Eric Davis hits for the cycle in Cincinnati's 9-4
win over San Diego, becoming the first Red to
do so since Frank Robinson in 1959.
Nolan Ryan pitches his 2nd one-hitter this season
and 11th overall, allowing only a first-inning
single to Harold Reynolds, in a 6-1 win over
Seattle. Ryan also strikes out 11 to tie Don Sutton's
ML record of 21 seasons with at least 100 strikeouts.
Houston beats Los Angeles 5-4 in 22 innings
in a game that takes 7:14 to complete. When the Dodgers
run out of players, 3B Jeff Hamilton becomes the losing
pitcher and P Fernando Valenzuela finishes the
game at 1B.
Toronto beats Boston 13-11 in 12 innings after
trailing 10-0 after 6. It is the biggest lead
the Red Sox have ever blown, and is also their 12th
consecutive loss to the Blue Jays at Fenway.
The Toronto SkyDome opens, but the Blue Jays lose
5-3 to the Brewers. Baseball's newest and most
modern stadium features a fully retractable roof,
a hotel, the world's largest video display board,
and a Hard Rock Cafe.
The Orioles select Louisiana State University
pitcher Ben McDonald with the first pick in the
annual amateur draft.
San Francisco's Kevin Mitchell hits 3 home runs
in a doubleheader split with Cincinnati, giving him
22 already this season.
After taking a 10-0 lead in the top of the
first inning (Pittsburgh's best inning since
1942), the Pirates lose to the Phillies 15-11.
After the season, Pirates broadcaster Jim Rooker will
conduct a charity walk from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh
as a result of his on-air promise to walk home if
the Pirates blew their early lead.
Mets OF Darryl Strawberry hits his 200th career
home run in a 4-3, 10-inning loss to Pittsburgh.
Cardinals utilityman Tim Jones plays catcher during
a 10-3 loss to the Cubs, becoming the first
player named Jones to catch in the major leagues since
Philadelphia's Bill Jones caught 4 games in the Union
Association in 1884.
Despite this year's relaxed balk rule, Red Sox pitcher
John Dopson manages to tie the AL record with 4 balks
in just 323 innings in Boston's 8-7 win
Houston's Terry Puhl plays in his 1,403rd ML
game, a 3-2 loss to the Dodgers, to break Jack
Graney's record for Canadian-born players.
San Diego's Jack Clark strikes out 4 times in
a 9-6 loss to the Reds, giving him a ML-record
9 strikeouts in 2 games. Clark struck out 5 times
against the Giants on June 11th.
Rick Wolff, 37, writing an article on minor-league
baseball for Sports Illustrated, finishes a
3-day stint playing 2B for the South Bend White Sox
(Midwest League). He replaces Cesar Bernhardt and
goes 4-for-7 against the Burlington Braves. Wolff
will finish the year with the highest average of any
Chicago White Sox farmhand.
The struggling Phillies trade. Reliever Steve Bedrosian
and a player to be named later go to the Giants for
pitchers Dennis Cook and Terry Mulholland and 3B Charlie
Hayes, then send 2B-OF Juan Samuel to the Mets for
OF Len Dykstra, P Roger McDowell, and another player
to be named later.
Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden wins his 100th career
game, 5-3 over the Expos. His 100-37 career record
is 2nd only to Whitey Ford's 100-36 start.
The Yankees trade OF Rickey Henderson back to the
A's for journeymen pitchers Eric Plunk and Greg Cadaret
and OF Luis Polonia.
Cleveland's Joe Carter hits 3 home runs in a game
for the 3rd time in his career as the Indians beat
Cardinals OF Vince Coleman steals his 39th and
40th consecutive bases in a 5-2 loss to the Pirates
to break the ML record set by Davey Lopes in 1975.
Coleman has not been caught stealing since last September
The Mets' defense does not record a single assist
in a 5-1 win over Philadelphia, tying the ML
record set by the Indians in 1945. New York pitchers
retire the Phillies on 13 strikeouts, 12 fly
outs, and 2 ground balls to 1B.
Boise (Northwest League) manager Mal Finchman is
ejected during an 8-4 loss to Salem, but returns
to the field disguised as Humphrey the Hawk,
the club's mascot. He will be suspended one game for