Charlie Buffinton of the Phillies allows one
real hit and 2 "phantoms" (walks) in shutting out
Buffinton pitches his 2nd straight one-hitter
(not counting walks), beating Chicago 17-4. "Buff"
is making a successful comeback after being given
up on by Boston last winter.
Tip O'Neill gets his 10th consecutive hit (including
one walk but not including one HBP) before being retired
by Cleveland pitcher John Kirby.
At the Mets' grounds on Staten Island, Athletic batter
Gus Weyhing hits an apparent triple that Indian RF
Bob Hogan kicks into the stage of the play "The Fall
of Babylon." Since the ground rules at park call for
a double on hits into the theatrical set, the umpire
orders Weyhing back to 2B. After a futile argument,
the Athletics leave the field and forfeit the
St. Louis P Dave Foutz suffers a broken thumb when
hit by a line drive. When he eventually returns to
pitching, he will be ineffective.
John Clarkson and Chicago beat Detroit again, 6-4
this time. Since the NL has just thrown out a protested
game previously awarded to the Wolverines, this leaves
Chicago and Detroit tied for first place.
Detroit bounces back and beats Clarkson and Chicago
5-3 with a 5-run 4th-inning rally to regain sole
possession of first place.
Managing from the press table costs Ollie Caylor and
the Mets a game. With a Baltimore runner on 3B in
the bottom of the 10th inning, manager Caylor yells
last-second instructions to C Bill Holbert. Just as
Holbert turns around to look at the press stand, P
Al Mays begins his delivery. When Mays sees Holbert
turned away, however, he stops, committing a balk
that sends the winning run across the plate for the
Mike Kelly and Ezra Sutton score 6 runs each as the
Beaneaters trounce the Alleghenies 28-14. The
score is the biggest ever yielded by a Pittsburgh
Denny Lyons of the Athletics is held hitless for the
first time since May 23rd, ending a 52-game hitting
streak. In 2 of those games, however, Lyons's only
hits were actually bases on balls.
Blondie Purcell succeeds Tom Burns as the Baltimore
Orioles' captain. The high-strung Burns overstepped
his bounds yesterday when he threw a ball at the opposing
pitcher after grounding out in the 9th inning.
The Mets use 5 pitchers while being bombed by Louisville,
becoming the first team ever to use that many
in one game. For Louisville, the victory is the 6th
in a row.