Defeating the Red Sox, 3-0, the White Sox begin an American League record 19-game winning streak. In this century, the 'Hitless Wonders' streak will be equaled only by the 1947 Yankees.
In a game played at a National League ballpark, the Yankees are shut out by the Red Sox at Braves Field, 1–0. It will be another two years and a day, a major league record spanning three hundred and eight games, before the Bronx Bombers are blanked again.
In a 16-3 win over the Yankees in New York, A’s catcher Mickey Cochrane hits for the cycle for the second time in his career. The Philadelphia backstop also accomplished the rare feat last season.
In the ninth inning of the New York's 7-2 loss to Detroit, Joe DiMaggio makes one of the most memorable catches in Yankee Stadium history when he grabs a Hank Greenberg drive 455 feet from home plate. The 24 year-old center fielder, who seldom displays emotion, is so thrilled with the amazing catch he enthusiastically heads toward the dugout, forgetting there is a still a man on base with only two outs, a rare mental error for the 'Yankee Clipper'.
At the age of 32, Thurman Munson is killed when the Cessna Citation I/SP jet he is learning to fly clips a tree and crashes 1,000 feet short of the runway at Canton-Akron Canton Regional Airport. The Yankee catcher had been taking lessons for over two years so he could get home more easily on off-days to be with his family in Ohio.
Cardinal ace right-hander Bob Gibson, slugging first baseman Johnny Mize, who played with the Cardinals, Giants, and Yankees, and Negro League pioneer Rube Foster are inducted in to the Hall of Fame. Gibson was elected in the first year of his eligibility by the BBWAA, with Mize and Foster getting the nod from the Veterans Committee.
With the score knotted at 3-3 at Yankee Stadium, White Sox backstop Carlton Fisk tags two New York runners out at home plate during the same play. The unusual 8-6-2-2 double play results when the base runners on first and second base attempt to score on Rickey Henderson's 400-foot double in the gap, but when outfielder Luis Salazar makes a perfect throw to shortstop Ozzie Guillen, who in turn throws a strike to plate, the Chicago catcher tags out Bobby Meacham, and then spins around to tag out a sliding Larry Berra.
A crowd, with many fans chanting, "U.S.A., U.S.A.", during the team's batting practice, becomes obnoxious and unruly at the Yankees' 4-0 loss to the Blue Jays in New York. After rudely booing the Canadian national anthem at the beginning of the game, the bad behavior continues as some fans throw bottles from the right field bleachers onto the field in the direction of Toronto outfielder Joe Carter.
After giving up eight runs in the top of the second inning, the Yankees storm back in the bottom of the frame to tie the score with eight tallies of their own in an eventual 13-9 loss to the White Sox in New York. It is only the second time in major league history that eight or more runs are scored in the same inning by each team.
Melky Cabrera completes a cycle with a ninth-inning triple during an 8-5 victory in Chicago to become the first Yankee in 14 years to accomplish the feat. Tony Fernandez had been the last Bronx Bomber to collect a single, double, triple and home run in the same game with his four hits against Oakland on September 3, 1995.
In the Yankees' rain-shortened 6-0 victory in Chicago, Mark Teixeira homers from both sides of the plate for the 12th time to set a new major league record. The New York slugging first-baseman surpasses switch-hitters Eddie Murray and Chili Davis, who went yard from both sides of the dish 11 times during their careers.
The Tigers scored in each of the eight innings the come to bat in their 11-5 victory over Colorado at Comerica Park. Detroit, who also accomplished the feat in 1912, becomes the first team not to have a zero in their line score since the Yankees tallied a run in ever frame against Toronto in 2006.