IN THE NEWS: National League President Ford Frick orders the May 14th game at Sportsman's Park replayed, upholding the Reds protest of the Cardinals' 7–6, 10-inning win. Dusty Cooke's disputed triple is ruled a home run for the Reds OF. One umpire had signaled Cooke's hit a home run, and Cooke slowed down, only to be tagged out.
Bill Lee of the Cubs blanks the Boston Bees, 4–0, for his 3rd straight shutout, and Chicago moves to within one 1/2 games of the Giants, who lose their 4th straight to the Pirates. Lee will run his string to 32 scoreless innings, and pitch 47 straight innings in which he allows one unearned run and one extra base hits.
Washington's Rick Ferrell and Wes Ferrell each double in runs as Wes beats the White Sox, 5–1. Simmons adds a double and home run for the Nats.
IN THE NEWS: At Fenway, umpire Bill McGowan -- who had tossed Johnny Allen on Opening Day -- orders the Cleveland pitcher to cut off part of a shirt sleeve which is dangling as he pitches, distracting the batter. Allen refuses and walks off the mound. He is fined $250 by Cleveland manager Oscar Vitt, who makes a pitching change to avoid a forfeit. The Indians win the game, 7–5. Tribe owner Alva Bradley hurries to Boston and buys the shirt for $250; the shirt is then displayed at Higbee's Department Store, owned by Bradley's brother. The shirt later makes its way to the Hall of Fame museum in Cooperstown, NY.
IN THE NEWS: New York regains the lead with a double win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field, winning 4–2 in 10 innings, then taking the nightcap, 4–1. Harry Gumbert beats Larry French in the first game while Carl Hubbell is the victor in game 2, beating Bryant. French will lose 19 games for the Cubs, one shy of the league leader in the category.
IN THE NEWS: Red Sox rookie pitcher Bill Lefebvre homers in his first ML at bat, and only plate appearance for the season, off Monty Stratton of the White Sox. But Lefebvre is hammered by Chicago in a 15–2 loss. He is the first American League player to homer in his only season at bat, and it will be his only ML homer, though he will finish with a .276 career average and lead the AL in pinch-hits in 1944. Stratton, the winning pitcher, gets his revenge in the 2nd inning when he connects for a grand slam off Lefebvre, who gives up six runs in four innings.
IN THE NEWS: Cincinnati lefthander Johnny Vander Meer pitches a no-hitter against Boston, winning 3–0. Vander Meer, in his first full season, strikes out four to increase his league-leading total to 56. Danny MacFayden is the losing pitcher.
Cardinals OF Terry Moore sustains a concussion after crashing into a wall at Sportsman's Park. The game with the Giants ends in a rained out 8-inning 2–2 tie.
IN THE NEWS: The A's beat the Browns 8–3, as Bob Johnson bats in all the runs with three home runs, one a grand slam, and a single. It's Johnson 2nd grand slam this month: before today's performance, Johnson had hit eight homers in his last 14 games, and had gone 7-for-9 in the first two games of the series with St. Louis. By knocking in all eight runs for his team, "Indian Bob" sets a record, later surpassed. Buck Ross is the winning pitcher.
The Yankees spot the Indians six runs, then score seven runs in the 6th inning to win, 7–6.
The Senators jump in front of the Tigers, 11–1, a seemingly insurmountable lead with Wes Ferrell in the mound. But after a long rain delay, Charlie Gehringer leads off the 6th with a home run for the Tigers, and they knock out Ferrell enroute to an 18–12 win.
IN THE NEWS: Johnny Vander Meer stuns baseball by pitching his 2nd successive no-hitter, defeating the Dodgers and Max Butcher, 6–0. Brooklyn plays the first night game ever at Ebbets Field. In front of 38,748 fans, including spectators Babe Ruth and several hundred fans from Vandy's home town of Midland Park, NJ. Vandy strikes out seven and walks 8, including three one-out walks in the 9th. A force out at home on a grounder by Ernie Koy and a fly ball by Leo Durocher ends the game. In a pregame event, Koy, with a 10-yard start but running in his Reds' uniform, beats Olympic champion Jesse Owens in the 100-yard dash.
IN THE NEWS: R-E-S-P-E-C-T. After hitting number 19 yesterday, Jimmie Foxx is walked a record six consecutive times by four Browns pitchers. One is intentional and one semi-intentional. But the visiting Red Sox win anyway, 12–8, before 1,028 paying customers. Johnny Marcum wins over Ed Linke.
IN THE NEWS: After walking the leadoff hitter, Elbie Fletcher, on four pitches, the Reds Johnny Vander Meer extends his string of hitless innings to 21 2/3 (including the final out in the game before Vandy's 1st no-hitter) before Debs Garms singles for Boston in the 4th. Vandy coasts home, 14–1, allowing three hits. Vandy falls short of the record of 23 scoreless innings set by Cy Young in 1908. Young is one of 34,511, on hand for today's game at Brave's Field.
IN THE NEWS: Red Sox 3B Pinky Higgins extends his consecutive-hit string to 12, with eight hits in a doubleheader split with Detroit. He is 4-for-4 in each game, a Boston win in the opener, 8–3. Detroit wins the nitecap, 5–4. with Rudy York catching both games. Tomorrow, Pinky will strike out against Vern Kennedy in his first at bat ending the streak.
IN THE NEWS: The Reds Lonny Frey collects eight hits in a doubleheader split with the Phillies. Frey has three hits in the 10–3 Phils win in the lidlifter, then adds five in the nitecap, an 8–5 win. All told, Lonny has five singles, a double, and two triples.
IN THE NEWS: Carl Hubbell wins his 200th game, as the Giants beat the visiting Cubs 5–1 and stretch their lead over the 2nd-place Reds to two games. Larry French takes the loss. Newly acquired Bob Seeds, up from Newark, leads the way with a 470-foot inside the park homer to the Eddie Grant memorial in dead center.
In the Phils-Reds split, Reds leadoff hitter Lonnie Frey bangs out eight hits, just the 3rd Red player to collect eight hits in a twinbill (Miller, 10/9/98: Cuyler, 7/30/36). Frey is 5-for-5 in game two as the Reds win 8–5 behind Derringer. Claude Passeau wins the opener, 10–3 for the Phils. Jordan has four hits and Weintraub and Klein hit homers.
IN THE NEWS: The Phillies play their final game in the Baker Bowl, losing 14–1 to the Giants. They will play future games in A's-owned Shibe Park. Hank Lieber hits the last homer in the park, while Slick Castleman is the last winning pitcher.