» The Indians top the Rangers by a score of 92. SS Omar Vizquel strokes five hits for Cleveland, including three doubles.
The Red Sox snap a scoreless tie with a run in the 8th and add another in the 9th on a solo home run By Nomar Garciaparra to give Tampa Bay its 10th straight loss. Frank Castillo pitches eight innings for the win. Boston will sweep by winning tomorrow, 75
» Leading the Dodgers, 4-1, the Cubs score eight runs in the 7th and eight more in the 8th to defeat LA, 20-1. Sammy Sosa, Todd Hundley, and Julio Zuleta homer for Chicago, with Zuleta's 3-run pinch capping the scoring in the 7th. Chicago scores eight in the 8th on five hits before LA third baseman Chris Donnels takes the mound and gets the final out. It was the 15th time since 1900 that the Cubbies have scored 20 runs in a game and the 11th time they've done it at "The Friendly Confines." The Cubs last scored 20 runs at Wrigley on June 3, 1987.
Dee Brown follows a Dave McCarty walk in the 12th with a homer off Travis Miller as the Royals beat the visiting Twins, 1210. After Rey Sanchez scored, McCarty tied the score in the bottom of the 9th with a 2-out single off LaTroy Hawkins, his first blown save after a major-league record 23 straight to start a career. Sanchez scored from 3B after 1B Doug Mientkiewicz tumbled into the stands after making a diving catch.
New York's Andy Pettitte allows two hits and no earned runs in seven innings to beat the Orioles, 52. Derek Jeter steals homethe first Yankee to do it in eight yearsin New York's 4-run 3rd inning.
» In a slugfest, the Rangers overcome an 8-run deficit to defeat the A's, 17-16, The teams tie an AL record as all 18 starting players scored at least one run.
Atlanta C Eddie Perez is put on the DL with a torn rotator cuff, and is likely out for the season.
Former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda is named manager of the United States' Olympic baseball team, which will compete in September in Sydney, Australia.
» The Rockies defeat the Cubs, 13-6, and become the 1st team in 35 yearsand only the 3rd this centuryto score in all nine innings. The last team to do so was the St. Louis Cardinals, on September 13, 1964, against the Cubs.
The Dodgers defeat the Expos, 8-2, as LA P Jamie Arnold makes his major league debut by hurling 1-hit ball for six 2/3 innings. Orlando Cabrera's single leading off the 6th is the only hit allowed by Arnold.
The Blue Jays trade P Robert Person to the Phillies in exchange for P Paul Spoljaric.
Chatham Glenwood High (IL) junior Bill Clayton hits three homers in the 2nd inning and fires a no-hitter in the Redskins' 27-2 victory Tuesday over Taylorville High. According to the National High School Sports Record Book, Clayton become the first high school baseball player to hit three homers in one inning. Clayton knocks in eight of Glenwood's 22 runs in the second.
There are no games in either league scheduled west of Kansas City; all games are in the Eastern or Central time zone. All the West Coast teams are on the road.
» Toronto scores 10 unearned runs to beat Boston's Tim Wakefield, 114, and snap the Sox win streak at four games.
In San Francisco, Eric Davis hits a grand slam for the 2nd straight game to lead the Reds to a 126 win over the Giants. Davis, who will total three grand slams this month, is just the 15th player to slam in consecutive games.
The Marlins lose to the Rockies, 5-4, in a game marked by the ejection of Florida equipment manager Mike Wallace. Umpire Paul Runge throws him out when Wallace throws up his hands after a close play at the plate.
In an interview aired tonight, Reds owner Marge Schott sticks her foot in her mouth again when she says that Hitler "was good in the beginning, but went too far." Schott's answers come in response to a question about her continued possession of a swastika. Schott's views of Hitler are almost verbatim to those she expressed in 1992, which resulted in a league fine and a year's suspension.
» Tampa Yankees DH Edwin Salcedo hits an apparent 430-foot home run in a game against the Brevard County Manatees, but does not even receive credit for a single. Salcedo misses first base while rounding the bases, and is called out on appeal. The Manatees defeat the Yankees, 5-3.
» Expos OF Larry Walker hits a home run off a speaker hanging from the roof of Olympic Stadium in Montreal's 52 victory over San Diego.
» Rookie Jeff Bagwell of the Astros clobbers a 456-foot home run into the upper left field seats in Three Rivers Stadium in a 6-4 victory over the Pirates. He is the 9th player to reach the upper deck at Three Rivers.
Dodd Johnson, 1B for the Reno Silver Sox of the California League, homers, doubles, singles, and drives in five runs in a single inning against High Desert. Reno sends 20 batters to the plate and scores 15 runs in the inning on its way to a 20-8 win.
» Andre Dawson collects four hits to lead the Cubs to a 42 win over the Dodgers. Dawson has now collected eight hits in his last eight at bats, including two homers and two triples. However, on May 11th he'll undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and miss 33 games.
» At St. Louis, Giants reliever Frank Williams makes his lone ML start, shutting out the Cards, 50, in five innings. It's an official game, making Williams just the 4th and last pitcher this century to throw a shutout in his only ML start.
» Cincinnati ties the modern major-league record with four sacrifice flies in an 87 loss to Houston.
» Pete Rose singles off Montreal's Steve Rogers for career hit 3,000 and gets a hug at 1B from former teammate Tony Perez. The Expos beat the Reds 43.
» The wind is blowing out at Wrigley as the Dodgers crank out a team-record seven home runs to outslug the Cubs 1412.
» Oakland releases pinch runner Herb Washington. Washington, who played in 104 ML games without batting, pitching, or fielding, stole 30 bases, and scored 33 runs.
» The Angels acquire Bob Oliver from the Royals for Tom Murphy.
» The Indians and White Sox turn nine double plays today, tying an AL mark. Tommy John wins the battle for Chicago over Dean Chance, 21.
» The Baseball Records Committee reverses its earlier decision and decides to stay with the pre-1920 rules on sudden death home runs. This rule stated that a team batting last in the 9th or in extra innings could not win by more than one run. Before 1920 if a player hit an outside-the-park home run with a runner(s) on base, he was not credited with a home run. Babe Ruth (July 8, 1918) and 36 other players "lost" home runs because of the ruling reversal.
» In Los Angeles, Johnny Bench hits an RBI double in the 16th inning as the Reds edge the Dodgers, 32.
» Elston Howard undergoes elbow surgery. The Yankees catcher is out until June 4th.
At New York, the Phillies Jim Bunning hits a home run and beats Warren Spahn, 10. For Bunning, it is his 6th complete game victory against the Mets in six starts, three of them shutouts.
» To foil Sadaharu Oh, the Hiroshima Carp use an exaggerated shift that places all fielders in right and center, leaving LF unguarded. Oh responds by hitting a 400-foot home run to RF.
» The White Sox trade P Dom Zanni to the Reds for P Jim Brosnan.
» Angels rookie Bo Belinsky pitches a no-hitter against the Orioles, the organization from which the cocky lefty was drafted last year. Belinsky has nine strikeouts and beats Steve Barber 20.
» Going into the bottom of the 9th, the Giants trail Pittsburgh 111, but rally for nine runs. Giants rookie 1B Orlando Cepeda's 3rd home run in three games ends the scoring, and pinch hitter Don Taussig pops out with the bases loaded to end the game. The Giants send up a (since tied) record six pinch hitters in the inning, and three score, tying the ML mark.
» In the 2nd game of a 31 and 41 doubleheader sweep of the Phils, the Cardinals Wally Moon begins a 24-game hitting streak, the longest of the season in the National League.
» The Yankees clout four homers -- Yogi Berra's, Hank Bauer's inside-the-park, and two moonshots by Mickey Mantle -- to top the A's, 52. Mantle's 2nd homer hits the RF facade just inside the foul pole, and almost clears the roof.
Despite a near-record strikeout performance by Don Ferrarese, the Indians beat the Orioles, 21. Ferrarese, making his first ML start after relieving for two years, fans 13. The Indians are hitless until Al Rosen homers in the 5th.
Pittsburgh trades righthander Max Surkont to the Cards for lefty Luis Arroyo.
In a Sooner State League game at Paris, John Wartelle of Paris strikes out 22 Seminole batters to win, 84.
» In his first ML start, Dodger southpaw Tom Lasorda throws three wild pitches in the same inning, to tie a record. He also receives a spike wound from Wally Moon of the Cardinals in a play at the plate. Lasorda later blames his wildness on his catcher, Roy Campanella, but the Dodgers go on to win the game, 43. Before the game, Don Newcombe refuses to pitch batting practice for the 2nd time this week and Walt Alston tells him he's suspended. The two will settle their differences tomorrow and Newk will finish up the Dodgers, 64 12 inning win over the Phils.
» The Senators Roy Sievers draws a bases-loaded walk to beat the White Sox 10. Bob Porterfield, who tossed nine shutouts last year, beats Bob Keegan.
Walks do in the Browns' Bob Turley, who gives up two hits in losing to the Yankees, 42. It's Turley's 2nd 2-hit loss of the season; the Indians beat him on April 21.
» Pitcher Bob Porterfield of the Senators hits his first ML homer, a 4th inning grand slam off Bill Wight of Detroit, and the Nats add six more in the 8th to roll to a 144 win.
In Cleveland, the Yanks send 13 batter to the plate in the 4th and score eight to roll to an 111 win over Bob Lemon. Winner Whitey Ford scores two runs and is lifted in the 8th after Wally Westlake spoils his shutout with a homer. The loss drops the Indians a half game behind the leading Yanks.
» Paul Minner allows just four hits but loses his 7th straight to the Giants, 32. He has never beaten them. Reliever Monte Kennedy allows just one hit in six 1/3 innings for the win.
Mickey Mantle's father dies of Hodgkin's Disease and Mantle will miss six games attending funeral and seeing to family matters in Oklahoma. Mickey's grandfather died eight years earlier of the same disease.
» In a Western International League game at Victoria, visiting Salem wins 10 in 23 innings. Victoria's losing pitcher Roland Smith hurls the entire game.
» Giants rookie Tookie Gilbert, singed for $50,000 in 1946, debuts with a 3-run home run and single, and scores three runs, but the Pirates win, 54. Reliever Bill Werle stops NY in the 9th when the Giants put runners at 2B and 3B with no out.
» Charlie Gehringer, star 2B of the Tigers between 1925-41, is picked for the Hall of Fame. Two days later, the Old-Timers committee will select Kid Nichols and Three-Finger Brown.
At the Polo Grounds, Johnny Mize pounds a 10th-inning homer and the Giants beat the Pirates 32 to sweep their three-game series. The homer, off Murry Dickson, is Big John's 300th. Reliever Hank Behrman, in for Sheldon Jones, pitches out of tight jams in the 9th and 10th to win. Wally Westlake is stranded in the 10th after reaching Behrman for a leadoff triple.
Before the start of a series with the Yanks, the White Sox abandon their trick LF fence. The 5-foot chicken wire fence, erected to cut the distance by 20 feet, resulted in 11 home runs in eight games, but opponents hit seven of them. The American League will subsequently rule that fences cannot be moved more than once a season. The Yanks still win today, 75, to go 133. Tommy Henrich has the only homer, while Johnny Lindell, Yankee left fielder, twice makes catches that would've cleared the wire fence. Allie Reynolds, with help from Joe Page, is the winner.
At Cleveland, Bob Feller, making his first start since pitching two innings in the season opener and coming up with a sore shoulder, beats the Red Sox, 73. The Tribe scores six in the 2nd inning, including Ken Keltner's three run homer off Jack Kramer. On the next pitch, Minnie Minoso making his second start, hits his first major-league homer. Ted Williams and Bobby Doerr hit 8th-inning homers for Boston, while Joe Gordon adds a homer in the 5th for Cleveland.
The Red Sox acquire outfielder Al Zarilla from the Browns for Stan Spence, who pinch-hit today, and cash.
» Against the Tigers, Red Sox P Mel Parnell has two balks called on successive pitches. He scatters 10 hits and gets no decision as reliever Ellis Kinder is the 43 winner. SS Vern Stephens participates in five DPs with Boston getting another going Ted Williams to Birdie Tebbetts.
» P Hank Borowy hits two doubles and drives in four runs during the Cubs 11-run 7th inning for a 131 victory over the Phillies in the opener. Chicago drops the nitecap, 71.
The Giants and Reds split a pair with New York taking the opener, 32. In the 74 Reds win, Cincinnati fans boo the substitution of Ray Mueller for C Ray Lamanno, who had three hits in four trips to the plate. Sent in for the final inning to preserve a National League record consecutive-game catching streak of 233 contests, Mueller sits out the next day. Mueller missed only 81 innings during the streak, which began July 31, 1943, and included Army service through 1945.
In a Bucs' doubleheader sweep at Pittsburgh, the Dodgers attract an overflow crowd that spills onto the field and is held back by ropes. There are nine "crowd doubles" as the Pirates win, 54 in 11 innings and 43. The double loss drops the Bums out of a first place tie with the Cards. In game 2, Preacher Roe relieves Nick Strincevich with two outs in the top of sixth with the score tied 33. With a six p.m. curfew looming, pinch runner Bob Ramazzotti tries to steal home on Roe's 1st pitch and is tagged out by C Bill Salkeld. In the bottom of the 6th, Frankie Gustine drives in the winning run with a crowd double, and the game is called, giving Roe a one-pitch win.
» The Senators beat the Athletics 118, as both teams combine for 33 hits.
Charlie Grimm resigns as manager of the Milwaukee Brewers in the American Association to take over the Cubs. Casey Stengel is named manager in Milwaukee.
» In the nitecap 52 win against the Indians, Chicago's Wally Moses steals home. It is Wally's second steal of home in extra innings, tying Tony Lazzeri's mark. Cleveland wins the opener, 21.
» Bobo Newsom and the Tigers trounce the Yankees 101 in Detroit. Joe DiMaggio is held hitless and has gone 7-for-43 in his last 12 games.
» The visiting Dodgers use 22 players and the Cards use 17 for a record 39 players in a nine-inning game. The Dodgers score four runs in the 9th to win, 96.
» In a 105 A's win, the A's Sam Chapman hits for the cycle against the Browns Harry Kimberlin. Tomorrow he'll homer in his first two at bats against Johnny Marcum.
» Hal Kelleher of the Phillies faces 16 batters in the 8th inning, as the Cubs score 12 runs. Both marks are National League records off one hurler in a single inning. The Cubs win 212 with Joe Marty tallying four runs, four RBI, and four hits and Augie Galan adding a homer and triple and another four ribbies. The loss goes to Wayne LeMaster who throws just three pitches to leadoff batter Stan Hack before leaving the game with a pain in his throwing arm. Tommy Reis relieved and allows four runs to score, but the first is charged to LeMaster. Al Epperly wins the laugher.
» The Braves Danny MacFayden bests Paul Dean, 10, to knock the Cards out of 1st place. MacFayden allows three hits.
» Thirty thousand fans are on hand in Boston to watch two superstars face each otherthe Cardinals with young Dizzy Dean on the mound against the Braves with 40-year-old Babe Ruth. Diz walks Ruth his first two times up, then with two strikes on the Bambino, Dean waves his outfielders back and pipes a fast ball down the middle that Ruth misses. Dean wins the game, 70, and in his first at bat, homers over Ruth's head in right. Dean will face Ruth again on the 19th, holding the Babe hitless again, and win that game as well.
» With the Red Sox leading 93 against the Browns, Lefty Grove makes his first appearance in a Boston uniform, and bombs. He gives up three hits and two walks, five earned runs, without retiring a batter.
» Pepper Martin of the Cardinals hits for the cycle and adds a double in 53 win against the Phillies.
» At Philadelphia, George Earnshaw strikes out 10 as he pitches the A's to a 41 win over the Red Sox. The A's (9-9) tied for 4th, will reel off a 17-game win streak to vault into first place.
» Making his first start, Lefty Gomez (11) goes all the way to beat the White Sox, 41, on a 5-hitter. Red Faber takes the loss for Chicago. Lefty's one other appearance, in relief, resulted in a loss on April 29th.
Reds SS Hod Ford smashes four extra base hits3 doubles and a tripleto lead Cincinnati to a 106 win over the Braves.
The Athletics say it with homers beating the Browns 43 in 12 innings and scoring all their runs on solo four baggers. Al Simmons' leadoff homer in the bottom of the 12th makes Lefty Grove a winner over General Crowder, as both starters go all the way. Joe Boley with two and Mule Haas with one provide the other A's scores, a record to date in the American League. The Giants will score five runs on solos five weeks from now.
» The Braves play their first Sunday home game in history, losing to Pittsburgh, 72 before 35,000. The winning pitcher is Burleigh Grimes, who helps his own cause by starting a 3rd inning triple play (1-5-2-5-4-2) on a grounder by Al Spohrer. Heinie Mueller is run down, Spohrer is caught trying to reach 2B, and Rabbit Maranville is caught trying to score. The Bucs have four triples, one each by the Waners.
» The Senators even the series at two apiece with the Yankees as Hod Lisenbee wins, 61. The Yanks manage six hits -- 3 by Bob Meusel. The Nats are playing their 4th game without stars Sam Rice and Goose Goslin: Rice is out with sinus trouble and Goose has pleurisy.
» Ty Cobb is 6-for-6, including three home runs, in Detroit's 148 win over the Browns. All three homers are off different pitchers. Cobb's 16 total bases tops Joe Hauser's 14 of August 2, 1924 and sets a new American League record.
Everett Scott is benched by New York manager Miller Huggins, ending his record 1,307-game playing streak. Pee Wee Wanninger replaces him at SS in the 62 loss to the A's. Scott will soon go to Washington on waivers. The Yanks send lefty P Ray Francis to the Red Sox for OF Bobby Veach and P Alex Ferguson. The two will be waived together in August.
» The Giants evict their American League tenants as of the end of the year, so the Yankees sign a contract to build their own $750,000 stadium on a site they had held an option on since 1920.
Pitching against the Tigers, Browns Bill Bayne takes a no-hitter into the 8th inning. Detroit manager Ty Cobb then sends up five straight pinch hitters, the first of whom in the 9th breaks up the no-hitter. One of the pinch hitters Cobb inserts is Bob Fothergill, who bats for Cobb and strikes out, but becomes the only man ever to pinch hit for the Georgia Peach. The Browns win, 61.
» St. Louis Browns P Ernie Koob gets a 10 no-hitter over the White Sox' Ed Cicotte, and it's the last shutout the 24-year-old pitcher will toss. George Sisler drives in the Browns' run. A first-inning tainted hit by Buck Weaver is changed to an error after much discussion with umpires and players. Tomorrow, the writers' association will take a mail vote on a resolution that a scorer's decision can not be reversed.
» Red Sox pitcher Carl Mays relieves Babe Ruth with the score 42 in the 9th against New York. New York ties the game on a 2-out error by 3B Larry Gardner, and wins in 13 innings, 84. Mays makes his first appearance of the year following a tonsil operation in the spring.
» The Giants finally beat Grover Cleveland Alexander, nipping the Phillies ace, 42. It's his 1st loss of the year.
» P Cy Morgan and 2B Eddie Collins of the Athletics and P Dixie Walker and C Gabby Street of the Senators handle all the assists in the 101 Philadelphia victory.
» The Pirates move into first place to stay in the NL. The Tigers will lead all the way in the AL, except for one week in May and two in mid-August.
Highlanders pitcher Lew Brockett records nine assists in his 2-0 win over the Pilgrims.
» Christy Mathewson makes his first mound appearance of the year for the Giants. The New York ace is still weak from a case of diphtheria contracted before the season. Matty pitches seven innings against Boston and allows seven hits before being relieved by Joe McGinnity, who allows three runs in the 9th to turn a 4-3 margin into a 6-4 defeat. The Giants (15-5) stay in first place in the NL.
» Boston Pilgrim Cy Young pitches the 2nd of three no-hitters, a 3-0 perfect game against the Philadelphia Athletics and Rube Waddell. After Waddell flied out for the final out, Young yells at him, "How do you like that, you hayseed!" For Waddell it is one of his 18 losses this year, the most of his career, against 25 wins. He will strike out 349, a record until Sandy Koufax fans 382 in 1965. Today, he strikes out six while allowing 10 hits. Young stretches his hitless inning skein to 18.
The Giants break a 5-5 tie with Boston by scoring five runs in the 9th to pin the loss on Togie Pittinger. Christy Mathewson is the recipient of the offense, winning his 4th.
» At Milwaukee, the White Sox jump to a 4-1 lead over the Brewers before the hosts roar back against Roy Patterson, scoring eight runs in the 4th on their way to a 21-7 win. The Sox make just three hits. Patterson, meanwhile faces 57 batters, 53 official at bats-both major league records-and is pasted for 25 hits. Patterson, the pitcher who won the first AL game to weeks ago, will give up 345 hits this season, a distant 2nd to Baltimore's Joe McGinnity.
» Chicago's Jimmy Ryan leads off against Cincinnati Reds pitcher Noodles Hahn by lining a home run, the 20th time he he's hit a leadoff round tripper. The Colts win, 4-3.
» Baltimore manager Ned Hanlon sends a nasty letter to the league president, Nick Young, for scheduling a single game in New York. The Orioles arrived for the game, but were rained out, and Hanlon paid for the futile trip "without receiving a penny."
» Heinie Peitz goes 5-for-5 with three extra-base hits, but somehow fails to score. St. Louis manages to whip Cincinnati 114.
» In the 5th inning of the St. LouisPittsburgh game, Pirate SS Jack Glasscock, thinking opposing Browns P Emerson "Pink" Hawley deliberately threw at him, hurls his bat at the pitcher and then confronts Hawley on the mound. Glasscock remains in the game and helps Pittsburgh to a hard-fought 65 victory
» Ed Stein hurls a one-hitter to lead Brooklyn to a 31 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.
» Pittsburgh's Pete Browning bunts into a triple play in the top of the 6th inning and makes an error to allow a run in the bottom of the frame, causing Pittsburgh to lose to the Chicago Colts 10.