Cincinnati Reds vs Philadelphia Athletics
May 24th 1891
East End Park
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R H E
PHI 0 x x x x x x x x - 0 - -
CIN 0 x x x x x x x x - 0 - -
Cincinnati   AB R 1B SB SH PO A E
  Philadelphia AB R 1B SB SH PO A E
  N/A N/A
American Association
Boston 36 26 10 0 .722 - 290 172
Baltimore 34 22 11 1 .667 2.5 281 209
St. Louis 39 21 17 1 .553 6.0 273 212
Philadelphia 25 16 17 2 .485 8.5 221 229
Cincinnati 40 17 22 1 .436 10.5 230 263
Louisville 39 17 22 0 .436 10.5 231 294
Columbus 37 15 22 0 .405 11.5 212 240
Washington 32 9 22 1 .290 14.5 177 296
Chief Deitsch Calls the Game At Pendleton.
Cincinnati Commercial Gazette
Well, there was no game at the East End Park, yesterday afternoon. Cincinnati's worthy Chief of Police, Colonel Deitsch was there, supported by seventy-five of his big, blue-uniformed coppers, and when he commanded that the law should be obeyed the Quaker City lads and Captain Kelly's ball-tossers quietly submitted and left for the Fulton District Police Station. It seems a pity that the players were not permitted to play the game, since they had traveled so many hundred miles for the sport.

Deitsch was determined that there should not be a game, and he frequently stated during the past few days that he proposed to break it up, as he had received orders from the Mayor to arrest the players when they took the field. The officials of the local club thought that Mayor Mosby was discriminating against base ball and they worked industriously with His Honor up to within a few hours of the time for starting the game, hoping that he could be induced to rescind or modify his orders to the Chief of the Department. This he declined to do, and the game was "called" by Umpire Deitsch after the first inning, much to the disappointment of the three thousand spectators who had assembled at the Pendleton Grounds.

When President Renau found that the Mayor could not be driven from the stand he had taken, he decided to play an inning or two in order that a test case might be brought up in the Police Court. Chief Deitsch had on his full regimental uniform, and his dandy coppers never appeared on dress parade to better advantage than they did yesterday afternoon as they marched in solid battalions, and counter-marched upon the field in the presence of the assembled multitude.

From the extensive preparations made by the Chief, one would readily believe that he was marching out to put down some gigantic mob, for all that was lacking to make his equipment complete were a few Gatling guns. a squad of police, mounted and on foot, assailed the park, while a half-dozen, patrol wagons and a reserve of seventy-five men were held in readiness at the Fulton Station to move to scene of action on a minute's notice. Colonel
Deitsch never does anything by halves. He was going to capture the eighteen ball players if it required the entire police force to do it, his policy being to prevent any possible disposition to disorder by an overpowering show of force.

The police received a much different reception than they had anticipated from the crowd, for when the vanguard moved through the gates at the park they were applauded instead of hissed and hooted at. The police were drawn up in line on the south of the pavilion and then followed a long and embarrassing wait. The Cincinnati players were slow in dressing, for a number of them did not relish the ideas of being placed under arrest. They finally took their place on the field attired in their neat traveling uniforms of blue and red, and their appearance was the signal for an outburst of applause. Just as the game was started the two Coney Island steamers landed with their hundreds of passengers and the crowd without the gates was swelled to thousands.

The Athletics went to the bat and the
Cincinnatis to the field. The visitors went out in quick order, and then the Reds went in for a round with the ball. Chief Dietsch became impatient and he suddenly threw up his hand, and the game was called. There wasn't a murmur from the crowd. At the gates they were refunded their money and quietly dispersed. The Athletics proceeded at once to the Fulton Station in their bus and after the Cincinnati players had donned their citizen's attire, they also proceeded to the station-house and submitted to arrest.

The bonds were promptly signed by Otto Betz, one of the Directors of the Cincinnati Club, and after the players were notified to appear in the Police Court at 9 o'clock this morning they were allowed to go.

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