IN THE NEWS: Sandy Koufax clinches the 3rd Los Angeles pennant in four years, working with just two days rest for a 6–3 win at Philadelphia. Koufax sets Los Angeles records with 27 wins and a 1.73 ERA. Philadelphia wins the first game, beating reliever Don Drysdale, behind Chris Short's 20th victory, 4–3. Short is the first Philley lefty to win 20 games since Eppa Rixey in 1916.
With the Pirates ahead of the Giants by two runs at the end of eight innings, ex-Buc Ozzie Virgil ties the score with his last major league hit. The Giants bullpen holds and Willie McCovey's pinch homer in the 11th wins it, 7–4. The Giants use every player except Gaylord Perry, held out in case he is needed to pitch against the Reds. With the Dodgers winning, the Giants finish one 1/2 behind, and a San Francisco rainout will not need to be rescheduled. Matty Alou of the Pirates ends the season with a .342 average to lead the National League, but drives in just 27 runs. This is a record low for a batting leader.
Cards rookie Jim Cosman makes his first ML appearance, shutting out the Cubs, 2–0. St. Louis OF Curt Flood concludes the season with his 159th consecutive errorless game, the most by an NL outfielder in one campaign. Flood handled 396 chances without a miscue.
IN THE NEWS: Dave McNally wraps up Baltimore's brilliant pitching display, and a World Championship, with a 4-hit, 1–0 win. Frank Robinson's home run off Don Drysdale gives Baltimore a surprising sweep of the defending champion Dodgers. The 33 consecutive scoreless innings pitched by Baltimore are a World Series record.