Charlton's Baseball Chronology
The Red Sox hook the Marlins, 11–5, as David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez each hit two homers and drive in nine of the 11 runs. Mike Lowell has three doubles. The Sox make two errors, however, ending their ML record streak of 17 straight games without an error. They will have 108 games without errors for the season, a ML mark, and field .9891, also a record.
Led by Reed Johnson who did not even start the game the Blue Jays roll to a 15-2 victory over the Red Sox. Johnson comes in as a pinch hitter for Frank Catalanotto in the 6th and hits a grand slam then follows with a two-run single in the 7th. Ted Lilly is the winning pitcher.
The Twins down the last-place Devil Rays 7-4 when Jacque Jones hits a 3-run triple in the 4-run 8th inning. The win goes to Jesse Crain (8-0) in relief of Johan Santana. The Canadian born Crain gives up a 2-run HR to Jorge Cantu but gets the win; coupled with his 3-0 record last year he sets a mark for most consecutive relief wins (11) to start a career.
The Rockies end the Diamondbacks' franchise-record 12-game winning streak with a 7-4 win over Arizona.
On Canada's 133rd birthday Florida's Ryan Dempster and Montreal's Mike Johnson hook up in a rare matchup of Canadian starters. Dempster comes out on top as the Marlins defeat the Expos by a score of 6-5. Johnson hails from Edmonton Alberta while Dempster is a native of Sechelt British Columbia. Theirs is the first matchup of Canadian-born starters since last September when Dempster took on Eric Gagne of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Brewers defeat the Cubs 19-12 as SS Jose Valentin hits 2-run HRs from each side of the plate. 2B Ron Belliard and C Dave Nilsson each get 4 hits for Milwaukee while Belliard drives home 5 runs. The Brewer light up Steve Trachsel for 10 runs in 3.2 innings pitched hanging his NL high 11th loss on him. The Brew Crew collects 21 hits for the 2nd times in 3 nights. There are 8 homers in the game including a pair by Cubs Mickey Morandini. Not homering after 4 straight games in which he went deep is Sosa who singles twice.
In Toronto's 8-6 win over Baltimore Blue Jays P John Frascatore ties a major league mark with his 3rd win in 3 consecutive appearances in 3 days.
Tom Glavine wins his 13th straight game over the Expos 4-1 a streak that stretches back to 1994. He takes no chances with the Braves bullpen which had blown 2 leads in the last 2 games pitching a complete game. Curiously before his winning streak Glavine was 3-13 against the Expos.
During Houston's 10-4 win over the White Sox a wild pitch bounces into the pocket of home plate umpire Gerry Davis allowing Chicago's Ray Durham to score while Astros catcher Brad Ausmus scurries around the plate trying to find the ball. Says Ausmus: ``I asked (Davis) if I was supposed to pick him up and throw him in front of the runner."(San Angelo Standard). Shaun Berry is 4-for-4 including a homer while teammate Jeff Bagwell has a HR and scores 3 times.
In San Francisco Barry Bonds and Mark Carreon homer to lead the Giants to a 9-6 win over the Rockies. The win snaps a 10-game losing streak the longest for the Giants since a 10-game skein in 1985 and a 13-game losing streak in 1944.
The Orioles and Angels combine to hit a major league record-tying 11 HRs in a contest won by Baltimore 14-7. The Orioles smash 6 of the round-trippers and the Angels hit 5. It is the 8th 11-HR game in history. Surprisingly none of the homers go as far as 400 feet.
Yankees Andy Hawkins throws the season's 6th no-hitter but still loses 4-0 to the White Sox. With 2 out in the bottom of the 8th New York's Mike Blowers misplays Sosa's routine grounder for an error and Hawkins walks 2 to load the bases. Outfielders Jim Leyritz and Jesse Barfield drop back-to-back ?y balls to allow all 4 runs to score. Barfield loses Ivan Calderon's fly ball in the sun and the ball bounces off his mitt. Ken Johnson in 1964 was the last pitcher to lose a no-hitter.
Royals Paul Splittorff whose 166 victories in 13 seasons are the most in club history retires.
Arbitrator Raymond Goetz rules that the 43 players who were on the Disabled List during the 1981 players' strike are not entitled to their salaries for that period. The decision saves the club owners about $2.5 million.
New York hits 5 homers off Red Sox starter Dennis Eckersley to win 6-5. Boston also loses speedster Jerry Remy batting .304 on the season when he injures a knee sliding home. Remy will appear in only 7 more games all year. Remy will never swipe more than 16 bases after averaging 35 steals his first 4 seasons.
Paul Molitor hits a leadoff HR-his 2nd in two days-as the Brewers roll by the Mariners 10-3. Gorman Thomas hits his 2nd HR in 2 days and Robin Yount adds a 3-run dinger. Jim Slaton goes the distance for the win.
The Indians paste the Toledo Mud Hens 13-1 in an exhibition game in Toledo. Manager Frank Robinson hitting as the DH flies out to CF and while returning to the dugout exchanges angry words with Hens P Bob Reynolds. Suddenly Robby flattens Reynolds with a right-left combination and is quickly ejected from the game.
The Reds win the 4th extra inning game in 5 days beating the Astros 8-7 in 15 innings. The Reds score 3 in the 9th to tie it at 7 apiece. Pat Darcy is the winner. It is the second consecutive game that the Reds trail by 4 runs and comeback to win; no NL team will match that the rest of the century.
The Reds 11 games behind the Dodgers at the beginning of the day stage two dramatic comebacks to snatch a doubleheader win from LA. Hal King's clutch 3-run pinch hit HR with 2 outs wins the first game 4-3 against Don Sutton while Tony Perez's 10th-inning hit wins the 2nd 3-2. This day will be looked upon as the turning point of the National League's Western Division race.
At Wrigley Field the Mets edge the Cubs 6-5 in the 1st game of a doubleheader. Then its the Cubs turn as Randy Hundley bangs a 9th inning 3-run homer to give Chicago the 6-5 edge. Ron Santo has 7 hits for the afternoon five in the nitecap
At California the Twins' Jim Kaat fires a one-hitter to beat the Angels 2-1. Frank Robinson's HR in the 2nd is the only hit. This is the 2nd time in his career that Robby hits a HR to break up a no hitter: he did it July 30 1971 against KC's Dick Drago.
The return of Denny McLain following his suspension is witnessed by a gathering of 53863 fans and 71 writers. Trailing 5-3 he is knocked out of the box in the 6th inning but the Tigers rally to beat the Yankees in the 11th 6-5.
The Angels Greg Garrett picks up a win without throwing a pitch. Garrett relieves with 2 out in the 6th with the Angels trailing the Brewers 2-1. He promptly picks off Tommy Harper to end the inning then watches as the Angels score 3 runs in the top of the 7th to take a 4-2 lead. Jack Fisher pitches the last 3 innings to preserve Garrett's victory. Garrett's win is similar to teammate Steve Kealey's win on June 26.
The Reds top the Braves 9-2 as Tommy Helms becomes the first Red player to go deep at Riverfront Stadium. Helms' homer which hits the LF pole just above the wall is his only homer of the year.
A first inning wild pitch that eludes backup catcher Johnny Edwards allows a run to break Bob Gibson's streak of 472?3 innings of scoreless pitching (in which he allows just 21 hits) The Cards beat the Don Drysdale and the Dodgers in Los Angeles 8-1. Gibson will pitch 23 innings before giving up another run.
The Orioles lose to Cleveland 6-0. John O'Donoghue wins in relief. Mike Adamson makes his ML debut for Baltimore: he is the first draftee to bypass the minors and go straight to the majors though he'll make it to the minors next year.
Baltimore's Jim Palmer gives up a grand slam-but it's in the minors. Sent to Rochester (International League) to rehabilitate from back problems Rochester manager Earl Weaver starts the 21-year-old against Buffalo in a game moved to Niagara Falls because of racial disturbances on Buffalo's east side. Palmer is given a 7-0 lead but the Bisons score 5 runs in the 3rd four coming home on a grand slam by Johnny Bench. Rochester hangs on to win 10-8.
It's "Taxi Day" at Yankee Stadium and nearly 5000 cabbies and their families are on hand as Kansas City runs up the meter to win 5-4.
Albie Pearson becomes the first player to go hitless in 11 at bats in a doubleheader (both 9-inning games). Los Angeles splits with the Yankees losing 6-3 before winning 12-5. Reliever Art Fowler helps himself to a win in the nitecap by driving in 4 runs on a pair of singles. The Yanks take over 1st place.
The White Sox drop Cleveland to 3rd place while winning a pair 5-4 and 7-6. In the 2nd game they also set a ML record with 3 run-scoring sacrifice flies in the 5th inning when they score 6 runs. Indian RF Gene Green makes the first put out of the 6th inning but then muffs two other fly balls both of which are credited as sacrifice flies the scorer assuming the runners on 3rd could have scored anyway.
The Senators stake rookie Carl Mathias to a 3-0 lead over New York but a Mantle solo shot a few feet left of the 456-foot sign in left at Yankee Stadium puts New York on the board. The Nats up the score to 5-1 but Mantle then bangs a 3-run homer to make it 5-4 and knock out Mathias [who in his 11 ML games will give up 3 homers to Mantle]. In the 9th Maris poles a 2-run homer his 28th to give New York a 7-6 victory.
At Milwaukee Gordy Coleman collects 8 hits and leads the Reds to a sweep over the Braves. The Reds win the opener 8-5 as Coleman collects 5 hits including a 3-run homer in the 13th off Warren Spahn. Gordy chips in with 3 more hits in the nitecap a 4-3 Reds win.
A first-refusal option for chief minority stockholder H. Gabriel Murphy to buy the holdings of Washington owner Calvin Griffith expires. Murphy will lose 2 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 2 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.
The Cubs Tony Taylor hits a ball inside the 3B line that falls into the rain gutter in fair territory at Wrigley Field. San Francisco rookie OF Leon Wagner chases the ball but is fooled by Cubs relief pitchers staring intently under the bench. Wagner neglects to look for the ball in the gutter 40 to 50 feet further down. Taylor reaches home with the inside-the-park drive to help the Cubs win 9-5.
The Orioles and Yankees split the O's winning the opener 7-5 and New York taking the nitecap 2-1. Mantle has a homer in each game including the game two winner with 2 out in the 8th inning off Jack Harshman.
Cincinnati fans threaten to sue Commissioner Ford Frick unless Bell Crowe and Post are restored to the All-Star team.
With 45276 on hand in Baltimore for "George Kell Night" the O's tie the Yankees 2-2 in the 9th when Billy Goodman singles in a run against Whitey Ford. In the 10th Mantle greets the new "Z" battery of P George Zuverink and teen catcher Frank Zupo with his 22nd homer of the year to give Ford his first win since April. The Z-duo will team up one more time.
Mickey Mantle who failed to hit a homer in 11 games since June 20 switch-hits HRs in the same game for the 4th time in his career. The Yankees win 8-6 over Washington in the 2nd game for a doubleheader sweep. The 2nd homer off Bud Byerly is a 2 run shot in the 9th inning to win it. Pedro Ramos holds the Bombers to 3 hits in the opener but one is a 2-run HR by Joe Collins in the 8th that wins it for New York 3-2. The Nats rap Ford for 12 hits but he picks 2 runners off base and is helped by 4 DPs.
The Cardinals use all 12 pitchers but they still drop a doubleheader to the Reds 19-15 and 7-1. In the 10-inning first game which lasts 3 hours: 47 minutes 43 hits are tallied including 8 homers. Reds slugger Ted Kluszewski accounts for 3 of the homers.
Before a PCL game at Lane Field in San Diego Rocky Colavito takes aim at Don Grate's throwing record of 443+ feet. Rocky tops out on a throw over the CF fence at 435 feet 10 inches. Grate will improve his mark to 445 feet 1 inch on Fan Appreciation Night in Minneapolis. He'll take 6 steps before each throw. (as noted by historian Bill O'Neal)
At Cleveland Early Wynn hurls his 3rd straight shutout handing the White Sox their 6th straight defeat 1-0. Billy Pierce takes the loss. Wynn has now thrown 29 straight scoreless innings but will give up a 1st inning HR on July 5 to Joe DeMaestri.
Joe Cunningham of the Cards hits 2 HRs against Milwaukee giving him 3 for his first 2 days in the ML a record unequaled since. In his 1st seven at bats he has 9 RBI. Cardinal ace Harvey Haddix (13-4) stops a Joe Adcock liner with his knee but wins 9-2. Haddix never fully recovers during the season from this injury. Stan Musial chips in with 2 HRs his 25th and 26th.
The first-place Giants beat the Dodgers 5-2 to complete a 3-game sweep and move 4 games ahead of the Brooks. Dusty Rhodes who won the opening game of the series with a pinch hit drives in 2 today with a pinch single in the 8th. The Dodgers had tied in the 7th on back-to-back HRs by Campanella and Furillo.
Yankee infielder Bobby Brown retires at age 29 to pursue his medical degree. Brown will later be president of the AL.
Boston's Mel Parnell shuts out the Yanks 4-0 for his 100th career win. The lefty becomes the 5th pitcher to win 100 games in a Red Sox uniform (Young Wood Grove Dobson).
The Red Sox send P Marv Grissom to the Giants for cash. Grissom will win 10 games in 1954 and stay with the Giants for 5 years. He will also team up in 1954 with his nephew Jim Davis the first time this has happened.
At bat in the 1st inning in Boston Braves Earl Torgeson's back swing hits Giants C Sal Yvars on the shin guard. After an exchange of pleasantries Torgeson singles and is on base when Yvars breaks Torgeson's bat. After the side is retired Torgeson then goes into the Giants' dugout after Yvars. Torgy is ejected after punching the catcher in the face and Vern Bickford yesterday's winner joins him for yelling at the umpire that Yvars ought to be thumbed as well. The Giants then win 6-3. Torgeson and Yvars will mix it up again on July 18 1954.
The Indians Larry Doby walks 5 times in a 19-inning 4-3 win at St. Louis. The Tribe answers the Browns score in the 19th with 2 runs but they loses SS Ray Boone when he suffers torn ligaments in his right knee covering 2nd base on a pickoff attempt. Brissie wins his first beating Paige (6-3) who walks 9 in 11 innings.
Veteran Bob Feller pitches the 3rd no-hitter of his career tying the record of Cy Young and Larry Corcoran as he beats Detroit's Bob Cain 2-1. Feller loses his shutout in the 4th when Johnny Lipon reaches on an error swipes 2B goes to 3B on an errant pickoff and scores on a fly. Rookie Bob Chakales shuts out the Tigers in the nightcap 2-0 for Cleveland's 10th straight win over Detroit. Detroit has scored 8 runs in the ten losses.
In the 2nd game of a doubleheader the Browns' Ned Garver en route to a 20-game season limits the White Sox to 2 hits winning 3-1. The loss drops the Sox out of the AL lead. Chicago wins the opener 2-1 in 11 innings on Minoso's 400-foot homer to left center. Minnie's blow breaks up a pitching duel between loser Duane Pillette and Ken Holcombe.
Before 58815 at Yankee Stadium the Yanks top the Red Sox 5-2 behind Eddie Lopat's 6-hitter. The win moves the Yankees ahead of the White Sox by 4 percentage points. Jerry Coleman homers off Mel Parnell while Johnny Pesky connects for the Sox. Bobby Doerr singles for his 2000th career hit.
Elmer Valo belts three homers to help the A's sweep the Senators 10-7 and 3-2. Two of his homers come in the first game when teammate Gus Zernial hits his 18th homer. Irv Noren has a pair of doubles and a homer for the Nats.
At Boston Tommy Byrne takes the loss for the Yankees but reliever Whitey Ford does little to help. In his ML debut Ford throws 4 2/3 inning allowing 7 hits 6 walks and 5 earned runs. Boston rolls 13-4. Rookie Walt Dropo hits a grand slam for the Bosox to dump the Yanks into 3rd place.
Behind unbeaten rookie Bob Miller the first-place Phils trip the Dodgers 6-4. Jim Konstanty makes his 30th relief appearance to help Miller win his 7th straight. Mike Goliat and Willie Jones homer to pace an 11-hit attack. By winning their second straight game from Brooklyn the Whiz Kids move .002 ahead of St. Louis and a game and a half ahead of Brooklyn.
The first of the superstars returns from the war. Hank Greenberg gone for 4 years homers in his first game following his release from the Army before 47700 in a Sunday game at Briggs Stadium. Rudy York adds a 3-run homer as the Tigers win the opener over the A's 9-5. Without Greenberg Detroit takes the nitecap 5-3 to lead the Yankees by 3 1?2 games with Chicago and Boston following.
Led by Tommy Holmes the Braves win twice to sweep the three-game set with the 2nd place Cards 6-3 and 8-7. Holmes is 7 for 10 in the series including 4 homers and a triple and stretches his hit streak to 28 games.
The Sporting News switches to a tabloid format from a standard metro layout as a means of saving newsprint.
The 1st 7 batters in the first inning score for Cleveland and the Tribe wins 7-2 over the host White Sox. Five hits a walk and an error send Orval Grove to a quick shower. His replacement Jake Wade gives up an RBI single but only allows 2 hits the rest of the way. Al Smith is the winner. Smith will win 10 games this year as will Al Hollingsworth the top number of victories for a lefty in 1942.
Despite the 95 degree weather 52832 are on hand at Yankee Stadium to watch Joe DiMaggio lead a sweep of the Red Sox 7-2 and 9-2. The 2nd game is called after 5 innings. DiMaggio has 2 hits in the first game off Mike Ryba and one in the 2nd off Jack Wilson to tie Willie Keeler's ML batting streak of 44 games. The Yankees have 25 hits in the 2 games but fail to add a HR among their 15 hits in the first game. This ends their AL streak of 25 consecutive games with at least one HR. The previous record set by the Tigers in 1940 was 17 games and the Tigers will take back the record in 1994. During the streak the Bombers have connected for 40 homers 9 by DiMaggio.
The Cleveland Indians suspend OF Roy Weatherly for sulking. Manager Peckinpaugh will keep Weatherly in his doghouse benching him for an August 10 twinbill and leaving him in Cleveland when the Tribe makes a short swing to St. Louis and Detroit after that.
Detroit's Bobo Newsom wins his 11th victory in a row 3-1 over the White Sox. Rigney takes the loss.
Dodgers C Babe Phelps fractures the thumb on his throwing hand for the 2nd time this year and he's replaced by Shea. The Giants win at Brooklyn 3-1.
Bill Dickey drives in 7 of the Yankees 8 runs all off starter Harry Kelley to lead New York to an 8-0 shut out of the Senators. Bill's big blow is a grand slam. The Yanks add an 8th run on a homer by Frank Crosetti.
Powel Crosley Jr. exercises his 2-year option and buys controlling interest in the Cincinnati Reds.
Detroit collects 25 hits off 3 White Sox pitchers to win 21-7.
The Athletics send veteran pitcher Bill Dietrich to Washington for the waiver price. He'll be there three weeks before the Senators waive him to the White Sox on July 20.
At Fenway the Red Sox defeat the Senators 8-3 behind Wes Ferrell's 3-hitter. In the first inning Bill Werber collides with a photographer while going after a foul ball and the ball drops untouched. (as noted by Dick Thompson) The photographer was standing ten feet in (in foul territory) from the wall/fence separating the playing field from the stands and was changing bulbs in his camera. He was not watching the action. The umpires decide not to call interference. The sequence of play though leads to run that would not have been scored had Werber fielded the ball. The game account states this was a rare and unusual event.
Yankees OF George Selkirk suggests a cinder path 6 feet wide be installed in the outfield so a player knows when he is nearing the wall.
Ed Cole of Galveston throws the first perfect game in Texas League history beating Tulsa 1-0. Cole will spend 7 seasons in the Texas League.
At Crosley Field the Cardinals outlast the Reds 8-6 in an 18-inning first game of a double bill in Cincinnati. Dizzy Dean and Tony Frietas duel for 17 innings. Joe Medwick homers in the 17th the first scoring since the 9th but the Reds tie it up in the bottom of the inning. The Cards plate 2 runs in the 18th off Paul Derringer to win though it takes a running catch by Medwick with the bases full to finish the game.
At Wrigley Lon Warneke beats the Reds 8-4 to become the NL's first 10-game winner. The Cubs edge back into first place. The Reds lose their 9th straight but they'll beat the Cubs tomorrow.
At Philadelphia Chuck Klein knocks in 5 runs as he hits for the cycle to lead the Phils to a 11-6 win over the Cubs. The Phils pull off a triple play the first time that's happened in a game in which a player cycles.
Before 65000 fans the Yanks sweep a pair from the visiting A's 12-6 and 8-4. Tony Lazzeri wallops a pair of homers in the nitecap and is 7-for-8 with 15 total bases on the day. Gehrig connects for a pair of homers in the opener to back Hoyt's 10th win..
Gehrig continues his slugging by clouting a double and his 26th homer as the Yankees beat the Red Sox 7-4. Earl Combs adds a leadoff 4-bagger off Danny MacFayden to help send the Carrigan Troopers to their 13th loss in a row. Despite being hit in the stomach by a line drive in the 3rd Herb Pennock picks up the win with relief help from Bob Shawkey.
The Browns outslug the White Sox 18 hits to 16 and win 14-12. St. Louis is led by George Sisler and Ken Williams each with 4 hits while Chicago gets 2 doubles and a homer from Bibb Falk. Bert Cole battered for 6 hits in the Browns' 6-run 6th takes the loss. Brownie starter Ernie Nevers last just 3 innings but is awarded the win.
The Pirates break an 8-game losing streak by beating St. Louis 7-3. They move into 2nd dropping the Cards to 3rd.
In the first of 2 at Yankee Stadium Lou Gehrig's solo homer in the 6th off Walter Johnson is the difference as the Yankees win 3-2 over the Senators. Urban Shocker takes the win. Washington comes back to win game 2 12-5.
The Giants move back on top of the NL taking 2 from the Phils. In the 2nd game young Hack Wilson hits 2 HRs in the 3rd inning of the 16-7 rout. Hack totals 12 bases in the power outage. Tomorrow the Pirates edge back on top with a 2-1 win over the Reds while New York is rained out.
The Braves' player-manager Dave Bancroft ruptures his appendix. The future Hall of Fame SS will not play again until September 10.
New York's Mark Baldwin surrenders only 3 hits but is out dueled by Ed Stein who pitches his 2nd one-hitter of the season to lead Brooklyn to a 3-0 victory.
In the opener of a Western League doubleheader the first 4 batters for Wichita all hit homers. The sluggers include Lyman Smith Jocko Conlon Wes Griffin and Jim Blakesley off Wichita's Karl Black. Only Jocko will make it to the majors.
At Cincinnati Pittsburgh's Johnny Morrison stops the Reds 5-2. Eppa Rixey is the starter and loser for the Reds. Pete Donohue fresh from TCU skips the minors and makes his ML debut for the Reds in relief. He'll go 7-6 this year.
Walter Johnson pitches a no-hitter his first against the Red Sox at Fenway. An error by Bucky Harris costs him a perfect game but Harris's hit drives in Washington's only run. Johnson strikes out 10 and gets 6 Red Sox on foul flies. Tomorrow Johnson comes up with a sore arm again and is useless for the rest of the year finishing 8-10. Harry Harper is the loser against his old teammates.
The Yankees (45-23) beat the A's 9-5 to gain a tie for first place with the Indians (43-22) by 2 percentage points. Ernie Shore is the winner despite giving up 13 hits.
The third-place Cardinals play their first game at Sportsman's Park. Mayor Henry Kiel throws out the first ball and then 15000 fans watch the Cards lose 6-2 to the Pirates in ten innings. Pittsburgh bunches four hits and a walk off Willie Sherdel to win for Babe Adams.
At Boston the Braves Rabbit Maranville lines a 2nd inning inside-the-park homer off the Philley's Eppa Rixey. Getting the hang off it Rabbit reduxes in the 4th inning off Rixey for another inside-the-park. The Braves win 9-1 behind Al Demaree.
The Red Sox arrive in Philadelphia for a series with the A's but an arrest warrant stemming from the Memorial Day incident prompts Carl Mays to quickly leave by train for Boston.
At Quincy in the Bethlehem Steel League Dutch Leonard loses to Eddie Plank 6-2. It is Leonard's first game in the league.
Despite a state law banning Sunday baseball‚ the Robins (Dodgers) play their first Sunday game in Brooklyn, charging regular admission and beating the Phils 3–2. Charles Ebbets announces that the admission to benefit the Militia of Mercy, a wartime charity, is for a pregame band concert and military drill exhibition. When the band concert ends ticket sales stop to conform with the Sunday baseball laws. More than 12,000 attend. However, the maneuver does not fool the authorities. Ebbets and manager Wilbert Robinson are arrested, and will pay a small fine.
Babe Ruth retires the first 10 Washington batters but the next 5 reach base sending the Boston lefty to the showers and sending him to a 4-2 loss.
Pittsburgh (FL) drops game 1 6-0 at Baltimore then scores in every inning of the nitecap to win 13-5 (as noted by Dave Vincent). This is the first game since 1894 that this has happened.
At Pittsburgh Chicago's Wildfire Schulte breaks up a scoreless pitching duel between Marty O'Toole and Jimmy Lavender by legging out an inside-the-park homer in the 12th inning. Lavender and the Cubs win 1-0.
In a 3-0 Chicago win over the host Reds Cubs player-manager Frank Chance leaves the game suffering from a blood clot in the brain. Except for 11 brief appearances at 1B over the next 3 years his playing days are over.
The A's pound Walter Johnson for 13 runs the most he'll allow in his career and beat Washington 13-8. Frank Baker hits his 2nd of five career homers off Johnson in the 6th with a man on.
The new White Sox Park opens decorated with thousands of yards of bunting. Five bands are on hand and the mayor presents a banner to Charles Comiskey. The stadium later called Comiskey Park is baseball's biggest and costs $750000 to build. 24900 attend the game 1100 less than capacity and see Sox ace Ed Walsh lose 2-0 to the Browns.
Jimmy Dygert of the A's shuts out the Nationals 2-0 as Washington concludes a 30 game road trip winning 8. Last year they played 31 straight on the road an AL record.
Righthander Jack Taylor 8-9 with the St. Louis Cardinals returns to the Cubs in exchange for 2nd-string C Pete Noonan rookie P Fred Beebe and cash. New Chicago owner Murphy is not as apoplectic on the subject of Taylor as his predecessor Hart and the acquisition denies the Giants of Taylor's services. Taylor will help the Cubs by going 12-3 the rest of the year. The New York Telegram will accuse Reds owner Herrmann of syndicate baseball saying he put Murphy in as owner of the Cubs and is backing the St. Louis Cards. Hence the swap of Taylor from the Cards Steinfeldt from the Reds and Sheckard from Brooklyn-all in an effort to deny the Giants the pennant. The Cubs win today 1-0 over Bob Wicker and the Reds. Ed Reulbach is the winner.
Pitcher Cy Young drives home the only run in the 10th inning as the Boston Americans beat Chicago 1-0.
Rube Waddell wins his first game for the Athletics blanking Baltimore on 2 hits 2-0. He fans the side 3 times once on 9 pitches in the 3rd and faces only 27 batters as C Ossee Schreckengost throws out the 2 base runners. In fanning the side in the 3rd 6th and 9th Waddell strikes out the same 3 men each time: Billy Gilbert Harry Howell and Jack Cronin.
Colts 1B Jack Doyle harassed by a Polo Grounds fan jumps into the stands and hits him once with his left reinjuring his hand which he had broken several weeks before. The Giants' "Dummy" Taylor trims Chicago's Jack Taylor 6-4.
The Phillies hand the Pirates a 1-0 loss for Pittsburgh's only shutout of the year in 139 games. This is a 20th century NL record that will hold up; the 1894 Boston and Philadelphia teams went through the 132-game season without being shut out.
With Boston leading 5-2 over the Orioles in the 6th inning the O's score 2 runs off starter George Cuppy and he leaves with 2 runners on base. Reliever Ted Lewis allows the runs to score and Baltimore goes on to win 7-5. Lewis is charged with the loss under the existing rules.
In the first of 2 with Cleveland Boston ace Vic Willis takes a 7-0 lead into the 9th but can't finish off the Spiders who tie the game. Reliever Parson Lewis gives up a pair of runs in the 11th and Cleveland wins 10-9. Cleveland's Frank Bates hurls the 17-hit complete game for his only victory of the year against 19 losses allowing just one earned run. Cleveland which has averaged under 200 fans a game at home splits the twin bill and decides to spend the rest of the season on the road. The club's record is 12-49. They will play just 7 more home games and ?nish the year with a total attendance of 6088 the lowest in ML history.
With Cupid Childs scoring 5 runs Cleveland wins 19-7 over Chicago to run its winning streak to 6. The Spiders are 36-18 and tied for first with Baltimore at 38-19.
In Philadephia, first place Boston loses a hard fought game, 5–3, in 13 innings. Kid Carsey bests Kid Nichols as both starters go the distance. Jack Clements and Sam Thompson each have 4 hits for the Phillies, with three of Big Sam’s going for doubles. He now has six doubles in two games (June 29), tying a ML record. Thompson will have 4 hits tomorrow as well, all singles.
Baltimore is shut out for the first time all season losing a 6-0 decision to Louisville of all teams.
Boston forges into the NL lead by beating St. Louis 12-5. Philadelphia loses to Cleveland 13-6 as the Spiders stage their 2nd 8-run 9th-inning rally in the last month.
Despite getting only two hits off of Chicago rookie Hal Mauck New York wins 1-0.
Chicago Evening News reporter George Bechel criticizes the play of outfielder Jimmie Ryan. Ryan responds by beating up the journalist in a clubhouse altercation with one newspaper account accusing him of "using him up pretty badly."
In Chicago's 9-3 win over visiting Cleveland Jimmie Ryan hits for the cycle.
With the release of Dave Rowe Sam Barkley takes the reins as captain-manager of the KC Cowboys (14-36).
The Phillies and Wolverines set an all-time record by scoring in 15 of the 18 half-innings played.
Jim McCormick raises his record for the season to 16-0 pitching Chicago to a 7-3 victory over New York.
Chicago and Boston combine for 34 runs the NL season high as Chicago wins 24-10. A HR hit by Chicago SS Tommy Burns is estimated at 500 feet.
At Cincinnati Hick Carpenter has 5 hits including 4 long hits (2 homers 2 doubles) to lead the Reds to a 16-5 win over Washington.
St. Louis thrills 12000 home spectators by coming from behind in the 8th and defeating the Athletics in the bottom of the 9th 9-8.
Buffalo's Jim Galvin holds Cleveland to one hit this time and wins 9-0.
The victorious Red Stockings reach Cincinnati after the tour through the East and are met at the depot with a brass band and driven to a reception at the Gibson House. In the afternoon they go to the ball park where they are presented with a huge bat made of ash 27 feet in length and weighing over 1000 pounds. It is a gift from the Cincinnati Lumber Company.
The Atlantics play in Indianapolis soundly beating the Active Club 103-8.
The Gothams and Eagles meet for the first time with the Gothams winning 22-16 in a brisk 2 hours. The game marks the first appearance of George Wright 17-year-old catcher for Gotham. His brother Harry plays 1B.
A pair of all-star teams (A and B) from Brooklyn play their counterparts in Philadelphia. Brooklyn loses both the A team losing to the Quaker A's 16-10 and the Philley B's winning 22-9.
The first intercollegiate baseball match is played between Amherst and Williams colleges at Pittsfield MA. After taking a early lead the Amherst squad wins the 4-hour 26-round game by a score of 73-32. The game is played under the rules of the "Massachusetts Game."