IN THE NEWS: About 150 black fans reject seats in the segregated
section of Durham Athletic Park in the Carolina League
after being denied seats in the non-segregated section.
New York Parks Commissioner Robert Moses proposes
a new 78-acre tract in Flushing Meadows as a site
for a new NL stadium. The plan, submitted to Mayor
Robert Wagner, includes a 50,000-seat stadium with
a plastic dome, to be built by the Parks Department.
IN THE NEWS: Reds' baserunner Don Hoak breaks up a DP by fielding
a Wally Post ground ball and flipping it to Braves
SS Johnny Logan. The umpire calls Hoak out for interference
but Post is given a single on the play. The Braves
win 3-1. In yesterday's 54 loss to the
Braves, baserunner Johnny Temple let Gus Bell's ground
ball hit him with the same result; Temple out for
interfering and Bell awarded a single.
IN THE NEWS: John Kennedy becomes the first black to play for the Philadelphia Phillies, making them the last NL team to integrate. Kennedy pinch runs for Solly Hemus in the 5-1 loss to Brooklyn. He will play only briefly in 5 games, 2 at 3B, and will go hitless.
IN THE NEWS: At Fenway Park, Ted Williams belts a CF homer and a single to drive in 2 runs as the Red Sox beat the Orioles, 3–1. Frank Sullivan allows 4 hits in winning. The Sox Gene Mauch hits into an unusual DP with Dick Gernert on 3B. Mauch grounds to 1B George Kell, who steps on 1B and throws home. Mauch throws up his hands and deflects the throw. Gernert is ruled out on the interference call.
IN THE NEWS: Walter "Spike" Briggs of the Detroit Tigers resigns
as executive vice-president, GM and director after
a row with the front office. He is the last member
of the Briggs family to hold an official position
with the team.