IN THE NEWS: Wally Post laces a 2-run single in the 16th to give the Reds an 8–6 win over the host Phillies.
The Cubs send 1B Dee Fondy and 2B Gene Baker to Pittsburgh for 1B Dale Long and OF Lee Walls. Fondy hits .300 but will be traded, while Walls and Long will knock out 45 home runs for the Cubs this season.
IN THE NEWS: Gil McDougald of the Yankees hits a wicked line-drive that strikes Cleveland's Herb Score in the right eye. Score, with a broken nose and lacerations, is carried off the field on a stretcher. Bob Lemon relieves and wins the game, 2–1. Score will return the following year but his pitching will not be the same.
IN THE NEWS: At Baltimore, 3B Andy Carey hits two homers for New York, while Mickey Mantle's tie breaking clout in the 8th gives them a 4–3 win over the O's.
The Reds win their 12th straight on the road, defeating the Cubs, 7–1 as Don Gross fires a 4-hitter. The win streak, all on the road, has taken Cincinnati from 6th place to the top of the National League.
IN THE NEWS: Winners of 12 straight on the road, the Reds, return home and lose to the Phillies, 10–8. Ed Bouchee hits a 2-run home run in the 9th to give the Phils their winning margin. Bob Thurman, who made his ML debut two years ago at the age of 37, hits a 3-run homer for the Reds in the 5th inning. Thurman is the first ML player to homer on his 40th birthday.
IN THE NEWS: When Ted Williams comes up to bat for the Red Sox, manager Paul Richards moves White Sox P Harry Dorish to 3B. After reliever Billy Pierce retires the slugger, Dorish returns to the mound to relieve himself, and goes on to finish the game for a 9–7 win in 11 innings.
At Baltimore, the Indians rap Mike Fornieles for five hits and three runs in the 16th to defeat the Orioles, 11–8. The Tribe had scored three in the 8th after an error by Billy Gardner and three more in the 14th after an error by Wayne Causey. Gardner steals home in the 14th for one Bird run and the 3rd run scores on Russ Nixon's wild throw.
IN THE NEWS: The Yankees top Kansas City 3–0 behind Bob Turley's four-hit shutout. Mickey Mantle has a homer off Alex Kellner, the 11th time in his last 12 at bats he's reached base safely. That night a group of Yankees celebrate Billy Martin's 29th birthday in a raucous fashion. An ensuing fight at Manhattan's Copacabana Club leads to $5,500 in fines and the eventual trade of Billy to Kansas City. Hank Bauer allegedly starts the fight by hitting a patron, although Bauer denies it. The Yanks fine Whitey Ford, Bauer, Yogi Berra, Mantle and Martin $1,000 each and Johnny Kucks $500.
The Reds Tom Acker wins a pair from the Pirates, pitching an inning of relief in the first game and two more in the nitecap. The Reds win 8–7 and 5–4 to extend their win streak over the Pirates to 15 games.
IN THE NEWS: Boston baseball writers reaffirm their decision to bar women from the press box and refuse to allow Doris O'Donnell, a Cleveland feature writer traveling with the Indians, to sit in the Fenway Park press area.
For his part in the Copacabana incident, Yankee OF Hank Bauer is arraigned. He is eventually cleared and threatens to sue the alleged victim, Edward Jones, who suffered a concussion and a broken jaw. In today's game, Yogi Berra, Billy Martin, and Whitey Ford are benched, while Bauer bats 8th. Mickey Mantle has a single, two walks, and a homer to back Bob Turley's 4-hit 3–0 shutout over the A's. Turley helps his cause by starting a triple play. The Yanks now trail the White Sox by a half game.
IN THE NEWS: In his first two ML at-bats, Cubs rookie Frank Ernaga hits a solo home run in the 2nd inning and follows with a run-scoring triple in the 4th, both against Warren Spahn. The Cubs beat the Braves 5–1 at Wrigley Field. Ernaga will add just one more home run to his ML career total.
IN THE NEWS: At Wrigley Field, rookie Dick Drott, 20, of the Cubs strikes out 15 Braves, including Hank Aaron and Billy Bruton three times, en route to a 7–5 victory in game one. Drott's 15 K's is a Cubs 20th C. mark for nine innings (to be broken by Kerry Wood) and one shy of John Clarkson's 1886 club mark. His 15 wins this year are the most for a Cub rookie since Pat Malone won 18 in 1928. Chicago sweeps, winning the nitecap, 5–4.
The Senators build a 6–0 lead over the Yankees and hold on to win 9–7. Mickey Mantle hits his 2nd homer in two days at the Stadium.
Reds relief pitcher Hal Jeffcoat snaps a 6–6 tie with an 8th inning homer to beat the Cards, 7–6. Jeffcoat reached the majors as an outfielder before converting to the mound.