1932 May

1st  Bill Hallahan walks 10 Cubs, but allows just 3 singles as the Cards top the Cubs, 7–1. Bush is the loser.

The New York Yankees reacquire relief ace Wilcy Moore from the Red Sox.

2nd At Fenway, Jimmie Foxx clouts an 11th inning homer to give the A’s a 3–2 win over the Red Sox. The victory snaps a 6-game losing streak. Lefty Grove is the winner with 2 innings of relief.

3rd The A’s take the 2nd of the two-game set at Fenway, beating the Red Sox, 6–1, behind George Earnshaw. Al Simmons hits a 3-run HR in the 9thto clinch it.

5th Sacramento pitcher Tony Freitas pitches the first night no-hitter in PCL history, beating Oakland, 2–0.

Jimmie Foxx has a homer, 2 singles and scores 5 times as the A’s beat Cleveland and Wes Ferrell, 15–3. Lefty Grove holds Cleveland scoreless till the 7th when Willie Kamm hits a 2-run HR. The Mackmen retaliate with 7 runs in the frame.

7th Giants stars Carl Hubbell and Hal Schumacher toss back-to-back shutouts over the Reds. King Carl wins a 1-0 squeaker and Prince Hal follows with a 3–0 win.

In opening day play in the East-West League, Chet Brewer tosses a one-hitter as the host Baltimore Black Sox lose to the Washington Pilots, 3-0. Brewer strikes out 8.

10th  At Philadelphia, Lefty Grove is backed by a Jimmie Dykes grand slam as he shuts out the White Sox, 9–0. The A’s will beat St. Louis on the 11th as Foxx goes 7-for-9 in the 2 games. The combined attendance for the 2 matches is 5,000.

11th  Cardinals starter Wild Bill Hallahan lives up to his name with 3 wild pitches in the 12th inning to hand Brooklyn a 6–3 win at St. Louis. He ties the record set by Jake Weimer of the Cubs on May 10, 1903. Wild Bill walked 10 against the Cubs on May 1.

15th In a 9–2 win at Boston, White Sox third sacker Carey Selph strikes out for the 9th time this season. It won’t happen again. Selph will go another 89 games, a ML-record, without a K, hitting .283 (396 AB) in his 2nd and last season.

16th  The Yankees record their 4th straight shutout to equal the record set by Cleveland and Boston in 1903 and 1906. Johnny Allen, George Pipgras, Red Ruffing, and Lefty Gomez are the hurlers. Lefty stops Cleveland on 5 hits to win, 8–0, New York’s 5th shutout in 7 games.

17th  At Boston, the White Sox soak the Red Sox, 7-3, as winner Milt Gaston helps his own cause by starting a record 4 double plays, three getting runners at home plate. Chicago’s 5th double play 1-2-3 ends the game. Hal Newhouser will match the 4 double plays in 1948.

19th  Jimmie Foxx hits a 1st inning grand slam to provide all the A’s scoring as Philadelphia beats the Red Sox, 4–2. Roy Mahaffey is the winner over Bob Kline.

The NL rescinds its unpopular rule prohibiting players from talking to fans.

20th  Paul Waner ties the ML record with 4 doubles in 5 at bats in the Pirates 5–0 win over the Cards. He will break Chuck Klein’s NL season doubles record with 62. Rip Collins’ double in the 7th is the first of only 2 hits off Larry French (3-8).

21st Before 60,000 at Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Bombers roll over Washington, 14–2 and 8–0. Washington collects just 11 hits off Herb Pennock and Johnny Allen. In the opener, Babe Ruth hits a grand slam in the 5th off Lloyd Brown and he and Gehrig connect in the 6th off Frank Ragland. Tony Lazzeri is 6-for-7 on the afternoon, including a homer, 2 doubles and a triple.

At Philadelphia, the A’s win a pair from the Red Sox, 18–6 and 6–3. Jimmie Foxx belts his 12th and 13th homers while Al Simmons totals 6 RBIs in the opener.

22nd At Yankee Stadium, the A’s top the Yankees, 4–2, behind Lefty Grove. Foxx, Simmons, and Cochrane homer for the 3rd place A’s, now 4 ½ games behind the first-place New Yorkers. The Yanks will win the next 2, however.

Paul Waner is 4-for-4, including a double, to pace the Pirates to a pace the Pirates to a 5-1 game 1 win over the Cardinals. Waner has 10 doubles in his last 5 games to set a ML record that won’t be matched till 2009. Steve Swetonic tosses a two-hitter for the Corsairs. Waner goes hitless in game 2, a 5-3 loss.

24th Lefty Gomez allows 3 hits and strikes out 13 as the Yankees stop the A’s, 3–1.

26th Red Ruffing scatters 5 hits and Gehrig supplies the offense with a grand slam off General Crowder and the Yankees whip the Senators, 5–0.

The Tigers and White Sox tie 1-1 with one out in top of the 5th inning of their nitecap game, halted by rain. This game is sometimes omitted in the league stat compilations, even though the rule change prior to 1931 explicitly counts 4 ½ inning games as official. Detroit wins the opener 11-2, stealing 6 bases including a triple steal in the 3rd. Gee Walker has 3 of the 6 steals.

In Philadelphia, Boston and the Phils combine for 39 hits, including 4 homers, 2 triples and 11 doubles. The Phils outlast the Braves, 17-13, to drop Boston into 2nd place behind the idle Cubs.

The Robins and Giants go 12 innings before Johnny Fredericks’s single drives in the winning run as Brooklyn wins, 3-2. Watty Clark is the winner over Carl Hubbell, who strikes out 15. With the Robins winning 2-1 in the 5th on homers by Lefty O’Doul and George Kelly, Brooklyn apparently plates another run on Al Lopez’s single. But an alert Joe McCarthy, who stayed silent when Senor Lopez struck out twice previously, protests correctly that Lopez batted out of turn, and the run does not count.

29th The Red Sox split a pair with the visiting A’s, winning 6–4 before losing 3–0. It is the Sox last Sunday game at Braves Field. With the lifting of the ban against playing Sunday ball at Fenway (because of a nearby church), the Sox will play a Sunday game there July 3.

30th  A plaque in memory of Miller Huggins, the former Yankee manager who died in 1929, is dedicated at Yankee Stadium, the first of an array of monuments erected in the ballpark. The Yanks then sweep the Red Sox, 7–5 and 13–3 to increase their lead to 5 games over Washington. Jimmie Reese, better known as Babe Ruth’s suitcase, hits his first ML homer, off Hod Lisenbee, in the opener. Reese was a bat boy for the L.A. Angels in 1919-20 and appeared in one PCL game in 1920.

At St. Louis, the Tigers unleash a 21-hit attack as they take a 10-0 lead over the Browns. Detroit wins, 17-9, as John Stone contributes a grand slam off Sam Gray. Tommy Bridges completes the sweep with a 4-0 win in game 2.

At Cleveland, the Tribe takes a pair from the White Sox, 12–6 and 12–11. Afterwards, Chicago claims the umpire George Moriarty deliberately made wrong calls and the ump fights with four of the Sox players under the stands. Moriarty breaks his fist knocking down pitcher Milt Gaston, but he is pummeled by manager Lew Fonseca and catchers Charlie Berry and Frank Grube, both Lafayette College graduates and former NFL players. The ump ends up in the hospital while Fonseca and three players will receive fines for the fight. Will Harridge will suspend Gaston for 10 days, fine him $500, and rebuke Moriarty.

31st Tony Freitas, the pint-sized portsider, makes his major league debut for the A’s against Washington. He gives up a tying homer to Joe Cronin in the 9th but pitches impressively until leaving in the 11th. George Earnshaw comes on and allows a run in the 12th to lose, 5–4.