GIANTS NEAR CHAMPIONSHIP AGAINST BROOKLYN
BROOKLYN, N.Y. – (Oct. 29, 1889) New York moved within one game of winning its second straight World’s Series championship yesterday with a 16 to 7 drubbing of the Brooklyn Bridegrooms.
The Giants pummeled Brooklyn’s Adonis Terry, who up until yesterday had been Brooklyn’s most effective pitcher in the Series. Meantime, Cannonball Crane rolled up his third win in the post-season contests.
New York began the shelling in the first inning when the Giants loaded the bases, and Roger Connor knocked in two runs with a single to right field. Danny Richardson singled in two more runs, stole third and came home on a sacrifice fly to give New York an early 5 to 0 lead.
Brooklyn struck back in its half of the inning when Hub Collins walked, and Dave “Needles” Foutz hit a hot liner to right center that got by Mike Slattery for a two-run homer.
New York silenced hopes of a Brooklyn comeback in the second inning by adding four more runs to make the score 9 to 2. In the third, Art Whitney batted in another run to make it 10 to 2 Giants. New York piled it on against Terry in the fourth, boosting the score to 12 to 2 led by Connor’s triple.
That was all for Terry. In the fifth inning, the Adonis switched places with first baseman Foutz, who took over the pitching. Foutz blanked New York in the fifth, but in the sixth inning the Giants opened their lead to 15 to 2 as many of the Brooklyn faithful began exiting the stands.
The Bridegrooms attempted a come-back in the eighth inning as Oyster Burns hit a two-run homer to narrow the score to 15 to 4. But after New York added a run in the top of the ninth, the Bridegrooms trailed 16 to 4 as they came up for their last bats. Darby O’Brien tripled in two runs and scored on a passed ball. But it was too little, too late. The teams play again tomorrow at New York’s Polo Grounds, with Brooklyn needing a win to stay alive.