1st Reds pitcher Benny Frey commits suicide in Jackson, Michigan. The 31-year-old, who began with the Reds in 1929, had arm problems in spring training and rather than report to the minors went home to Michigan. Despondent that his arm would not improve, he died of carbon monoxide poisoning. He was 10-8 in 1936.
2nd AL batting champ Charlie Gehringer is named MVP by the BBWAA receiving 78 out of a possible 80 points. Joe DiMaggio is a close second 4 points behind while Tiger teammate Hank Greenberg, who knocked in 183 runs, is a distant 3rd. Gehringer is the 3rd Tiger in 4 years to medal.
9th St. Louis Cardinals Triple Crown winner Joe Medwick is named NL MVP by the BBWAA.
19th It is not a sunny day as the Browns hand manager Jim Bottomley his walking papers. Sunny Jim replaced Hornsby at mid-season.