The Yankees edge the Browns at Sportman's Park in ten innings, 7-6. New York starter Red Ruffing helps the cause by hitting two home runs in his seven innings of work.
In the Polo Grounds' final game, played in front of a paltry 1,752 patrons, Jim Hickman of the Mets hits the last home run in the 52-year history of the Coogan's Bluff ballpark. The historic stadium, which served as the home for the Giants (1911-1957), Yankees (1913-1922), and Mets (1962-63), first opened it doors on June 28, 1911.
With a 3-0 victory over Milwaukee, the Tigers clinch the American League East title to become only the fourth team in major league history to lead from start to finish of a season. The 1923 Giants, 1927 Yankees, and the 1955 Dodgers also led their circuits from wire to wire.
Trailing by two runs with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Mike Stanley hits a pop fly to left for the apparent third out, but time had been called just as the pitch was delivered due to a fan running out onto the Yankee Stadium field. Given a second chance, the Yankee catcher singles which is followed by a Wade Boggs hit, a walk to Dion James, and a Don Mattingly single driving in two runs to beat the Red Sox, 4-3.
Pitching a one-hitter against the Yankees, Indian hurler Bartolo Colon nearly ends the longest streak in major league history of a team being held hitless by its opponents. The Bronx Bombers have not been denied a hit in a game since Hoyt Wilhelm did it on September 9, 1958, spanning total of 6,637 contests.
Having done it with the Indians and Phillies, White Sox DH Jim Thome becomes only the second big leaguer in baseball history to hit 40 home runs with three different teams when he goes deep in an 8-2 loss to Detroit at U.S. Cellular Field. Alex Rodriguez also accomplished the milestone with the Mariners, Rangers and Yankees.
With the Yankees' 12-0 defeat of the Orioles at the Stadium, Mike Mussina becomes the first American League hurler to win 10+ games in 16 consecutive seasons. ‘Moose’ joins Hall of Famers Steve Carlton (18), Warren Spahn (17), Nolan Ryan (16), Don Sutton (17), Cy Young (19), and future inductee Greg Maddux (20) as one of only seven players in baseball history to have victories in the double-digits over a similar span of time.
After finishing a victory short of the milestone twice during his distinguished career, CC Sabathia becomes a 20-game winner for first time when the Yankees beat the Orioles 11-3. The left-hander, who leads both leagues in victories, is the fourth Bronx Bomber since 2000 to reach the plateau, a list that includes Roger Clemens (2001), Andy Pettitte (2003) and Mike Mussina (2008).