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  • 1870 - The Chicago White Stockings host the New York Mutuals at Dexter Park with the unofficial national championship at stake with 6,000 fans on hand. With his team ahead, 13-12, and having just walked the bases loaded, Mutuals pitcher Rynie Wolters walks off the mound, claiming the umpire is biased. The game ends with the score reverting to the last completed inning, giving Chicago a 7-5 win although the Mutuals continue to proclaim themselves the champs.
  • 1989 - The Senior Professional Baseball Association begins its first season. The list of retired major leaguers playing in the 35-and-older league includes future Hall of Famers Rollie Fingers and Ferguson Jenkins, and former All-Stars like Paul Blair, Vida Blue, Bert Campaneris, Cheo Cruz, Dock Ellis, George Foster, Graig Nettles and Amos Otis.

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