IN THE NEWS: The Dean brothers claim to have "sore arms" that only pay raises can heal. Diz is getting $7,500 and Paul, a rookie, $3,000. When manager Frankie Frisch tells them to go home, the brothers will back down.
IN THE NEWS: A tough way to end a streak. In the opener of two, Dodger outfielder Buzz Boyle cracks four hits to run his hit streak to 25-straight games. The skein is stopped in game two when Boyle pinch hits for Hack Wilson and makes out. The Phils use two late-inning rallies to beat Brooklyn, 1110 and 54.
IN THE NEWS: Myril Hoag, subbing for Babe Ruth, ties the AL record with six singles in six at bats in the first game of a doubleheader with the Red Sox. The Yanks rout Lefty Grove and roll to a 153 win. Boston wins the nitecap, 73, to drop the Yanks to 2nd place.
IN THE NEWS: Big Jim Weaver pitches a 10 victory for the Cubs over the Cardinals, topping Bill Hallahan. Weaver, a 25-game winner at Newark in 1933, was sold to the Browns by the Yankees, but cash-poor St. Louis returned him to Newark. The Cubs picked him up in mid-May for $12,500.
At the Polo Grounds, the Giants score six runs in the 8th to whip the Boston Braves, 145. Johnny Vergez collects a home run and double in the inning, while Ott clouts two homers and drives home four runs in the game.
IN THE NEWS: At Cincinnati, the Reds edge the Cubs, 43, behind the hitting of Babe Herman. With a man on, he hits his 3rd homer in four days, and scores in the 6th after hitting his 2nd double of the game. With the Midwest sweltering in a heat wave, Larry MacPhail flies the Reds to Chicago to Chicago on two American Airlines cabin planes. One coach and seven players elect to travel by rail. The Cubs will travel by Pullman car and lose tomorrow to Tony Frietas and the Reds, 52.
IN THE NEWS: The Cubs send Dolph Camilli and cash to the Phillies for Don Hurst, the 1930 RBI leader. Camilli will later win the 1941 MVP with the Dodgers, while Hurst hits .199 for the Cubs and disappears.
IN THE NEWS: At St. Louis, Billy Urbanski, Braves SS, has four walks and two sacrifices for no at bats in six plate appearances against the Cardinals. He scores once. Rival SS, slick-fielding Leo Durocher, makes four errors in the 90 Boston rout.
IN THE NEWS: After losing the lidlifter to the White Sox, 97, the A's come back to win the nitecap, 76, behind the remarkable hitting of Bob Johnson. Johnson ties the AL record going 6-for-6 with two home runs, a double, and three singles. His homers are off Chicago's Whit Wyatt.
IN THE NEWS: The Dean brothers collaborate to give the Cards a double victory over the Phillies. Paul (8-0) hurls a 5-hit shutout to win the opener, 60, and Dizzy, in relief, wins the nitecap, 75, when rains ends it after eight innings. It's Diz's 9th win of the year.
Lefty O'Doul belts a pinch grand slam in the 6th inning, off Heine Meine, to help the first place Giants to a 93 win over the Pirates. The 4th place Bucs have lost seven of eight games.
IN THE NEWS: The first-place Giants score seven runs in the 3rd to crush the Cubs, 127. Mel Ott leads the way with two homers his 16th and 17thand drives in six runs. Joe Moore has four hits including a homer and Fred Fitzsimmons, who weakened in the 8th, is credited with the win. Charlie Root, who got none out in the 3rd before retiring, is the loser. The Giants now lead the Cards by five games.
At St. Louis, the Dodgers use 15 hits to down the Cards, 95. Taylor, with three extra base hits, and Tony Cuccinello, with a 3-run homer, pace the fusillade. Van Lingle Mungo wins his 11 of the year, allowing 11 hits. Pepper Martin has two of the hits and a steal of home.
The Browns rout the A's, 113, behind five RBIs by Rollie Hemsley. Hemsley is knocked out in a collision in the 4th inning, but stays in to triple with the sacks full in the 7th. Bob Johnson, leading the majors in homers, hits his 20th in the 9th inning.
The Tigers score three in the 11th to defeat the Senators, 1310. Heinie Manush, leading the AL in hitting, has four hits and two homers as Washington collects 17 hits. The Tigers get three-hit efforts from Owen, Cochrane, Gehringer, and Greenberg, who includes a homer. Eldon Auker is the winner over Thomas.
New manager Pie Traynor paces the Pirates to a 65 win over the Braves, stopping a losing skein of five games. Traynor laces three doubles and single and counted the winning run in the 9th inning. Arky Vaughn is 4-for-4 for the winners to raise his average to .363, two points off the leaders (Leslie: /365; Medwick: .365; Terry: .363) Wally Berger keeps the Braves in the game with a two-run homer in the first and a game tying homer in the 9th. Leon Chagnon, in relieve of Red Lucas, is the winner.
IN THE NEWS: The Cards beat the Dodgers 54 with the win credited to Bill Hallahan, who relieves in the 6th inning and gives up a run. In the bottom half, the Cards score five runs, and Dizzy Dean comes in and shuts out Brooklyn in the last three innings. The official scorer refers the decision on the winning pitcher to NL president Heydler, who gives it to Dean, eventually making his 30-win season possible. Heydler's telegram (as noted by Bill Deane) reads in part: "Dean pitched great ball during three innings to protect one-run lead and is winner. Hallahan pitched one inning rather poorly and did not stand to lose the game even had he continued."
IN THE NEWS: Johnny Broaca, Yankee P, fans five times in a row while beating the White Sox 132. Not until Bernie Williams, on August 21, 1991, will another Yankee fan five times (by Bret Saberhagen). Gehrig hits for the cycle for the first time in his career, and the Yankees regain first place from the Tigers, losers 1311 in Philadelphia.
IN THE NEWS: The temperature reaches 115 degrees at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. Dizzy Dean leaves the game with two out and the score tied 77 in the top of the 9th. Reliever Jim Mooney retires Mel Ott, and when Bill Delancey homers in the bottom of the inning to win the game, Dean is given credit for the win, his 12th of the year, though he wasn't the pitcher of record when the winning run scores. As on the 24th, Mike Haley, the scorer who had been overruled earlier that day, is the scorer and gives the win to Dean. Taking no chances, he asks Heydler to review his decision and Heydler agrees.
IN THE NEWS: Gehrig plays and has three triples at Washington. However, the game is rained out after four 1/2 innings, depriving Gehrig of a record.
Led by pinch hitter Harlan Pool's two hits and two runs, the Reds drop nine runs on the visiting Cardinals in the 8th inning, and win, 114.
In a 43, 10-inning loss to the Browns, Tiger CF Gee Walker is picked off base twice on the same playing, earning him a 10 day suspension for his ineptitude. After Hank Greenberg singles, Walker reaches base on a error, but then gets caught off base when C Rollie Hemsley fires to 1B. Greenberg attempts to draw a throw by running to 3B and is thrown out, with Walker taking 2B. Moments later, with Walker standing six feet off the bag "as brave as a boy on a burning deck" (writer Charles P. Ward's description), pitcher Jack Knott's throw to SS Alan Strange nabs him. Cochrane is so furious he suspends Walker and fines him $20the 6th time this season that has earned a $20 fine. Gee's next appearance won't come until July 16 when he pinchhits for Cochrane.
On 25th anniversary of Forbes Field, a granite monument to Braney Dreyfuss to the left of the exit gate before the start of the Cubs-Pirates match. The Windy City squad wins, 42, behind Bill Lee, the 8th straight win for the Cubs.