IN THE NEWS: Veteran Vic Wertz hits his first triple in six years as he leads the Red Sox to a 75 win over Bob Turley and the Yankees. Since June 14, 1955, Wertz has played in 596 games and collected 537 hits, but no 3-baggers.
IN THE NEWS: Cleveland's 8th straight win, a 143 rout of Washington, moves the Tribe into first place.
At San Francisco, Robin Roberts wins his 1st game of the year, 32, after seven straight defeats. Pancho Herrera's 3-run homer decides it. Roberts will finish the year 110, the worst record ever for a Hall of Fame pitcher.
The Twins lose to the Yankees, 51, for their 13th straight loss. They'll reach 14 losses in a row in 1982. Ralph Terry allows the Twins a run in the 1st on two hits, then pitches hitless ball for the next eight innings. Berry and Mickey Mantle homer off Pascual in the 3rd; it is a record setting 31 homers in the last 16 consecutive games.
IN THE NEWS: Milwaukee sets a major-league record with four consecutive home runs in the 7th inning against the Reds. Eddie Mathews and Hank Aaron hit back-to-back home runs off Jim Maloney; Joe Adcock greets reliever Marshall Bridges with another home run, and Frank Thomas sets the record. When these four teammates end their ML careers, they will have hit a combined total of 1,889 homers. For all the bombardment, the Braves lose 108.
The Kansas City Athletics hit three consecutive triples in a 5-run 3rd inning while trimming the Yankees 96 after a first-game loss 61. Skowron has a homer in the opener, the 17th straight game the Yanks have homered, for a total of 32. The Bombers are shut out in the nitecap by Archer.
IN THE NEWS: Ryne Duren sets an American League record with seven straight strikeouts against the Red Sox. He fans 11 batters in a 51 win for the Angels.
In a rain-interrupted game in New York, Mickey Mantle's 3-run homer in the 3rd is the difference in a 86 win over Kansas City. Roger Maris also homers, the third time this year the two have gone deep in the same game.
IN THE NEWS: The Braves tie the National League record with 14 home runs in three straight games (at least one in each game) as they outscore the Cubs at Wrigley 95.
At New York, ex-Yank Hank Bauer hits a inside-the-park homer over Mickey Mantle's head to the CF monuments, but Mantle's homer in the bottom of the 8th off rookie Bill Kunkel cements New York's 53 win over Kansas City.
IN THE NEWS: The Yankees sweep two the Angels, winning the opener, 21 behind Ralph Terry's 5-hitter. Yogi Berra clouts a pair of solo homers. In the nitecap, Mickey Mantle's 1st inning homer, #19, gives him the American League lead, but Roger Maris adds a pair of home runs, his 19th and 20th, as New York wins 51. The Yanks have won 10 of 11 games.
IN THE NEWS: An ailing Bill Veeck sells his interest in the White Sox to Arthur Allyn, a minority partner. Allyn also buys Hank Greenberg's stock to acquire a controlling interest. Greenberg remains as GM.
IN THE NEWS: Undefeated Ralph Terry's 11-inning 32 win at Cleveland moves the Yankees into first place. Mickey Mantle's homer ties the score at 11 and Johnny Blanchard's pinch single in the 11th wins it.
The expansion Senators are 3030 after winning today. It is the latest date an expansion team will be at .500. Washington will lose their next 10 games.
IN THE NEWS: Detroit's Phil Regan beats New York 42 at home, as the Tigers take first place.
Kansas City bonus baby Lew Krausse, Jr., who just graduated from high school, debuts with a 3-hit 40 shutout of the Angels before 25,869 fans at Kansas City's Municipal Stadium. His father ended his brief ML career with the Philadelphia A's in 1932 with a shutout.
IN THE NEWS: With two out and two on in the 9th, Mickey Mantle homers off Paul Foytack into the RF upper deck. Elston Howard follows with a home run, but Detroit hangs on to win 1210 over the 3rd-place Yanks.
The Red Sox pull off one of their greatest rallies in team history, against Washington as they come back from a 125 deficit with one out in the 9th to win, 1312. Willie Tasby of the Senators and Jim Pagliaroni of the Red Sox swap grand slams in the 9th inning of the lid-lifter at Fenway Park, tying the major-league record for slams by two teams in one inning. It is Pagliaroni's 3rd dinger in two days.
IN THE NEWS: Al Kaline plays 3B for the first time in his career. His two hits and two RBIs lead the Tigers to a 54 win over the Senators. Kaline will return to the OF and play 3B just once more in his career, in 1965.
IN THE NEWS: Roger Maris leads the Yankees on an 83 thrashing of the A's by belting his 27th homer of the year. He adds two doubles and a single. Maris has now hit 20 homers in the past 30 days (May 24 - June 22) to tie the mark set by Ralph Kiner in 1947.
IN THE NEWS: Ernie Banks voluntarily takes the bench as a sore knee brings his 717 consecutive-games-played streak to an end. The streak started August 26, 1956. The Bank-less Cubs still win 53 over the Braves at Wrigley. Joe Adcock, who applied the hidden ball trick last August 31 to George Altman, nabs another Cub, Billy Williams in the 8th.
At home, the Cards win 105 over the Giants. With two home runs, Stan Musial passes Lou Gehrig on the all-time list for extra-bases hits. Babe Ruth remains first.
IN THE NEWS: Vic Power is the base runner on 1B in the bottom of the 9th, when Chuck Essegian pinch-hits a single. Power, thinking it is a home run, waits to shake hands with Essegian, and is forced at 2B. Detroit and Jim Bunning win, 63, then Cleveland takes the nitecap, 43.
IN THE NEWS: At LA's Wrigley Field, Angel reliever Art Fowler, who has allowed just one hit in his last 12 innings, serves up a 9th inning home run to Bill Skowron as New York wins 86. Mickey Mantle adds an earlier homer, off Ken McBride, and Ford wins his 13th.
Don DiChiara sets a NYP league record with four consecutive home runs in Batavia's 149 loss to Jamestown.
IN THE NEWS: With three round-trippers at Philadelphiaone a 10th-inning shot to win 87Willie Mays becomes the 4th ML player with three or more home runs twice in one season. Manager Gene Mauch's efforts to conceal his starting pitcher and force Al Dark's hand has a Phillie lineup including hurlers Don Ferrarese (batting leadoff, playing CF), Jim Owens (3rd, RF), Chris Short (7th, C), and Ken Lehman (9th, P) against San Francisco. When Dark sends a lefty to the mound, Mauch replaces Ferrarese. Dark then replaces Billy O'Dell with Sam Jones. Mauch replaces Lehman with Dallas Green after two batters. All the maneuvering takes three hours and 20 minutes. The Giants then take the nitecap, 41, as Mays triples and doubles home two runs and completes a DP with a throw home.
IN THE NEWS: Whitey Ford (142) tops the Senators 51 to give the 2nd place Yankees their 22nd win of the month. Roger Maris drives in three runs and Mickey Mantle lines shot over CF Willie Tasby's that rebounds for an inside-the-park home run.