3rd Against the Yankees in New York, the A’s score 11 runs in the 3rdinning, then watch New York score 10 in the 5th. Ben Chapman and Tony Lazzeri hit homers in the inning, and Lazzeri, Jorgenson, and Crosetti all have 2 hits in the frame. Babe Ruth clouts his 10th of the year in the 8th. The A’s fail to score after the 3rd, as pitcher Jumbo Brown strikes out 12 A’s in 6 1/3 innings of relief. The Yanks win 17–11. It is the only time that each team in a game scores 10 or more runs in an inning. Not until the Red Sox in 1998, will another opponent tally eleven runs in an inning at Yankee Stadium.
Connie Mack suspends overweight P George Earnshaw and fines him $500 for “failure to get into shape.”
4th The Giants, with Terry back in the lineup, gain first place with a doubleheader win over the Dodgers, 3–0 and 6–4.
6th The Cards and Reds battle to a 6–2 St. Louis decision, with Dizzy Dean beating Paul Derringer. The pre-game fight between the two pitchers, who exchanged words then fists during batting practice, goes to the Reds pitcher, who landed the first blow. Reds manager Jewel Ens was tossed during the game, and several bottles were tossed as well. One bottle strikes Burgess Whitehead on the shoulder. Pepper Martin, the NL’s top hitter at .386, has four hits, as does Ducky Medwick.
New York’s Herb Pennock allows 11 hits but still shuts out the Red Sox, 4–0.
7th Cleveland GM Billy Evans fires manager Roger Peckinpaugh and hires Walter Johnson to take over. Bibb Falk manages for one game until Johnson arrives. Johnson’s contract is for this year and next.
The Senators and Athletics play to a slugfest 13-13 tie. Jimmie Foxx hits a 3-run homer in the 8th to tie the match at 11 apiece, offsetting homers by Bluege and Berg. Connie Mack inserts Bobby Combs, a rookie from Duke University and nephew of Jack, in the 10th and the Nats promptly score the go-ahead run off him. The A’s put a man on in the bottom of the 10thand then, with Foxx at bat, the rains wash it away. Young Combs will make his “official debut tomorrow.
8th Welcome to the Bigs. A’s reliever Bobby Coombs gives up a homer to his first ML batter, but Jimmie Foxx homers in his first 3 at bats, all off Lefty Gomez, as the A’s outscore the Yankees 14–10. Foxx had homered his last time up the previous day to give him ML record tying 4 consecutive HRs. Bobby Lowe did it in 1894. Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth hit homers for New York, with the Babe’s landing across the street from the RF fence. Losing pitcher Wilcey Moore gives up 6 runs in the 8th. Art Mahaffey is the winner.
The aptly named Homer Peel hits a grand slam to help the Giants to a 7–6 win over the Phillies.
9th In Philadelphia, Foxx ties a ML record with another HR, his 5th in 3 games and his 12th of the year, but the A’s bow to the Yankees 7–6. Lou Gehrig hits his 12th of the year and Tony Lazzeri hits a 3-run homer in the 8th to ice it. The sweltering heat in the east (NYC sets a heat record for the date with 97 degrees) causes both starters to end early; Jim Peterson leaves after walking the leadoff batter and after 5 innings Jumbo Brown collapses in the Yankees dugout and has to be carried away.
Luke Appling hits a HR in the 14th inning to give the White Sox a 10–9 win over the Tigers. Ted Lyons is the victor with 5 innings of shutout relief.
10th The Giants never lose the league lead after Freddie Fitzsimmons beats Philadelphia, 5–2.
He’s not there for his hitting. Lefty Grove strikes out 5 times, a ML first in the 20th century, but his Athletics beat the Yankees, 9–5. Lefty will hit .086 this year. Little-used Arndt Jorgens hits a grand slam for New York in the 1st, off Sugar Cain.
11th At Fenway, the Yankees and Red Sox split a pair. In game 1, Lou Gehrig hits a homer in a 3-run 9th as the Bombers win, 8-7. Boston rebounds in game 2 as Smead Jolley is 4-for-4 with a homer and 4 RBI, and Dusty Cooke contributes a 3-run homer. The Sox win, 11-9, in 6 innings.
12th On a day off, the Giants team accompanies P Hal Schumacher to St. Lawrence University where he receives his diploma. After graduation, Schumacher pitches the first 2 innings in a game against his old college teammates. He gives up one hit, as the Giants win 12–4.
13th White Sox P Whit Wyatt has his no hitter spoiled when, with 2 outs in the 9th, Brownie Ted Gullic gets a hit. Wyatt wins, 6–1. The Sox acquired Wyatt just 11 days ago from the Tigers for Vic Frasier.
14th At Boston, Lou Gehrig’s consecutive-game streak survives, even though he and manager McCarthy are thrown out of a game in the 7thinning for protesting that Boston’s Rick Ferrell ran out of the baseline between 1B and 2B. Joe McCarthy is suspended 3 games but Gehrig’s streak, now at 1,249, continues. Gehrig is 1-for-3 with a triple in the 13–5 loss to Tommy Bridges.
15th The Dodgers send Lefty O’Doul, last year’s batting champ, and 20-game winner Watson Clark to the Giants for Sam Leslie. The two Brooklyn stars have struggled during the year.
17th The Phils send Hal Lee, coming off a career year last year (.303, 18 homers), and Pinky Whitney to the Braves for INF Fritz Knothe, OF Wes Schulmerich, and cash.
18th Indians pitchers Orel Hildebrand and Mel Harder both toss shutouts against Boston to win 7–0 and 4–0.
19th At Cleveland, Rabbit Warstler drills a 5th inning 3-run inside-the-park homer to give the Red Sox a 3-2 lead. They tack on 2 more in the 9thto beat the Indians, 5-2.
20th Danny Taylor, centerfielder for Brooklyn makes an unassisted DP but it is little help as the Cardinals win, 15–4. Ducky Medwick is 4-for-4, with a homer, and drives in 4 runs.
21st In the Texas League, Shreveport pitcher Ralph Erickson no hits Houston and beats Dizzy Dean, 2–0.
Behind Earl Whitehill, the Senators beat the Browns, 9–0. Joe Cronin has his second of 5 consecutive multi-hit games.
22nd Paced by Joe Cronin’s four hits, the Senators down the host White Sox, 11-4. Cronin has three consecutive 4-hit games, the first American Leaguer to accomplish the feat. With the Yankees losing 5-4 in St. Louis, the Senators are now tied for first place.
23rd The Senators take over first place, winning their 3rd in a row over the White Sox while the Yankees break even in St. Louis. Joe Cronin leads the way with his 5th consecutive multi-hit game. With his 2 hits today matching his output on the 18th, and 13 hits in the 3 games of the 19th, 21st and 22nd, Cronin sets record for most hits in 3 games (13) as well as 4 games (15).
The Dodgers score 5 runs in the bottom of the 8th—four on a grand slam by Tony Cuccinello—to beat the Pirates, 5-4.
In a doubleheader split with the Braves, Tex Carleton pitches the Cards to a 12–0 win in game 1. The Braves Bob Brown ties the NL balk mark with 2: Zabala will top it in ‘49. Boston wins the nitecap, 2–1.
24th Arky Vaughan has 5 hits and hits for the cycle, as the Pirates beat the Dodgers 15–3. The Bucs collect 21 hits in backing Bill Swift.
In Boston, Billy Urbanski’s fourth hit of the game drives in the game winner in the 11th inning as the Braves beat the Cubs, 2-1. Cubs starter and loser Lon Warneke is so incensed that he takes a bat to the visitor’s clubhouse destroying a heating unit, straw hats, bats and equipment. The Braves send the Cubs a bill for $25.
25th At the Polo Grounds, 25,000 see the Giants win twice over the Reds and increase their NL lead to three games. Hal Schumacher, the June graduate of St. Lawrence, wins the opener, 7–1, giving up a run on an error. New York scores five runs in two innings to knock out Ray Kolp. The Giants take the 2nd game, 6–3, as Johnny Vergez drives in four runs. Fred Fitzsimmons is the winner over Benton, in relief of Benny Frey.
The Senators win twice over the Indians, 9–0 and 10–1, to widen their lead in the AL to 1 ½ games over New York. Washington has now won 14 of 15. Earl Whitehill pitches the shutout and Bob Burke, making his first start of the season, almost matches him in game 2. Ossie Bluege has 5 of the Nats 29 hit total. For the host Indians, Milt Galatzer, recently of the Toledo Mud Hens, debuts with 4 walks in the opener and no official at bats, tying a ML mark set last year by Jack Saltzgaver. He’s 2-for-5 in the nitecap.
In a PCL game against San Francisco, Missions 3B Bucky Walters bangs out 5 doubles. His reward is that the Red Sox purchase his contract on July 2. Walters will switch to pitching and win 198 in the ML.
28th Spitballer Jack Quinn, three days of his 50th birthday, loses his final career decision as the Dodgers edge the Reds 6–5, in the second game. The Reds take the opener, 8-1.
Heinie Manush hits a grand slam in the first-place Senators 9-run 1stinning at Cleveland. The final vote is Washington 15, Cleveland 2.
Second baseman Billy Herman sets NL fielding records with 11 putouts in the first game and 16 for the twin bill, as the Cubs take a pair from the Phillies, 9–5 and 8–3. Not a bad day for Billy Jurges, who is married in the morning to Mary Huyette in Reading, PA, then tallies 6 hits in the doubleheader.
At Navin Field, the Yankees score 8 runs in the last two innings to whip the Tigers, 10-7. Babe Ruth belts a 3-run homer in the 8th for New York. The Yankees trail the Senators by a game.
29th In the top of the 2nd, Ethan Allen of the Cards races around the bases for an inside-the-park HR at the Polo Grounds, but is out for batting out of turn. Joe Medwick was the correct batter. Allen then bats for himself and grounds out. But St. Louis prevails, 7–3, over the first-place Giants.