IN THE NEWS: Making his major league debut, Brooklyn rookie Harry "Pop" Shriver tosses a 20 shut out over the Phillies. Shriver is the first Brooklyn hurler to debut with a shutout, but he'll end his career at just 46.
IN THE NEWS: The Giants evict their American League tenants as of the end of the year, so the Yankees sign a contract to build their own $750,000 stadium on a site they had held an option on since 1920.
Pitching against the Tigers, Browns Bill Bayne takes a no-hitter into the 8th inning. Detroit manager Ty Cobb then sends up five straight pinch hitters, the first of whom in the 9th breaks up the no-hitter. One of the pinch hitters Cobb inserts is Bob Fothergill, who bats for Cobb and strikes out, but becomes the only man ever to pinch hit for the Georgia Peach. The Browns win, 61.
IN THE NEWS: Giants righthander Jesse Barnes walks Cy Williams in the 5th to spoil a 60 perfect no-hitter over the Phils. Williams is erased on a DP and Barnes faces just 27 batters in the no-hitter. Lee Meadows takes the loss.
Pirates rookie Walter Mueller hits a home run on the first ML pitch he sees, and it comes from Grover Alexander. The box score credits the home run to teammate Ray Rohwer. In four years Mueller will hit one more home run. Alexander exits in the 2nd inning and the Pirates win, 115.
IN THE NEWS: Hasty makes wasty as Cleveland hits a ML record-tying four triples in the 5th off the A's Bob Hasty and roll over Philadelphia, 144. George Uhle is the winner.
Sam Breadon buys controlling interest72%in the Cardinals. He and Branch Rickey, who owns the rest of the stock, will combine to create one of baseball's most successful operations. Breadon demotes Rickey to veep, but allows him to remain as field manager.
IN THE NEWS: In a 41 win at New York, Ty Cobb beats out a grounder to SS Everett Scott. Veteran writer Fred Lieb scores it a hit in the box score he files with the Associated Press. But official scorer John Kieran of the New York Tribune gives an error to Scott. At the season's end, the American League official records, based on AP box scores, list Cobb at .401. New York writers complain unsuccessfully, claiming it should be .399, based on the official scorer's stats. Lieb will reverse himself at the end of the year, but Ban Johnson goes with the hit call.
IN THE NEWS: In a 13 inning, 31 win, A's catcher Ralph Perkins has no putouts or assists. A's starter Fred Heimach and White Sox starter Red Faber go the distance. Perkins will have two straight games like today in September.
IN THE NEWS: After beating the Cards yesterday, 75, the Brooklyn Robins lose today, 106, collecting two assists to set a major-league record for fewest assists in two games6. Their pitchers (Vance and Mitchell) strike out three batters in the two games while the outfield makes 14 POs in each.
The Giants sign 16-year-old Fred Lindstrom, a student at Loyola Academy in Chicago.
IN THE NEWS: Babe Ruth and Bob Meusel (and since-traded pitcher Bill Piercy), suspended on October 16, 1921, by Judge Landis, are reinstated and return to the New York lineup going hitless in New York's 82 loss to the rallying Browns at the Polo Grounds. The Browns, down 20 after 7, score one in the 8th and seven in the 9th, six of them coming after the game-ending out is called by ump Ollie Chill at first base. Pitcher Sam Jones, taking the throw at 1B from Wally Pipp, apparently makes the 3rd out and fans swarm the field. But Jones does not hold onto the ball cleanly and plate ump Brick Owens instructs Chill to make a safe call. The tying run scores on the play and, when the action resumes 15 minutes later, Wally Gerber singles to make the score 32. Walks to Sisler and Williams force home another run, and Baby Doll Jacobson clears the bases with a grand slam into the RF stands to complete the scoring. Winner Urban Shocker allows just three hits, including a two-run homer by second baseman Aaron Ward. The loss to Jones starts him on a 10-game losing streak, while a cold Ban Johnson will let umpire Ollie Chill go after the season.
The Indians, behind Tris Speaker's first grand slam, beat the Red Sox 52. The reinstated Bill Piercy is the losing pitcher.
IN THE NEWS: Down 30 to the Browns' Vangilder, Babe Ruth finally puts the Yankees on the board with a homer in the 8th. The Yankees win in the 13th when Ev Scott's single off Hub Pruett scores Bob Meusel.
IN THE NEWS: Babe Ruth is suspended one day and fined $200 for throwing dirt on ump George Hildebrand after being called out at 2B while trying to stretch a single in the 3rd. Babe then goes into the stands after a heckler and is restrained by GM Ed Barrow. On his way to the CF clubhouse Ruth gestures to another heckler in RF. Babe gets stripped of his title as team captain as a result. New York beats the visiting Nationals, 64.
In the 1st inning of Game One against the Robins, Phillies pitcher Bill Hubbell is hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of Tommy Griffith and fractures his skull. Hubbell will return to pitch in 35 games this year. Brooklyn sweeps a pair, winning 75 and 70. Vance throws the shutout.
The U.S. Supreme Court, in a resounding 90 decision, rule that baseball is not an interstate business. The suit had been brought by the Federal League's Baltimore franchise.
In Chicago, Sox OF Bibb Falk singles with one out in the 8th to break Urban Shocker's bid for a perfect game. Ray Schalk's double ties the game, and the Sox score an unearned run in the 10th to win, 21. Red Faber is the winner over the Browns Urban Shocker. The Sox win the 2nd game, 32, scoring the winner again on an unearned run.
IN THE NEWS: Between games of the Memorial Day A.M.-P.M. doubleheader, the Cubs swap OF Max Flack to the Cards for OF Cliff Heathcote. Flack, who lives just three blocks from Cubs Park, went home for lunch between games, and arrived back in the Cubs clubhouse to find that he'd been traded. The players, who both played in the morning game, trade uniforms and play for their new teams in the afternoon. Heathcote is 0-for-3 as a Card, 2-for-4 as a Cub. Flack is hitless in the first game, 1for-4 in the 2nd, as the Cubs win both, 41 and 31. George Stueland wins the opener and Vic Aldridge is the winner in the afternoon. In the nitecap, Cubs SS Charlie Hollocher strikes out for the first time this year, on a Bill Doak spitter. A .304 career hitter, he will whiff five times in 1922. In three years he will fan 33 times in 372 games.
With the score at 88 in the bottom of the 10th inning in game two of a Giants-Phils twin bill at Baker Bowl, C Butch Henline bats with Cy Williams on 1B and Curt Walker on 3B. Henline lines an apparent 3-run home run into the LF stands, and Walker scores the winning run. Henline reaches 2B before heading for the CF clubhouse, but as Williams had not scored at that point, Henline is credited with just a double, making the final score 98. The Philadelphia Evening Bulletin noted that, "it would have been a home run if Henline had completed the circuit, but they were serving ice cream and frankfurters in the clubhouse and when he reached second base his feet naturally strayed through center field."
Playing without Heilmann and Ty Cobb, the Tigers down the Browns, 65 in the A.M. game. The Browns Urban Shocker then allows just one run in 14 1/3 innings before he and Tobin are tossed out of the game for protesting umpire Owens ball and strike calls. Tobin's argument gets him a week's suspension. The Browns win, 21, in the 16th on catcher Pat Collins single. Hub Pruett picks up the win, striking out four of the last five batters.