IN THE NEWS: At Fenway, a high fever strikes out Indians SS Joe Sewell, ending his consecutive game streak at 1,103. He has not missed a game since 1922. The Indians still prevail, 85.
At Pittsburgh, rookie Wally Berger blasts homers in the 7th and 8th innings to lead the Braves to a 43 win over Larry French. After Berger's 1st homer, Johnny Neun, in his 5th season, adds his first ML homer.
IN THE NEWS: Des Moines (Western League) defeats Wichita 136 to open the first ballpark with permanently installed lights. The field is a predecessor of Sec Taylor Stadium. The Demons' victory was the first night game to be broadcast nationally.
IN THE NEWS: Making his first start, Lefty Gomez (11) goes all the way to beat the White Sox, 41, on a 5-hitter. Red Faber takes the loss for Chicago. Lefty's one other appearance, in relief, resulted in a loss on April 29th.
Reds SS Hod Ford smashes four extra base hits3 doubles and a tripleto lead Cincinnati to a 106 win over the Braves.
The Athletics say it with homers beating the Browns 43 in 12 innings and scoring all their runs on solo four baggers. Al Simmons' leadoff homer in the bottom of the 12th makes Lefty Grove a winner over General Crowder, as both starters go all the way. Joe Boley with two and Mule Haas with one provide the other A's scores, a record to date in the American League. The Giants will score five runs on solos five weeks from now.
IN THE NEWS: Chick Hafey has five RBI in the 5th inning as the Cards beat the Phils 1611 to move out of the cellar and begin the climb to an eventual pennant. Pete Alexander makes his first appearance against his old mates and is hit hard. The loss drops the Phils to last place, while the Cards head the other way.
IN THE NEWS: The Yankees and the Tigers outfielders make only two putouts for an American League record which has never been equaled. The National League record for OF idleness is one chance (Pittsburgh versus Brooklyn, August 26, 1910). Detroit's George Uhle strikes out eight in winning, 54, and dropping the Yanks to 7th place. Henry Johnson (7 innings) and George Pipgras are the New York hurlers.
IN THE NEWS: In a display of offensive symmetry, Indian OF Bibb Falk collects five hits, five RBI, and scores five runs in the first five innings as the Tribe scalps the Athletics, 257. Cleveland collects 27 hits, but no homers, and scores in every inning but the 8th.
IN THE NEWS: A bad err day for Umpire Brick Owens as he calls five balks against Cleveland's Milt Shoffner -- 3 in the 3rd -- and three against Philadelphia's George Earnshaw. Philadelphia wins 137.
The wind is blowing out at Wrigley Field as Giants P Larry Benton sets a modern major-league record (since tied several times) by surrendering six home runs in a game. Chicago spots New York a 140 lead and trails 144 when they add five runs on four home runs in the bottom of the 7th to tie the ML record. Clyde Beck drives in five runs as he and Cliff Heathcote each have two of the Cubs' homers. The Giants counter with three home runs including one by Larry Benton as the New Yorkers manage to hold on to win, 1412. The victory goes to Benton, but New York will trade him in 10 days.
IN THE NEWS: Washington wins a doubleheader from Philadelphia and moves into first place. Bump Hadley wins the opener, 53, and Ad Liska adds a 3-hit 40 shutout in the nitecap, beating George Earnshaw. Joe Judge's 3-run homer in the 8th puts the game away.
IN THE NEWS: George Pipgras tosses his 3rd shutout of the season as the Yankees again support his pitching by bombing the Red Sox, 110, in Boston. Babe Ruth clocks an Ed Morris pitch over the RF bleachers, one of the longest homers ever at Fenway.
At Washington, the A's nip the Senators, 10, behind Lefty Grove' five hitter. Philadelphia manages just three hits off Lloyd Brown.
IN THE NEWS: Babe Ruth hits three consecutive home runs in the first game of a doubleheader against the A's, then batting against Jack Quinn in the 9th, Ruth decides to hit right handed. After two strikes, he switches to lefty but strikes out. This is the first of two career 3-homer games for the Babe. Max Bishop draws five walks for the 2nd time in his career (he is the only player to do this twice), and Jimmie Foxx homers to help the A's to a 157 victory. Ruth is homerless in the 2nd game, a 41 Yankee loss, but Bishop has three more walks. Bishop will walk eight times in a doubleheader in 1934, the only player to collect more than six walks in an afternoon.
Cincinnati sends 2B Hugh Critz to the Giants for veteran P Larry Benton. Critz will prove a fine pickup for the Giants.
IN THE NEWS: In Philadelphia, the Yankees and the Athletics continue the home run barrage as the Yankees take both games of a 2nd straight doubleheader, 101 and 2013. Babe Ruth hits a pair of home runs in the opener, as does Ben Chapman and winning pitcher George Pipgras. The Yanks score nine runs in the 1st two innings of the 2nd second game, but the A's come back to tie it at 12 apiece. The Yanks win the assault 2013 as Tony Lazzeri is 4-for-4 scores five runs, and knocks in 4. Ruth hits another in the 2nd game, while Lou Gehrig powers three round trippers to drive in eight runs. On the A's side, Jimmie Foxx has two homers to drive in six runs. For the afternoon, the teams combine to hit 14 round trippers, a then-record 10 in game 2.
IN THE NEWS: In New York, the Yanks and A's play their 3rd doubleheader in four days. Babe Ruth homers in both games, giving him eight in six games, and drives home seven runs to help New York sweep, 106 and 111. Newly acquired Red Ruffing is the easy winner in the nitecap.
IN THE NEWS: The Indians take a pair from the White Sox winning 73 and 32 behind Wes Ferrell and Clint Brown. Ferrell's mound opponent Red Faber holds the Tribe hitless until two are out in the 5th, when eight straight hits drive him from the mound. In the nitecap, White Sox lefty Pat Caraway twice throws third-strike seeds past Joe Sewell, an occurrence that Joe later blames on the white shirts in the CF bleachers. It is the last time the Indians 3B will fan this season, and he will end the year by striking out only three times in 353 at bats. Once before, on May 13, 1923, Sewell was fanned twice in a game.
Washington wins a 107 slugfest with the Yankees as Goose Goslin and Joe Judge of the Senators hit back-to-back home runs twice in the game. It is the 1st time it has been done this century but it will be repeated in five days.
IN THE NEWS: Cubs reliever Hal Carlson, 38, dies suddenly of a stomach ulcer hemorrhage. The previous evening he had complained about stomach cramps while sitting with teammates in the lobby of Chicago's Carlos Hotel, Hours later, he called the Cubs trainer saying he was in great pain and an ambulance was called. But Carlson died before the ambulance arrived. He was 4-2 for the year, and had won 114 games over a 14-year career.
Phillies Grover Cleveland Alexander makes his last ML appearance, giving up two hits and two runs in relief as the Braves win, 51. The Phillies release him a few hours after the game.
IN THE NEWS: With two on base in game one, Del Bissonette, Brooklyn 1B, hits the ball over the RF screen at Ebbets Field, but baserunner Babe Herman, "the Headless Horseman of Ebbets Field," stops to watch and is passed by Bissonette, reducing the home run to a single. Despite this, the Robins win a pair of games from the Phillies, 111 and 119 and take first place. Unfazed, Herman will pull off the move again on September 15th. In the nitecap, Bissonette collects five hits, including a homer. Chuck Klein homers in each game for the Phils to bring his total to 13.
Senators junkballer Ad Liska leads 63 over the A's with two outs in the 9th inning when his catcher Muddy Ruel neglects to chase a pop up that could make the 3rd out. Two singles and a homer by Al Simmons knots the game. Simmons then doubles in the 13th, and scores the winning run as the A's win, 76. Having hurt his knee in a rundown, Simmons sits for the nitecap. But with the bases jammed in the 5th inning of the nitecap, and the A's down 73, Simmons hobbles to plate to hit a pinch grand slam off Bump Hadley to help the A's to a 1511 win. Simmons later tells John Carmichael this was his greatest game.
The Cubs Rogers Hornsby, already limping after off-season surgery on his heel, breaks an ankle sliding into 3B in the first game of a doubleheader in St. Louis. The Cubs win both games, 20 and 93, to move into 3rd place, but Hornsby will miss most of the season.