IN THE NEWS: Two-time champ Monterrey, Mexico is barred from 1959 Little League competition for its failure to comply with the rule that specifies using only players from a predetermined geographical area.
IN THE NEWS: At Comiskey Park, the Sox-Baltimore game is delayed 30 minutes due to a swarm of gnats over the field. Groundskeepers tried bug spray to no avail before bringing in the post-game fireworks display and attaching a smoke bomb to framework. It works, dispersing the gnats, and the O's dispense the Sox 3–2.
In a 5–3 loss to Kansas City, Boston's Ted Williams records his 2,500th career hit, a double.
IN THE NEWS: In the Cubs 8–2 win over Pittsburgh, Bucs reliever Ron Blackburn collects his only hit of his ML career, a homer, off Moe Drabowsky. Blackburn hurls four innings of hitless ball. The Cubs score six in the 1st, lead by Banks' triple and Moryn's home run.
The Dodgers bring up SS Maury Wills from Spokane, where he was hitting .313 with 25 stolen bases.
IN THE NEWS: Giants P Mike McCormick does not yield a single hit in the first five innings of a game against the Phillies. In the top of the 6th, he gives up a single to Richie Ashburn, but the game is called because of rain. The incomplete inning is not included in the records, thereby giving McCormick a 3–0 shortened no-hitter.
IN THE NEWS: Ken Boyer of the Cards hits his 3rd weekly inside-the-park home run, this one against the Reds at St. Louis in a 5–4 first-game win. On May 30 he connected at Los Angeles and June seven at Philadelphia.
Boston manager Pinky Higgins benches Ted Williams in a scheduled doubleheader with Kansas City. The Splinter, hitting just .175, has been slowed by injuries. Williams will pinch hit in the next two games. The Sox win 6–1 with cold and rain postponing game 2.
At New York, the Tigers sweep a pair from New York, 3–2 and 8–2. Charlie Maxwell unleashes his Sunday punch in the opener, hitting a 3-run homer in the 8th. It is his 14th homer, eight of which have come on Sunday. Lary wins his 3rd of the year against the Yankees. Paul Foytack is the winner in game 2. Al Kaline has three hits in each game.
IN THE NEWS: At Baltimore, Chico Carrasquel drives in two urns in both the 8th and 9th innings to give the Birds, a 6–7 win over the Tigers. Tiger star Al Kaline, hitting .357, fractures his shoulder and will be out of action.
At a news conference, the Continental League announces that franchises in the 3rd league will be priced at $10 million.
Oklahoma State wins the NCAA college baseball championship, defeating Arizona 5–3 in the deciding game.
IN THE NEWS: Dodger southpaw Sandy Koufax fans 16 Phillies, to set a new record for a night game, and wins 6–2.
At Kansas City, Mickey Mantle drives in six runs with a triple and two homers to lead New York to a 13–6 win. Skowron adds his 4th homer in four days to move New York to three games out of first place.
IN THE NEWS: The "Emperor's game," the greatest in Japanese baseball history, is played by the Yomiuri Giants and the Hanshin Tigers, with Emperor Hirohito and his wife attending at Tokyo's Korakuen Stadium. The game is tied 4–4 in the 7th on Giants rookie Sadaharu Oh's 2-run home run, then won 5–4 in the last of the 9th on a home run by the Giant's Shigeo Nagashima. This starts the famed "O-N cannon," the hitting combination of Oh and Nagashima, that will bring the Giants nine pennants between 1965 and 1973. In all, the O-N cannon hits dual home runs in 106 games.
IN THE NEWS: At Wrigley, a bizarre play occurs in the 4th inning when two balls are put into play. On a 3–1 count, Bob Anderson's pitch to Stan Musial is wild and bounces back to the screen. Catcher Sammy Taylor ignores the ball, assuming it ticked off Musial's bat, but Cubs 3B Alvin Dark rushes in to retrieve the wild pitch/foul tip. The bat boy tosses the ball to field announcer Pat Piper, and Dark finally retrieves it from him. Meanwhile home plate ump Vic Delmore has handed a second ball to Anderson. Through all this, Musial reaches first with what he thinks is ball four, and then streaks for 2B. Simultaneously, Dark and Anderson fire to the bag. Anderson's throw goes into CF, but Dark's to Banks catches the sliding Musial. Stan ignores the tag and rambles to 3B as play is stopped. Delmore then rules Musial is out at 2B, while Al Barlick rules Stan safe at 1B. Both managers play the game under protest, but the Cards drop theirs after dropping the Cubs, 4–1. The National League will drop Vic Delmore at the end of the season.