IN THE NEWS: Connie Mack begins cleaning house, asks waivers on Jack Coombs, Eddie Plank, and Chief Bender. Colby Jack goes to Brooklyn (National League). Plank and Bender escape Mack's maneuvering by jumping tfo the Federal League. Although all have some life left in their soupbones, they are near their careers' end, and departure is more sentimental than serious. Mack's excuse: retrenchment. Despite the pennant, Philadelphia fans did not support the A's and the club lost $50,000.
IN THE NEWS: In Sacramento, California, Heinie Peitz, 47, one time member of the Baltimore Oriole infield, is killed by an automobile. He is the first major leaguer to die in a car accident. Braves SS Tony Boeckel, will die in a car accident in 1924, the first auto-related fatality of an active major leaguer.