IN THE NEWS: In St. Louis the Cubs win streak reaches 13 as Cuyler's 5th homer in six games leads the way to an 8–5 victory. Mark Koenig adds a round tripper for Chicago.
The Yankees keep their scoring streak alive by scoring in the bottom of the 9th to beat the Senators, 1–0. Gehrig triples off Firpo Marberry to score Ruth.
Lew Krausse, Sr. of the A's shut out the Red Sox, 15-0. Five days later Krausse will injure his arm in an exhibition game against the Stroudsburg Poconos and though only 20 years old, his big league career is over. As historian Lyle Spatz notes, in 1961, Lew Krausse, Jr. pitches a shutout for the KC A's in his major league debut, giving the Krausses (father and son) back-to-back shutouts twenty-nine years apart.
IN THE NEWS: Winning 3–0, Dizzy Dean stops the Cubs' winning streak in the 2nd game of a doubleheader after Chicago wins its 14th straight in the opener. Diz fans seven to further increase his NL-leading total. The Cubs take the opener, 5–4, in 11 innings
Against the Red Sox, Jimmie Foxx of the A's poles his 50th and 51st home runs to become the 3rd player to reach 50 in a season, joining Babe Ruth and Hack Wilson. Foxx's 2nd homer, in the 9th, ties the game at 4–4, and McNair follows with a game winning home run.
IN THE NEWS: The Yankees and Tigers replay protested August 1st game as the nightcap of a doubleheader, but end in a 7–7 tie. After the game, Babe Ruth experiences abdominal pains he believes are an appendicitis attack. He will be out of the lineup indefinitely. Sam Byrd, subbing for Ruth in the opener, collects five hits for the Yankees, including two home runs in a 5–4 win.
In the Pirates 12–2 loss to Brooklyn, Buc C Earl Grace makes a wild throw to end a streak of 110 consecutive errorless games. It is Grace's only error of the season for a NL record. Must be something in the air as seven E's are recorded.
IN THE NEWS: The Tigers beat the Yankees 14–13 in a 14-inning game in which Lou Gehrig hits a grand slam and drives in eight runs. He has reached this RBI feat twice before. Frankie Crosetti strikes out four times in the game, including twice in one inning. Detroit also tops the Yanks, 4–1, in five innings to finally complete the protested game of August 1st, and the tie of yesterday. The Yanks score their lone run in the 3rd inning off Buck Marrow with their only two hits of the game.
IN THE NEWS: Dodger OF Johnny Frederick hits his record 6th pinch-hit home run of the season. It is a dramatic 9th-inning, 2-run shot that beats Burleigh Grimes and the Cubs, 4–3. Frederick's six pinch-hit home runs doubles the previous record of three held by Ham Hyatt in 1913, Cy Williams in 1928, and Pat Crawford in 1929. With just nine pinch-hits altogether, his home run percentage is a ML record.
IN THE NEWS: Joe Schultz, Jr., 14-year-old son of Houston (Texas League) manager Joe Schultz, is inserted into a game against Galveston as a pinch hitter. He hits a single, steals 2B and 3B, and scores a run. Fritz, the black batboy, also bats, but is fanned by Thormahlen after trying to sacrifice.
The New York Yankees clinch the AL pennant with their 100th victory, as George Pipgras defeats the Indians 9–3 at Cleveland.
The Cardinals sign Branch Rickey to a 5-year contract as GM and director of the farm system.
IN THE NEWS: Brooklyn's Jack Quinn earns his 247th ML victory at age 49 pitching a complete game 6–5 win over the Cardinals. It is the final win of his career. Dizzy Dean fans nine in the nitecap, but the Cards lose, 3–1.
At the Polo Grounds, Fred Fitzsimmons coasts to a 15–3 win over the Braves. Boston catcher Johnny Schulte bangs a 9th inning solo shot for the final score, the homer coming in his last ML at bat. The veteran caught on with the Braves when Pinky Hargrave broke a leg in a game that Schulte was watching at Sportsman's Park. Earlier in the year, he was watching at game at the same park when the Browns C Rick Ferrell broke a hand, and Schulte was signed for the recovery period.
Hoping to boast attendance, the Sacramento Senators and Oakland Acorns open their final Coast League series here by starting two Asian American pitchers. For the Senators is Kenso Nushida, a Japanese-American, and Lee Hun Hong, a Chinese-American goes for Oakland.
IN THE NEWS: The Yanks overcome two homers by Jimmie Foxx, one a grand slam, and edge the Athletics in 10 innings, 8–7. Foxx now has 56 homers. The Yanks comeback starts in the 8th inning when Gehrig hits a 2-run homer, his 33rd. Myril Hoag's homer in the 9th ties it for NY.
The Cubs announce World Series shares and snub former player-manager Rogers Hornsby. Late-season arrival Mark Koenig gets just a half share. Hornsby appeals to Judge Landis, arguing that he was an active player for two-thirds of the season, and deserved a full share. Landis turns him down. In today's contest, Cubs Burleigh Grimes loses, 7–0, to Hal Smith of the Pirates. It's Hal's first major league start and his only decision of the year.
IN THE NEWS: Trailing 8–6 to Cleveland after five innings, White Sox reliever Bill Chamberlain gives up five runs to start the 6th. In disgust, Sox manager Lou Fonseca, an infielder-outfielder throughout his career, inserts himself as pitcher. With two runners on, he retires all three batters he faces, then turns the ball over to Chad Kimsey to finish the game. The Tribe wins, 13–6, as Wes Ferrell wins his 23rd.
IN THE NEWS: Jimmie Foxx hits his 2nd grand slam in three days, giving him 57 homers for the season, but the A's lose in the 10th to Washington, 8–7. Dickey leads the Washington offense with a pair of doubles and a pair of singles.
In a battle of Boston collegians, Harvard beats BC. Charlie Devens, former Harvard hurler, makes his ML debut for the Yankees and beats Boston, 8–2. The loss goes to Eddie Gallagher, former Boston College pitcher who exits in the 5th. Babe Ruth swats his 41st homer of the year in the 9th and Lou Gehrig belts his 34th in the 5th.
IN THE NEWS: Paul Waner sets a new NL record with his 62nd double, as the Pirates defeat the Cardinals 7–1. The 2nd place Pirates will be the first team to finish above .500 (86-68) while scoring fewer runs (701 to 711) than their opponents. The NL won't see it again in a full season until the 1984 Mets, while it won't happen in the AL until 1948.
Jimmie Foxx hits his 58th home run in the last game of the season to finish two short of Ruth's 1927 record of 60. Foxx adds two singles but the A's lose, 2–1, to the Senators Alvin Crowder. Alvin Crowder wins his 26th and 15th straight game, one short of the AL record held by Walter Johnson, Smoky Joe Wood, and Lefty Grove. Foxx finishes with 169 RBIs while teammate Al Simmons ties for 2nd with 151.
IN THE NEWS: In a doubleheader split with the Giants, Chuck Klein of the Phillies is 0-for-8 but closes the season with 38 home runs and 20 SBs to become the only player of the lively-ball era (1920 and after) to lead his league in these two departments. Klein also finishes 2nd in RBIs (137), while teammates Don Hurst (143) and Pinky Whitney (124) finish 1st and 3rd. In this century, only the 1915 Tigers and 1928 Yankees have the top three RBI producers in a season.