Baseball in 1933
|January 7||Baseball Commissioner Landis voluntarily cuts his salary by 40 percent as a signal that all salaries are to be trimmed because of the Depression.|
The Washington Senators get veteran C Luke Sewell from Cleveland.
|January 21||Pittsburgh signs veteran Waite Hoyt.|
|January 23||The PCL reduces its minimum admission prices from 75 cents to 40 cents in the grandstand and from 50 cents to 25 cents in the bleachers.|
|January 27||Veteran 1B Joe Judge of the Senators is released. He will sign with the Dodgers.|
|February 2||Honus Wagner rejoins the Pirates as a coach and goodwill ambassador.|
|February 9||Dodger pitching ace Dazzy Vance is traded to the Cardinals with infielder Gordon Slade for Owen Carroll and Jake Flowers.|
|February 25||Multimillionaire sportsman Tom Yawkey buys the Boston Red Sox from the broke Robert Quinn. Young Tom’s father‚ William Austin‚ was negotiating to buy the Tigers when he died and William Yawkey completed the deal. William Yawkey then adopted young Tom‚ who took on the Yawkey name and now uses his inheritance to buy the Red Sox. Yawkey intends to rebuild Fenway to boost attendance‚ which skidded to 182‚150 last season. He also hires Eddie Collins as vice-president and GM.|
|March 11||Rogers Hornsby‚ out of baseball since being fired as Cubs manager in August 1932‚ joins the Cardinals in spring training as a player. He will return to 2B after a 6-year absence from St. Louis.|
During an exhibition game in Los Angeles between the Cubs and the Giants‚ a substantial earthquake occurs. Players from both teams huddle around 2B until the tremors stop.
|March 24||Babe Ruth signs for $52‚000‚ down from last year’s $75‚000. The large cut is significant of the Depression era.|
|March 29||Chicago Cubs OF Kiki Cuyler‚ who missed the first half of 1932 with a broken left leg‚ breaks his other leg in another spring training accident. He will be out until June 22.|
|April 1||Babe Ruth makes his 3rd appearance in Memphis and like the last 3 opening games‚ the Chicks defeat the Yankees‚ winning‚ 5-4. Tomrrow the Yanks will win‚ 6-0‚ behind Lefty Gomez. Ruth goes hitless getting no good pitches to hit.|
|April 8||Before 2‚500 at Fenway‚ the Red Sox shut out the Braves‚ 7-0. The winning pitcher is Ivy Andrews. The Braves will win tomorrow‚ 4-2.|
|April 11||The Cardinals trade Chick Hafey to the Reds for Harvey Hendrick‚ Benny Frey‚ and cash.|
|April 12||Joe Cronin debuts as Washington manager‚ and the Senators Alvin Crowder wins his 16th successive game over two seasons‚ 4-1 from Philadelphia. President and Mrs. Roosevelt are two of 23‚399 on hand and the president tosses out the first ball.|
The Cubs open at home and‚ behind Lon Warneke‘s 4-hit shutout‚ beat Dizzy Dean and the Cardinals‚ 3-0.
Only 5‚000 are on hand for the Browns opener‚ a 4-2 loss to the White Sox. Al Simmons‚ in his debut for Chicago‚ smacks a home run. Ed Durham is the winning pitcher.
|April 13||Delayed a day because of a spring storm‚ the Yankees open against the Red Sox in front of 36‚221 at Yankee Stadium. Lou Gehrig jump starts the offense with a three-run homer in the first‚ off former Yank Ivy Andrews‚ and the New Yorkers score one more in the 4th to win‚ 4-3. Lefty Gomez is the winner‚ but as with last year’s opener‚ he needs help getting the last out.|
Browns OF Sammy West goes 6-for-6 in an 11-inning 4-2 victory over the White Sox. He has 5 singles and a double‚ all off Ted Lyons.
|April 14||At Yankee Stadium‚ pitcher Red Ruffing breaks a 2-2 tie with the Red Sox by belting a game-ending grand slam in the 9th inning. New York wins‚ 6-2. It is the only walk-off grand slam in ML history to date; the one previous 9th inning grand slam winner-Jack Stivett’s June 10‚ 1890-occurred in the top of the inning‚ even though his team was playing at home.|
|April 15||Schoolboy Rowe of Detroit makes his first ML start and shuts out the White Sox 3-0.|
|April 20||In a 5-4 loss‚ White Sox LF Al Simmons makes an unassisted double play against the Browns.|
Umpire Charlie Pfirman officiates in his 1‚700th consecutive NL game‚ as Carl Hubbell pitches the Giants to a 1-0 victory over the Braves.
|April 23||Lou Gehrig’s consecutive-game streak is threatened when he is knocked unconscious by an Earl Whitehill pitch in the New York-Washington game. He recovers and finishes the game‚ a 5-4 loss to the Nats.|
|April 24||Giants player/manager Bill Terry is hit by a pitch in a game with the Dodgers‚ breaking his wrist. He will be out 3 weeks‚ ending his consecutive-game streak at 468. The Giants win‚ 4-0‚ behind Carl Hubbell.|
Governor Pinchot of Pennsylvania signs a bill legalizing Sunday baseball under local option. A statewide referendum will be on the ballot in November.
|April 25||Russ Van Atta makes a spectacular debut in the Yankees 16-0 pasting of the eventual AL-winning Senators‚ getting 4 hits and pitching a 5-hit shutout. Only Casey Stengel has debuted with 4 hits. Van Atta will post a 12-4 record for the season‚ bat .283‚ but will injure his left index finger in December while rescuing a cocker spaniel from a house fire. His only career shutout is today. The game is marred by a wild 20-minute free-for-all in the 4th inning started when Ben Chapman slides into second and spikes 2B Buddy Myer. Myer initiated the spiking by stepping on Gehrig’s foot at 1B a few days earlier. Chapman‚ Myer‚ and Earl Whitehill are suspended 5 days and fined $100 each.|
Phillies SS Dick Bartell equals the ML record with 4 consecutive doubles in 4 at bats in a 7-1 win over Boston. Spud Davis adds a two-run homer to make it easy for Ed Holly.
|April 29||Washington C Luke Sewell makes a rare double play with no outs in the 9th‚ tagging out first Lou Gehrig‚ who held up at 2B to see if a Tony Lazzeri‘s fly ball would be caught‚ and then Dixie Walker attempting to score from 1B. Lazzeri’s hit is a double but Cronin’s relay from Goose Goslin allows Sewell to tag the two in succession. The Senators beat the Yankees‚ 6-3.|
:30th On a rainy Sunday in Chicago‚ 22‚000 fans watch the Cubs and Cardinals split. The Cubs win the opener 7-5 while the Birds‚ on a 2-run homer by ex-Cubs manager Hornsby‚ take the nitecap 5-3.
|May 1||Earl Grace and Arky Vaughan slug grand slams for the Pirates and Bill Swift coasts to a 10-0 win over the Phillies.|
|May 2||Lon Warneke shuts out the Giants‚ and the Cubs beat up on Hal Schumacher to win‚ 11-0. Billy Herman is 4-for-4 and Gabby Hartnett drives in 5 runs on 2 homers.|
|May 4||New York’s Lefty Gomez throws no-hit ball for 8 innings before Detroit’s Charlie Gehringer leads off the 9th with a home run. Gerald Walker follows with a double‚ reaches 3rd when Gomez throws a wild pitch‚ and scores. Gomez then retires the side for a 5-2 Yankee win.|
|May 5||Pepper Martin of the Cardinals hits for the cycle and adds a double in 5-3 win against the Phillies.|
|May 6||The Reds sign Jack Quinn‚ 49. Quinn is the oldest to ever play for the Reds. For Quinn‚ it is his 8th team‚ tying him with Jim Delahanty for most teams played for‚ a record that will be topped.|
Senators 2B Buddy Myer is carried off the field unconscious after being hit by a Whit Wyatt pitch‚ as Washington tops Detroit 6-2. Earl Whitehill wins despite giving up Hank Greenberg‘s first ML homer.
|May 7||Reds SS Leo Durocher and Cardinals P Paul Derringer (0-2 this season) are the principals in a trade that gives St. Louis a player to replace Charley Gelbert‚ the victim of a hunting accident in November. Dutch Henry and Jack Ogden also move from the Reds to St. Louis while Spark Adams and Allyn Stuart go to Cincinnati. The pickup is a good one for the Reds‚ as Derringer will fire four 20-game seasons for Cincy. This year he’ll go 7-25 with the Reds‚ however.|
|May 9||The Red Sox sell Earl Webb to the White Sox.|
|May 10||PCL star Frank Shellenback pitches Hollywood to a 12-3 win over Portland and helps with a grand slam. Shellenback will hit 70 homers in his career.|
|May 11||The Browns ship catcher Rick Ferrell and pitcher Lloyd Brown to the Red Sox for catcher Merv Shea and cash. Ferrell will hit .300 for the Sox over the next 4 seasons‚ while Shea will play just a season for the Browns.|
|May 12||The Red Sox pay the Yankees $100‚000 for P George Pipgras and rookie SS Bill Werber.|
|May 14||With rain pelting down at Ebbets Field‚ Hack Wilson pounds a 9th inning pinch grand slam‚ the first in Dodger history‚ to beat the Phils Ad Liska‚ 8-6. The homer is inside-the-park‚ just the 3rd pinch inside-the-park grand homer in history‚ and the first since 1910.|
In the opener of two games against the Browns‚ The Yankees almost go scoreless‚ losing‚ 5-1.
|May 15||The major leagues advance the cut-down date a month‚ limiting rosters to 23 players on May 15 instead of June 15.|
The Red Sox pick up ex-Yankee Dusty Cooke from Newark (IL) for OF Johnny Watwood and 2B Marv Olson.
|May 16||Washington and Cleveland break a ML record by using 11 pitchers in a 12-inning game won by the Senators 11-10. General Crowder is the eventual winner over Mel Harder. Washington’s Cecil Travis plays his first ML game and gets 5 hits.|
|May 18||The first ML All-Star Game is announced for July 6 at Comiskey Park. It will be played as part of the Chicago World’s Fair celebration and is sponsored by the Chicago Tribune. Fans will pick the players.|
|May 22||Joe Sewell of the Yankees fans for the first time this season‚ a 3-0 win behind Lefty Gomez over Sewell’s old team‚ Cleveland. Sewell will strike out only 3 more times in 524 at bats.|
|May 24||Detroit’s Tommy Bridges tosses a one-hitter in topping the Senators‚ 3-1. Joe Kuhel‘s homer is the only Washington safety. It is the first time in the AL that a pitcher has allowed a home run in a one-hitter.|
|May 25||Lefty Grove of the A’s tops the Tigers‚ 4-3‚ for his 13th straight win over Detroit stretching back to August 20‚ 1930 (as noted by Frank Williams).|
|May 26||Phillies OF Chuck Klein hits for the cycle for the 2nd time in his career‚ but the Cards win 5-4 in 14 innings.|
|May 27||The White Sox tally 3 in their half of the 8th inning to take an 11-3 lead against New York. The Yankees storm back with 12 runs in the bottom half of the 8th inning with Bill Dickey‘s grand slam the big blow. The combined total of 15 runs is a new AL record for one inning. The final reads 15-11.|
In an amateur league game in Clinton County‚ PA‚ Beech Creek wins a 14-inning game‚ 10-0‚ against Mackayville.
|May 30||Boston’s Dale Alexander suffers a career-ending injury when he twists his knee sliding into home in the 2nd game of a doubleheader loss to the A’s. The first baseman will undergo a new therapy‚ diathermy‚ which will lead to 3rd degree burns‚ gangrene and the near loss of his leg. Last year’s batting champ will hit just .281 this year and retire with a career mark of .331. The A’s win 7-3 behind the relief win of Lefty Grove‚ then 11-8 in 12 innings‚ with Grove throwing scoreless 10th and 11th innings. Brown goes all the way for the Sox before tiring and walking three and giving up a pair of singles in the 12th.|
Detroit OF John Stone is the first major leaguer to collect 6 long hits in a regulation length doubleheader‚ as he bangs out 4 doubles and two homers for Detroit in a split with the Browns. National leaguers Chick Hafey and Mel Ott have collected 6 long hits‚ but their games ran more than regulation length. The Tigers take the opener‚ 8-6‚ then drop the 2nd game‚ 3-1.
|June 3||Against the Yankees in New York‚ the A’s score 11 runs in the 3rd inning‚ 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. 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.”
|June 4||The Giants‚ with Terry back in the lineup‚ gain first place with a doubleheader win over the Dodgers‚ 3-0 and 6-4.|
|June 6||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 Mark Baldwin surrenders only 3 hits‚ but is out dueled by Ed Stein‚ who pitches his 2nd one-hitter of the season to lead Brooklyn to a 3-0 victory.
|June 7||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 10th and then‚ with Foxx at bat‚ the rains wash it away. Young Combs will make his “official debut tomorrow.
|June 8||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.
|June 9||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.
|June 10||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 10th century‚ but his Athletics beat the Yankees‚ 9-5. Lefty will hit .086 this year.
|June 12||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.|
|June 13||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.|
|June 14||At Boston‚ Lou Gehrig‘s consecutive-game streak survives‚ even though he and manager McCarthy are thrown out of a game in the 7th inning 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.|
|June 15||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.|
|June 17||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.|
|June 18||Indians pitchers Orel Hildebrand and Mel Harder both toss shutouts against Boston to win 7-0 and 4-0.|
|June 20||Danny Taylor‚ centerfielder for Brooklyn makes an unassisted DP but it is little help as the Cardinals win‚ 15-4.|
|June 21||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 2nd of 5 consecutive multi-hit games.
|June 23||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).|
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 in ’49. Boston wins the nitecap‚ 2-1.
The Cubs sweep with the Phillies‚ winning the opener‚ 9-5 on Harvey Hendrick’s pinch grand slam in the 10th inning. It is the 2nd pinch grand slam in ML history and the 2nd for the Cubs in 3 years. Chicago takes the nitecap‚ 3-1.
|June 24||Arky Vaughan hits for the cycle‚ as the Pirates beat the Dodgers 15-3.|
|June 25||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 1/2 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. He’s 2-for-5 in the nitecap.
In a PCL game against San Francisco‚ Missions third baseman Bucky Walters bangs out 5 doubles. He’s rewarded the following July 2 when the Boston Red Sox of the American League purchase his contract. Walter will switch to pitching and win 198 in the ML, mostly for the Cincinnati Reds.
|June 28||Spitballer Jack Quinn‚ one week short of his 50th birthday‚ loses his final career decision as the Dodgers edge the Reds 6-5.|
2B 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.
|June 29||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.|
|July 2||Carl Hubbell pitches an entire 18-inning shutout for the Giants over the Cardinals to tie Walter Johnson‘s ML record for the longest 1-0 victory. He strikes out 12 and walks none‚ allowing only 6 hits in a duel with Tex Carleton‚ who goes the first 16 innings. Jess Haines relieves in the 17th and in the 18th gives up a single to Joe Moore‚ a sacrifice bunt to Gus Mancuso‚ and an intentional pass to Travis Jackson. Hubbell then forces at 2nd‚ and a single by Hughey Critz ends it. In game 2‚ played in semidarkness‚ Roy Parmelee matches Hubbell and wins 1-0 on a Johnny Vergez HR. The notoriously wild Giants’ pitcher does not issue a walk and strikes out 13 to beat Dizzy Dean‚ who is pitching on a day’s rest. The Cards go a record 27 innings in the two games with no walks. Not until 1950‚ will the Cards be shut out again in a twin bill‚ and again it’ll be NY.|
The Brooklyn Dodgers sweep a pair from the Chicago Cubs, winning 7-3 and 4-3. Dodgers catcher Al Lopez homers in the first game. In game two, Lopez steals home with two outs in the 9th and Cubs ace Charlie Root on the mound in relief.
The A’s Jimmie Foxx is the second American leaguer in history-and the 2nd in 5 weeks-to collect 6 long hits in a DH‚ though one game is 10 innings. Double X hits 4 homers‚ a triple and double in the 2 games‚ a twinbill split with the host Browns. The A’s take the opener‚ 6-5 and then lose 11-6.
|July 4||The Washington Senators widen their lead over the 2nd-place Yankees to 2 1?2 games with a double-bill win before 77‚365 holiday fans at Yankee Stadium‚ 6-5 in 10 innings and 3-2.|
The New York Giants have their NL lead cut to 5 games when the Braves take a pair in Boston‚ 3-0 and 8-3.
In Philadelphia‚ the Red Sox pound the A’s‚ 14-4 and 9-1.
|July 6||The first ML All-Star Game is played at Comiskey Park‚ and‚ appropriately‚ Babe Ruth is the star‚ though he finished 6th in the voting. Al Simmons and Chuck Klein were the top two vote-getters. Ruth strikes out against Lon Warneke‚ but his 2-run HR is the margin of victory in the AL’s 4-2 win. Lefty Gomez‚ the starter and winner‚ also knocks in the game’s first run. John McGraw comes out of retirement to manage the NL. The match draws 49‚200 fans who pay $52‚000.|
|July 7||In Allentown‚ Phillies 2B Mickey Finn‚ 30‚ dies following a recent abdominal operation.|
In Chicago‚ a jury acquits Indians 1B Harley Boss of attacking a young women in his hotel room following dinner. He says she asked for money and he asked her to leave.
The Red Sox release fan favorite Fats Fothergill.
|July 11||Dizzy Dean whips New York 2-1‚ as the Giants losing streak reaches 7 games. Following the game‚ the Giants receive a telegram from Blondy Ryan‚ the Giants’ injured SS‚ that states “They cannot beat us. Am en route.” The telegram will remain posted on the team bulletin board for the remainder of the season.|
|July 15||The Senators shut out the Browns in both ends of a doubleheader‚ winning the opener 1-0 behind Lefty Stewart‚ and taking the 2nd game 2-0 to back up Bobby Burke.|
|July 16||Red Lucas of the Reds pitches a 15-inning 1-0 win over Roy Parmelee and the Giants in the opener of a doubleheader. The Giants do the honors in the nitecap‚ winning 1-0‚ as Carl Hubbell beats Paul Derringer.|
|July 18||The Yankees win their 9th straight and take the lead from the Senators‚ beating the White Sox 5-4.|
|July 19||Red Sox C Rick Ferrell hits his HR off brother Wes of Cleveland in the 4th inning‚ and Wes answers in the same inning‚ hitting one off Hank Johnson. Wes wins‚ 8-7. Wes will wind up his career with 38 HRs in 548 games. Rick will hit only 28 in 1‚884 games.|
With his team in last place‚ Browns manager Bill Killefer calls it quits. Coach Allen Sothoron will fill in until a manager is hired
|July 20||Babe Herman cracks 3 HRs‚ including a grand slam‚ to pace the Cubs to a 10-1 rout of the Phillies at Wrigley Field. The Babe has 8 RBIs for the day‚ the 2nd times this year he’s reached that mark‚ to make it easy for pitcher Bud Tinning.|
The Yankees manage just three hits in a 3-1 loss to Cleveland’s Mel Harder‚ scoring a single run when Ben Chapman drives in Ruth with a sac fly.
|July 22||The Indians Monte Pearson scatters eight hits in edging the Yankees‚ 2-1. Again‚ Ben Chapman drives in Ruth with the lone run.|
|July 23||The Cubs sweep a pair from the Phillies‚ winning 9-5 and 3-1. Harvey Hendrick cracks a pinch grand slam in the 11th to win game 1. His homer to RF follows an intentional walk to Grimm. The winner in game 2 is Pat Malone‚ who stretches his winning streak over the Phils to 12 games beginning in May 1931.|
The Yanks win a pair from Cleveland by identical 8-1 scores. The Yankees have now played 301 games without being shutout.
Detroit‚ down 6-2‚ scores 9 runs in the 8th to beat Washington‚ 12-8. The loss drops the Senators into 2nd place.
Los Angeles (PCL) hitter Jim Oglesby has his 44-game consecutive game hit streak stopped by Oakalnd’s Roy Joiner in an 11-inning‚ 2-1 win for the Oaks. Oglesby is 0-for-5.
|July 24||Frank Frisch is appointed manager of the St. Louis Cardinals‚ replacing Gabby Street.|
|July 25||The A’s Bob Johnson provides the offense against the Browns with 2 homers and 5 runs scored as Philadelphia wins‚ 11-3.|
The Dodgers take a pair from the last place Reds by identical 4-3 scores. In the second game Brooklyn has just two hits. One of the hits is a homer by Hack Wilson‚ making his debut today at second base because of injuries. He makes two errors in the second game.
Gordon “Dusty” Rhodes of Boston beats the White Sox‚ 8-1‚ with his pitching and hitting. He has 3 hits‚ including his first ML homer‚ and 3 RBI.
|July 26||Rogers Hornsby swaps St. Louis uniforms‚ leaving the Cards to manage the Browns. The Rajah takes the place of Allen Sothoron on the 29th|
The 61-game batting streak of San Francisco’s (PCL) 18-year-old rookie‚ Joe DiMaggio‚ is stopped by Ed Walsh‚ Jr. of Oakland. Joe’s streak breaks the PCL mark of 49‚ set by Jack Ness in 1915. DiMaggio hit .405 (104-for-257) during the skein. Walsh will stop the Seals again on August 17‚ pitching a 5-0 no-hitter.
Lou Gehrig is thrown out of the second game in a doubleheader‚ a 9-4 loss against Boston. Bill Summers tosses him in the 4th for excessively riding the umps. Had it been the first game‚ Lou’s consecutive-game streak would have ended. New York wins the first game‚ 2-0.
|July 27||Cy Blanton of Saint Joseph (Western League) pitches a 9-0 no-hitter against Joplin. Blanton strikes out 20 batters‚ while his teammates record no assists in the field. Blanton will lead the NL in ERA in 2 years.|
|July 29||With new manager Rogers Hornsby at the helm for his first game‚ the Browns edge the host White Sox 3-2‚ scoring two unearned runs on errors by Luke Appling and Al Simmons in the 8th.|
|July 30||The Cards Dizzy Dean sets a 20th-century ML record with 17 strikeouts in the first game of a doubleheader with the Cubs‚ an 8-2 Cards win. His teammate‚ C Jimmie Wilson‚ totals 18 putouts‚ also a new record. St. Louis takes the 2nd game‚ 6-5.|
Burleigh Grimes‚ 9 days short of his 40th birthday‚ is released by the Cubs and signs with the Cardinals.
|August 1||Carl Hubbell breaks Ed Reulbach‘s 1908 NL record for consecutive scoreless innings‚ with 45 1?3‚ although the Giants lose to Boston 3-1.|
|August 2||The A’s Mickey Cochrane hits for the cycle for the 2nd time in his career‚ against the Yankees in a 16-3 drubbing. He’s the only 20th century catcher to cycle twice.|
The Tigers beat the White Sox‚ 3-2 as Hank Greenberg drives in all 3 runs. Vic Sorrell tops Ted Lyons.
|August 3||The Yankees are shut out by the A’s and Lefty Grove‚ 7-0‚ for their first scoreless game since August 2‚ 1931. In the 8th inning‚ Grove loads the bases with one out‚ then strikes out the Babe fore the 3rd time‚ and gets Gehrig to fly out. The New Yorkers had tallied in 308 games in a row‚ during which they scored 1‚986 runs (6.5 per game) to 1‚434 for the opposition‚ which New York hurlers blanked 22 times.|
|August 5||In St. Louis‚ Browns OF Sammy West ties a ML record with 4 extra-base hits in a 12-inning‚ 10-9 win over the White Sox. He hits one double‚ 2 triples‚ and a HR. Sox SS Luke Appling is close behind West‚ collecting 5 hits and 3 doubles. Ed Wells‘ double in the 12th wins it for the Brownies.|
|August 6||A’s 3B Pinky Higgins hits for the cycle in a 12-8 win over the Senators.|
|August 9||The Indians‚ with manager Walter Johnson on the mound‚ face the Toledo Mud Hens in an exhibition night game in Toledo. Johnson gives up no hits in a 3-inning outing.|
|August 11||The Senators score 6 times in the final inning to top the Red Sox as both teams use a record-tying 11 pitchers in the game. Washington wins‚ 8-4.|
|August 12||Brooklyn’s longtime manager‚ Wilbert Robinson‚ is appointed president of the Atlanta Crackers (SA) and will also manage the club. He is 69.|
|August 13||At Fenway‚ the Red Sox score 11 runs in the bottom of the first‚ then hold on to win 19-10 over the A’s.|
Holding a 5-4 lead with none on and 2 outs in the 9th‚ the White Sox give up a single and Hank Greenberg‘s 3rd double of the game as the Tigers tie at 5 all. Greenberg’s 4th hit‚ a single in the 17th off starter Ted Lyons‚ is followed by Doljack’s game-winning triple as the Tigers prevail‚ 6-5. Vic Sorrel‚ who beat Lyons on August 2‚ allows 14 hits in his first 8 innings pitched‚ but just 3 in the last 9 to earn the win. Lyons almost loses in the 11th but OF Al Simmons throws out two runners in succession at home trying to score from 2B on singles.
|August 14||Jimmie Foxx hits for the cycle‚ including a grand slam‚ and drives in 9 runs to break the AL record‚ as the A’s beat the Indians 11-5. A record 8 players will hit for the cycle this year.|
In the bottom of the 9th at Yankee Stadium‚ pitcher Red Ruffing breaks a 2-2 tie by clouting a grand slam home run off Red Sox hurler Bob “Lefty” Weiland.
|August 16||A stiff wind helps the scoring in Winnipeg‚ as the Maroons (Northern League) upend the visiting Eau Claire Cardinals‚ 35-19 in 2 hours 37 minutes. Bruno Haas’s team leads 11-2 but the Cards tie it 14-14 after 4 innings. Elmer Greenwald paces the Maroons going 5-for-6 with 5 runs and 6 RBI. A tired Winnipeg loses the nitecap‚ 7-4.|
|August 17||Against the Browns‚ Lou Gehrig plays his 1‚308th consecutive game to break Everett Scott‘s mark. Lou is 2-for-5. Manager Hornsby‚ razzed by the Yankees all afternoon‚ inserts himself as a pinch hitter with 2 outs in the 10th‚ and cracks a 3-run homer off Lefty Gomez to win the game‚ 7-6.|
Earl Averill hits for the cycle‚ as the Indians beat the A’s 15-4. Playing at home in Cleveland’s new Municipal Stadium‚ Averill will hit just 11 homers this year‚ compared to 32 last season when the Tribe played at League Park.
|August 20||Powered by Turkey Stearnes‘ 41st HR‚ the Chicago American Giants (Negro League) defeat the Nashville Elite Giants in a twin bill for their 28th consecutive victory.|
|August 21||The Yankees and White Sox play an 18-inning game which ends in a 3-3 tie because of darkness. Each team is 3-11-0 and each scores a single run in the 9th and two in the 11th.|
In St. Louis‚ the first-place Senators beat the Browns 2-1 for their 13th win in a row.
In Cleveland’s 10-1 win over Boston‚ Earl Averill wanders off 3B in the 6th inning and is caught with a hidden ball trick by Bosox Marty McManus.
|August 22||The front-running Senators are stopped‚ 10-8‚ after 13 straight wins when Detroit rookie Hank Greenberg homers in the 9th. It is Greenberg’s 2nd HR of the game.|
William Veeck‚ president of the Chicago Cubs‚ urges a midsummer series of inter-league games. He also proposes a split season. While some owners are in agreement on interleague play‚ Washington owner Clark Griffith is opposed. “We’re not going for any Hippodrome stuff. The AL is a big league.”
|August 25||In the first of 2 games at Ebbets Field‚ Sam Leslie singles in the winning run in the bottom of the 9th to give the Dodgers a 4-3 win over the Reds. The hit comes off Red Lucas‚ who bats 7th in the lineup‚ collecting 2 hits. Suffering from a charley horse‚ (as noted by David Vincent) Dodger 2B Tony Cuccinello sits out for the first time since July‚ 1930 (when he was playing for the Reds)‚ ending a consecutive playing streak of more than 500 games -the exact number isn’t known. Tony’s was the longest active streak in the NL. Hack Wilson replaces Cuccinello at 2B for the doubleheader‚ and makes two errors in the game 2‚ also a 4-3 Brooklyn win. Boom Boom Beck and Ownie Carroll are the winning pitchers.|
|August 26||Cleveland’s Wes Ferrell stops Heinie Manush‘s hitting streak at 33 games‚ as Washington loses 5-4 in 11 innings.|
|August 27||In front of 60‚000‚ the host Indians split a pair with the leading Senators‚ fumbling away a 14-1 decision‚ then winning 6-3. The Tribe make nine errors in the opener‚ led by Johnny Burnett at 3B and Bill Cissell at SS with three apiece. Bob Boken and Joe Kuhel combine for 7 RBIs in the first game as Earl Whitehill coasts. Bob Brown wins the nitecap over Alvin Crowder.|
Pitching on two days rest‚ Guy Bush shuts out the Dodgers for the second shutout in four days‚ as the Cubs win‚ 2-0. Bush‚ who shut out the Phils on Thursday‚ allows just two hits in beating Van Lingle Mungo. Mark Koenig‘s homer and score after a double make the difference. Ray Benge pitches Brooklyn to a 5-2 win the nitecap.
|August 29||The split between P George Earnshaw and Connie Mack gets wider when the A’s announce the pitcher’s retirement for the season. Earnshaw has been sent home twice from road trips. The rift started last winter when Earnshaw picked the Yankees to win the pennant. Mack says‚ “Earnshaw will get his check on the first and fifteenth of the month but I don’t want to see him at Shibe Park. I’m tired of looking at him.”|
In St. Louis‚ the last-place Browns beat the Red Sox 10-8‚ then lose the nitecap 9-4. The Brownies will draw just 88‚000 (79‚000+ paying) fans in 1933‚ the worst attendance numbers since the 1890s.
|August 30||Pittsburgh lefty Ralph Birkofer gives up four hits-two apiece by Chuck Klein and Dick Bartell-to stop the Phillies‚ 5-1.|
In New York‚ Babe Ruth announces that he will quit after the season. “My legs won’t stand the strain and I can’t play next year‚” he admits‚ leaving open the door to a manager’s job. His wife suggests a European vacation.
|August 31||The Giants lose 3B Johnny Vergez for the season due to an appendectomy. Travis Jackson‚ who has been filling in at SS‚ shifts to 3B. The Braves beat the Giants today‚ 7-3.|
|September 1||In the first of two games with the Braves‚ Carl Hubbell pitches 10 innings and drives in the winning run for a 2-0 win. He doesn’t walk a batter and never goes as deep as a 3-2 count on any hitter‚ holding the Braves to 4 hits. It is his 20th win and his 10th shutout of the year. Five of the shutouts are 1-0‚ a NL record. Frankhouse is the hard-luck loser‚ when his mates make 2 errors in the 10th. New York then takes the nitecap‚ 5-3.|
|September 3||At Boston‚ Dolf Luque comes to the aid of the Giants‚ pitching the last 8 innings and knocking in the winning run in the 14th. The Giants shade the Braves‚ 4-3‚ then tie 4-4 as curfew ends the duel with two out in the 9th. Ben Cantwell pitches well in game 2 as all the Giants runs are unearned. The Braves draw 40‚000 today and 140‚000 for the 4 games with first-place New York‚ more than they drew the entire season of 1928.|
Bosox pitcher Ivy Andrews allows just 4 Senator hits through 8 innings‚ then a single‚ walk and pinch-single by Joe Bolton clips Ivy‚ 3-2. Monte Weaver wins‚ sending the Senators 8 1/2 games in the lead.
Wes Ferrell easily gains his 11th victory as the Indians scalp the White Sox‚ 11-3. Ferrell hits a homer and Joe Vosmik collects 4 hits for Cleveland.
At Cincinnati‚ the Reds clip the Pirates‚ 9-3‚ the first loss for the Bucs in 9 games. The Pirates now trail the Giants by 8 games. Red Lucas goes all the way for the win‚ as the Reds shell rookie Ralph Birkofer. After the game‚ Edd Roush‘s old-timers defeat Buck Herzog‘s Nine‚ 8-5‚ called after 5 innings on account of “tiredness.” Ninety three old timers turn out and about half take a turn at the plate. Roush’s squad includes Pat Duncan‚ Larry Kopf‚ Bill Rariden‚ and Rube Bressler‚ all stars on the Reds 1919 team. Donie Bush and Honus Wagner are the shortstops.
At St. Louis‚ the Browns take game 1 from Detroit‚ 2-1‚ behind George Blaeholder. Game 2 is called at 5-5 due to darkness. With this twinbill‚ the Browns complete their home schedule‚ drawing a total of 88‚113 fans: the next lowest total in the AL is Boston with 268‚715. The Cards draw 256‚171. The last-place Browns will finish the season on the road‚ going 6-14.
|September 4||In a Labor Day twin bill‚ Joe Hauser‚ Minneapolis (AA)‚ hits 3 HRs to reach 65‚ a new professional record.|
|September 7||Rookie Johnny Marcum of the Philadelphia A’s wins his first ML start with a shutout‚ 6-0 over Cleveland.|
|September 9||Joe Hauser‚ Minneapolis (AA)‚ hits 2 HRs to set all-time record of 69. Hauser also set the International League record mark at 63‚ with Baltimore in 1930.|
|September 10||The first Negro League East-West All-Star Game is played at Comiskey Park. Willie Foster goes the distance in the West’s 11-7 victory.|
|September 11||Johnny Marcum pitches his 2nd shutout in just his 2nd major-league start, as the A’s beat the White Sox 8–0.|
|September 12||The Dodgers are zero for the afternoon against the Pirates‚ as Heine Meine tops them 1-0 in the opener and Waite Hoyt wins the nitecap 2-0.|
|September 13||The Sox toss their vets at the A’s and almost pull off a sweep. Sam Jones‚ 41‚ tops Philadelphia‚ 3-2 in the opener‚ but the Mackmen then beat 44-year-old Red Faber‚ 4-2‚ in the nitecap.|
|September 15||The Giants sweep a pair from the Cubs at Wrigley Field‚ winning‚ 5-1 and 4-0. Reliever Hi Bell helps apply the whitewash in game 2‚ besting Lon Warneke. Starter Tarzan Parmalee is leading 3-0 when he hits Tuck Stainback on the arm breaking it. He walks the bases full and Bell comes in.|
|September 16||The Giants win two over the 2nd place Cubs‚ winning the first one 2-1 behind Hubbell’s 22nd win. New York takes the nitecap‚ 6-3.|
In St. Louis‚ the Cardinals edge the Dodgers 14-13 and pull off a triple steal in the 7th inning. The second game is called in the 5th with Brooklyn ahead 4-2.
|September 17||The Giants spoil Dizzy Dean Day at Sportsman’s Park 4-3‚ but the popular pitcher drives home in a new Buick‚ given to him by St. Louis fans.|
|September 18||The Cards put off the Giants flag conquest‚ by attacking Carl Hubbell in the 8th to win‚ 4-3. Tex Carleton is the winner when Leo Durocher drives home the last run with a triple.|
The 2nd-place Yankees split with the White Sox‚ winning‚ 6-1‚ on Johnny Allen‘s 2-hitter‚ before falling 4-3. Les Tietje‚ in his ML debut‚ stops the Bombers in the nitecap. Lou Gehrig clubs HRs #28 and #29: Foxx leads the AL with 45 and has connected in every AL ball park‚ the 1st American Leaguer besides Ruth to do it. The Babe did it 11 seasons.
|September 19||Although they lose to St. Louis 12-3‚ the Giants clinch the pennant when runner-up Pittsburgh splits a pair in Philadelphia.|
The Yankees pile up 34 hits and drub the White Sox twice‚ 10-1 and 10-3. George Uhle and Charley Devans are the recipients of the offensive largesse. Joe Sewell has six hits for the afternoon‚ while Lou Gehrig has six RBIs. Gehrig hits #30 in game one‚ following immediately after Walker hits a homer. Lou is now even with Ruth‚ who sat out the afternoon
|September 20||Lefty Grove scores his 23rd victory as the A’s down Detroit‚ 2-1. The Mackmen garner just five hits off Carl Fischer.|
The Senators clinch a tie for the pennant‚ routing the Browns with 7 runs in the 3rd‚ and winning 13-5. Alvin Crowder wins his 24th. The Yankees win‚ 5-3 over Chicago.
At Grand Central Station‚ a crowd of 5‚000 to 10‚000 fans are on hand to greet the Giants on their return from the west.
|September 21||With lefty Walter Stewart pitching‚ Washington eliminates the Yankees and clinches the AL pennant in a 2-1 home win over St. Louis.|
|September 23||The Cubs beat the Reds 7-1‚ with Paul Derringer losing his 27th game for the last-place Reds‚ the most losses since George Bell (Brooklyn) in 1910. Gabby Hartnett hits a grand slam for the Cubs.|
Despite the 5th-place Tigers’ 5-3 win over the Browns‚ manager Bucky Harris submits his resignation. Babe Ruth‘s name will be prominent in the newspapers as a possible replacement.
The Yankees make 5 errors‚ 3 by Frank Crosetti‚ but have enough firepower to outslug the Red Sox 16-12. Included in New York’s 23 hits are homers by Ruth and Gehrig‚ number 31 for each; Lou adds two doubles and a single. Byrd‚ Chapman‚ and Crosetti have three hits apiece‚ and reliever Wilcy Moore drives in the last run with his first hit of the year. The Red Sox chase winning pitcher Herb Pennock in the 6th‚ but fall short at the end.
The Phils and Braves‚ split a twinbill‚ each winning 5-4. Chuck Klein has three hits in each game‚ including his NL-high 28th homer in the opener. Boston’s Wally Berger‚ 2nd in homers with 26‚ is out of action and doesn’t play today.
|September 24||Detroit’s Tommy Bridges reaches the 9th inning with a no-hitter for the 3rd time this season and the 4th time in 2 years. He yields a pair of hits‚ as Detroit beats the Browns 7-0. Despite the win‚ Bucky Harris resigns as manager of the Tigers.|
Lefty Grove wins his 24th game‚ replacing starter Emmett McKeithan after 4 innings and the A’s leading 8-3. The final score is 11-4‚ with General Crowder taking the loss. But Grove’s win is tainted. The Athletics “contrived” to give Grove the sure win‚ so that he could finish the season with more wins than NL star Carl Hubbell‚ who will finish with 23. AL President Harridge will reverse the official scorer’s decision next week and gives the win to McKeithan‚ but the league eventually returns the win to Grove.
|September 25||In a closed practice‚ the Series-bound Senators test the less-lively NL ball. Joe Cronin finds it “rides plenty‚” hitting 3 of the first 4 pitches into the stands. “I’m in the wrong league‚” he says.|
The Giants travel to Ossining for a 9-3 win over the Sing Sing prison team. Alabama Pitts‚ the prison’s football star‚ has two doubles in the 7-inning game. Pitts will be offered a baseball contract in May‚ 1935‚ but later the offer will be rescinded after a public uproar.
|September 28||The AP announces its All-Star team‚ voted on by sports editors and writers‚ and the top vote getters are Jimmie Foxx‚ Joe Cronin and Carl Hubbell. Gehrig is on the second team behind Foxx‚ but Ruth did not make the squad.|
In the Yankees 11-9 win with visiting Washington‚ Gehrig plays the first three innings‚ then leaves to prepare for his wedding tomorrow. Ruth takes over 1B.
|September 29||With the Giants in the stands at Yankee Stadium‚ the Senators pile up a 5-0 lead over the Yankees‚ and then bring in the reserves to score an 8-5 win. Heinie Manush‘s double and homer and three RBIs lead the Nats attack. Ruth has a triple. Gehrig keeps his consecutive game streak alive‚ playing nine innings after getting married at noon today in New Rochelle.|
Before a crowd of just 200 at Ebbets Field‚ the Braves down the Dodgers 4-1. The game is a playoff of Thursday’s 2-2 tie in ten innings‚ and the Braves score four unearned runs to hand Walter Beck his 20th loss of the year.
|September 30||In a 12-2 romp over the Cardinals‚ Babe Herman of the Chicago Cubs hits for the cycle‚ the 3rd time he has performed the feat. Guy Bush wins his 20th game‚ beating Dizzy Dean who finishes the season at 20-18.|
With the visiting Phillies leading 1-0 in the 4th‚ Boston’s Wally Berger clouts a grand slam and the Braves hold on to win‚ clinching 4th place. It is Boston’s highest finish in 14 years.
|October 1||Nick Altrock‚ clowning coach of the Series-bound Senators‚ pinch-hits for Johnny Kerr at the age of 57 in a 3-0‚ 11-inning loss to the A’s. Altrock bats with 2 outs in the 11th against Rube Walberg. The Washington Post reported it as follows:|
Amid such absurdities as Cliff Bolton playing right field‚ and Nick Altrock pinch hitting as the Nats’ dying gesture‚ the American League season came to a close at Griffith Stadium yesterday‚ with the Athletics winning‚ 3 to 0‚ in the eleventh inning of a ball game that had no more bearing on the baseball situation than the NRA code of the buttonhole workers. Three runs behind and two out going into the last of the eleventh‚ the Nats went down fighting‚ leastwise‚ Nick Altrock did. Uncle Nick was the Nats’ last hope. Walberg showed his contempt by calling in all his outfielders. His infielders surrounded the pitching box. Walberg dared Nick to hit the ball‚ and Nick hit it. He hit it back to Walberg and then went down fighting. Walberg fielded the ball‚ ran to the baseline and waited for Nick‚ but he reckoned without the ‘inside’ baseball of the Nats’ clown. Altrock sidestepped Walberg via the dugout and reached first safely. When he was called out for running out of bounds‚ he pleaded in vain with the official scorer to overrule umpire Summers’ decision.
Babe Ruth attracts 25‚000 fans to the Stadium as he takes the mound against the Red Sox. The Babe hits a 5th inning HR and takes a 6-0 lead into the 6th inning‚ then hangs on for a 6-5 complete-game win. The Yankees back the Babe with 18 outfield putouts. Today is his last pitching appearance‚ and he finishes his Yankee pitching career at 5-0. Bosox hurler Bob Kline takes the loss. Ruth now has 10 winning seasons in 10 years as a pitcher‚ a mark that will be matched in 2004 by Andy Pettitte.
|October 3||In the battle of first-year managers‚ the Giants take the opener of the WS at the Polo Grounds‚ as Carl Hubbell holds the Senators to 5 hits and 3 unearned runs. Washington unravels when Buddy Myer makes a record-tying 3 errors. Mel Ott is the hitting star‚ tying a WS record with 4-for-4.|
|October 4||Scoring 6 runs in the 6th inning‚ the Giants make it 2 in a row over Washington. The Senators are again held to 5 hits.|
|October 5||The WS moves to Washington‚ and Earl Whitehill blanks the Giants 4-0. President Roosevelt throws out the first ball and stays the whole game despite a steady rainfall.|
|October 6||Carl Hubbell wins for the 2nd time‚ going 11 innings for the 2-1 victory in a pitching duel with Monte Weaver. Heinie Manush is thrown out of the game for brushing umpire Charlie Moran in the 6th inning. Travis Jackson beats out a surprise bunt to open the 11th inning‚ is sacrificed to 2B on a close play‚ and scores on a single by Blondy Ryan.|
|October 7||At the World Series‚ flags are at half staff to honor William L. Veeck‚ Chicago Cubs president who died suddenly.|
In Washington‚ the WS comes to a close when Mel Ott homers in the 10th inning for a 4-3 Giants‚ victory. Dolf Luque gets the win in relief. The Giants are World Champs for the 4th time.
|October 10||Joe Cronin is rewarded with a 3-year contract as player-manager of the Senators.|
|October 12||Jimmie Foxx (AL) and Carl Hubbell (NL) are named MVPs by the baseball writers.|
|October 22||Phil Ball‚ millionaire owner of the St. Louis Browns‚ dies at the age of 69 of septicemia. With Ball’s financial support gone‚ the Browns will sell their Milwaukee franchise‚ retaining San Antonio as their sole minor league club. Manager Rogers Hornsby will run the team.|
|October 31||The St. Louis Cardinals release spitballer Burleigh Grimes.|
|November 6||Sidney Weil quits as Cincinnati Reds president. Larry MacPhail acquires an interest in the team and is elected director. MacPhail will become GM.|
|November 15||Cards C Jimmie Wilson is swapped to the Phillies to become manager. St. Louis gets hard-hitting Virgil “Spud” Davis in exchange.|
|November 17||Pittsburgh sends Alan Comorosky and Tony Piet to Cincinnati in exchange for P Red Lucas and Wally Roettger. As a pitcher‚ Lucas will feast on the Reds over the rest of his career‚ going 14-0 against them. Piet hit .323 for the season‚ but was in the doghouse over a contract dispute and never started a game after July.|
|November 21||Chuck Klein‚ who won the Triple Crown with the Phillies‚ is sold to the Chicago Cubs for $125‚000 and veterans Mark Koenig‚ Harvey Hendrick‚ and rookie Ted Kleinhans. Hendrick will play one year in Philley‚ while the other two quickly go to the Reds. Klein‚ who also led the NL in total bases‚ hits‚ slugging‚ doubles‚ was second in runs‚ and 4th in steals‚ is the only player to be traded after a Triple Crown season. He will have two solid years at Wrigley Field before returning to the Phils.|
|December 3||Connie Mack sells C Mickey Cochrane to Detroit for $100‚000 and catcher Johnny Pasek. Cochrane is named Detroit manager.|
|December 12||At the major leagues’ annual meeting in Chicago‚ the owners vote Judge Landis another 7-year contract as commissioner. Will Harridge gets a new 5-year pact as AL president.|
Representatives of the Montreal International League Club‚ including Charles Trudeau‚ father of future PM Pierre‚ are at the Winter Meetings in hopes of landing a ML club for Montreal.
Connie Mack is still selling. First he sells Lefty Grove‚ the A’s top winner in each of the past 5 seasons‚ along with Max Bishop‚ and Rube Walberg to the Boston Red Sox for $125‚000 and two players‚ pitcher Bob Kline and infielder Rabbit Warstler. Then George Earnshaw and recently acquired backstop Johnny Pasek go to the White Sox for $20‚000 and catcher Charlie Berry. Berry once led the NFL in scoring and will become a ML umpire in the 1940s.
|December 14||Washington’s Goose Goslin is traded for John Stone of the Tigers.|
The Browns acquire OF Smead Jolley‚ P Ivy Andrews‚ and $40‚000 from the Red Sox for Carl Reynolds. St. Louis then sends Jolley‚ plus SS Jim Levey‚ and P Wally Hebert to Hollywood (PCL) for SS Alan Strange. Strange will go to Washington for veteran SS Lyn Lary before the end of the season. Levey‚ meanwhile‚ will return east in the Fall to join the Pittsburgh Steelers‚ where he will play halfback for 3 seasons.
|December 15||The major leagues agree on a uniform ball to be livelier than the NL ball of recent seasons‚ to match the AL balls. Owners also agree to ban Sunday doubleheaders until after June 15th.|
|December 29||Yankees owner Jake Ruppert refuses to release Babe Ruth so he can become manager of the Cincinnati Reds.|