In his major league debut, Robins (Dodgers) starter Henry Heitman, after giving up hits to four consecutive batters in a 22-7 loss to the Cardinals, is pulled from the Ebbets Field contest. The 21-year old Brooklyn rookie right-hander will never hurl again in the big leagues and will end his career with an ERA of infinity.
With a hit in his 50th straight Western League contest, Wichita Jobbers' outfielder Joe Wilhoit, en route to a 69-game streak, surpasses Jack Ness for the longest consecutive-game hitting streak in the history of professional baseball. Ness's mark, established four years earlier playing first base for the Oakland Oaks, will remain the Pacific Coast League record until Joe DiMaggio hits in 61 straight for the San Francisco Seals in 1933.
For the second consecutive day, Hank Greenberg hits a pair of home runs in one day. The Tiger first baseman will accomplish this feat a record setting eleven times during the season.
Bucky Harris learns he has been fired when contacted by a reporter about Bill Cox's decision to replace him as the Phillies' manager with Freddie Fitzsimmons. The announcement is made by the owner in New York without any mention of his former skipper.
In a 13-6 beating of the Browns at Sportsman's Park, Rudy York becomes the third major leaguer and the second Red Sox player to hit two grand slams in the same game. The Boston first baseman joins Tony Lazzeri (1936, Yankees) and Jim Tabor (1939, Red Sox) in accomplishing the feat.
Jake Jones hits a 60-foot triple in Boston's 4-3 victory over the Browns at Fenway Park. Umpire Cal Hubbard awards the Red Sox first baseman three bases when St. Louis hurler Fred Sanford, fearing the grounder might roll fair, throws his glove at the ball in an effort to keep it foul.
The Continental League is formally announced, with franchises located in Denver, Houston, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York City, and Toronto. The concept of the new major league is the brainchild of William Shea, an attorney who proposed the idea a year after the Giants and Dodgers left New York City to move to the West Coast.
John Bateman's eighth-inning homer at Colt Stadium will be the only run scored in the Mets' 21st consecutive defeat on the road. The 1-0 complete-game decision to Houston is Roger Craig's 16th straight loss, tying Craig Anderson's dubious club record established in the franchise's inaugural season last year.
In the first clash of tenth-place teams in major league history, the Senators prevail beating the Mets in the Hall of Fame exhibition game, 6-4. The Cooperstown combatants will collectively lose 209 games this season, but Washington will climb out of the cellar to finish ahead of Kansas City.
The Hall of Fame inducts seven new members swelling the ranks of the 25-year old institution to 101. The recent inductees include Luke Appling, voted in by the BBWAA, along with spitballers Burleigh Grimes and Urban Faber, pre-1900 era players Tim Keefe and John Montgomery, lifetime .330 hitter Heinie Manush, and skipper Miller Huggins, who were all selected by the 12-man Veterans' Committee in February.
League officials increase the number of foreigners allowed on each Japanese professional team from 2 to 3. The Yomiuri Giants, however, announce their team will have not any foreigners on their roster (this policy lasts ten years until the team signs Davey Johnson.)
The Wisconsin Supreme Court overrules a lower court decision and holds that the state doesn't have the jurisdiction to keep the Braves from moving to Atlanta.
In his managerial debut, Cubs skipper Whitey Lockman watches Fergie Jenkins throw a one-hitter to blank the Phillies at Veterans Stadium, 4-0. Willie Montanez's fourth-inning double spoils the Canadian right-hander's bid for a no-hitter.
The Mets release Cleon Jones after suspending him for insubordination. The outfielder from Alabama will not play again this year but will join the White Sox next season.
Light-hitting Indians' second baseman Duane Kuiper becomes one of only three modern major leaguers to hit two bases-loaded triples in one game. The pair of three-baggers helps the Tribe beat the Yankees, 17-5.
On his first day back in a home uniform, eight years after leaving the Expos, Rusty Staub receives the longest standing ovation in franchise history when he pinch hits for Elias Sosa in the bottom of the eighth inning in a 5-4 loss to Pittsburgh. The first-place Montreal club re-acquired the Le Grand Orange from the Tigers to come off the bench as an experienced pinch-hitter and to fill in at first base.
Pete Rose passes Ty Cobb as the all-time single leader when he collects his 3,053rd off Steve Carlton in a 6-1 Expo victory over the Phillies. The Montreal switch-hitter, who will also pass the 'Georgia Peach' to become the all-time hit leader, ends his 24-year career with 3215 one-base hits.
In the Devil Rays' 11-5 win over Oakland, Wade Boggs' eighth inning single moves him past Babe Ruth and into 33rd place on the career hits list with 2,874.
Tony Womack of the Pirates establishes a new major league mark by not grounding out into a double play in 888 consecutive at-bats breaking the record previously established by Dodger outfielder Pete Reiser in 1946.
Sammy Sosa hits his first career grand slam establishing the mark for most career homers before hitting a grand slam (246).
With a three-run blast in the sixth inning, minor leaguer Tyrone Horne completes the first and only home run cycle in a professional baseball game. The Arkansas Travelers' outfielder also slugged a two-run homer in the first inning, a grand slam in the second, as well as a solo shot in the fifth during the 13-4 victory over San Antonio.
Jim Fregosi wins his 1,000th game as a big league skipper when the Blue Jays beat the Mariners, 7-2. The former major league infielder has also managed the Angels, White Sox, and Phillies.
The Rockies and Red Sox complete a seven-player trade. The Red Sox receive pitchers Rolando Arrojo and Rick Croushore, infielder Mike Lansing and an undisclosed amount of cash for second baseman Jeff Frye and pitchers Brian Rose and John Wasdin as well as minor league pitcher Jeff Taglienti.
Brad Ziegler sets a major league record by pitching 27 innings without allowing a run from the start of his career. The A's 28 year-old rookie right-hander hurls a scoreless seventh and eighth in Oakland's 6-5 victory over the Rangers to surpass the previous mark of 25 frames established in 1907 by Phillies moundsman George McQuillan.
Josh Willingham becomes just the 13th major leaguer to hit two grand slams in the same game. The 30-year old outfielder's fifth and sixth-inning bases-loaded home runs set the pace in the Nationals' 14-6 victory over Milwaukee at Miller Park.
For the second straight season, the Cardinals trade a starting outfielder near the trading deadline in an effort to secure more pitching when they trade center fielder Colby Rasmus to the Blue Jays in exchange for Edwin Jackson. Last year, the Redbirds dealt right fielder Ryan Ludwick to San Diego in a three-team deal that brought Indian starter Jake Westbrook to St. Louis.
Ervin Santana, facing only two hitters over the minimum, no-hits against the hometown Indians at Progressive Field, 3-1. The Tribe's only run against the Angels' right-hander is the result of a first-inning wild pitch run following an error by shortstop Erick Aybar.
The Mariners snap their franchise-record 17-game losing streak with a 9-2 victory against New York at Yankee Stadium. The team's first win in three weeks comes as a result of Seattle's strong offensive output and Felix Hernandez's seven innings of four hit, one-run ball.
At approximately 2:30 a.m. ET, the Pirates filed a formal complaint with the Commissioner's Office expressing their extreme disappointment by the way its 19-inning game against the Braves ended earlier this morning. The statement shares the organization's dismay of umpire Jerry Meals not seeing the tag made by Michael McKenry three feet in front of home plate that resulted in Atlanta's 4-3 victory at Turner Field.