2nd The WS opens in Detroit and Lon Warneke, the Cubs ace, shuts out the Tigers and Schoolboy Rowe, 3–0. Augie Galan has two ribbies and Hartnett one. The four umpires for the Series are George Moriarty, behind the plate today. Ernie Quigley, Bill McGowan and Dolly Stark. In a poll of the players this year asking who was the best umpire, McGowan won by such an overwhelming margin that it led to yet another of his nicknames, “Old #1.”
3rd The Tigers even the Series behind Tommy Bridges 8–3, but lose Hank Greenberg who fractures his left wrist sliding home when trying to score from first on a single.
4th In game 3 of the World Series, AL umpire George Moriarty chases Chicago manager Charlie Grimm and SS Billy Jurges in the 3rd inning. After Chicago ties the game in the bottom of the 9th, Detroit scores an unearned run to win in 11. Grimm is the first World Series manager tossed since Frank Chance, in 1910.
5th In game 4 of the WS, Detroit’s Al Crowder outduels Tex Carleton 2–1 when the Cubs allow an unearned run in the 6th.
6th Lon Warneke keeps the Cubs alive with 6 innings of shutout ball for his 2nd WS win. He leaves because of a sore shoulder and Bill Lee relieves in the 3–1 victory. Chuck Klein, who had not played in the first four games, hits a 2–run homer and earns a start tomorrow.
At Kansas City, Satchel Paige loses to Dizzy Dean’s touring exhibition team, 1-0. Satch goes the distance on a 3 hitter.
7th The Tigers end the Series in 6 games behind Tommy Bridges’ second complete game 4–3. Goose Goslin’s single, with 2 out in the bottom of the 9th, wins the game.
9th Sacramento (PCL) pitcher Bill Hartwig, 23, who had refused to undergo treatment until the season is over “because every man was needed” by his struggling ball club, dies after an operation for kidney disease. Hartwig finished the season at 6-14.
10th In New York, the Giants file suit asking for a restraining order to prevent bootleg broadcasts of all sporting events from the Polo Grounds. Long opposed to having their games on the radio, the suit is brought against several broadcasting companies. The Giants admit that “the method of acquiring the simultaneous description of baseball games is unknown.”
20th By an unanimous vote, Detroit 1B Hank Greenberg is named AL MVP by the BBWAA; Wes Ferrell is runner-up.
21st The Phillies trade Al Todd to the Pirates for Earl Grace and young pitcher Claude Passeau, who gave up 4 runs in 3 innings in his only ML game. He’ll improve.
23rd Cubs C Gabby Hartnett is selected by the BBWAA as the NL MVP, with Dizzy Dean the runner-up.
24th Judge Landis levies $200 fines on umpire George Moriarty, Cubs manager Charlie Grimm, and Chicago players Woody English, Billy Jurges, and Billy Herman for their conduct in the WS.
27th In Mexico City, a touring group of AL all-stars tops the Negro League champions, the Pittsburgh Crawfords, 7–2. Rogers Hornsby drives in 3 runs against Bert Hunter, and he drove in 3 yesterday when the all-stars won, 11–7. The first game ended in a 6–6 tie. The AL squad features Hornsby, Jimmie Foxx, Ted Lyons, and Vern Kennedy, while the Crawfords marquis Josh Gibson, Judy Johnson, and Cool Papa Bell.
31st Dizzy Dean’s All-Stars beat the Royal Giants, 5-4, in an exhibition game at Wrigley Field in Los Angeles. Satchel Paige starts and pitches only 4 innings, while Dean leaves with a 3-2 lead after 7 innings.