IN THE NEWS: In the first of two games with the Braves, Carl Hubbell pitches 10 innings and drives in the winning run for a 2–0 win. He doesn't walk a batter and never goes as deep as a 3-2 count on any hitter, holding the Braves to four hits. It is his 20th win and his 10th shutout of the year. Five of the shutouts are 1–0, a National League record. Frankhouse is the hard-luck loser, when his mates make two errors in the 10th.
IN THE NEWS: At Boston, Dolf Luque comes to the aid of the Giants pitching the last eight innings and knocking in the winning run in the 14th. The Giants shade the Braves, 4–3, then tie 4–4 as curfew ends the duel with two out in the 9th. Ben Cantwell pitches well in game two as all the Giants runs are unearned. The Braves draw 40,000 today and 140,000 for the four games with first-place New York, more than they drew the entire season of 1928.
Bosox pitcher Ivy Andrews allows just four Senator hits through eight innings, then a single walk and pinch-single by Joe Bolton clips Ivy, 3–2. Monte Weaver wins, sending the Senators eight 1/2 games in the lead.
Wes Ferrell easily gains his 11th victory as the Indians scalp the White Sox, 11–3. Ferrell hits a homer and Joe Vosmik collects four hits for Cleveland.
At Cincinnati, the Reds clip the Pirates, 9–3, the first loss for the Bucs in nine games. The Pirates now trail the Giants by eight games. Red Lucas goes all the way for the win, as the Reds shell rookie Ralph Birkofer. After the game, Edd Roush's old-timers defeat Buck Herzog's Nine, 8–5, called after five innings on account of "tiredness." Ninety three old timers turn out and about half take a turn at the plate. Roush's squad includes Pat Duncan, Larry Kopf, Bill Rariden, and Rube Bressler, all stars on the Reds 1919 team. Donie Bush and Honus Wagner are the shortstops.
IN THE NEWS: The Giants sweep a pair from the Cubs at Wrigley Field, winning, 5–1 and 4–0. Reliever Hi Bell helps apply the whitewash in game 2, besting Lon Warneke. Starter Tarzan Parmalee is leading 3-0 when he hits Tuck Stainback on the arm breaking it. He walks the bases full and Bell comes in.
IN THE NEWS: Although they lose to St. Louis 12–3, the Giants clinch the pennant when runner-up Pittsburgh splits a pair in Philadelphia.
The Yankees pile up 34 hits and drub the White Sox twice, 10–1 and 10–3. George Uhle and Charley Devans are the recipients of the offensive largesse. Joe Sewell has six hits for the afternoon, while Lou Gehrig has six RBIs. Gehrig hits #30 in game one, following immediately after Walker hits a homer. Lou is now even with Babe Ruth, who sat out the afternoon.
IN THE NEWS: The Cubs beat the Reds 7-1, with Paul Derringer losing his 27th game for the last-place Reds, the most losses since George Bell (Brooklyn) in 1910. Gabby Hartnett hits a grand slam for the Cubs.
Despite the 5th-place Tigers' 5–3 win over the Browns, manager Bucky Harris submits his resignation. Babe Ruth's name will be prominent in the newspapers as a possible replacement.
The Yankees make seven errors, three by Frank Crosetti, but have enough firepower to outslug the Red Sox 16–12. Including in New York's 23 hits are homers by Ruth and Lou Gehrig, number 31 for each; Lou adds two doubles and a single. Byrd, Chapman, and Crosetti have three hits apiece, and reliever Wilcy Moore drives in the last run with his first hit of the year. The Red Sox chase winning pitcher Herb Pennock in the 6th and make the score 13–9, but fall short at the end.
The Phils and Braves, split a twinbill, each winning 5–4. Chuck Klein has three hits in each game, including his National League-high 28th homer in the opener. Boston's Wally Berger, 2nd in homers with 26, is out of action and doesn't play today.
IN THE NEWS: Detroit's Tommy Bridges reaches the 9th inning with a no-hitter for the 3rd time this season and the 4th time in two years. He yields a pair of hits, as Detroit beats the Browns 7–0. Despite the win, Bucky Harris resigns as manager of the Tigers.
Lefty Grove wins his 24th game, replacing starter Emmett McKeithan after four innings and the A's leading 8–3. The final score is 11–4, with General Crowder taking the loss. But Grove's win is tainted. The Athletics "contrived" to give Grove the sure win, so that he could finish the season with more wins than National League star Carl Hubbell, who will finish with 23. American League President Harridge will reverse the official scorer's decision next week and gives the win to McKeithan, but the league eventually returns the win to Grove.
IN THE NEWS: In a closed practice, the Series-bound Senators test the less-lively National League ball. Joe Cronin finds it "rides plenty," hitting three of the first four pitches into the stands. "I'm in the wrong league," he says.
The Giants travel to Ossining for a 9–3 win over the Sing Sing prison team. Alabama Pitts, the prison's football star, has two doubles in the 7-inning game. Pitts will be offered a baseball contract in May 1935, but later the offer will be rescinded after a public uproar.
IN THE NEWS: The AP announces its All-Star team, voted on by sports editors and writers, and the top vote getters are Jimmie Foxx, Joe Cronin and Carl Hubbell. Lou Gehrig is on the second team behind Foxx, but Ruth did not make the squad.
In the Yankees game with Washington, Gehrig plays the first three innings, then leaves to prepare for his wedding tomorrow. Ruth takes over 1B.
IN THE NEWS: With the Giants in the stands at Yankee Stadium, the Senators pile up a 5–0 lead over the Yankees, and then bring in the reserves to score an 8–5 win. Heinie Manush's double and homer and three RBIs lead the Nats attack. Ruth has a triple. Lou Gehrig keeps his consecutive game streak alive, playing nine innings after getting married at noon today in New Rochelle.
Before a crowd of just 200 at Ebbets Field, the Braves down the Dodgers 4–1. The game is a playoff of Thursday's 2–2 tie in ten innings, and the Braves score four unearned runs to hand Walter Beck his 20th loss of the year.
IN THE NEWS: In a 12–2 romp over the Cardinals, Babe Herman of the Chicago Cubs hits for the cycle, the 3rd time he has performed the feat. Guy Bush wins his 20th game, beating Dizzy Dean who finishes the season at 20–18.
With the visiting Phillies leading 1–0 in the 4th, Boston's Wally Berger clouts a grand slam and the Braves hold on to win, clinching 4th place. It is Boston's highest finish in 14 years.