1923 June

1st  With 5 hits apiece by Heinie Groh, Ross Youngs, and Jimmy O’Connell—a first in the 20th century, the first-place Giants score in all 9 innings, also tying a ML record, beating the Phils 22–8 at Baker Bowl. The Giants are the first 20th C team to score in all 9 innings: It was done five times in the 19th century. It will be 41 years before a NL team scores in every frame (no AL team in the 20th century scores in all 9 innings: four do it in 8 innings without playing the 9th).. O’Connell has 3 doubles, a homer, and a single in his 5 safeties, good for 7 RBIs. Youngs also drives in 7 runs. The winning pitcher is Claude Jonnard.

Boston Red Sox spitballer Jack Quinn holds New York’s Wally Pipp hitless, ending Pipp’s 21-game hit streak. Boston wins, 5–0.

In the 3rd inning at Detroit, Indians Frank Brower attempts to break a 1–1 tie by bunting with runners on 1B and 2B and no outs. Brower pops into a triple play, 1–6–3. Undaunted, Cleveland then goes on the warpath, scoring in 5 of the next 6 innings to win, 17–4. Led by pitcher George Uhle, who goes 4-for-4 with 3 doubles and 4 RBIs, the Tribe collects 16 hits and 11 walks. Uhle will lead AL pitchers in hitting this year with .361 and .472 SA. His 3 doubles ties the ML mark for a pitcher. No hurler will match it this century.

3rd After pitching a CG win yesterday, Tiger P Herman Pillette relieves today in the 8th against Cleveland with Detroit up, 7–5. Pillette allows both inherited runners to score, but the Tigers tally a run in the bottom of the 9th to give him his 2nd win in 2 days (as noted by Retrosheet).

4th  Johnny Mokan has 4 hits, including a homer as the Phillies use three homers to help beat the Braves, 9-7. Stuffy McInnis has 4 hits, including a grand slam for the Braves.

6th  At Fenway, the Indians go on the warpath winning, 17-4. Joe Connolly hits his first ML homer, a 4th inning grand slam off Sox pitcher George Murray. Charlie Jamieson collects 4 hits and scores 4, while Bill Wambsganss has 4 runs, 3 hits and 4 RBI.

7th  John McGraw trades P Jesse Barnes and C Earl Smith to the Braves for P Mule Watson and C Hank Gowdy. Casey Stengel is told he was included in the deal but he argues his case with McGraw to stay in New York. McGraw agrees and Braves owner Judge Emil Fuchs goes along with it (as noted in Marty Appel’s Casey Stengel).

8th  Browns C Pat Collins leaves the game after pinch-running in the 3rdinning, but, as a courtesy, A’s manager Connie Mack gives the okay to allow him to come back as a pinch hitter for starting P Ray Kolp in the 9th. He walks, setting an odd ML mark of being the only player to pinch run and pinch hit in the same game. He is also replaced with a pinch runner Cedric Durst! But St. Louis loses, 6–5, to reliever Rube Walberg.

Reb Russell’s 3-run homer and 4 RBIs are the difference as Pittsburgh beats New York, 9-7. The Giants now lead the Pirates by 5 ½ games in the NL.

9th  The first-place Yankees drop a 13-3 decision to the visiting Indians. Tris Speaker hits a grand slam for the Tribe, off Carl Mays.

At Detroit, Harry Heilmann hits a solo homer and Ty Cobb homers and drives in 2 runs, but that is all the scoring for the Tigers as they lose, 10-3, to the A’s.

12th  All of Hack Miller’s 7 RBIs are needed as his Cubs edge the Braves 12–11 at Cubs Park. Miller’s grand slam in the 5th, off Frank Miller, ties the game 7–7, and his 2-run shot in the next inning gives them a lead. The Cubs win their 7th straight game, while Boston absorbs its 11th straight loss.

Boston scores 10 runs off Chicago White Sox ace Red Faber, toasting him for 6 runs in the 4th and adding 4 more in the 6th.

In Washington, Browns Jack Tobin hits a lead off HR off Walter Johnson and St. Louis goes on to beat the Nationals, 3–1. Dave Danforth is the winning pitcher.

14th  Rogers Hornsby returns to action with a home run in the Cardinals 3–2 win over the Braves. Hornsby tore something in his knee in a game on May 8th, and his knee was in a cast for two weeks. He’ll leave tomorrow for 5 days to visit his ailing mother.

The Cubs upend visiting Brooklyn, winning 9-6. Bob O’Farrell has 4 hits, including a grand slam and a solo homer for Chicago, and scores 4 runs. Brooklyn’s 6 runs all come in the top of the 9th. Jigger Statz and Bernie Friberg also homer for the Cubs.

15th In Washington, Bibb Falk of the White Sox pinch hits a 3-run HR off Walter Johnson, in relief, in the 7th. But Washington holds on for an 8–6 win with the victory credited to Cy Warmoth.

17th  Reds IF Sammy Bohne spoils Brooklyn’s Dazzy Vance’s no-hitter with a 9th inning two-out pop-fly single. But Vance wins, 9–0, stopping the Reds’ 9-game winning streak.

At Chicago, the Phils Whitey Glazner notches a 6–4 victory over Tiny Osborne. The Tribune will report tomorrow that when a elevated passenger train is delayed at Addison Street, the conductor jumps off. When the motorman realizes he has no conductor, he notifies officials, who find the conductor in the bleachers at Cubs Park.

The problem is its Sunday. In his first game for Washington, Nationals starter Skipper Friday walks 14 White Sox batters to help Chicago to a 5–3 win in 11 innings. The victory goes to Dixie Leverett. Ossie Bluege ties a ML mark by striking out 5 times.

19th At Yankee Stadium, Tiger 1B Lu Blue singles in the first inning, then is replaced by a courtesy runner (as noted by Retrosheet). Blue was hit in the head by a batted ball in pregame practice and is still woozy. Blue then returns to 1B in the bottom of the first and plays out the game, collecting 3 hits in a 6–5 loss to the Yankees. Wally Pipp has a homer for New York and Whitey Witt singles and scores to keep his consecutive-game hitting streak alive. It will eventually reach 20 games.

Bubbles Hargrave drives in the lone run of the game in the 11th to give the Reds a 1–0 win over the Dodgers. Dolf Luque, in the midst of a 29-inning scoreless skein, beats Burleigh Grimes. Grimes will set a post-1900 record this year with decisions in all 39 of his starts (21-18.

24th  At Cubs Park, Dolf Luque (9-2) allows 2 runs to end his scoreless innings streak at 29 innings. That is all the scoring Pete Alexander (9-5) needs as the veteran allows 3 hits in beating the Reds, 2-0.

25th  After pitching 21 straight scoreless innings Guy Morton is lit up for 6 runs in the 6th inning by the Browns, who beat the Indians. 9–4.

At the Polo Grounds, Cotton Tierney leads the Phillies with 5 RBIs on 4 hits, including a homer and double in the 7-run 8th inning. But the Giants respond with 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th to pin the 11-10 loss on reliever Whitey Glazner.

After going 1-for-2 with a walk in yesterday’s 9-4 win, Brooklyn’s Jimmy Johnston goes 5-for-5 against Boston to start a remarkable hitting streak of six straight games with three or more hits. The Robins lose 7-4.

27th  The Robins top the host Phillies, 15-5, and are led by the hot hitting of Jimmy Johnston, who goes 3-for-4 with two walks. Against Philadelphia tomorrow, he will go 4-for-5 in an 8-7 loss.

28th  Down 7–0 going into the bottom of the 9th inning, the Phillies score 8 runs to top Brooklyn 8–7.

St. Louis tops the Chicago Cubs, 1–0, with Fred Toney getting the decision over Pete Alexander. On a comebacker with the bases loaded, Alexander tries for a 1–6–3 double pay but the runner beats the throw and the lone run scores.

29th   In a 14-5 victory at Philadelphia, Brooklyn collects 25 hits with everyone in the lineup having 2 or more hits except for C Zack Taylor, who has one. Jimmy Johnston is 3-for-5 with a walk, and Jack Fournier has 6 hits, including a pair of doubles and a homer. Ivy Olson has 2 doubles and a homer and winning pitcher Burleigh Grimes collects 2 hits. For the Phils, Cotton Tierney has 3 doubles and is now hitting .400. He runs his consecutive game hitting streak to 18 on the way to 21 straight games.

30th  In a doubleheader split against the Phillies, Brooklyn’s Jimmy Johnston makes an out then collects 8 straight hits, including 3 doubles and a HR, as the Robins win the 1st game 10–4, and lose the 2nd, 6–2. Johnston has hit safely 24 times in his last 34 at bats. Johnston finishes with a remarkable hitting and on base streak (as noted by Trent McCotter). He is the first player since Sam Thompson in 1895 to record 3 or more hits in six straight games (George Brett will do it in 1976); he has the most hits in 5 games (19) and 6 games (23) since Cal McVey in 1876; his 25 times on base for 30 plate appearances will be topped only by Barry Bonds; and he has the most times on base in 4, 5, 6, and 7 games since Billy Hamilton in 1894.

At Cleveland, the White Sox sweep a pair from the Indians, winning 3-1 and 5-4. Tris Speaker supplies all the scoring in game 2 with his second grand slam of the month, a 9th inning blast off Ted Blankenship.