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Boston Red Sox Brooklyn Dodgers Boston Braves Chicago White Sox Chicago Cubs Cincinnati Reds Cleveland Indians Detroit Tigers New York Giants New York Yankees Philadelphia Athletics Philadelphia Phillies Pittsburgh Pirates St. Louis Browns St. Louis Cardinals Washington Senators The IN THE NEWS: American League alters its restrictions on night games, adopting the National League's suspended game rule and lifting its ban on lights for Sunday games.
The Cards trade lefty IN THE NEWS: Max Lanier and OF Chuck Diering to the Giants for 2B Eddie Stanky, who becomes the team's player-manager. The Reds trade C Smoky Burgess, 2B Connie Ryan and P Howie Fox to the Phillies for C Andy Seminick, infielder Eddie Pellegrini, OF Dick Sisler and P Niles Jordan. The Reds will regret letting the burly catcher go and will reacquire him, again exchanging Seminick, in three years.
IN THE NEWS: Joe DiMaggio officially retires as a member of the New York Yankees with 361 home runs and an average of .325 after 13 seasons. His 56-game, consecutive-game hitting streak in 1941 will stand as one of the all-time best diamond achievements.