IN THE NEWS: Joe Jackson goes 3-for-5 against the Athletics. In 30 games since May 31st, he has hit 55-for-104, a .524 BA.
Against Brooklyn, Christy Mathewson relieves in the 1st, and the Giants score five in the bottom of the inning to take the lead. Three errors and four hits in the 5th undo Matty and he loses, 7–6. The Dodgers sweep both games from the 6th place Giants.
Who?! At Fenway, the Indians score in the first off Babe Ruth, but manage just one more hit through the 7th. With the bases loaded in the bottom of the 7th, lefty hitting reserve Olaf Henrickson pinch hits for Ruth and draws a walk, forcing home the tying run. Boston scores another in the 8th to win, 2–1.
IN THE NEWS: For the 2nd time this season, White Sox pitchers toss shutouts in a doubleheader, this time against the Red Sox. Lefty Williams wins 4–0, then Reb Russell follows with a 3–0 victory. With the temperature at Fenway in the 90s, this is the first of three consecutive doubleheaders for the two Sox.
IN THE NEWS: The Red Sox sweep the White Sox, winning 5–3 and 3–1. Babe Ruth starts both games, lasting a third of an inning in the opener, but pitching a 3–1 complete game win in the nitecap. Ruth started the opener to give Rube Foster more time to warm up, and left after retiring the first batter.
IN THE NEWS: At Boston, Carl Mays and the St. Louis Browns lefty Ernie Koob battle each other. After 17 innings, the game ends in a tie with the score 0–0. Koob pitches all 17 innings, while Mays lasts 15.
IN THE NEWS: The Red Sox play their 4th doubleheader in six days, losing the opener, 2–1 to the Browns. Tilly Walker's RBI double in the 8th gives Boston its first score in 28 innings. Boston breaks out in game two, pounding four Brownie pitchers for 18 hits to win, 17–4. Babe Ruth picks up the win, leaving after six innings.
IN THE NEWS: In Chicago, with the score tied 4–4 in the 10th, umpire Bill "Lord" Byron forfeits a game to Brooklyn when Hippo Vaughn, protesting alleged sign stealing by base runners, refuses to pitch.
At Boston, Babe Ruth pitches the Red Sox to a 4–3 win over the Browns. in the 3rd, Ruth triples and then scores on a infield grounder bowling over St. Louis C Hank Severeid and knocking him unconscious. Grover Hartley replaces the injured Severeid.
IN THE NEWS: At Chicago, the Giants edge the Cubs, 8–6, as New York CF Benny Kauff tags out two runners at 2B for a double play. With one out the Cubs load the bases. Giant catcher Bill Rariden throws to 2B and catches the runner, Les Mann, off. In the rundown, the runner on 3rd breaks for home and scores when the Giants fumble. But the ball is recovered and the throw to Kauff covering 2nd gets the runner sliding back. Kauff then looks up and tags the runner trying to advance from 1B to end the inning.
IN THE NEWS: The Reds acquire three future Hall of Famers when Christy Mathewson is traded to Cincinnati with Giants CF Edd Roush and 3B Bill McKechnie for former Giants Buck Herzog and Red Killefer. McKechnie will make it to Cooperstown as a manager, not as a player, but the 23-year-old Roush is a steal for the Reds. A longtime nemesis of the Reds, Mathewson will pitch one game and then manage, and a new team nickname will be coined: "Matties." The Reds lose today, managing just two hits off Pete Alexander, who contributes two doubles himself to the Phils offense.
The Tigers beat the 2nd place Red Sox, 3–2, in 13 innings when Ty Cobb scores on a Ralph Young single. Cobb reached on an infield chop and a throwing error by Babe Ruth, who took over for Rube Foster in the 9th with the score, 2–2.
IN THE NEWS: In Toronto, the Red Sox play a 5–5 exhibition tie with the Toronto (IL) Maple Leafs. With Canada at war in Europe, two Sox players of German extraction react to possible fan reaction; 1B Dick Hobitzell sits out the game while Heinie Wagner plays under the name Richardson.
IN THE NEWS: Tris Speaker has three hits against lefty Babe Ruth to finally drive him from the mound in the 8th inning. Reliever Rube Foster wild pitches home a run and Braggo Roth's 2nd double gives Cleveland a 5–3 lead. The Tribe wins it 5–4, with Ruth the loser. Ruth is 2-for-4 with a two run single.
IN THE NEWS: The New York Times Book Review pans Ring Lardner's baseball novel You Know Me, Al, recently published by George H. Doran Company at $1.25. The reviewer says "the author was for some time sporting writer on a Chicago newspaper, and so may be supposed to know his subject thoroughly, but for the honor of the 'national game' we trust that his "busher" is not typical of the majority of its players. . . . As it contains many accounts of baseball games strung together on the thinnest possible thread of plot, it may please the 'fans.'"
Carl Mays tops the St. Louis Browns, 9–3 for a Red Sox win. With the Browns sweeping the Yankees, Boston goes into first place.