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There is nothing going on in sports. Please enjoy these delightful 19th century dispatches instead. 

By Dan Gartland and Brendan Maloy
July 13, 2016

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Our readers love to ask us if it’s a slow news day, but today actually is. Nothing ever happens on the day after the MLB All-Star Game. 

This year is no exception. No, a court denying Tom Brady’s petition for a rehearing doesn’t count. Everyone is sick of Deflategate. 

We’ve been twiddling our thumbs all day long, but we know our readers are itching for news. In the absence of new news, we’ll have to settle for old news. Very old news. 

We’ve scoured the archives of the long-defunct sports newspaper Sporting Life to bring you all the latest news from 1892. 

How to watch sports on the slowest sports day of the year

Base ball season begins with a terrifying cartoon


Gumbert nearly killed

Dunlap’s scare


Brooklyn “weaklings” have a chance to “enthuse”

Cleveland’s front office wants to murder Arthur Irwin

Ward is a scoundrel

Player fights reporter


Fugitive absconds on a bike

A lesson for women who want to ride a bike


Football players keep dying

A dog is also dead


Amateur baseball player attacked by wife for mid-game flirting

Albert Dalrymple is a bad husband

Brooklyn team raises $300 for player who died of typhoid

Sporting Life’s full archives, stretching from 1883 to 1917, can be accessed here. If you’re looking for more old-school baseball, check out our Dead Dead Ball Ballplayer of the Week series. 

Hopefully that’s enough to hold you over until baseball starts for real again on Friday. 

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