The Indians follow up their eight-run first inning with nine more tallies in the next frame in their 24-6 rout of the Yankees at Dunn Field. The Tribe's third baseman Johnny Hodapp collects two singles in both the second and sixth frames.
On the WGN’s White Sox pregame radio show, Yankee outfielder Jake Powel, in response to a Bob Elson question concerning his off season employment as a Dayton, Ohio policeman, quips” I crack n*****s on the head”. Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis down plays the incident describing the ballplayer’s comments as acting not “intentionally, but carelessly,” will suspend the reserve flychaser for ten days.
Major League Baseball proclaims Joe DiMaggio as its greatest living player, a title the Yankee Clipper will proudly embrace until his death in 1999. The determination was made by sportswriters in a poll conducted to coincide with the centennial of professional baseball.
The Yankee Stadium crowd is pleasantly surprised as recently resigned skipper Billy Martin returns to join in on the Old Timers' Day festivities. Much to their delight, the fans are informed ‘Billy the Kid’ will return as skipper in 1980.
With a 19-6 rout of the Yankees at the Stadium, the Devil Rays tie a franchise record for runs scored. Batting last, Tampa Bay third baseman Tomas Perez adds to the barrage with four doubles, equaling the major league mark for two-baggers hit in one game.