1933 July

2nd  Carl Hubbell pitches an entire 18-inning shutout for the Giants over the Cardinals to tie Walter Johnson’s ML record for the longest 1–0 victory. He strikes out 12 and walks none, allowing only 6 hits in a duel with Tex Carleton, who goes the first 16 innings. Jess Haines relieves in the 17th and in the 18th gives up a single to Joe Moore, a sacrifice bunt to Gus Mancuso, and an intentional pass to Travis Jackson. Hubbell then forces at 2nd, and a single by Hughie Critz ends it. In game 2, played in semidarkness, Roy Parmelee matches Hubbell and wins 1–0 on a Johnny Vergez HR. The notoriously wild Giants’ pitcher does not issue a walk and strikes out 13 to beat Dizzy Dean, who is pitching on a day’s rest. The Cards go a record 27 innings in the two games with no walks and no runs. Not until 1950, will the Cards be shut out again in a twin bill, and again it’ll be NY. Cards CF Ernie Orsatti goes into the record books with no chances in 17 1/3 innings.

Before 17,000 at Ebbets, the Dodgers sweep a pair from the Cubs, winning 7-3 and 4-3. Catcher Al Lopez hits a homer in game 1 and in game 2 steals home with two outs in the 9th inning, a walkoff steal. Joe Stripp, batting hero of both games is at bat and reliever Charlie Root is on the mound (as noted by Jan Larson).

The A’s Jimmie Foxx is the second American leaguer in history—and the 2nd in 5 weeks—to collect 6 long hits in a DH, though one game is 10 innings. Double X hits 4 homers, a triple and double for a record 21 total bases in the 2 games, a twinbill split with the host Browns. The A’s take the opener, 6–5 and then lose 11–6. Foxx has four long hits in the second game and becomes just the second major leaguer this century to collect four extra base hits twice in a season. George Burns in 1924 was the other. Medwick in 1937 will be the next. He finishes the six-game series in St. Louis with 6 homers, 6 singles, 4 doubles, a triple, and 13 runs scored. Amazingly, the A’s split.

4th  The Washington Senators widen their lead over the 2nd-place Yankees to 2 1⁄2 games with a double-bill win before 77,365 holiday fans at Yankee Stadium, 6–5 in 10 innings and 3–2.

The New York Giants have their NL lead cut to 5 games when the Braves take a pair in Boston, 3–0 and 8–3.

In Philadelphia, the Red Sox pound the A’s, 14–4 and 9–1.

6th  The first ML All-Star Game is played at Comiskey Park, and, appropriately, Babe Ruth is the star, though he finished 6th in the voting. Al Simmons and Chuck Klein were the top two vote-getters. Ruth strikes out against Lon Warneke, but his 2-run HR is the margin of victory in the AL’s 4–2 win. Lefty Gomez, the starter and winner, also knocks in the game’s first run. John McGraw comes out of retirement to manage the NL. The match draws 49,200 fans who pay $52,000.

7th  In Allentown, Phillies 2B Mickey Finn, 30, dies following a recent abdominal operation.

In Chicago, a jury acquits Indians 1B Harley Boss of attacking a young women in his hotel room following dinner. He says she asked for money and he asked her to leave.

The Reds score 7 runs in the first two innings and beat the visiting Braves, 8-5. Larry Benton is the winner with relief help from Jack Quinn, making his last ML appearance, The Reds will release the 50-year-old spitballer who they signed in early May.

The Red Sox release fan favorite Fats Fothergill.

11th Dizzy Dean whips New York 2–1, as the Giants losing streak reaches 7 games. Following the game, the Giants receive a telegram from Blondy Ryan, the Giants’ injured SS, that states “They cannot beat us. Am en route.” The telegram will remain posted on the team bulletin board for the remainder of the season.

15th The Senators shut out the Browns in both ends of a doubleheader, winning the opener 1–0 behind Lefty Stewart, and taking the 2nd game 2–0 to back up Bobby Burke.

16th  Red Lucas of the Reds pitches a 15-inning 1–0 win over Roy Parmelee and the Giants in the opener of a doubleheader. The Giants do the honors in the nitecap, winning 1–0, as Carl Hubbell beats Paul Derringer for his second 1-0 victory this month.

18th  The Yankees win their 9th straight and take the lead from the Senators, beating the White Sox 5–4.

At Cincinnati, Johnny Vergez hits a 1st inning grand slam, off Larry Benton, and the Giants roll to a 14-1 win over the Reds. Hal Schumacher is the easy winner.

19th  Red Sox C Rick Ferrell hits his HR off brother Wes of Cleveland in the 4th inning, and Wes answers in the same inning, hitting one off Hank Johnson. Wes wins, 8–7. Wes will wind up his career with 38 HRs in 548 games. Rick will hit only 28 in 1,884 games.

With his team in last place, Browns manager Bill Killefer calls it quits. Coach Allen Sothoron will fill in until a manager is hired

20th Filling in for Riggs Stephenson, Babe Herman cracks 3 HRs, including a grand slam, to pace the Cubs to a 10–1 rout of the Phillies at Wrigley Field. The Babe has 8 RBIs for the day, the second time this year he’s reached that mark, to make it easy for pitcher Bud Tinning.

The Yankees manage just three hits in a 3–1 loss to Cleveland’s Mel Harder, scoring a single run when Ben Chapman drives in Ruth with a sac fly.

22nd The Indians Monte Pearson scatters eight hits in edging the Yankees, 2–1. Again, Ben Chapman drives in Ruth with the lone run.

In Philadelphia, the A’s use scores in the 8th innings to eke out two wins over the Browns, 8-7 and 6-5. Dib Williams hits a grand slam in the first game’s 7-run 8th.

In the first game of a twinbill at Forbes, Hughie Critz scores a run in the 1st against Larry French and that is all Carl Hubbell needs as he wins, 1-0. It is his third 1-0 win this month tying him with Reb Russell, who accomplished the feat in 1916. King Carl is the last this century to win three 1-0 games in a calendar month. Freddie Lindstrom scores 3 runs in the nitecap as the Corsairs prevail, 7-2. The Giants remain in 1st place ahead of the Cubs.

23rd The Cubs sweep a pair from the Phillies, winning 9–5 and 3–1. Harvey Hendrick cracks a walkoff pinch grand slam in the 11th to win game 1. His homer to RF follows an intentional walk to Grimm. The winner in game 2 is Pat Malone, who stretches his winning streak over the Phils to 12 games beginning in May 1931.

The Yanks win a pair from Cleveland by identical 8-1 scores. The Yankees have now played 301 games without being shutout.

Detroit, down 6-2, scores 9 runs in the 8th to beat Washington, 12-8. The loss drops the Senators into 2nd place.

Los Angeles (PCL) hitter Jim Oglesby has his 44-game consecutive game hit streak stopped by Oakland’s Roy Joiner in an 11-inning, 2-1 win for the Oaks. Oglesby is 0-for-5.

24th  Frank Frisch is appointed manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, replacing Gabby Street.

25th  The A’s Bob Johnson provides the offense against the Browns with 2 homers and 5 runs scored as Philadelphia wins, 11-3.

The Dodgers take a pair from the last-place Reds by identical 4-3 scores. In the second game Brooklyn has just two hits. One of the hits is a homer by Hack Wilson, making his debut today at second base because of injuries. He makes two errors in the second game.

Gordon “Dusty” Rhodes of Boston beats the White Sox, 8-1, with his pitching and hitting. He has 3 hits, including his first ML homer, and 3 RBI.

26th  Rogers Hornsby swaps St. Louis uniforms, leaving the Cards to manage the Browns. The Rajah takes the place of Allen Sothoron on the 29th.

The 61-game batting streak of San Francisco’s (PCL) 18-year-old rookie, Joe DiMaggio, is stopped by Ed Walsh, Jr. of Oakland. Joe’s streak breaks the PCL mark of 49, set by Jack Ness in 1915. DiMaggio hit .405 (104-for-257) during the skein and in his last 6 games kept the streak alive with just one hit per game. Walsh will stop the Seals again on August 17, pitching a 5–0 no-hitter.

Lou Gehrig is thrown out of the second game in a doubleheader, a 9–4 loss against Boston. Bill Summers tosses him in the 4th for excessively riding the umps. Had it been the first game, Lou’s consecutive-game streak would have ended. New York wins the first game, 2–0.

In a Mississippi Valley League game at Quincy, the hometown’s Ray Harrell strikes out 20 Davenport batters as Quincy beats the Blue Sox, 4-2. Harrell will pitch for 5 NL teams between 1935 and 1945.

27th Cy Blanton of Saint Joseph (Western League) pitches a 9-0 no-hitter against Joplin. Blanton strikes out 20 batters, while his teammates record no assists in the field. Blanton will lead the NL in ERA in 2 years.

29th With new manager Rogers Hornsby at the helm for his first game, the Browns edge the host White Sox 3–2, scoring two unearned runs on errors by Luke Appling and Al Simmons in the 8th.

At Sportsman’s Park, the Cardinals rough up Lon Warneke for 8 hits and 5 runs in 3+ innings, snapping Lon’s skein of 17 quality starts (3 runs or less in 6 innings). Babe Herman has a pair of 2-run homers off Tex Carleton, but the Cardinals win in the 10th, 9-6, on Pepper Martin’s 3-run homer. Martin has 4 hits and 5 RBI. Warneke’s club mark will be topped in 2015 by Jake Arrieta.

30th  The Cards Dizzy Dean sets a 20th-century ML record with 17 strikeouts in the first game of a doubleheader with the Cubs, an 8–2 Cards win. His teammate, C Jimmie Wilson, totals 18 putouts, also a new record. St. Louis takes the 2nd game, 6–5.

Burleigh Grimes, 9 days short of his 40th birthday, is released by the Cubs and signs with the Cardinals.