IN THE NEWS: In a rain-soaked game, the Senators take 14 innings to beat Lefty Grove and the Red Sox, 21. The Nats will win four of five decisions this year off Lefty. Grove will win his next four decisions to finish at 2012, a big comeback from his 88 record in 1934.
IN THE NEWS: The first-place Cards open a 30-game home stand by sweeping a Labor Day doubleheader from the Pirates. Paul Dean wins his 16th game, 43 in the opener, then Dizzy cops his 23rd in the nitecap, 41. The Cards are two games up on the rained-out Giants.
With the Cubs splitting two with the 7th-place Reds at Wrigley, Chicago is just two 1/2 in back of the Cards. Chicago wins 31 in the opener as Lon Warneke tops Tony Freitas, then lose 42 to Gene Schott. Bill Lee takes the loss.
Veteran P Dick Coffman (5-11) and Browns manager Hornsby get into a shoving match shortly after their train leaves St. Louis for a road trip. Coffman is cut from the team and put off the train at Edwardsville, IL, and will not play again this year.
IN THE NEWS: Judge Landis rules against a $1,500 fine the Reds imposed on injured Chick Hafey, who had left the team for his home in California after asking to be placed on the voluntary disabled list. Hafey had chronic sinus and sight problems in addition to an injured shoulder. Landis grants Hafey's request and places him on the list.
IN THE NEWS: The 3rd place Cubs get two home runs, including a grand slam, from Augie Galan to beat the Phillies at Wrigley Field. Larry French is the winner, 82, for his 13th victory.
The Cards score four in the 8th, then Dizzy Dean picks up a save in the 9th to beat the Braves, 53. Jess Haines, who fails for the 11th time to win his 200th game, is lifted after seven for Bill Walker who promptly tees up Wally Berger's 30th homer of the year. Walker gives up two hits but is the winning pitcher.
Carl Hubbell subdues the Reds, 64, for his 20th win of the season. King Carl scatters 12 hits including three apiece by Cuyler and Riggs. Dick Bartell gets three hits for the Terrymen, who remain two in back of the Cards.
IN THE NEWS: The Cubs, again led by Galan, take their 3rd straight from the Phils. Augie triples and scores the tying run in the 8th, then hits a leadoff homer in the 10th to win it, 32, for Lon Warneke.
The Cards again top Boston, 64, with Frisch's triple in the 8th a key blow. Dizzy Dean notches his 24th win.
IN THE NEWS: Cleveland beats Boston thanks to an unusual triple play. With no outs and the bases loaded in game 1, and the Indians leading, 53, in the 9th, the Indians bring in Oral Hildebrand to pitch to Joe Cronin. Cronin lines his first pitch off the side of the head of Cleveland 3B Odell Hale. The ball caroms to SS Bill Knickerbocker, who throws to 2B Roy Hughes, who throws to 1B Hal Trosky to finish the triple play ending the game.
Bill Lee shuts out the Phils 40 for his 16th win of the season, as the Cubs move into 2nd place ahead of the Giants. Augie Galan continues his hitting for the Cubs, driving in two runs.
The Cards' Paul Dean tops the Braves 85 as Medwick and Frisch have three hits apiece.
IN THE NEWS: The Cards fail to increase their lead as they split with the Phils. In the opener, Dizzy Dean wins his 25th game, but the Birds lose 42 in the night cap when they strand 16 runners. St. Louis outhits the Phils 13 to 4. Rain washes out the Cubs game at Wrigley.
In the 2nd game of a twinbill, the A's Jimmie Foxx doubles in the 8th to break up Eldon Auker's no-hit bid. Detroit rolls, 151 collecting 20 hits. Foxx has a pair of homers in the opener, again in vain, as the Tigers win, 75. Cochrane has three hits in each game for Detroit. The sweep increases their AL lead to 10 games.
IN THE NEWS: With the Cardinals' Phil Collins losing to Curt Davis and the Phils, 43, the Cubs win their 5th and 6th straight games. Chicago tops the Braves, 51 and 21, behind the pitching of Larry French and Tex Carleton, cutting the Cardinal lead to a single game.
IN THE NEWS: Washington's Buck Newsom scatters six hits to shut out the leading Tigers, 60. Schoolboy Rowe pitches six innings to take the loss.
Chicago beat the Braves, 40, behind Charlie Root for their 7th straight win. Freddie Lindstrom is the batting star with a double and single to drive home a pair as Chicago stays a game behind the Cardinals and one 1/2 ahead of the Giants. The Giants win a pair today, 43 and 42 over the Pirates, while the Cards score three in the 8th to edge the Phils, 42.
The Browns triumph 86 of the A's, handing the Mackmen their 13th straight loss. Foxx is 2-for-3 for the A's, while Carey and Coleman each have three hits for the Browns.
IN THE NEWS: Friday the 13th brings bad luck to the Cards. Trailing the Giants 106 in the last of the 9th, the Cards tie it up and then give the ball to Dizzy Dean. But the Giants score three in the 10th against the tired star, to win 1310. With Larry French and the Cubs beating the Dodgers 41, St. Louis now leads the NL by four percentage points.
IN THE NEWS: The Cubs outlast the Dodgers, 1814, for their 11th straight win and go into first place. In winning, the Cubs use a relief pitcher for the 1st time in 11 games. Chicago scores five in the 2nd and eight in the 6th in outhitting Brooklyn 18 hits to 15. Johnny Babich starts and goes a third of an inning to take the loss; Starter Charlie Root is the Chicago winner.
Meanwhile, the Giants top the faltering Cards 54 in 11 innings, to move into 3rd place, just three 1/2 games in back of the Cubs. The Cards drop the 2nd with the loss. Paul Dean was to start today's game but he suffered what is called a severe heart attack while attending the Canzoneri-Ghnouly bout. Heusser started but the loss goes to Fidgety Phil Collins, who comes on in the 11th.
The Braves snap their 14-game losing streak by tipping the Reds, 64. The Braves drive Tony Freitas from the mound in the 6th inning with seven hits, four for extra bases.
The Senators win their fifth straight, beating the Indians, 51. Bobo Newsom scatters 10 hits5 by Earl Averill, including two doubles and a tripleto go the route. Joe Vosmik, in the race for the batting championship at .345, breaks out of his recent slump going 1-for-4.
The Yankee split with the AL-leading Tigers, winning 21 and losing 51. Johnny Broaca is the winner in the opener over Crowder, while Lawson tops Brown in game 2. Hank Greenberg, leading the AL in hitting at .346, is 0-for-the afternoon, with five strikeouts. "The hooting and jeering which some of the fans turned loose against Hank wasn't much of a tribute to the sportsmanship of his home town" (New York American).
Frankie Crosetti returns to New York after an operation at Baltimore's Johns Hopkins Hospital to remove floating cartilage in his right knee. He'll soon return to his home in California.
IN THE NEWS: Before an overflow crowd of 41,284 in St. Louis, the Giants Carl Hubbell outpitches Dizzy Dean to give New York a 73 win. It is the 2nd time in four days the two aces have matched up. The Giants, winners of 14 out of their last 22 games, are now just one 1/2 games behind the Cardinals.
IN THE NEWS: In the opener of a critical 4-game series in Chicago, the Giants lose 83 to Lon Warneke. The Cubs have now won 12 straight.
Brown beats Brown as Pittsburgh reliever Mace Brown pitches five innings of shutout relief to beat Boston, 53. Wally Berger's 3rd double of the game in the 9th is the only hit he allows. The Bucs Gus Suhr plays 1B in the last inning to run his streak of consecutive games played to 619, a new NL record. The old mark was set by Eddie Brown from 1924 to 1928.
IN THE NEWS: Dodger OF Len Koenecke, dropped by the team, and put off an American Airline flight for drunkenness in Detroit, hires a private plane to fly him to Buffalo, where he had played previously. During the flight he tries to take over the controls and gets into a fight with the pilot. He dies after the co-pilot hits over the head with a fire extinguisher.
With Terry Moore sidelined after fracturing his foot yesterday, the Cards top Brooklyn, 42 behind Jess Haines. Paul Dean saves the game in relief. In the 2nd game of the doubleheader in St. Louis, a tired Dizzy Dean again fails in relief, giving up three runs in relief, as Brooklyn wins 87. The Cards are now trailing the Cubs by two 1/2 games.
IN THE NEWS: With 30,000 fans watching at Wrigley, first-place Chicago tallies 20 hits in thrashing the Giants 153. Charlie Root picks up the win. The win is Chicago's 15th straight and drops the Giants six 1/2 games behind the Bruins.
IN THE NEWS: The Cubs complete a 4-game sweep of the Giants, beating Carl Hubbell for their 16th straight win, 61. Billy Herman has three hits and is 11-for-18 in the series with the Giants. The 16 wins in a row is most in the NL since the 1924 Dodgers won 15. Giants manager Bill Terry tells reporters that, "the Cubs will win . . . they are playing way over their heads."
IN THE NEWS: The Pittsburgh Crawfords beat the New York Cubans to win the Negro NL Championship 30 behind the pitching of Leroy Matlock and the extra-base hits of Josh Gibson, Cool Papa Bell and Oscar Charleston.
IN THE NEWS: The Detroit Tigers clinch the pennant with a double win over the St. Louis Browns, winning 62 and 20. Eldon Auker wins the nitecap with a complete game shutout, while Tommy Bridges takes the opener. The Tigers will coast the rest of the way, going 16, while the Yankees go 61.
At Wrigley, lefty Roy Henshaw edges the Pirates 43 to the delight of 39,000 fans.
The Reds knock Paul Dean out of the game and beat the Cards, 97. It is the Reds first win in St. Louis this year after eight losses. The Cards now trail the Cubs by three 1/2.
Hal Trosky powers his 24th homer to lead the Indians to a 73 win over the White Sox. Joe Vosmik is 1-for-2 and continues to hold a slight lead at .348 in the AL batting race. After the Washington-Philadelphia twinbill today, Buddy Myer (0-for-4 today) is 2nd at .342 and Jimmie Foxx (0-for-9 today) is at .340, ending his 18-game hitting streak.
IN THE NEWS: In the final game at Chicago, the Cubs whip the Pirates 20 as Larry French outpitches Cy Blanton to win his 5th of the month. The Cubs, in winning their 18th straight, maintain their hold on 1st place by three games over the Cardinals. With 40,558 today, Chicago has 202,283 fans who have watched the final six games. Blanton finishes his year with a 2.58 ERA, tops in the NL, and his 142 strikeouts sets a Pirates rookie record that will not be broken this century.
The Cards shave the lead to three games by twice beating the Reds, 144 and 31. Mike Ryba, in relief of Bill Hallahan in the 2nd, wins the opener pitching seven innings of two-hit ball in his major league debut. He also knocks in three runs on two hits. Dizzy Dean wins his 28th, allowing just three hits and striking out ten, to take the nitecap.
The Boston Braves lose their 110th game for a new NL record, dropping a pair to the Phils, 75 and 43. Timely homers by Johnny Moore and Watkins win the games for the Quakers. The Braves will lose 115, which remains the record until the 1962 expansion New York Mets lose 120 in a 162-game schedule. The Braves winning percentage of .248 is a 20th Century low in the NL.
Washington beats up on the A's winning 102 and 111. Buck Newsom wins the opener, scattering nine hits, and collecting a single, double and triple and drives in three runs in game one. Holbrook has a triple and three RBIs for the Nats in game 2.
The Browns Earl Caldwell, up from San Antonio (Texas) defeats the leading Tigers, 10 on three hits. Schoolboy Rowe is the loser and his error in the 6th allows the only run. Caldwell pitched briefly in the NL seven years ago.
At Fenway, a record crowd of 47,627with 10,000 turned awaywatch the Yankees sweep the Red Sox, 64 and 90. New York stops Wes Ferrell's bid for his 25th win in game one, and Walter Brown, the hurling mammoth, gives up just four hits in the nitecap. In game 2, the Yanks have seven ground rule doubles into the roped-off crowd. The Sunday Law stops the game after eight innings.
Competing for prizes donated by Tom Yawkey, the Yanks also defeat the Sox in the pre-game Field Day, winning four of five events. Ben Chapman wins the 75-yard dash nipping Jesse Hill by a yard. Recently acquired Sox Skinny Graham is 3rd. The lone Sox triumph comes when catcher Rick Ferrell throws into a barrel at 2B on the fly; Joe Glenn's is in the barrel but on the bounce Glenn is tops in fungo hitting with a 350-foot drive, and the Yankees win the walking relay in, well, a walk. Chief interest is the final event, the four-man relay around the bases, with each runner completing a circuit. Clocked in 57.2 seconds, the Yankee squad of Selkirk, Hill, Rolfe, and Chapman pass the baton ahead of the quartet of Almada, Graham, Johnson, and Cooke. The field day will be repeated next Sunday at the Stadium.
IN THE NEWS: In a showdown series with the 2nd place Cardinals in St. Louis, the Cubs edge the Cardinals 10. Paul Dean strikes out the first four Cub batters before young Phil Cavarretta. drives a home run on top the roof in RF for the only score of the game. Lon Warneke gives up just two hits and walks none in winning his 20th game. It is the Cubs' 19th straight win, and they are now assured of at least a tie for the pennant.
IN THE NEWS: The Cubs clinch the NL pennant in the first game of a doubleheader with the Cardinals, 62, besting Dizzy Dean, as Bill Lee wins his 20th. The Cubs tally 15 hits off Diz, led by Freddie Lindstrom's 4. With Roy Henshaw's victory, 53, in the nitecap, the Cubs extend their win streak to an incredible 21 games and reach the 100-win mark. Only once during the winning tsreak have the Cubs pitchers given up more than three runs. The streak ties the franchise mark set in 1880.
IN THE NEWS: With nothing on the line, the pennant-winning Cubs finally lose to the Cardinals, 75, on Medwick's 11th inning homer off Fabian Kowalik. The loss snaps Chicago's 21-game win streak, the longest in the majors since the Giants of 1916, when New York won 26 games and tied one. However, Chicago's win streak is the longest without a tie since 1880.
The Braves Danny MacFayden strikes out 15 Giants, the most K's in the NL since 1909. It will be matched tomorrow.
The Indians sweep the Browns with Joe Vosmik (.350) going 1-for-7 at the day's end. He still leads Buddy Myers by two points.
IN THE NEWS: The Cubs lose 21 to the Cardinals. Left fielder Augie Galan plays in his 154th game of the season, ending the year without hitting into a DP, still a major-league record (Reiser does it in 1942, but plays fewer games). Augie did hit into a triple play to open the season. The Cubs lone score comes on Billy Herman's 57th double.
Against Washington, Jimmie Foxx slams his 35th homer in the 4th inning to give the A's a 42 lead, When the Nats tie, Double X hits his 36th in the 7th to put the A's in the lead. Washington retakes it, but the A's score four to win 118. Washington's Buddy Myer goes 4-for-5 to edge out Cleveland's Joe Vosmik for the AL batting title, .349 to .348. In Cleveland's doubleheader, Vosmik pinch hits in game one making an out, and plans on taking the rest of the afternoon off. When he hears that Myers is hot, he plays, going 1-for-3 to "lose" the title. Foxx finishes at .346.
After winning the first game 32 against Detroit, the White Sox tie the AL record with 10 singles in the 2nd inning of game two off Eldon Auker. The Sox win 142, as Auker loses his 7th against 18 wins, the best percentage in the AL.
Brooklyn's Van Lingle Mungo strikes out 15 Phillies to match yesterday's strikeout feat by Danny MacFayden. Mungo allows two hits in beating Jorgens, 20. Not until Koufax, in 1959, will a NL hurler strike out more. The 2nd game ends in a 44 tie.
In a 96 nitecap loss against the Reds, Pittsburgh C Aubrey Epps goes 3-for-4 with a triple and three RBI. This will be his only ML game. The Pirates take the opener, 41, behind Mace Brown's 4-hitter.