 249 people, Brooklyn went up 1 to 0 in the second inning. But Baltimore struck back in the sixth inning on Irv Ray’s double and John Kerins’ single off Adonis Terry to move ahead 2 to 1. After Brooklyn tied the score at 2 to 2, Baltimore came to bat in the ninth inning. After two men were out, Ray singled and attempted to steal second. Brooklyn catcher Clark threw wild, and Ray reached third. Kerins then hit a fly ball to left fielder O’Brien, who threw wild to home, allowing Ray to score the winning run.
Terry took the loss, even though he gave up only five hits. Brooklyn got only five hits off Baltimore hurler Frank Forman.
St. Louis was idle yesterday, but picked up a half game in the standings. The Browns now trail Brooklyn by only two games.
American Association Standings
Team W L Pct. GB
Brooklyn 88 43 .672
St. Louis 85 44 .659 2