IN THE NEWS: In a 3–0 Chicago win over the host Reds, Cubs player-manager Frank Chance leaves the game suffering from a blood clot in the brain. Except for 11 brief appearances at 1B over the next three years, his playing days are over.
The A's pound Walter Johnson for 13 runs, the most he'll allow in his career, and beat Washington, 13–8. Frank Baker hits his 2nd of five career homers off Johnson in the 6th with a man on.
Ty Cobb, who had an infield single off Earl Hamilton in his last game, on June 29th, repeats by beating out another infield hit against the St. Louis lefty. Again, Detroit wins, this time 8–0.
IN THE NEWS: Detroit pounds out a 14–6 victory over Cleveland as Ty Cobb, hitting in his 40th straight game, has three hits and three runs.
With the Phils leading the Giants' Christy Mathewson, 4–3, Pete Alexander relieves Sleepy Bill Burns in the 7th and holds New York scoreless over the last three innings. The Phils jump on Matty for another three runs in the 8th to win, 7–3.
IN THE NEWS: In the morning game between Chicago and Detroit, Ed Walsh stops Ty Cobb's 40-game hitting streak, as the White Sox win, 7–3. Though neither Detroit paper mentions the streak, Cobb has hit .491 since the skein started on May 15th.
In game one in Chicago, Wildfire Schulte, hits a 3rd inning grand slam off Bob Keefe to lead the Cubs to an 8–3 win over the Reds. Reggie Richter is the victor. The second game ends at 2-2 after ten innings.
IN THE NEWS: The Cards and Phils combine to hand out 23 walks, tying the record set last year (May 4) by the Cards (16) and Reds (7). Today the St. Louis pitchers walk 13, including a record eight in the 3rd inning.
IN THE NEWS: Sherry Magee, star OF for the Phillies, knocks out umpire Bill Finneran with one punch after being ejected for disputing a called 3rd strike. He is suspended for the season, but upon appeal he will be reinstated after five weeks and 36 games. The Phils win, 4–2, behind Grover Cleveland Alexander, who strikes out 9.
IN THE NEWS: The Federal Express of the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad, carrying the St. Louis Cardinals to Boston, plunges down an 18-foot embankment outside Bridgeport, CT, killing 14 passengers. The team's Pullmans were originally just behind the baggage coaches near the front. When noise prevented the players from sleeping, manager Bresnahan requested the car be changed. The day coach that replaced the players' car was crushed and splintered. The players help remove bodies and rescue the injured, then board a special train to Boston, where the day's game is postponed. The railroad pays each player $25 for his rescue work and for lost belongings.
IN THE NEWS: In the first inning of a 9–0 win over the Athletics at Detroit, Ty Cobb walks, then on consecutive pitches steals 2B, 3B, and home off lefty Harry Krause. Twice he beats perfect throws by C Ira Thomas. After Cobb reaches on a fielder's choice in the 3rd, Sam Crawford homers. In the 7th, Cobb walks, is bunted to 2B, and scores on a sacrifice fly, knocking the ball out of the hands of the new catcher Paddy Livingston.
Yankee third baseman Roy Hartzell, acquired from the Browns in January for Jimmy Austin and Frank LaPorte, has a career day as the cleanup hitter. He hits a 3-run double and another double in one inning, then piles on a sacrifice fly and grand slam, to drive in eight runs. It is an AL record until Jimmie Foxx's nine RBI in a game in 1933. New York defeats the Browns, 12–2.
IN THE NEWS: In the 9th against the A's, Ty Cobb breaks a 7–7 tie by scoring from first on a Jim Delahanty's single. Cobb runs through coach Hughie Jennings' frantic signal to hold up and using a fadeaway slide eludes the tag of the catcher Ira Thomas. Detroit wins 8–7 to stay in first place.
The Reds swap Fred Beck, last year's co-leader in homers in the NL, to the Phils, and include Bill Burns with him. The Phils send Bert Humphries to the Reds. Beck was acquired from the Braves in March, but hit just .184 for Cincy. He was the second Brave in four years to lead the NL in homers and then get shipped to the Reds in the off-season. The other, Dave Brain, last just 16 games with the Reds in 1908.
IN THE NEWS: Boston Braves infielder Buck Herzog and OF Doc Miller fail to show up for a game and are suspended by the club. After a conference with the club president, they rejoin the team. John McGraw, anxious to retrieve former Giant Herzog to shore up a weak infield, will swap C Hank Gowdy and SS Al Bridwell to Boston for Herzog on the 21st.
IN THE NEWS: With the score tied at 3-3 in the 6th inning, Vernon CF (Pacific Coast League), Walter Carlisle executes an unassisted triple play against Los Angeles. With men on 1B and 2B, he makes a spectacular diving catch of a short fly by batter Roy Akin, touches 2B, and runs to 1B to retire both runners. Vernon wins, 5–4, with the speedy English-born Carlisle pulling off the only unassisted triple play ever accomplished by an outfielder in O.B.
IN THE NEWS: Frank Schulte hits for the cycle to help the Cubs tip the Phils, 4–3. "Wildfire" will end the year as the first player ever to top the 20 mark in doubles, triples, homers, and stolen bases. Only Willie Mays in 1957 will match him.
The Cardinals knock Christy Mathewson out of the box in the 2nd inning with five hits and five runs. Doc Crandall relieves for New York, but the Cards win, 8–5.
IN THE NEWS: The Braves acquire SS Al Bridwell and C Hank Gowdy from the Giants for Buck Herzog. For Bridwell and Herzog, it is their 2nd tours of duty with their teams, while the young Gowdy will be the Boston catcher for the next ten years.
IN THE NEWS: The Pirates pay St. Paul of the American Association $22,500 for righthander Marty O'Toole, the highest purchase to date. Barney Dreyfuss spends another $5,000 for his batterymate Billy Kelly. In 1912, O'Toole will be 15–17 and lead the NL with 159 walks. He will last only two more years.
Brooklyn hurler Nap Rucker loses a no-hitter with two outs in the 9th inning when Cincinnati's Bob Bescher comes through with a hit. Rucker wins the game, 1–0, outpitching Frank Smith, who gives up two hits and an unearned run. The Reds set a major-league record for nine innings by going to bat just 24 times (it'll be topped in the AL and tied twice in the NL this century) and the two teams combine for just 48 at bats, to tie a major-league record set April 22, 1910.
IN THE NEWS: An AL all-star team plays the Naps in Cleveland, raising $12,914 for the late Addie Joss's family. The all-stars win 5–3. Joe Wood and Walter Johnson pitch for the all stars, while Cy Young twirls for the Naps.
Rochester and Newark of the Eastern League play a doubleheader in two hours, 32 minutes.
At Pittsburgh, Owen Wilson legs out three triples against Brooklyn.
IN THE NEWS: Charley "Victory" Faust shows up at the Giants' hotel in St. Louis asking for a tryout. Manager John McGraw observes the "pitcher," who obviously is no player, and carries him on the team as an unofficial "mascot," and good luck charm. But the Giants lose to the Cards today, 5–2, with the help of five errors.
IN THE NEWS: Red Sox fireballer Joe Wood hurls a 5–0 no-hitter against the Browns. He walks two and hits one batter.
In his last appearance for Cleveland, Cy Young pitches just three innings and gives up five runs in a 7–1 loss to Washington. After this game, Cleveland will waive the veteran (3–4) to the Boston Rustlers (NL).
Rube Marquard (12–4) shuts out the Cards on four hits before 23,000 in St. Louis. The Giants pitcher will beat the Redbird again on the 31st, allowing five hits.