1935 August

1st Led by Arky Vaughan’s grand slam, the Pirates score all their runs in the 2nd inning and hold on to beat the Cubs, 6-5. The loss drops the Cubs a game back of the first-place Giants.

2nd  Phillies 1B Dolph Camilli makes 3 errors in the first inning, a NL record, in a 8–3 loss to the Dodgers. He will lead the NL in fielding, however, in 1937.

3rd At Boston, Lefty Grove trails the A’s, 3-1, going into the bottom of the 8th when Wes Ferrell again delivers, hitting a clutch pinch-hit RBI single as Boston scores two to tie. Grove allows a run in the top of the 11th but Boston scored two in the bottom of the frame to give Grove the 5–4 win.

4th  In Cincinnati, the Cubs take a 1–0 lead into the 8th inning behind Lon Warneke, but a Bill Jurges error opens the way for five runs and a Reds win. In the nitecap, catcher Wally Stephenson, making his first start above D ball, collects three hits and drives home the winner in a 4–3 Cubs victory.

Cleveland president Alva Bradley announces the “Voluntary resignation” of Walter Johnson as Cleveland manager. He is replaced by Steve O’Neill.

5th  In a rain-soaked game between the Yankees and the Red Sox, Lou Gehrig leaves in the 4th inning with another lumbago attack, and Myril Hoag pinch hits. The Sox engage in stalling and the Yanks in hurry-up tactics, with the Sox allowing Hoag to steal home standing up. AL President Heydler will fine managers Cronin and McCarthy $100 each. The Yanks win, 10–2, in six innings.

The Indians win their first game under skipper Steve O’Neill, defeating the White Sox 4–2. Ralph Winegarner is the winner, surviving a protest in the 5th by the Sox who contend the rookie is lifting his foot off the rubber. Earl Averill has 4 hits including a HR.

The Phils Orville Jorgens has his ‘sinker’ working to perfection as he allows 3 hits in beating the Braves, 9–1.

6th Dizzy Dean wins his own game with a 3-run game ending home run in the 10th, as the Cards whip the visiting Reds, 6–3.

9th Bobby Reis, a converted infielder, picks up his first ML win with 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief for Brooklyn. The Dodgers score 4 runs in the 9th to defeat Boston, 6–5.

At Pittsburgh, rookie Bud Hafey lines a homer over the scoreboard to give Bill Swift a 1–0 win over the Reds’ Hollingsworth.

10th  New York’s George Selkirk drives in 8 runs, one short of Jimmie Foxx’s AL record, with 2 HRs—one a grand slam—and a single as the Yankees pummel the A’s, 18–7. Gehrig has a homer and drives in 5 runs in the game, then adds 4 more RBIs in the nitecap 7–2 win. Aug 10

11th  Wally Berger hits a grand slam, 2 doubles, and a triple, to tie the modern ML record for extra-base hits in a game, but his Braves lose to the Dodgers, 7–5. Berger drives in all of Boston’s runs and his homer, his 25th of the year, puts him one ahead of Ott in the home run race.

14th  The largest midweek crowd in NL history, 50,868, sees the Giants and Cards split at the Polo Grounds, the Giants winning 6–4, then losing 3–0. Carl Hubbell takes the opener, spoiling Paul Dean’s 22nd birthday, as Jack Rothrock, Joe Moore, Terry Moore, Pepper Martin, and Gus Mancuso homer. The Giants outhit the Cards, ten to five, in the nitecap, but lose to Bill Hallahan. Castleman loses his first decision after six straight wins.

Detroit’s Schoolboy Rowe beats the Senators 18–2 and also goes 5-for-5 at the plate. His hits include a double and a triple, as he scores 3 and knocks in 4. Four other players score 3 runs apiece, including batterymate Mickey Cochrane, who has one hit and 3 walks. The first-place Tigers score 6 in the 2nd and another 6 in the 4th off Buck Newsom and now lead the Yankees by six. New York loses to the Indians today, 7–6.

15th  In a 9-4 win over the Pirates, Phillies 3B Johnny Vergez starts 4 DPs to equal the ML record set by Pie Traynor.

At St. Louis, Jimmie Foxx has 3 hits and 3 RBIs as the A’s beat the Browns, 5-3. Brownie catcher Rollie Hemsley is not much help as he strands 8 runners in 3 successive at bats.

18th At the Polo Grounds, the Giants increase their lead to two games over the Cardinals by beating the Reds 8–4. Carl Hubbell wins and helps the offense by hitting a HR. The big stick belongs to Giants CF Hank Lieber who slugs a four bagger, triple, and 2 doubles.

After a 2-1 loss to the Braves in the opener, the Cardinals rebound by scoring 5 runs in the 10th to win, 9-4. The big blow in the extra frame is Leo Durocher’s grand slam, off Huck Betts.

At Detroit, Schoolboy Rowe is hit on the hand by a line drive in the 3rdinning, but after a 12-minute delay, returns and allows just one more hit. Detroit beats the Yankees, 6–0.

19th The Indians score 6 in the 8th, led by Hal Trosky’s grand slam, to beat the visiting Senators, 11-5. Earl Averill adds a homer and SS Bill Knickerbocker seemingly adds another when his 1st inning drive sticks in the lattice work in RF as he circles the bases. When umpire Dinneen orders him back to a double, manager Steve O’Neill lodges a protest.

At the Polo Grounds, the Giants get a lift from reliever Euel Moore and edge the Reds, 4-3, in 10 innings. The Indian hurler, acquired from the Phils minor league system on August 2 on the condition that his arm problems had disappeared, hurls the last 4 innings, allowing no runs and picking up the win. He’ll give up no runs in his next three appearances, then get tomahawked in his final two games, and be sent back to the Phils.

20th The White Sox climb back into 3rd place with a double win over the A’s, 13–4 and 11–4. Foxx has a HR in each game for the Quakers, while light-hitting Luke Sewell drives in 5 runs in the nitecap, 4 on a grand slam. Sox substitute OF Jocko Conlin is 7-for-8 on the afternoon.

21st The Phils outlast the Cubs 13–12, but the Cubs turn around in the nitecap and win, 19–5, scoring 12 runs in the 6th inning. Frank Demaree has 8 hits including 7 in a row before Haslin boots his grounder in the 9thinning of Game 2. Phil Cavarretta has 7 hits including 5 in game 2, and Chuck Klein scores 5 runs in the second game.

At Boston, Pepper Martin hits the first pitch of the game for a homer and the Cardinals race to a 13-3 win over the Braves. They collect 19 hits to back Dizzy Dean’s 21st victory. Cards 1B Jim Bottomley has no putouts as the Birds record 2 assists. He is the first National Leaguer to go zero for putouts in a game; he’ll do it again in two years.

In another scoring outburst, the Yankees down the Browns at Sportsman’s Park, 14-2 before losing 14-3. A crowd of 1,500 see Lou Gehrig blow open the first game with a 3rd inning grand slam, off Buck Newsom. It is Lou’s record 17th grand slam. Gehrig has another HR in the nitecap.

Behind Hal Schumacher, the Giants prevail over the Reds, 3–0. Reds Gordon SS Slade makes his 4th error in the 4-game series to help Prince Hal to his 15th win in 16 decisions against Cincy. It is his 17th win of the year.

23rd  After hitting a homer in the 5th against the Browns, Lou Gehrig connects in the 13th with 2 aboard to give the Yankees a 6–3 win.

NL President Ford Frick announces an undisclosed punishment for umpires Reardon and Sears for arguing with Cincinnati fans on July 11.

24th  Giants OF Hank Leiber ties the ML record with two HRs during an 8-run, 2nd-inning assault on the Cubs at the Polo Grounds. The Giants prevail 9–4 as Carl Hubbell wins his 19th in relief. The Giants have not been out of first place since the start of the season, but will give up the top spot tomorrow when the Cubs beat them. Before the game umpire Dolly Stark is honored and given a new automobile by Ford Frick as a present from fans and players. Stark, the varsity basketball coach at Dartmouth, was voted the most popular umpire in the NL last year.

A 2-out 2-run homer in the 15th by Earl Averill gives Cleveland a 2–0 win over the A’s and ends the greatest pitching duel of the year. Starters Willis Hudlin for the Tribe and the A’s George Turbeville both go the route. Making his 2nd ML start, Turbeville walks 13 and fires 3 wild pitches, but the A’s turn 6 DPs behind him. If he had retired Averill, the game would have been called.

25th  In the first game of four straight doubleheaders with the White Sox, Earle Combs of the Yankees collides with teammate Red Rolfe on a fly ball and suffers a severe shoulder injury. It will contribute to his decision to retire at the end of the season. The Sox win, 6–3, then lose the nitecap, 5–1 as Gehrig hits his 24th.

26th  In the riotous opener of a twinbill, lumbering 1B Zeke Bonura of the White Sox steals home with 2 outs in the 15th inning to beat the Yankees Jimmy DeShong, 9–8. New York takes a 7–5 lead in the 13th on a 2-run single by George Selkirk, but Selkirk’s error following a Luke Appling single and Bonura’s double ties the match up. The Yanks go ahead 8–7 in the top of the 15th on Gehrig’s 2nd homer of the game, off Whit Wyatt. A single by Appling and a walk to Bonura start the 15th; and Zeke surprises everyone by nabbing his 4th career stolen base. New York takes the nitecap, 7–5, in 7 innings. Gehrig has a 2 homers, a double and 3 singles for the afternoon.

Pittsburgh player-manager Pie Traynor leads the way with a grand slam and 4 singles to drive in six runs as the Bucs top the Giants 10–2.

27th  The Yankees outslug the White Sox 13–10 in the first game of two as the two teams combine to strand 30 runners (15 apiece), tying the ML record set in 1893. After 3 hits in the first game, Lou Gehrig ties an AL record with 5 walks in 5 plate appearances in the 2nd game, as the Yanks lose 4–3.

The Browns sweep a pair from Washington, winning 10–6 and 11–1. In game 2 both Russ Van Atta and Bobo Newsom yield 9 hits, but Bobo walks 12 Browns, hits another, and adds a wild pitch.

In Wichita, a semi-pro team from Bismark, SD tops the Halliburton Cementers from Duncan, OK and wins the National Baseball Championships. Bismark went undefeated in the tourney that features 32 of the best semi-pro teams from around the country.

28th The Cards take 2 games from the Phillies, winning the 1st game 5–1, then scoring 9 runs in the 6th inning to win the second game, 13–5. In the two wins, Terry Moore has 3 doubles and a HR, Pepper Martin adds a grand slam, and Ripper Collins hits his 21st HR of the season.

At the Polo Grounds, the Pirates stop the second-place Giants by winning a pair, 6-1 and 9-5. Earl Grace’s grand slam, off starter Roy Parmalee, and 5 RBIs is the margin in game 2. The Giants drop to 2.5 games behind the 1st-place Cardinals, and just a half-game ahead of the Cubs.

29th At Philadelphia, the Red Sox top the A’s, 6–2, behind Wes Ferrell’s 20th win of the year. Joe Cronin and Dusty Cooke homer off Marcum.

30th The Giants send Euel Moore back to the Phils, and purchase P Harry Gumbert from Baltimore.

31st  Vern Kennedy pitches the first AL no-hitter since 1931, and the first ever in Comiskey Park, blanking Cleveland, 5–0. He also is the batting star with a bases-loaded triple in the 6th. Kennedy strikes out five, including the last batter in the 9th, Joe Vosmik, the league’s leading hitter.

In St. Louis, the Browns lose to the first-place Tigers and General Crowder (16-7), 5-1. This is the Brownies’ last game at home as they will take to the road for the month of September.

Gabby Street, manager of the Missions (PCL) club, is suspended and told to stay away from the ball park because of an altercation with umpire Henry Fanning yesterday. Street tried to rip the mask off the one-armed arbiter during an argument. Tomorrow he will be spotted near the park and arrested (as noted by John Spalding).