IN THE NEWS: Jim Bunning of the Tigers pitches the only "perfect" inning of the last four decades striking out three Red Sox on nine pitches. Bunning wins 30. The last American League hurler to K the side on nine pitches was Lefty Grove, in 1928.
Billy Bruton of the Braves hits three triples in an 115 win over the Cardinals. Two of the triples are with the bases loaded, the only time it has happened in the National League in the 20th C.
IN THE NEWS: For the first time, there are two All-Star Games in the same year. With the managers picking the starting lineup, the American League wins this 2nd contest 53, as five home runs are hit at the Los Angeles Coliseum.
IN THE NEWS: White Sox lefty Billy Pierce and the Orioles P Billy O'Dell are even up 11 when Hoyt Wilhelm relieves in the 9th for Baltimore. Wilhelm tosses eight 2/3 innings of no-hit ball before allowing a safety. After 18 innings and the score still at 11, the game is mercifully called because of the midnight curfew. Pierce goes 16 innings before he gets relief from Turk Lown.
IN THE NEWS: The Pirates, down 31 to the Cubs in the 9th, tie the game, then win 53 in the 10th. Elroy Face wins in relief to go 150. The win is the 11th extra inning victory in a row for the Pirates; the only loss in their last 16 extra inning games was Haddix's 12-inning perfect game against the Braves in May.
IN THE NEWS: At Crosley Field, Joe Nuxhall fans four Braves in the 6th inning,Mathews, Adcock, Crandall, and Loganand 10 overall as the Reds win 43 to move into 2nd place. The 3rd strike to Crandall gets by catcher Dutch Dotterer, giving Nuxhall the chance for the four K's. Jim Davis, in 1956, was the last pitcher to K four in a frame.
IN THE NEWS: The Giants and Cubs set a record for the longest 9-inning game in history, playing three hours and 50 minutes. Chicago wins the marathon at Wrigley by a score of 209, pounding out 19 hits and five home runs. Eddie Fisher takes the loss while Ed Donnelly is the winner.
IN THE NEWS: The Red Sox 1B Vic Wertz hits a pinch-hit grand slam off Ryne Duren of the Yanks to pace the 116 Boston win.
Reds teammates Vada Pinson and Frank Robinson go 5-for-6 in the first game of a doubleheader as Cincinnati outlast the Phils 1513. The Reds trail 113 after three innings, and score five in the 9th to win.
IN THE NEWS: At Milwaukee, the Dodgers stake Don Drysdale to a 51 lead after five innings, but the Braves chip away and finally tie it with a run in the 9th. The Dodgers make it 65 in the 11th but Hank Aaron takes Drysdale deep to tie it up. Drysdale is finally relieved and LA wins it in the 13th, 76.
IN THE NEWS: The Pirates take a doubleheader form the Dodgers, beating Don Drysdale in both games. As a starter, Drysdale loses the opener, then relieves in game 2. In the 10th inning, with runners on 1st and 3rd and two out, Drysdale hands out an intentional pass to get to Dick Groat, who singles in the winning run. The win is Face's 16th of the year without a loss tying him with Hubbell's streak of 1936 and Blackwell's skein in 1947. The 4th place Pirates are now eight games in back of the 1st place Giants.
IN THE NEWS: The Indians stretch their winning streak to eight games when Colavito snaps a 44 tie with an 8th inning home run. Jim Perry, in relief of Gary Bell, picks up the win, 54, over New York.
It's "Al Smith Day" at Comiskey, with every fan named Smith, Schmidt, Smythe or Smithe admitted free and given a button stating "I'm a Smith and I'm for Al." Smith himself doesn't help, going hitless as the White Sox lose to Boston, 76. Bill Monboquette is the winner.
IN THE NEWS: Before 66,586 fans in Cleveland, the White Sox sweep a doubleheader with the Indians to move in front by six 1/2 games. Former Indian Early Wynn, judged too old at 39, wins the opener 63, then the Sox win the nitecap 94. Another former Indian, Al Smith, scores from 2nd on a fly ball. The Sox will beat the Indians 15 out of 22 games this season.
In the 2nd of two games, the Pirates, down 5, tie the Phillies in the 9th inning, then win in the 10th, 76. The victory goes to Elroy Face, even though he gives up a home run to Ed Bouchee in the top of the 10th. Face is now 170 and the Pirates are just four games in back of the leading Giants.
IN THE NEWS: Sandy Koufax breaks Dizzy Dean's National League mark and ties Bob Feller's major-league record of 18 strikeouts in a game against the Giants as 82,974 fans watch. He also totals 31 Ks for two consecutive games to set a new ML mark. Wally Moon's 3-run, 9th-inning home run wins it 52 for the Dodgers.