IN THE NEWS: A Chicago jury brings in a verdict of not guilty against the Black Sox. That night, jurors and defendants celebrate with a party in an Italian restaurant. Ignoring the verdict, Judge Landis bans all eight defendants from baseball for life.
IN THE NEWS: The first radio broadcast of a ML game is heard over KDKA in Pittsburgh when Harold Arlin announces the Pirates-Phils game. The Pirates score three runs in the 8th inning, beating the Phils 85. Arlin broadcast the first football game between Pittsburgh and West Virginia. His grandson Steve Arlin will pitch for the future San Diego Padres.
IN THE NEWS: The Cubs replace manager Johnny Evers with Bill Killefer. With Pete Alexander, the former batterymate of "Reindeer Bill" the mound, the Cubs lose to the Giants, 72, at Cubs Park. New York third sacker Frankie Frisch is knocked out by a deflected ground ball.
IN THE NEWS: In his first at bat, St. Louis Browns rookie Luke Stuart hits a home run, the first American League rookie to accomplish the feat. His 9th inning blast, good for two runs, comes off no less than Washington's Walter Johnson. Johnson, leading 163 at the time, cruises home with a 165 win. Stuart will play two more games and then leave the majors with this home run as his only hit. The next AL rookie to connect for a homer on his first at bat will be Earl Averill in 1929.
IN THE NEWS: The Browns go 19 innings with the Senators before topping Washington 86. Browns' star George Sisler is 6-for-9 in the game, while Brownie Dixie Davis pitches the distance allowing 13 hits. Nats star Joe Judge bangs an American League record-tying three triples in the game.
IN THE NEWS: Boston Braves P John "Mule" Watson hurls two complete-game victories over the Phillies, winning by scores of 43 and 80. It is the 3rd doubleheader he has pitched, the first two being with the A's in 1918.
George Sisler continues his hot hitting, collecting two doubles and hitting for the cycle in a 10-inning 75 win at Detroit. Sisler is 5-for-5.
In Philadelphia, 33,000 fansthe largest crowd to watch a game in Philadelphia since 1914see Carl Mays win his 15th straight over the Mackmen as the Yankees prevail, 72, in game 1. Bob Shawkey coasts home to a 137 win in the nitecap. Meusel homers in each game.
IN THE NEWS: A major-league record streak of 10 straight hits by the Browns' George Sisler is stopped by Detroit in the 4th inning, but he goes 2-for-3 with a 2-run homer in the 6th. The Browns win, 32.
IN THE NEWS: The Braves Walter Cruise connects off the Cubs Grover Alexander for the 2nd home run hit out of mammoth Braves Field. The first home run, also to RF, was hit by Cruise in 1917. There will be 38 home runs in Braves Field this year: 34 inside the park, three bounce homers, and Cruise's missile. Braves pitcher Dana Fillingim is the beneficiary of the offense as he beats Alexander, 86.
IN THE NEWS: In Cleveland, on the anniversary of the death of Ray Chapman, YWCA members hand out rosebuds to the 6,000 fans as they enter the park. The 2nd place Indians give up four runs to the A's in the 1st, then Cleveland's Jamieson hits a sharp liner that caroms off the forehead of A's 2B Johnny Walker, knocking him out and sending him to the hospital. When play is resumed after 10 minutes, the Indians score five runs and go on to win 158. Cleveland also sets a record by racking up 10 assists in the first inning. Rain washes out the 2nd game of the doubleheader.
IN THE NEWS: In game two at Boston, Ty Cobb gets hit No. 3,000, off Boston P Elmer Myers. At 34, he's the youngest ever to do so. Ty has three of the 19 hits that Myers allows. Cole gives up four to win 100. Boston takes the opener, 138, as Cobb collects three hits.
IN THE NEWS: At St. Louis, the largest crowd of the season cheer as the Browns sweep a pair from the Yankees, winning 54 and 100. Bayne strikes out seven of the 1st nine Yanks in game two on his way to a 10 K run.
IN THE NEWS: The Pirates, in front by seven 1/2 games, drop a doubleheader to the Giants in New York before 35,000. Art Nehf wins the opener 102 handing Babe Adams his first loss in 10 games. Phil Douglas takes the nightcap, 70.
IN THE NEWS: With Cleveland waltzing to a 151 win over the Yankees, NY hurler Harry Harper, pitching in the 8th, plunks OF Charles Jamieson in the ribs, Larry Gardner in the arm, and Steve O'Neill in the back. O'Neill throws the ball back at Harper precipitates a bench clearing brawl. New York OF Bob Meusel contributes four errors in the game. The Tribe takes over 1st place from the Yankees.
IN THE NEWS: Despite three doubles by Babe Ruth, the Tigers drop the Yankees, 73. Ruth starts a record streak in which he gets at least one extra-base hit in nine straight games. Into the record books go his 119 extra-base hits, 177 runs, and 457 total bases. His .846 slugging average is one point behind that of a year ago.
At Chicago, Boston's Sam Jones wins his 20th game, beating the White Sox, 65, in 11 innings.