IN THE NEWS: Hank Gowdy is the first ML player to enlist when he signs up in the Ohio National Guard. He will play until he reports for duty July 15th.
Guy Morton of Cleveland finally stops the Red Sox. shutting them out, 3–0, on one hit (a rifle shot over 2B by rival P Babe Ruth in the 8th). Ray Chapman and Braggo Roth both steal home in the 4th, but Ruth allows just one hit until the 9th.
IN THE NEWS: After a game in Cincinnati, John McGraw takes a swing at umpire Bill "Lord" Byron as they are leaving the field, splitting Byron's lip. NL President John Tener fines McGraw $500 and suspends him for 16 days. McGraw sounds off to writer Sid Mercer about the general shortcomings of Tener and his umpires. When McGraw's quotes are published, he signs a statement denying he'd said what was printed. The Baseball Writers Association protests, forcing another NL meeting at which Tener finds McGraw guilty and fines him another $1,000. Mercer, a friend of McGraw's, quits the beat and never speaks to McGraw again.
IN THE NEWS: Hooks Dauss shuts out the Senators to give the Tigers a 1–0 win, their 3rd straight over Washington. Only one man advances as far as 2B. Nats pitcher Harry Harper gives up the run in the 4th after Ty Cobb walks, steals second (one of his three) aided by a passed ball, a wild pitch, and Sam Crawford's ground out.
At the Polo Grounds, Yankee pitcher Ray Fisher walks Burt Shotton, the Browns leadoff batter, who comes around to score the game's only run. It's Fisher's only walk, but he loses to Bob Groom, who tosses a six-hitter.
On Bunker Hill Day, the Red Sox celebrate by sweeping two from the White Sox, 6–4 and 8–7. In the afternoon game, Chicago loses a 3-run lead in the 9th when the Sox use three singles, two errors and a passed ball to score four runs. Carl Mays and Herb Pennock are the winners, while Babe Ruth is limited to a pinch hitting appearance in game 2. Bosox players Ernie Shore and assistant-manager Heinie Wagner are notified that they are suspended indefinitely for arguments voiced during Friday's game.
The NL Board of Directors votes to back President John Tener's drastic discipline of John McGraw and orders the Giants manager to appear in person defend counter charges made by Tener. Tener actions are based on newspaper accounts quoting McGraw as saying the league president is incompetent.
In a 4–0 win over the Cardinals, Pirate center fielder Max Carey triples in the 3rd inning and then steals home. Mort Cooper scatters six hits in the win for the last-place Pirates.
IN THE NEWS: In the opener of 2, the Red's Hod Eller loses 2–1 to the Cubs, scattering six hits and striking out 6. He then starts the nitecap and is ahead 6–2 when the game is called after six innings.
IN THE NEWS: In a game against Salt Lake City, Red McKee of the San Francisco Seals (PCL), forgets the bases are loaded and attempts to steal 3B. His inadvertent ploy works as the startled pitcher is called for a balk.
IN THE NEWS: In the first of two games at Boston, Babe Ruth starts for the Red Sox and walks the leadoff man, griping to plate umpire Brick Owens after each pitch. On ball 4, Ruth plants a right to the umpire's jaw and is ejected. Ernie Shore hastily relieves. The runner Ray Morgan is then caught stealing, and Shore retires all 26 men he faces in a 4–0 win, getting credit in the books for a perfect game. Ruth is not fined, but draws a 10-day suspension. Boston's Dutch Leonard then beats Walter Johnson, 5–0, in the nitecap. Ruth is suspended for his actions, a ban that will last nine days. He also is fined $100.
IN THE NEWS: Cincinnati splits a pair with the Cardinals, losing 4–2 before winning 15–4. The Reds Fred Toney is caught stealing three times in one game, tying a NL record. A Cards catcher will do the same to Hy Myers in two months.
IN THE NEWS: Pirates manager Jimmy Callahan is fired after his team goes 20–40. Popular star Honus Wagner is named field manager with Hugo Bezdek to take over the team's business affairs. As his first order of business, Wagner guides to Bucs to a 5–4 win over the Reds, contributing a 2-run double as well.
The Tigers split with the host Browns, losing the opener before winning 5–3. Ty Cobb warms up in the first game with two hits, then clocks an opposite field grand slam and a triple in the 2nd game. The slam clears the LF bleachers.