IN THE NEWS: The National Labor Relations Board files unfair labor practices charges against the Indians on a claim the club fired a ticket seller at the union's request. This is the first case against baseball under the Taft-Hartley Act.
IN THE NEWS: Representative Emanuel Celler's committee issues financial data from 1945-49 that differs with Walter O'Malley's numbers. According to Celler, the Dodgers made a profit of 2.364 million dollars from 1945-49; the Dodgers' "loss" of $129,318 in 1950 included a $167,000 loss due to the promotion of the Brooklyn Dodgers professional football team. In his continuing investigation into antitrust violations, Celler says that evidence in his committee suggests altering the reserve clause in that it does limit players.
IN THE NEWS: in Tokyo, 50,000 fans are on hand as an American all-star team battles a Central League all-star team. Joe DiMaggio hits a 400 ft. home run in the 8th inning to tie the game at 1–1, then his brother Dom DiMaggio laces an RBI-triple in the 9th and scores to give the Americans a 3–2 victory. The Americans have won 12 games and tied one.
IN THE NEWS: Lefty O'Doul's all-stars, including Joe DiMaggio, Ferris Fain, and Billy Martin, lose 3–1 to a Pacific League all-star team—only the 2nd time since 1922 that an American professional team has lost to Japan, and the first time to professional players.
IN THE NEWS: Former Cub 1B and future TV star of The Rifleman Chuck Connors is the first player to oppose the ML draft. Currently the 1B of the LA Angels (PCL), Connors wants to stay in California, instead of going to whatever team might draft him for the ML. The PCL views his refusal in a positive manner, allowing them to ask higher prices for players than what the ML usually offers.