IN THE NEWS: A first-refusal option for chief minority stockholder H. Gabriel Murphy to buy the holdings of Washington owner Calvin Griffith expires. Murphy will lose two court decisions in efforts to keep Griffith from moving the Senators to Minnesota.
Cards reliever Ernie Broglio is nothing but efficient, tossing a total of two 1/3 innings of relief in two games with the Braves. Ernie wins both. The Cards blow a 7–0 lead in the opener before winning in the 10th, 8–7. They blow a 5–0 lead in the nitecap, but win 7–5. Fellow reliever Lindy McDaniel gets rapped in both games.
IN THE NEWS: Before 50,556 fans in New York, the Yankees sweep two from the Tigers, winning 7–6 and 6–2. In the opener, Ryne Duran fans Charlie Maxwell with the bases loaded and two outs in the 9th. Detroit is ahead 2–1 in the night cap when Norm Cash argues at length about a call at first base, and finally gets tossed. When play resumes, Pete Burnside serves up a 3-run homer to Mickey Mantle, batting righty. The Yankees are 23–5 since June five and lead the American League by three games.
A day after his wedding in Chicago, Jim O'Toole pitches and loses, as the Cubs pound him for seven runs and nine hits in less than five innings. Chicago wins, 7–5. An unsympathetic manager Hutchinson says, "It was his turn to pitch. I didn't tell him to get married."
IN THE NEWS: Mickey Mantle's 3-run first-inning home run off Hal Woodeshick is the 300th of his career. Mantle becomes the 18th player to join the 300 club, but the Yankees drop a 9–8 decision to Washington.
IN THE NEWS: The Cuban revolution led by Fidel Castro brings an end to Havana's International League team. The Sugar Kings relocate in Jersey City, marking that city's return to the IL after a 10-year absence. Poor attendance at Roosevelt Stadium prompts the parent Reds to cease the minor-league operation there following the 1960 season.
IN THE NEWS: Jim Coates suffers his first loss after nine straight wins, and 14 straight over two seasons, as the Red Sox beat the Yankees 6–5. The Sox are lead by Vic Wertz, who slugs a home run, double and single to drive in four runs. Coates' major-league record is 17–2.
Brooks Robinson goes 5-for-5, hitting for the cycle, to lead the Orioles to a 5–2 win over the White Sox. With three hits yesterday, Robinson has eight straight hits. His 9th inning triple off reliever Turk Lown, seals the win for Milt Pappas over starter Billy Pierce.
IN THE NEWS: The Senators, losers of 10 straight to the Indians, sweep a pair from the Tribe, 3–2 and 5–3. The opening win is over Mudcat Grant, who had never lost to the Senators in 14 straight victories.
Batting just .244 and not hitting for power, Willie McCovey, 1959 National League Rookie of the Year, is sent down to Tacoma (Pacific Coast League).
IN THE NEWS: In a spectacular ML debut, Giant Juan Marichal pitches no-hit ball until Clay Dalrymple pinch-hit singles with two out in the 7th. Marichal winds up with 12 strikeouts and a one-hit 2–0 win against the Phillies. Marichal is the first National League hurler since 1900 to debut with a one-hitter.
Roy Sievers' 21-game hit streak, the longest for any player in 1960, ends, but White Sox teammate Luis Aparicio's inside-the-park home run and Billy Pierce's shutout beat Boston, 6–0.
Senators ace Pedro Ramos pitches a one-hitter, bating Detroit, 5–0. Colavito's leadoff single in the 8th, a grounder that eludes SS Jose Valdivielso, is the lone safety.
The Yankees outslug the Indians, 13–11, behind the slugging of Bill Skowron. Skowron's follows a Berra blast with his 2nd homer in the 8th but Cleveland answers with two in the bottom of the 8th for an 11–8 lead. Moose then hits a bases-loaded double in the 9th to win it. Roger Maris hits his 30th home run and Piersall homers for the Tribe.
IN THE NEWS: At Municipal Stadium, with Cleveland in the lead 8–2, Mickey Mantle golfs a Gary Bell pitch over the auxiliary scoreboard into the distant upper deck in RF, matching Luke Easter as the only players to reach that spot. Cleveland holds on for an 8–6 win.
IN THE NEWS: Robin Roberts pitches his 3rd career one-hitter, and the 3rd one-hitter of the season in new Candlestick Park. Felipe Alou spoils Roberts' no-hit bid in the 5th inning of a 3–0 Philadelphia win. 3B Joe Morgan fields the hit, but falls down and cannot make a throw.
IN THE NEWS: At Fenway the Red Sox down the Indians 6–4. Vic Wertz has a 3-run homer and four RBIs. Ted Williams also homers and, in the 7th inning, steals 2B. Williams sets a major-league record as the only player to steal bases in four consecutive decades: he'll be match by Rickey Henderson in 2000. Jimmy Piersall homers twice, both off winner Ike Delock.
The Yankees purchase 33-year-old P Luis Arroyo from Jersey City (IL). He will be a key to New York's 1960 pennant and a star in 1961.
In an effort to distract Ted Williams during his at bats in the 6th and 8th innings, the Indians CF Jimmy Piersall goes into a war dance. Piersall gets tossed for his efforts and manager Joe Gordon is also ejected for arguing Jimmy's case. It is Piersall's 6th ejection of the season. Gordon had previously announced that any more ejections would cost Piersall $500 each, but he thinks today's thumbing is unwarranted and waives the fine. American League president Joe Cronin is less forgiving and fines Piersall $100. The Indians win, 4–2, behind Jim Perry's pitching and the first ML home run of Mike de la Hoz.
IN THE NEWS: After 38 consecutive scoreless innings over four games, the Phils push over a run in the 6th inning against the Cubs, and go on to win 4–3. Philadelphia was coming off three straight shutouts at the hands of the Dodgers.
IN THE NEWS: William Shea, chairman of Mayor Robert Wagner's New York baseball committee, announces the formation of the Continental League. The five founding cities are New York, Houston, Toronto, Denver, and Minneapolis/St. Paul.
IN THE NEWS: With relief help from Bobby Shantz, Whitey Ford, who leaves with an upset stomach, picks up a 4–0 win over the Indians. Kubek, Mickey Mantle, and Boyer homer for the pinstripers. The Yanks sweep, winning the nitecap, 9–2, and take over 1st place by three percentage points.
The Red Sox, losers of nine straight to the White Sox, beat Chicago 4–2, knocking the Pale Hose out of 1st.
Boston OF Gary Geiger (.302), who homered yesterday against Chicago, suffers a collapsed lung and is out for the rest of the season.
IN THE NEWS: Just as he predicts, Philadelphia P Art Mahaffey, just called up from Buffalo, picks off the first batter to get a hit against him. Then with the next batter to get a hit, he does it again. Curt Flood and Bill White are the base runner victims, but St. Louis still wins 6–3. In his next game, the first batter to get a hit off Mahaffey will be Jim Marshall, and Mahaffey will pick him off as well.