|January 14||The A’s sell fading star Bing Miller to the Red Sox.|
|January 22||The Senators get Bump Hadley from the St. Louis Browns in a trade for Luke Sewell‚ who is passed on to the Chicago White Sox.|
|February 6||Dizzy Dean declares himself a holdout‚ demanding $25‚000. He signs the next day for $19‚500.|
|February 13||French-Canadian OF Gus Dugas‚ obtained by Montreal (IL) from Washington‚ signs a contract written in French.|
|February 19||Lou Gehrig signs for $30‚000‚ $7‚000 less than he asked for. Gehrig is now the highest paid player in baseball.|
|February 26||Babe Ruth is released by the Yankees to sign with the Boston Braves for $20‚000 and a share in the team’s profits.|
|March 16||In Sacramento‚ a visiting Japanese team loses to the Senators (PCL)‚ 6-5. Sacramento will later sign one of the Japanese players‚ Fumito “Jimmy” Horio (according to John Spalding).|
|March 20||At Ft. Myers‚ it’s a close shave but the Philadelphia A’s trim the House of David‚ 4-3.|
At St. Petersburg‚ the Cards set a spring training record‚ drawing 6‚467 in a match against the Boston Braves. The big draw is Babe Ruth‚ who hits a towering fly against Dizzy Dean‚ then‚ after Diz departs‚ laces two doubles into the overflowing crowd. The Cards win‚ 5-4.
|March 26||The Yankees buy Pat Malone from the Cards.|
|March 29||The Cardinals release Dazzy Vance‚ who returns to Brooklyn for his final season.|
|April 12||Tied 4-4 in the 11th‚ the Cubs Augie Galan hits into a triple play against the Cards. St. Louis then scores 4 in the top of the 12th to win‚ 8-4. Galan will end the year with a record-not hitting into any double plays. Paul Derringer gets the decision over Clay Bryant.|
|April 14||Cincinnati returns Johnny Mize to St. Louis‚ getting a $55‚000 refund on the provisional purchase.|
|April 16||In Chicago‚ the Cubs beat the Cards 30-game winner Dizzy Dean to win‚ 4-3. Dean is knocked out of the game in the first frame when‚ with runners on 1st and 3rd‚ Fred Lindstrom hits a line drive single off Diz’s shin. As Dean is carried off the field‚ the band plays “Happy Days Are Here Again.” Ray Harrell is charged with the loss.|
Babe Ruth‘s NL debut draws the largest Opening Day crowd‚ 25‚000‚ in Braves’ history. The Babe’s 2-hit‚ debut includes a 430-foot HR and 3 RBIs off Carl Hubbell‚ as Boston beats New York 4-2. Ruth adds the game’s fielding play with a shoestring catch. Boston will win just 37 more games this year.
The Yankees open at the Stadium‚ losing 1-0‚ to the Red Sox. New York makes just two hits off winning pitcher Wes Ferrell‚ but also make two throwing errors in the 6th inning‚ one by pitcher Lefty Gomez‚ to allow Bill Werber to score the game’s only run.
Brooklyn flogs the Phils‚ 12-3 behind the five hit pitching of Van Lingle Mungo. Mungo‚ called the fastest working pitcher in baseball‚ makes short work of the Wilsonmen‚ by collecting three hits himself to drive home five runs. Curt Davis takes the loss.
The Reds open at home after appealing to the NL to change the schedule. The NL originally had the Reds opening on the road in Pittsburgh tomorrow‚ which they will still do‚ winning 7-4. Today‚ they lose 12-6 to Waite Hoyt and the Pirates. Tony Freitas starts for the Reds.
|April 17||President Roosevelt throws out the first ball at the delayed Washington opener. Jimmie Foxx homers‚ but the Senators beat the A’s‚ 4-3.|
|April 18||Detroit’s Jo Jo White ties an AL record with 5 walks as two White Sox pitchers hand out 12 walks. The last walk‚ by reliever Joe Vance in his ML debut‚ forces in the winning run in the 9th as the Tigers win‚ 5-4.|
|April 19||The Phils bombard the Giants with 23 hits‚ including Dolf Camilli‘s 3rd and 4th homeruns in two days. Lou Chiozzo has 5 runs scored.|
Lefty Grove pitches 6 innings and earns a win‚ 10-4‚ as the Red Sox top Washington.
The A’s edge the Yankees 6-5 on Wally Moses‘s solo homer and Bob Johnson’s grand slam.
On Patriot’s Day‚ Brooklyn beats the Braves by 4-2 scores. Watty Clark is the winning pitcher in game 1 and adds 2 RBI. Danny Taylor hits a grand slam in game 2 and Johnny Babich strikes out Babe Ruth 3 times.
|April 21||Cleveland sets a new AL record‚ playing a total of 41 innings in their 3rd consecutive overtime game: 14 innings against St. Louis (win 2-1)‚ 24 innings against Detroit (win 2-1)‚ and 13 innings against Detroit (lose 3-2).|
Philadelphia’s Blondy Ryan ties a ML record by turning 5 DPs against the Giants. The Phillies make 6 DPs in all to equal the NL record as the Sunday blue laws end the game after 10 innings‚ 4-4.
Babe Ruth homers in the first inning off Dodgers P Ray Benge‚ but it is all the scoring for the Braves as they lose‚ 8-1. For the Babe‚ it is his 710th HR.
Tied 4-4 with the Cubs in the 11th inning‚ the Reds pull off a triple play to squelch a Chicago rally. Augie Galan‚ with 3 hits in the game‚ lines a shot to right that Sunny Jim Bottomley snares to start the tri-killing. The Reds then score 4 in the 12th to win‚ 8-4. Galan will finish the year without hitting into a double play‚ and this will be one of just two triple plays in the NL.
|April 22||For the 2nd time in 2 years Dixie Walker dislocates his shoulder‚ this time when sliding in 3B versus West Point.|
|April 23||The Phils fall to the Dodgers‚ 12-5‚ as Benny Frey and Tony Cuccinello hits 4th inning homers for Brooklyn. Frey’s comes with the sacks full. Dolf Camilli and Johnny Moore homer for the Phils.|
Before a NL-record home opener crowd of 47‚000 at the Polo Grounds‚ drawn to see the Babe play for the Braves‚ the Giants top Boston‚ 6-5 in 11 innings. Ruth goes hitless‚ however. Mel Ott provides the thunder with a game-winning hit.
|April 25||Brooklyn pitcher Johnny Babich pitches a one hitter‚ beating the Phillies‚ 6-0. Mickey Haslin has the lone hit.|
|April 26||Washington beats Boston‚ 10-4‚ and the Sox help with 5 infield errors‚ 3 by Joe Cronin. A disgusted Lefty Grove leaves in the 7th.|
|April 27||The Yankees edge the A’s‚ 9-8‚ led by Chapman’s 4 hits‚ including a double and homerun. The A’s score 4 in the 9th but Bob Johnson ends the game by hitting into a DP. In the 1st‚ Jimmie Foxx lines into a triple play-Lazzeri to Gehrig to Crosetti.|
|April 28||Trade unions direct their attention at the Cardinals‚ voting to boycott their games because team captain Leo Durocher made an anti-union statement in behalf of his wife’s dress business. The ballpark is eventually picketed to protest nonunion ushers‚ gate men‚ and vendors.|
At the Polo Grounds‚ Hal Schumacher beats the Phils‚ 3-0‚ allowing just a controversial hit to Phils P Orville Jorgens. Jorgens hits a grounder that Dick Bartell heaves off line and the throw eludes 1B Bill Terry. Everyone assumed it was an error and it was not till after the game that fans realized it was ruled a hit.
|April 29||Detroit pounds the hapless Browns‚ 18-0‚ to give Tommy Bridges an easy win over Bobo Newsom.|
|May 4||Jimmie Foxx scores 5 runs‚ as the A’s beat the Indians 12-1.|
|May 5||Thirty thousand fans are on hand in Boston to watch two superstars face each other-the Cardinals with young Dizzy Dean on the mound against the Braves with 40-year-old Babe Ruth. Diz walks Ruth his first 2 times up‚ then with 2 strikes on the Bambino‚ Dean‚ with a big grin on his face‚ waves his outfielders back and pipes a fast ball down the middle that Ruth misses. Dean wins the game‚ 7-0‚ and in his first at bat‚ homers over Ruth’s head in right. Dean will face Ruth again on the 19th‚ holding the Babe hitless again‚ and win that game as well.|
|May 6||Boston’s Fritz Ostermueller holds the Indians to six hits in winning‚ 2-1. The loss drop the Tribe to 2nd place behind the White Sox. Ostermueller wins his own game with a run scoring single in the 7th off Oral Hildebrand.|
|May 8||Reds backstop Ernie Lombardi equals the ML record with 4 straight doubles‚ all in consecutive innings (6th‚ 7th‚ 8th‚ and 9th) and each off a different pitcher: Syl Johnson‚ Orville Jorgens‚ Euel Moore‚ and Franklin Pearce. The slow-footed Lombardi also has a “long single” in the 23-hit‚ 15-4 win over the Phillies in game 1. The Reds collect 7 doubles and 2 homers. In the nitecap‚ the Phils snap their 9 game losing streak with a 5-4 victory.|
|May 9||The Braves Rabbit Maranville sets a new record for NL service by appearing in his 23rd season. It is his first appearance since breaking his ankle in last year’s spring training. The Rabbit has a single but Tex Carleton is too much for the Braves and the Cubs win‚ 8-1.|
At Philadelphia‚ Charley Gelbert of the Cardinals plays his first game since a 1932 hunting accident almost severed his leg. Gelbert’s error in the 7th paves the way for the Phils’ first run as they win‚ 2-1. The victory goes to Bucky Walters‚ the infielder whom manager Jimmy Wilson has been endeavoring to convert to a pitcher all spring. Bucky allows 4 hits and scores the winning run in the 9th to win his first ML game.
|May 11||White Sox rookie John Whitehead beats the Red Sox‚ 13-3‚ as Chicago regains first place in the AL.|
|May 15||Lou Gehrig steals home in a 4-0 Yankee win over the Tigers. It is his 15th and last steal of home‚ all of which were double steals.|
The Pirates swamp the Phillies‚ 20-5‚ as Lloyd Waner scores 5 runs.
The Giants make Dolf Luque a coach‚ the Browns buy Russ Van Atta from the Yankees‚ and the Dodgers obtain George Earnshaw on waivers from the White Sox.
|May 17||Washington 2B Buddy Myer is 3-for-3 with 4 RBIs as the Nats top Detroit‚ 10-8.|
|May 18||Bucky Walters shuts out the Cubs for ten innings and singles home Jimmy Wilson to win the game‚ 1-0. Walter gets two of the three Phils’ hits off young Roy Henshaw.|
|May 19||In a 9-6 win over the Dodgers at home‚ Pittsburgh 1B Gus Suhr injures his hand and leaves the game. He will play in the OF one inning tomorrow to continue his consecutive-game streak‚ which eventually reaches a NL record 822.|
|May 20||Hank Greenberg collects 2 of his 3 RBIs in the 11th inning as Detroit tops the A’s‚ 8-6. A’s pitcher George Caster‚ heeding the advice of Jimmie Foxx‚ walks Gehringer in the last frame to pitch to Greenberg.|
|May 21||Promising pitcher Buck Newsom is sold by the Browns to the Senators for $40‚000.|
The A’s acquire P George Blaeholder‚ who won 10 or more games in each of the last 7 seasons‚ from the Browns for Ed Coleman and Sugar Cain. Blaeholder had one of the highest salaries on the cash-poor Browns. Coleman will set the AL record for pinch hits this year with 20; Dave Philley will break it in 1961.
With Babe Ruth leading the way with a home run‚ the Braves beat the Cubs‚ 4-1. Fred Frankhouse is the winner over Tex Carleton.
|May 22||After a ruling by Commissioner Landis in which he states that Alabama Pitts has paid his debt to society‚ the Albany Senators (IL) sign the legendary athletic star and parolee from Sing Sing prison. The Senators‚ a farm team of Washington‚ are managed by Pitts’ friend Johnny Evers. Pitts will have 2 hits in his first game but after weak hitting Albany will release him. He’ll sign with York (New York-Penn) and move on to the Charlotte Hornets (Carolina) on July 28‚ 1936. On June 7‚ 1941‚ Pitts will die after getting knifed in a barroom brawl.|
|May 23||Cleveland has an internal problem between manager Walter Johnson and two veterans‚ 3B Willie Kamm and Glenn Myatt. Judge Landis refuses to intervene‚ and Kamm is eventually made a scout while Myatt is released. Johnson continues his shaky tenure‚ which will not last the season.|
|May 24||After a day’s delay because of rain‚ the Cincinnati Reds host the Philadelphia Phillies in the first ML night game‚ winning 2-1 before a crowd of 24‚422. On the initiative of Larry MacPhail‚ FDR throws the switch at the White House to turn on the lights. the Phils Mike Chiozza is the first batter as the Reds Paul Derringer outduels Joe Bowan‚ though the Reds are outhit‚ 6 to 4. The Reds will play 7 night games in all‚ one each against the other NL teams.|
|May 25||Babe Ruth has a last hurrah‚ hitting 3 home runs at Pittsburgh. The first shot is hit off Red Lucas‚ while the last two homers come off veteran Guy Bush. The final one‚ the last of his 714 career HRs‚ is the first to clear the RF grandstand at Forbes Field and is measured at 600 feet. With that‚ Ruth sits down in the dugout-Pittsburgh’s-next to rookie Mace Brown. Ruth‚ who hit 3 homers in a game just once in the AL (May 21‚ 1930)‚ is the first player to turn this hat trick in both leagues. Ruth lifts himself in the 7th inning‚ finishing the day at 4-for-4 and 6 RBIs. But Ruth’s old teammate Waite Hoyt‚ in relief of Bush‚ is the winner as Pittsburgh defeats the hapless Braves‚ 11-7.|
Here is Robert Creamer‘s account of the Babe’s last home run in his 1974 book‚ “Babe”:
[Guy] Bush said‚ ‘I never saw a ball hit so hard before or since. He was fat and old‚ but he still had that great swing. Even when he missed‚ you could hear the bat go swish. I can’t remember anything about the first home run he hit off me that day. I guess it was just another homer. But I can’t forget that last one. It’s probably still going. It was unbelievably long‚ completely over the roof of the double-decked stands in right field and out of the park. Nobody had ever hit a ball over the roof in Forbes Field before.’ Gus Miller‚ the head usher‚ went to investigate‚ and was told the ball landed on the roof of one house‚ bounced onto another and then into a lot‚ where a boy picked it up and ran off with it. Miller measured the distance from the first house back to home plate and said it was 600 feet. His measurement may have been imprecise‚ but it was still the longest home run ever hit in Pittsburgh.
Forbes Field expert Dan Bonk‚ said in 2002 that the head usher had the wrong address for the Babe blast‚ and that the hit was very close to the foul line. It landed in a yard of a one-story house that today is painted in the blue and yellow Pirate colors.
At Boston‚ Detroit wins‚ 3-2‚ on Hank Greenberg‘s 2-run homer in the 6th inning. In his previous at bat in the 4th inning‚ Greenberg’s line drive hits pitcher Fritz Ostermueller breaking cheekbone and several teeth and sending him to the hospital.
|May 26||In Cincinnati‚ Babe Ruth K’s three times and makes an easy out in his 4th at bat on “Babe Ruth Day” as his Braves lose 6-3 to the Reds. Syl Johnson is the winning pitcher. Tomorrow‚ the Babe will walk as a pinch hitter in the 9th as the Reds win‚ 9-5.|
|May 27||The Red Sox get Oscar Melillo‚ star 2B‚ from the Browns‚ for Moose Solters and $35‚000. Solters will make the trade look good‚ hitting .330 on the year with 104 RBI and become the first American Leaguer to collect 200 hits while playing for 2 teams. Only Irish Meusel‚ in the NL‚ has done it.|
Rookie Pretzel Puzzullo makes his first start for the Phils and beats the Pirates‚ 4-2. Manager Jimmie Wilson likes it so much‚ he’ll start Pretzel tomorrow as well. The Pirates will beat him‚ 3-1. Puzzullo is the only pitcher ever to makes his first two starts on consecutive days.
|May 28||Washington’s Buck Newsom (later to be called Bobo) is hit on the knee by a line drive by Cleveland’s Earl Averill in the 3rd inning. After he finishes the game‚ it is discovered that his kneecap is broken. Washington loses 5-4.|
The Reds run their winning streak to 6 games‚ their longest in 4 years‚ beating Boston‚ 13-4. Babe Ruth is 0-for-3‚ scoring a run‚ but stumbles twice and injures his leg running and is replaced in LF by Lee.
|May 30||The Memorial Day twin bill at the Polo Grounds breaks all NL attendance records when 63‚943 see the Giants take a pair from the Dodgers‚ 8-3 and 6-0. Thousands are turned away and the gates are closed 40 minutes before game time. Roy Parmelee coasts in the opener after Mel Ott hits a grand slam in the first inning. In his first appearance at the Polo Grounds as a Giant‚ Al Cuccinello also homers in the same inning. Fred Fitzsimmons twirls a 2-hitter in the nitecap.|
Babe Ruth plays only the first inning of the opener of a doubleheader between Boston and Philadelphia at Baker Bowl‚ going 0-for-1. It is his final ML appearance. The Phils win 11-6 and 9-3.
Joe Medwick has 3 doubles and a triple in the first game‚ a 12-5 Cards win over the Reds. The Cards take the second game‚ 4-2‚ as Medwick contributes another 2 doubles and a single: his six long hits for the afternoon is the 3rd time it has happened in the NL.
The Yankees move into first place in the AL with a double win over the Senators‚ 4-0 and 9-3. Vito Tamulis pitches his 2nd straight shutout in the lidlifter.
|June 1||At Yankee Stadium‚ the Bombers hit a record 6 solo HRs in beating Boston‚ 7-2. Bill Dickey 2‚ Frank Crosetti‚ Ben Chapman‚ George Selkirk‚ and Red Rolfe are the sluggers. All the Sox scoring comes on a two-run homer by pitcher Mel Almedo.|
|June 2||Babe Ruth announces his retirement as a player at age 40.|
P George Pipgras is released by the Red Sox and will later become an AL umpire.
|June 3||The Indians break a 4-4 tie by scoring a record seven runs in the 14th inning to beat the Browns‚ 11-4. The big blow is a grand slam by former Brownie Bruce Campbell.|
|June 4||Dizzy Dean‚ annoyed by what he perceives as poor fielding behind him‚ berates his teammates in the dugout in full view of the fans and writers. Rip Collins and Joe Medwick start arguing back and Frisch and Pepper Martin step in before any fights start. Dean shows his frustration by lobbing the ball in to Pittsburgh batters and finally leaves in the 7th to a smattering of boos with the Cardinals down‚ 9-3. They score a pair to lose‚ 9-5.|
|June 5||Rookie White Sox P John Whitehead‚ who had won his first 8 starts to set an AL record for the start of a career‚ loses to the Browns 2-0. Whitehead will fade to a 13-13 record for the year. Ferris will match this mark in 1945.|
|June 6||The Senators Henry Coppola makes his first ML start and stops the A’s‚ 3-0. It will be Coppola’s only shutout as he goes 3-4 this year.|
|June 7||Behind Roy Parmelee‘s pitching‚ the Giants squeeze by the visiting Braves‚ 3-2‚ in 10 innings. Mel Ott homers in the 9th to tie‚ and Bill Terry drives in the winning run in the 10th off Ben Cantwell. Giants LF Joe Moore hits in his 11th straight game.|
|June 8||In the lidlifter in Boston‚ Lou Gehrig is 3-for-3 with 4 RBIs to lead New York to a 13-6 win. Gehrig collides with Carl Reynolds on a play at 1B and leaves the game with arm and shoulder injuries. He does play in game 2‚ a 4-2 Boston win. Lefty Gomez walks 8 and wild pitches home 2 runs to help lose his 7th.|
|June 9||The Cardinals become the 10th team in history to score in every inning (8)‚ beating the Cubs 13-2 at St. Louis.|
|June 10||Paul Waner‚ Arky Vaughan‚ and Pep Young hit successive HRs in the 8th inning off Benny Frey in the Pirates 14-1 win against the Reds. Vaughan’s homer is his 2nd of the day as he continues to lead the N.L. in hitting with a .400+ average.|
|June 11||Despite a hostile home town crowd‚ Dizzy Dean tosses a six-hitter at the Cubs as the Cards win‚ 13-2.|
In game 1‚ White Sox vet Al Simmons belts a grand slam off Washington’s Bobby Burke‚ but his 5 RBIs are not enough as Washington wins‚ 9-8. The Sox take the nitecap‚ 9-3. Showing he’s in the groove‚ Simmons will repeat the slam in three days of Nats hurler Belva Bean.
|June 12||After manager Grimm blasts the team in a pre-game clubhouse meeting-and bans poker games‚ the Cubs go out and throw a full house at the Phillies‚ winning 15-0. Larry French is the winner as Cavarretta has 3 hits‚ including a HR‚ and 4 RBIs‚ and Chuck Klein adds a 3-run homer. The Cubs lose the nitecap‚ 11-8.|
|June 13||Cleveland’s Oral Hildebrand tops the A’s‚ 4-3‚ as Earl Averill is 3-for-5 with a stolen base. Cleveland is in 4th place‚ with New York leading the AL by 2 1/2 games over Chicago.|
|June 14||Playing for Kansas City (AA)‚ 1932 AL batting champ Dale Alexander hits 4 successive HRs‚ mostly off future ML hurler Steve Sundra at Minneapolis’ Nicollet Park. KC wins 15-2 on 22 hits. Also in the AA‚ Milwaukee leadoff hitter Eddie Marshall goes hitless‚ ending his 43-game batting streak. His mark is a new AA record. During the streak‚ Marshall hit .327 (66-for-202).|
|June 15||The Cubs rattle 18 hits off 4 Brooklyn pitchers to win‚ 9-4. Bill Lee allows no earned runs in the victory. Stan Hack is 4-for-4 + getting hit with a pitch; he had three straight hits to end yesterday‚ giving him 7 straight. Rookie Ken O’Dea belts a 3-run homer.|
In New York the Giants defeat the Cards‚ 7-5. Mark Koenig‘s single in the 8th drives in two runs to give reliever Al Smith the winning vote. Collins and Rothrock have homers for the Cards. Viewing the proceedings are Alabama Pitts‚ late of Sing Sing‚ along with Johnny Evers‚ manager of the Albany club (his team loses today‚ 12-0‚ to Montreal) and Warden Lewis Lawes. The three are friends and are awaiting a favorable ruling from Judge Landis that will allow Pitts to play pro baseball.
John Whitehead‚ Chisox rookie ace‚ bows to the Yankees‚ 5-3. Texas Johnnie allows 13 hits‚ including 4 by Gehrig. But it is Red Rolfe‘s double in the 9th that brings home the final two runs. Johnny Murphy wins in relief. New York now leads the surprising White Sox by 4 games.
The Reds send P Danny MacFayden (1-2) to the Braves for the waiver price. Deacon Danny will go 5-13 this year in Boston‚ but win 45 games in the next 3 seasons.
|June 16||Senators OF John Stone adds 8 hits to 4 he made yesterday with 2 triples‚ 2 doubles‚ and 4 singles in a doubleheader split with the Browns. Stone scores 5 runs in the opener‚ a 17-8 win‚ and the Browns outslug the Nats in game 2‚ 10-9.|
|June 17||Recently released P Fred Marberry joins the AL umpiring staff.|
Judge Landis rules Alabama Pitts may play for the Albany Senators (IL) but only in regular season games-no exhibitions.
|June 18||All 7 scheduled ML games are rained out.|
|June 19||Chick Hafey‚ who quit the Reds and returned home to California‚ asks to be put on the voluntary retired list. He played 15 games this season. He’ll come back in 1937 for one last fling.|
|June 21||After 3 straight losses to New York‚ host Detroit wins‚ 7-0‚ behind the pitching of Schoolboy Rowe. Rowe’s wife has just given birth.|
Babe Herman‚ on waivers from Pittsburgh‚ returns to Cincinnati.
|June 23||The Giants Fred Fitzsimmons picks up his 4th and last victory of the year‚ stopping the Cubs on 11 hits and winning‚ 8-0. All of Freddie victories have been shutouts. He’ll be the only NL pitcher to do this: John Humphries will match him in the AL in 1941.|
The Senators capitalize on 11 walks to defeat the Tigers‚ 12-7. Hank Greenberg makes it close with a 9th inning grand slam off Hadley.
The league-leading Yanks (37-22) lose their 3rd in a row‚ dropping a 6-5 decision to the 2nd-place Indians. Rolfe’s error in the 8th allows the Tribe to tie and Lefty Gomez looses two wild pitches in a row in the 9th to all Joe Vosmik to get to 3B. Ab Wright’s single brings home the winner. Mel Harder‚ in relief in the 9th‚ wins his 11th.
Alabama Pitts‚ the celebrated ex-convict‚ makes his debut with Albany in a twinbill with Syracuse. He has two hits and two spectacular catches in CF in the opener‚ then goes hitless in the nitecap. Manager Johnny Evers enthuses‚ “I tell you he’s a sure shot for the big leagues.”
At Chicago‚ the White and Red Sox divide a pair‚ the Pale Hose winning the opener‚ 4-2‚ then losing 8-2. Ted Lyons takes the opener‚ beating Wes Ferrell‚ then Boston hands Johnny Whitehead his fifth straight defeat. Whitehead had started his major league career with 8 straight wins.
|June 24||Tommy Bridges goes 13 innings for Detroit against Washington‚ then turns the ball over to Eldon Auker. Auker pitches one inning and knocks in the winning run as Detroit wins‚ 9-8.|
|June 25||Billy Herman cracks a first inning HR off Carl Hubbell and the Cubs score 7 runs in the past 3 innings to beat the 1st-place Giants‚ 10-5. Herman adds another three hits and Augie Galan has three hits‚ including 2 triples. Dick Bartell has 4 hits for the Giants. Al Smith takes the loss for New York‚ while Fabian Kowalik pitches the last inning for the win.|
|June 26||Lloyd Waner has a still-standing ML record 18 putouts in CF in a doubleheader as the Pirates take a pair from the Braves at Boston. The Buccaneers win 2-1 and 5-1 behind Bush and Swift.|
|June 28||Earl Averill’s consecutive-game streak ends at 673 as he was injured yesterday in a pre-July 4th accident when fireworks exploded in his hand. He will be out 3 weeks and P Clint Brown will also miss some games for the same reason. Cleveland still wins‚ 6-5‚ over the visiting White Sox.|
|June 29||Despite Joe Medwick‘s hitting for the cycle‚ Paul Dean and the Cardinals are beaten 8-6 by the Reds.|
Gabby Hartnett goes 4-for-4 and drives home the game winner in the Cubs 2-1 victory over the Pirates. Chuck Klein‘s homer accounts for the other score to back Lon Warneke‘s win over Red Lucas. Chicago moves into 2nd place with the victory.
|June 30||At St. Louis‚ leadoff hitter Pete Fox leads the Tigers to a twinbill drubbing of the Browns‚ as Detroit rolls 18-1 and 11-6. Fox drives in 10 runs‚ 6 in the opener when he hits his 2nd grand slam of the month. Fox has 8 hits‚ 5 in the nitecap‚ and scores 4 runs in each game. Rowe coasts in the opener and Alvin Crowder is the nitecap winner.|
At Boston‚ the Phils unload on the Braves winning 15-5 to give Syl Johnson his 8th straight win.
|July 1||The Cubs play their first night game and find the hitting is easy as they win 8-4 in Cincinnati behind Roy Henshaw. Billy Herman lights up Crosley Field with two doubles‚ two triples‚ and a single.|
At Fenway‚ the Red Sox defeat the Senators‚ 8-3‚ behind Wes Ferrell‘s 3-hitter. In the first inning‚ Bill Werber collides with a photographer while going after a foul ball‚ and the ball drops untouched. (as noted by Dick Thompson) The photographer was standing ten feet in (in foul territory) from the wall/fence separating the playing field from the stands and was changing bulbs in his camera. He was not watching the action. The umpires decide not to call interference. The sequence of play though leads to run that would not have been scored had Werber fielded the ball. The game account states this was a rare and unusual event.
Yankees OF George Selkirk suggests a cinder path‚ 6 feet wide‚ be installed in the outfield so a player knows when he is nearing the wall.
Ed Cole of Galveston throws the first perfect game in Texas League history‚ beating Tulsa‚ 1-0. Cole will spend 7 seasons in the Texas League.
|July 2||After 7 straight hits‚ the Cubs Gabby Hartnett lines out in the 6th against the Reds to end his hit streak. The Cubs win‚ 9-3.|
|July 3||To cut their payroll. the Cubs drop Kiki Cuyler. He will sign with the Reds 2 days later. Today‚ the Reds trip the Cubs‚ 4-3‚ when Ernie Lombardi hits a HR in the 10th at Crosley Field.|
In the Giants 4-3 ten-inning loss to the Phils‚ Giants SS Dick Bartell has no fielding chances. Carl Hubbell is the loser.
|July 4||The Cardinals move into 2nd place with a twin win over the Cubs‚ The Cards manage just 3 hits off Charlie Root in the opener‚ but win 5-3. In the nitecap‚ 4 Cub errors help Dizzy Dean to a 6-4 win. St. Louis trails the Giants by 9 games at the season’s midpoint.|
|July 5||At the Polo Grounds‚ the Giants reliever Slick Castleman‚ making his first appearance of the season‚ walks the first 2 Brooklyn hitters‚ and is lifted. He won’t appear the rest of the year. The Dodgers prevail‚ 14-4‚ pinning the loss on starter Hal Schumacher. Tony Cuccinello‚ with Brooklyn‚ and brother Al‚ with New York‚ both homer: the next time brothers homer in a game against each other will be on June 30‚ 1950‚ when Joe and Dom DiMaggio do it.|
Detroit rolls over the Browsn‚ 16-1 as Hank Greenberg paces the Bengals with 4 hits including a pair of homers. Hank also drives in 4 and scores 4.
|July 6||The Senators win game 1‚ 8-3‚ then drop the nitecap in 11 innings‚ 10-7. In the 11th inning‚ the Yankees Tony Lazzeri swipes home. It is Tony’s second steal of home in extra frames‚ tying Hornsby and setting the AL record. In the 1940s‚ Wally Moses will swipe home three times to set the ML record.|
|July 7||At St. Louis‚ the Dean brothers deal the 2nd-place Cards a double win over the Reds‚ 9-4 and 5-1. In the 4th inning of the opener Diz is booed when he relieves Jess Haines in the 4th inning. Dizzy‚ who refused to take a bow in an exhibition game at St. Paul‚ turns the boos to cheers when he hits a single in the 5-run 5th inning‚ and holds the Reds scoreless the rest of the way to win his 13th. Paul scatters 7 hits in the nitecap.|
After four attempts‚ Carl Hubbell wins his 10th‚ defeating the Dodgers‚ 9-2. The Dodgers take a 2-1 lead but Mel Ott’s grand slam in the 3rd sends the first-place Giants to a 6 1/2 game lead at the All-Star break. Ott has 18 homers‚ tops in the NL: Greenberg is leading the AL with 23.
The Yankees crush the Senators‚ 11-1 as Lazzeri and Gehrig drive home all the runs. Both hit homers‚ Gehrig hitting a grand slam and Tony’s a 3-run shot‚ off Buck Newsom. Lazzeri adds another three RBIs on singles. Johnny Broaca pitches the complete game win for the first-place Yankees (45-26).
The Tigers crush the Browns‚ 12-5‚ for their 10th straight win. St. Louis pitchers hand out 11 walks as Detroit scores 11 in the first three innings. Moose Solters accounts for all the Brownie runs with homers his first three times up. Hank Greenberg has a double and triple and three RBIs to give him an even 100 at the All-Star break.
Phillies 2B Lou Chiozza ties a NL record with 11 assists in a 9-1 win over Boston. Chiozza has a pair of hits to back Curt Davis‘ pitching.
At a special meeting‚ the AL owners raise the waiver price from $4‚000 to $7‚500‚ the same as the National League. There was no discussion of the reputed plan to shift the St. Louis Browns franchise elsewhere‚ but the club owners informally endorse a plan to give the all star voting “back to the fans.”
|July 8||The AL continues its All-Star Game reign‚ winning the 3rd event‚ at Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium‚ 4-1. Jimmie Foxx is the hitting star with a homer and 3 RBI. Lefty Gomez goes six innings for the win‚ while Bill Walker takes the loss.|
|July 10||Hal Schumacher wins his 11th consecutive game as the Giants beat the Pirates 10-3. Hank Lieber has 3 hits for New York.|
The Tigers’ win streak of 14 ends‚ despite a record-tying 10 doubles in a 12-11 loss in Washington.
At Cincinnati‚ the Reds Babe Herman hits the first night homer in history‚ off Dutch Leonard‚ to lead the Reds to a 15-2 win over Brooklyn. The Reds score 8 in the 3rd. There were 3 previous night games‚ all of which went homerless.
|July 11||At Washington‚ the Tigers take 10 innings to beat the Senators‚ 7-6. Detroit leadoff hitter Pete Fox has his hitting streak stopped after 29 games. Gehringer has a homer and triple and Goose Goslin has 3 hits including a homer for the winners.|
|July 13||The A’s Doc Cramer is 6-for-6 in the opener against Detroit‚ tying the AL mark for the 2nd time. He also did it in 1932. Jimmie Foxx is 3-for-3 with a homer and pitcher Johnny Marcum is 4-for-6 as the A’s roll‚ 18-5. The Tigers take the nitecap‚ 6-3‚ as Tommy Bridges wins his 12th. Greenberg clouts his 26th homer in the 2nd game and has 4 RBIs for the day. After 92 games‚ Hammerin Hank has 118 RBIs. The A’s Bob Johnson leading the AL with .353‚ is 3-for-6 in the nitecap with all 3 RBIs.|
Johnny Mize goes 3-for-3‚ all homers‚ but his Cardinals drop a 10-5 decision to Boston.
|July 15||Cincinnati beats New York 13-6 and ends Hal Schumacher win streak at 11. It is Schumacher first career loss to the Reds since joining the Giants in 1931.|
|July 16||The A’s trip the Tigers again‚ 8-2‚ at Shibe Park behind three doubles and five RBIs from Pinky Higgins. Jimmy Foxx clouts his 17th homer to back George Blaeholder‘s pitching. With the Yankees topping Chicago‚ Detroit falls to 2 1/2 games behind New York.|
At Wrigley‚ the Cubs lose‚ 7-5 to the Phils‚ the Chicubs first loss after 8 straight wins. For Philadelphia‚ the win snaps a five-game loss streak. Jim Bivin‚ the Phils 3rd hurler‚ gets credit for his first ML win.
|July 17||Bill Werber of the Red Sox ties the ML record and sets the AL mark with 4 straight doubles in the opening game of a doubleheader with Cleveland. He’ll do it again in 1940 while with the Reds‚ the only one to accomplish it in both leagues. The Sox win the pair 13-5 and 3-1.|
In a rowdy game in Cincinnati‚ the Giants win‚ 6-3. Reds manager Chuck Dressen will be fined $50 for ‘inciting the crowd.”
|July 21||The Tigers finally get to Lefty Grove‚ scoring a run in the 8th and 3 more in the 9th to take a 4-2 lead. In the bottom of the 9th‚ while Grove is tearing up the clubhouse‚ pitcher Wes Ferrell pinch hits for Lefty and hits a home run with 2 outs and 2 men on to give Boston a 7-6 win. Grove has now won 6 straight.|
|July 22||Boston beats the Browns 2-1 and‚ for the 2nd day in a row‚ Wes Ferrell clouts a 9th inning home run. Today he is also the winning pitcher on his game ending home run.|
|July 23||Paul Dean puts the Cards in first place with a win in the opener of a doubleheader with the Giants. The Giants regain the NL lead in the nightcap with an 8-2 win.|
San Francisco (PCL) beats Mission pitcher Boom Boom Beck‚ 2-1‚ but he stops young Joe DiMaggio‘s hit streak at 27 straight games. Joe is 0-for-4.
|July 24||Behind Chief Crowder‚ the Tigers beat the Yankees 4-0 to go ahead by one-half game‚ but are a fraction of a percentage point behind. Jo Jo White leads off the game with his first ML homer‚ off Red Ruffing.|
Carl Hubbell notches his first win over Dizzy Dean as the Giants edge the Cards‚ 4-2.
|July 25||In the 1st game of a doubleheader‚ the first-place Giants beat the Cardinals and Paul Dean‚ 3-1‚ to take a 3-game lead. Hal Schumacher picks up the win‚ though he collapses on the mound in the 6th inning because of the 95 degree heat.|
The Cubs beat the Dodgers‚ 4-2‚ for their 18th win in their last 21 games and move into 2nd place. Billy Herman is 2-for-4‚ his 5th multi-hit game in a row.
|July 26||Jesse Hill’s line drive bounces off the head of P Ed Linke back to C Jack Redmond on the ?y‚ who throws to 2B to double off Ben Chapman‚. Linke will be hospitalized for 2 days. But the Senators knock the Yankees out of first for the first time since May 30‚ 9-3. Heinie Manush leads the Nats offense with 2 homers‚ one a grand slam.|
|July 27||Despite hitting a grand slam‚ Lefty Grove loses a tough game‚ 7-6‚ to the A’s in 15 innings. The Red Sox come back in the nitecap to win‚ 2-0‚ behind Wes Ferrell.|
|July 28||Chicago pitcher Ted Lyons ties a ML record with 2 doubles in the 2nd inning while beating the Browns‚ 14-6‚ in game 1. The Sox tally 10 runs in the 2nd. In Game 2‚ the Browns‚ win 4-3.|
The Giants shut out the Dodgers twice today‚ winning 6-0 and 1-0. Carl Hubbell defeats Dutch Leonard in game 1 and Clyde Castleman tops George Earnshaw in the nitecap. Mel Ott’s homer is the only score.
|July 30||The Pirates fry Larry French‚ former Buc pitcher‚ for 4 runs in the 1st inning‚ but the red-hot Cubs win 9-6. Bill Lee relieves French and allows just 4 hits after the opening inning. The game features a brawl between Billy Jurges and the Cubs reserve catcher Wally Stephenson. The fight earns Stephenson a quick trip back to Chicago‚ but when Hartnett hurts his ankle‚ the combative catcher will be told to rejoin the team in Cincinnati to back up Ken O’Dea. Hartnett won’t return to the lineup till August 11.|
|July 31||The Reds oversell their 6th night game‚ and an overflow crowd of 30‚000 jam in for the match against the Cards. About 5‚000 are ringed around the field and kept back by ropes and one female fan is severely injured by a line drive during the game. Fans in the lower boxes are forced to stand if they want to see. The Reds come from behind to win it in the 10th‚ 4-3. Goodman hits a ground-rule double and scores on a single by Billy Sullivan to hand the Cards their 9th loss in 10 games. Manager Frankie Frisch plays for the first time since June 28 and has 2 hits. With the Cards ahead 2-1 in the 8th inning‚ Kitty Burke‚ a nightclub singer who had kidded with Joe Medwick about hitting‚ slips under the ropes around the infield and grabs a bat out of the hands of Babe Herman and stands in against Paul Dean. Dean lobs a pitch and she grounds out and Cards manager Frisch demands it count as an at-bat. Kitty later tours the burlesque circuit as the only woman to bat in the Bigs.|
Judge Emil Fuchs‚ president of the Boston Braves since 1925‚ forfeits his majority stock and retires.
Two AL pitchers each hit two HRs in a game. For the 3rd time in his career‚ Wes Ferrell clouts a couple‚ against Buck Newsom of the Senators‚ and knocks in 4 runs in a 6-4 win for Boston. Mel Harder hits 2 for Cleveland but loses 6-4 to the White Sox. No other hurlers will hit 2 HRs this season. Ferrell will end the year with 52 hits‚ tying George Uhle‘s record for a pitcher‚ and he will knock in 32 runs to set a ML record. His 38 lifetime homers will set a ML record.
|August 2||Phillies 1B Dolph Camilli makes 3 errors in the first inning‚ a NL record‚ in a 8-3 loss to the Dodgers. He will lead the NL in fielding‚ however‚ in 1937.|
|August 3||At Boston‚ Lefty Grove trails the A’s‚ 3-1‚ going into the bottom of the 8th when Wes Ferrell again delivers‚ hitting a clutch pinch-hit RBI single as Boston scores two to tie. Grove allows a run in the top of the 11th but Boston scored two in the bottom of the frame to give Grove the 5-4 win.|
|August 4||In Cincinnati‚ the Cubs take a 1-0 lead into the 8th inning behind Lon Warneke‚ but a Bill Jurges error opens the way for five runs and a Reds win. In the nitecap‚ catcher Wally Stephenson‚ making his first start above D ball‚ collects three hits and drives home the winner in a 4-3 Cubs victory.|
Cleveland president Alva Bradley announces the “Voluntary resignation” of Walter Johnson as Cleveland manager. He is replaced by Steve O’Neill.
|August 5||In a rain-soaked game between the Yankees and the Red Sox‚ Lou Gehrig leaves in the 4th inning with another lumbago attack‚ and Myril Hoag pinch hits. The teams engage in stalling and hurry-up tactics‚ and AL President Heydler fines managers Cronin and McCarthy $100 each. The Yanks win‚ 10-2.|
The Indians win their first game under skipper Steve O’Neill‚ defeating the White Sox 4-2. Ralhp Winegartner is the winner‚ surviving a protest in the 5th by the sox who contend the rookie is lifting his foot off the rubber. Earl Averill has 4 hits including a HR.
The Phils Orville Jorgens has his ‘sinker’ working to perfection as he allows 3 hits in beating the Braves‚ 9-1.
|August 6||Dizzy Dean wins his own game with a 3-run game ending home run in the 10th‚ as the Cards whip the visiting Reds‚ 6-3.|
|August 9||Bobby Reis‚ a converted infielder‚ picks up his first ML win with 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief for Brooklyn. The Dodgers score 4 runs in the 9th to defeat Boston‚ 6-5.|
At Pittsburgh‚ rookie Bud Hafey lines a homer over the scoreboard to give Bill Swift a 1-0 win over the Reds’ Hollingsworth.
|August 10||New York’s George Selkirk drives in 8 runs‚ one short of Jimmie Foxx‘s AL record‚ with 2 HRs-one a grand slam-and a single as the Yankees pummel the A’s‚ 18-7. Gehrig has a homer and drives in 5 runs in the game‚ then adds 4 more RBIs in the nitecap 7-2 win.|
|August 11||Wally Berger hits a HR‚ 2 doubles‚ and a triple‚ to tie the modern ML record for extra-base hits in a game‚ but his Braves lose to the Dodgers‚ 7-5. Berger drives in all of Boston’s runs and his homer‚ his 25th of the year‚ puts him one ahead of Ott in the home run race.|
|August 14||The largest midweek crowd in NL history‚ 50‚868‚ sees the Giants and Cards split at the Polo Grounds‚ the Giants winning 6-4‚ then losing 3-0. Carl Hubbell takes the opener‚ spoiling Paul Dean‘s 22nd birthday‚ as Jack Rothrock‚ Joe Moore‚ Terry Moore‚ Pepper Martin‚ and Gus Mancuso homer. The Giants outhit the Cards‚ ten to five‚ in the nitecap‚ but lose to Bill Hallahan. Castleman loses his first decision after six straight wins.|
Detroit’s Schoolboy Rowe beats the Senators 18-2 and also goes 5-for-5 at the plate. His hits include a double and a triple‚ and he scores 3 and knocks in 3. The first-place Tigers score 6 in the 2nd and another 6 in the 4th off Buck Newsom and now lead the Yankees by six. New York loses to the Indians today‚ 7-6.
|August 15||In a 9-4 win over the Pirates‚ Phillies 3B Johnny Vergez starts 4 DPs to equal the ML record set by Pie Traynor.|
|August 18||At the Polo Grounds‚ the Giants increase their lead to two games over the Cardinals by beating the Reds 8-4. Carl Hubbell wins and helps the offense by hitting a HR. The big stick belongs to Giants CF Hank Lieber who slugs a HR‚ triple‚ and 2 doubles.|
At Detroit‚ Schoolboy Rowe is hit on the hand by a line drive in the 3rd inning‚ but after a 12-minute delay‚ returns and allows just one more hit. Detroit beats the Yankees‚ 6-0.
|August 19||The Indians score 6 in the 8th‚ led by Hal Trosky’s grand slam‚ to beat the visiting Senators‚ 11-5. Earl Averill adds a homer and SS Bill Knickerbocker seemingly adds another when his 1st inning drive sticks in the lattice work of RF as he circles the bases. When umpire Dinneed orders him back to 2B‚ manager Steve O’Neill lodges a protest.|
|August 20||The White Sox climb back into 3rd place with a double win over the A’s‚ 13-4 and 11-4. Foxx has a HR in each game for the Quakers‚ while Luke Sewell drives in 5 runs in the nitecap‚ 4 on a grand slam. Sox substitute OF Jock Conlin is 7-for-8 on the afternoon.|
|August 21||The Phils outlast the Cubs 13-12‚ but the Cubs turn around in the nitecap and win‚ 19-5‚ scoring 12 runs in the 6th inning. Frank Demaree has 8 hits including 7 in a row before Haslin boots his grounder in the 9th inning of Game 2. Phil Cavarretta has 7 hits including 5 in game 2‚ and Chuck Klein scores 5 runs in the second game.|
At Boston‚ Pepper Martin hits the first pitch of the game for a homer and the Cardinals race to a 13-3 win over the Braves. They collect 19 hits to back Dizzy Dean‘s 21st victory. Cards 1B Jim Bottomley hasno putouts as the Birds record 2 assists.
In another scoring outburst‚ the Yankees down the Browns at Sportsman’s Park‚ 14-2 before losing 14-3. A crowd of 1‚500 see Lou Gehrig blow open the first game with a 3rd inning grand slam‚ off Buck Newsom. It is Lou’s record 17th grand slam. Gehrig has another HR in the nitecap.
Behind Hal Schumacher‚ the Giants prevail over the Reds‚ 3-0. Reds Gordon SS Slade makes his 4th error in the 4 game series to help Prince Hal to his 15th win in 16 decisions against Cincy. It is his 17th win of the year.
|August 23||After hitting a homer in the 5th against the Browns‚ Lou Gehrig connects in the 13th with 2 aboard to give the Yankees a 6-3 win.|
NL President Ford Frick announces an undisclosed punishment for umpires Reardon and Sears for arguing with Cincinnati fans on July 11.
|August 24||Giants OF Hank Leiber ties the ML record with two HRs during an 8-run‚ 2nd-inning assault on the Cubs at the Polo Grounds. The Giants prevail 9-4 as Carl Hubbell wins his 19th in relief. The Giants have not been out of first place since the start of the season‚ but will give up the top spot tomorrow when the Cubs beat them. Before the game umpire Dolly Stark is honored and given a new automobile by Ford Frick as a present from fans and players. Stark‚ the varsity basketball coach at Dartmouth‚ was voted the most popular umpire in the NL last year.|
A 2-out 2-run homer in the 15th by Earl Averill gives Cleveland a 2-0 win over the A’s and ends the greatest pitching duel of the year. Starters Willis Hudlin for the Tribe and the A’s George Turbeville both go the route. Making his 2nd ML start‚ Turbeville walks 13 and fires 3 wild pitches‚ but the A’s turn 6 DPs behind him. If he had retired Averill‚ the game would have been called.
|August 25||In the first game of four straight doubleheaders with the White Sox‚ Earle Combs of the Yankees collides with teammate Red Rolfe on a ?y ball and suffers a severe shoulder injury. It will contribute to his decision to retire at the end of the season. The Sox win‚ 6-3‚ then lose the nitecap‚ 5-1 as Gehrig hits his 24th.|
|August 26||In the opener of a twinbill‚ lumbering 1B Zeke Bonura of the White Sox steals home with 2 outs in the 15th inning to beat the Yankees Jimmy DeShong‚ 9-8. New York takes a 7-5 lead in the 13th on a 2-run single by George Selkirk‚ but Selkirk’s error following a Luke Appling single and Bonura’s double ties the match up. The Yanks go ahead 8-7 in the top of the 15th on Gehrig’s 2nd homer of the game‚ off Whit Wyatt. A single by Appling and a walk to Bonura start the 15th; and Zeke surprised everyone by nabbing his 4th career stolen base. New York takes the nitecap‚ 7-5‚ in 7 innings. Gehrig has a 2 homers‚ a double and 3 singles for the afternoon.|
Pittsburgh player-manager Pie Traynor leads the way with a grand slam and 4 singles to drive in six runs as the Bucs top the Giants 10-2.
|August 27||The Yankees outslug the White Sox 13-10 in the first game of two as the two teams combine to strand 30 runners (15 apiece)‚ tying the ML record set in 1893. After 3 hits in the first game‚ Lou Gehrig ties an AL record with 5 walks in 5 plate appearances in the 2nd game‚ as the Yanks lose 4-3.|
The Browns sweep a pair from Washington‚ winning 10-6 and 11-1. In game 2 both Russ Van Atta and Bobo Newsom yield 9 hits‚ but Bobo walks 12 Browns‚ hits another‚ and adds a wild pitch.
|August 28||The Cards take 2 games from the Phillies‚ winning the 1st game 5-1‚ then scoring 9 runs in the 6th inning to win the second game‚ 13-5. In the 2 wins‚ Terry Moore has 3 doubles and a HR‚ Pepper Martin adds a grand slam‚ and Ripper Collins hits his 21st HR of the season.|
|August 29||At Philadelphia‚ the Red Sox top the A’s‚ 6-2‚ behind Wes Ferrell‘s 20th win of the year. Joe Cronin and Dusty Cooke homer off Marcum.|
|August 30||The Giants purchase P Harry Gumbert from Baltimore.|
|August 31||Vern Kennedy pitches the first AL no-hitter since 1931‚ and the first ever in Comiskey Park‚ blanking Cleveland 5-0. He also is the batting star with a bases-loaded triple in the 6th. Kennedy strikes out five‚ including the last batter in the 9th‚ Joe Vosmik‚ the league’s leading hitter.|
|September 1||In a rain-soaked game‚ the Senators take 14 innings to beat Lefty Grove and the Red Sox‚ 2-1. The Nats will win 4 of 5 decisions this year off Lefty. Grove will win his next 4 decisions to finish at 20-12‚ a big comeback from his 8-8 record in 1934.|
|September 2||The first-place Cards open a 30-game home stand by sweeping a Labor Day doubleheader from the Pirates. Paul Dean wins his 16th game‚ 4-3 in the opener‚ then Dizzy cops his 23rd in the nitecap‚ 4-1. The Cards are two games up on the rained-out Giants.|
With the Cubs splitting two with the 7th-place Reds at Wrigley‚ Chicago is just 2 1/2 in back of the Cards. Chicago wins 3-1 in the opener as Lon Warneke tops Tony Freitas‚ then lose 4-2 to Gene Schott. Bill Lee takes the loss.
Veteran P Dick Coffman (5-11) and Browns manager Hornsby get into a shoving match shortly after their train leaves St. Louis for a road trip. Coffman is cut from the team and put off the train at Edwardsville‚ IL‚ and will not play again this year.
Boston pitcher Jack Wilson ends a slugfest with the Senators by hitting an 11th inning game ending home run off Phil Hensiek to give the host Red Sox a 9-8 victory in the first of 2. Joe Cronin helps the run total with a grand slam. The Senators come back in the nitecap to also win by a run‚ 3-2. Wilson will hit his 2nd ML homer in 5 years.
|September 3||Judge Landis rules against a $1‚500 fine the Reds imposed on injured Chick Hafey‚ who had left the team for his home in California after asking to be placed on the voluntary disabled list. Hafey had chronic sinus and sight problems in addition to an injured shoulder. Landis grants Hafey’s request and places him on the list.|
|September 4||The 3rd place Cubs get 2 HRs‚ including a grand slam‚ from Augie Galan to beat the Phillies at Wrigley Field. Larry French is the winner‚ 8-2‚ for his 13th victory.|
The Cards score 4 in the 8th‚ then Dizzy Dean picks up a save in the 9th to beat the Braves‚ 5-3. Jess Haines‚ who fails for the 11th time to win his 200th game‚ is lifted after 7 for Bill Walker who promptly tees up Wally Berger‘s 30th homer of the year. Walker gives up two hits but is the winning pitcher.
Carl Hubbell subdues the Reds‚ 6-4‚ for his 20th win of the season. King Carl scatters 12 hits including three apiece by Cuyler and Riggs. Dick Bartell gets three hits for the Terrymen‚ who remain two in back of the Cards.
Babe Ruth receives a lifetime pass for all National League games from NL prexy Ford Frick.
|September 5||Rookie Terry Moore of the Cardinals goes 6-for-6 and the rest of the Cards add another 12 hits to paste the Braves‚ 15-3.|
The Cubs keep the pressure on by edging the Phils in 11 innings‚ 3-2‚ on Frank Demaree‘s single. Charlie Root picks up the win.
Trailing the St. Louis Browns‚ 5-1‚ Lefty Grove is lifted for pinch-hitter Wes Ferrell who hits an RBI single as Red Sox score six runs in the 6th inning enroute to 9-5 win. Grove is winning pitcher.
|September 6||The Cubs‚ again led by Galan‚ take their 3rd straight from the Phils. Augie triples and scores the tying run in the 8th‚ then hits a leadoff homer in the 10th to win it‚ 3-2‚ for Lon Warneke.|
The Cards again top Boston‚ 6-4‚ with Frisch’s triple in the 8th a key blow. Dizzy Dean notches his 24th win.
|September 7||Cleveland beats Boston thanks to an unusual triple play. With no outs and the bases loaded in game 1‚ and the Indians leading‚ 5-3‚ in the 9th‚ the Indians bring in Oral Hildebrand to pitch to Joe Cronin. Cronin lines his first pitch off the side of the head of Cleveland 3B Odell Hale. The ball caroms to SS Bill Knickerbocker‚ who throws to 2B Roy Hughes‚ who throws to 1B Hal Trosky to finish the triple play ending the game.|
Bill Lee shuts out the Phils 4-0 for his 16th win of the season‚ as the Cubs move into 2nd place ahead of the Giants. Augie Galan continues his hitting for the Cubs‚ driving in 2 runs.
The Cards’ Paul Dean tops the Braves 8-5 as Medwick and Frisch have 3 hits apiece.
|September 8||The Cards fail to increase their lead as they split with the Phils. In the opener‚ Dizzy Dean wins his 25th game‚ but the Birds lose 4-2 in the night cap when they strand 16 runners. St. Louis outhits the Phils 13 to 4. Rain washes out the Cubs game at Wrigley.|
In the 2nd game of a twinbill‚ the A’s Jimmie Foxx doubles in the 8th to break up Eldon Auker‘s no-hit bid. Detroit rolls‚ 15-1 collecting 20 hits. Foxx has a pair of homers in the opener‚ again in vain‚ as the Tigers win‚ 7-5. Cochrane has 3 hits in each game for Detroit. The sweep increases their AL lead to 10 games.
|September 9||With the Cardinals’ Phil Collins losing to Curt Davis and the Phils‚ 4-3‚ the Cubs win their 5th and 6th straight games. Chicago tops the Braves‚ 5-1 and 2-1‚ behind the pitching of Larry French and Tex Carleton‚ cutting the Cardinal lead to a single game.|
|September 10||Washington’s Buck Newsom scatters six hits to shut out the leading Tigers‚ 6-0. Schoolboy Rowe pitches 6 innings to take the loss.|
Chicago beat the Braves‚ 4-0‚ behind Charlie Root for their 7th straight win. Freddie Lindstrom is the batting star with a double and single to drive home a pair as Chicago stays a game behind the Cardinals and 1 1/2 ahead of the Giants. The Giants win a pair today‚ 4-3 and 4-2 over the Pirates‚ while the Cards score 3 in the 8th to edge the Phils‚ 4-2.
The Browns triumph 8-6 over the A’s‚ handing the Mackmen their 13th straight loss. Foxx is 2-for-3 for the A’s‚ while Carey and Coleman each have three hits for the Browns.
|September 11||The rampaging Cubs beat the lowly Braves‚ 15-3. Bill Lee coasts to the win.|
|September 12||Charlie Grimm’s Cubs continue their hot hitting‚ trouncing the Dodgers 13-3. Augie Galan has 4 hits and 5 RBIs for the ‘Grimm Reapers.’|
Dizzy Dean wins his 26th‚ a 5-2 CG victory over New York’s Carl Hubbell‚ to keep the Cardinals in 1st place by a game. But the Cards Ducky Medwick has his hitting streak stopped at 28 straight games
|September 13||Friday the 13th brings bad luck to the Cards at home. Trailing New York 10-6 after the Giants score 4 in the 9th‚ the Cards tie it up and then give the ball to Dizzy Dean. But the Giants score 3 in the 10th against the tired star‚ to win 13-10. With a man on 1B‚ RF Pepper Martin provides a fielding highlight by knocking down a line drive by Bill Terry‚ picking the ball up and racing to 1B to tag Jackson and forcing Terry for an unassisted DP. With the Cubs win‚ the Giants lead is 4 percentage points.|
Larry French and the Cubs beat the Dodgers 4-1‚ for their 10th straight win. All 10 have been complete games. French allows 8 hits‚ 3 to Al Lopez.
The Reds Whitey Hilcher tosses his only ML CG to beat Boston’s Ed Brandt‚ 1-0. For the Braves it is their 14th straight loss.
Detroit wallops the Yankees‚ 13-5 behind Schoolboy Rowe. Greenberg has 3 hits including a homer to boost his league leading average. George Selkirk hits an inside the park homer and Lou Gehrig hits 2 out to reach 30 homers. He now has 116 RBI‚ 54 coming on homers.
|September 14||The Cubs outlast the Dodgers‚ 18-14‚ for their 11th straight win and go into first place. In winning‚ the Cubs use a relief pitcher for the 1st time in 11 games. Chicago scores 5 in the 2nd and 8 in the 6th in outhitting Brooklyn 18 hits to 15. Johnny Babich starts and goes a third of an inning to take the loss; Starter Charlie Root is the Chicago winner.|
Meanwhile‚ the Giants top the faltering Cards 5-4 in 11 innings‚ to move into 3rd place‚ just 3 1/2 games in back of the Cubs. The Cards drop the 2nd with the loss. Paul Dean was to start today’s game but he suffered what is called a severe heart attack while attending the Canzoneri-Ghnouly bout. Heusser started but the loss goes to Fidgety Phil Collins‚ who comes on in the 11th.
The Braves snap their 14-game losing streak by tipping the Reds‚ 6-4. The Braves drive Tony Freitas from the mound in the 6th inning with 7 hits‚ four for extra bases.
The Senators win their fifth straight‚ beating the Indians‚ 5-1. Bobo Newsom scatters 10 hits-5 by Earl Averill‚ including two doubles and a triple-to go the route. Joe Vosmik‚ in the race for the batting championship at .345‚ breaks out of his recent slump going 1-for-4.
The Yankee split with the AL-leading Tigers‚ winning 2-1 and losing 5-1. Johnny Broaca is the winner in the opener over Crowder‚ while Lawson tops Brown in game 2. Hank Greenberg‚ leading the AL in hitting at .346‚ is 0-for-the afternoon‚ with 5 strikeouts. “The hooting and jeering which some of the fans turned loose against Hank wasn’t much of a tribute to the sportsmanship of his home town” (New York American).
Frankie Crosetti returns to New York after an operation at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins Hospital to remove floating cartilage in his right knee. He’ll soon return to his home in California.
|September 15||Before an overflow Sunday crowd of 41‚284 in St. Louis‚ the Giants Carl Hubbell outpitches Dizzy Dean to give New York a 7-3 win. It is the 2nd time in 4 days the two aces have matched up. The Giants‚ winners of 14 out of their last 22 games‚ are now just 1 1/2 games behind the Cardinals.|
Boston rolls over the Browns‚ 9-5‚ as Lefty Grove posts his 14th straight win over St. Louis. His streak began in August‚ 1932‚ when he was with the A’s.
In Washington‚ Cleveland takes a pair from the Senators‚ 16-4 and 6-3. Mel Harder and Willis Hudlin pick up the victories. left-handed hitting Hal Trosky‚ mired in a 1-for-40 slump‚ turns to switch-hitting against the 2 lefty Nats starters‚ Buck Rogers and Dick Lanahan. As noted by Clem Comly‚ Trosky goes 4-for-9 with a homer‚ then hitting lefty is 1-for-1 to finish the day with 5 hits.
|September 16||In the opener of a critical 4-game series in Chicago‚ the Giants lose 8-3 to the Cubs Lon Warneke. The Cubs have now won 12 straight.|
Brown versus Brown as Pittsburgh reliever Mace Brown pitches 5 innings of shutout relief to beat Boston‚ 5-3. Wally Berger‘s 3rd double of the game in the 9th is the only hit he allows. The Bucs Gus Suhr plays 1B in the last inning to run his streak of consecutive games played to 619‚ a new NL record. The old mark was set by Eddie Brown from 1924 to 1928.
|September 17||Dodger OF Len Koenecke‚ dropped by the team‚ and put off an American Airline flight for drunkenness in Detroit‚ hires a private plane to fly him to Buffalo‚ where he had played previously. During the flight he tries to take over the controls and gets into a fight with the pilot. He dies after the co-pilot hits him over the head with a fire extinguisher.|
With Terry Moore sidelined after fracturing his foot yesterday‚ the Cards top Brooklyn‚ 4-2 behind Jess Haines. Paul Dean saves the game in relief. In the 2nd game of the doubleheader in St. Louis‚ a tired Dizzy Dean again fails in relief‚ giving up 3 runs in relief‚ as Brooklyn wins 8-7. The Cards are now trailing the Cubs by 2 1/2 games.
The Giants take a 2-1 lead against the Cubs‚ but when Hal Schumacher injures his arm in the 5th inning‚ the Cubs jump on reliever Allyn Stout to win 5-3. Larry French is the victor.
Phils rookie Hal Kelleher makes his first major league start‚ shutting out the Reds‚ 1-0.
|September 18||With 30‚000 fans watching at Wrigley‚ first-place Chicago tallies 20 hits in thrashing the Giants 15-3. Charlie Root picks up the win. The win is Chicago’s 15th straight and drops the Giants 6 1/2 games behind the Bruins.|
|September 19||The Cubs complete a 4-game sweep of the Giants‚ beating Carl Hubbell for their 16th straight win‚ 6-1. Billy Herman has 3 hits and is 11-for-18 in the series with the Giants. The 16 wins in a row is the most in the NL since the 1924 Dodgers won 15. Giants manager Bill Terry tells reporters that‚ “the Cubs will win . . . they are playing way over their heads.”|
Dizzy Dean tops Brooklyn 9-1 as Frisch and Charley Gelbert each have 3 hits for St. Louis.
The Reds Paul Derringer wins his 20th of the year‚ beating the visiting Phillies‚ 6-1. He’ll go 22-13 this year; the next biggest winner on the Reds will win 8.
|September 20||The Pittsburgh Crawfords beat the New York Cubans to win the Negro NL Championship 3-0 behind the pitching of Leroy Matlock and the extra-base hits of Josh Gibson‚ Cool Papa Bell and Oscar Charleston.|
|September 21||The Detroit Tigers clinch the pennant with a double win over the St. Louis Browns‚ winning 6-2 and 2-0. Eldon Auker wins the nitecap with a complete game shutout‚ while Tommy Bridges takes the opener. The Tigers will coast the rest of the way‚ going 1-6‚ while the Yankees go 6-1.|
At Wrigley‚ lefty Roy Henshaw edges the Pirates 4-3 to the delight of 39‚000 fans.
The Reds knock Paul Dean out of the game and beat the Cards‚ 9-7. It is the Reds first win in St. Louis this year after 8 losses. The Cards now trail the Cubs by 3 1/2.
Hal Trosky powers his 24th homer to lead the Indians to a 7-3 win over the White Sox. Joe Vosmik is 1-for-2 and continues to hold a slight lead at .348 in the AL batting race. After the Washington-Philadelphia twinbill today‚ Buddy Myer (0-for-4 today) is 2nd at .342 and Jimmie Foxx (0-for-9 today) is at .340‚ ending his 18-game hitting streak.
|September 22||In the final game at Chicago‚ the Cubs whip the Pirates 2-0 as Larry French outpitches Cy Blanton to win his 5th of the month. The Cubs‚ in winning their 18th straight‚ maintain their hold on 1st place by 3 games over the Cardinals. With 40‚558 today‚ Chicago has 202‚283 fans who have watched the final six games. Blanton finishes his year with a 2.58 ERA‚ tops in the NL‚ and his 142 strikeouts sets a Pirates rookie record that will not be broken this century.|
The Cards shave the lead to 3 games by twice beating the Reds‚ 14-4 and 3-1. Mike Ryba‚ in relief of Bill Hallahan in the 2nd‚ wins the opener pitching 7 innings of two-hit ball in his major league debut. He also knocks in 3 runs on two hits. Dizzy Dean wins his 28th‚ allowing just three hits and striking out ten‚ to take the nitecap.
The Boston Braves lose their 110th game for a new NL record‚ dropping a pair to the Phils‚ 7-5 and 4-3. Timely homers by Johnny Moore and Watkins win the games for the Quakers. The Braves will lose 115‚ which remains the record until the 1962 expansion New York Mets lose 120 in a 162-game schedule. The Braves winning percentage of .248 is a 20th Century low in the NL.
Washington beats up on the A’s winning 10-2 and 11-1. Buck Newsom wins the opener‚ scattering 9 hits‚ and collecting a single‚ double and triple and drives in three runs in game one. Holbrook has a triple and 3 RBIs for the Nats in game 2.
The Browns Earl Caldwell‚ up from San Antonio (Texas) defeats the leading Tigers‚ 1-0 on three hits. Schoolboy Rowe is the loser and his error in the 6th allows the only run. Caldwell pitched briefly in the NL seven years ago.
At Fenway‚ a record crowd of 47‚627-with 10‚000 turned away-watch the Yankees sweep the Red Sox‚ 6-4 and 9-0. New York stops Wes Ferrell‘s bid for his 25th win in game one‚ and Walter Brown‚ the hurling mammoth‚ gives up just 4 hits in the nitecap. In game 2‚ the Yanks have 7 ground rule doubles into the roped-off crowd. The Sunday Law stops the game after 8 innings.
Competing for prizes donated by Tom Yawkey‚ the Yanks also defeat the Sox in the pre-game Field Day‚ winning 4 of 5 events. Ben Chapman wins the 75-yard dash nipping Jesse Hill by a yard. Recently acquired Sox Skinny Graham is 3rd. The lone Sox triumph comes when catcher Rick Ferrell throws into a barrel at 2B on the fly; Joe Glenn’s is in the barrel but on the bounce Glenn is tops in fungo hitting with a 350-foot drive‚ and the Yankees win the walking relay in‚ well‚ a walk. Chief interest is the final event‚ the four-man relay around the bases‚ with each runner completing a circuit. Clocked in 57.2 seconds‚ the Yankee squad of Selkirk‚ Hill‚ Rolfe‚ and Chapman pass the baton ahead of the quartet of Almada‚ Graham‚ Johnson‚ and Cooke. The field day will be repeated next Sunday at the Stadium.
|September 23||With the Cubs idle‚ the Pirates beat up on the Cards and rookie Ed Heusser to win 12-0. Big Jim weaver allows 4 hits in the shutout.|
|September 24||The Cards rebound to whip the Pirates 11-2 behind Bill Hallahan to set up the critical 5-game series with the leading Cubs.|
The Indians whip the White Sox‚ 14-7 as Hal Trosky belts his 25th HR and Joe Vosmik (.349) is 2-for-5.
|September 25||In a showdown series with the 2nd place Cardinals in St. Louis‚ the Cubs edge the Cardinals 1-0. Paul Dean strikes out the first 4 Cub batters before young Phil Cavarretta drives a home run on top the roof in RF for the only score of the game. Lon Warneke gives up just 2 hits and walks none in winning his 20th game. It is the Cubs’ 19th straight win‚ and they are now assured of at least a tie for the pennant.|
At Cleveland the Indians edge the Tigers‚ 3-2‚ garnering 10 hits. Joe Vosmik‚ leading the AL in hitting‚ has 3 hits‚ as does Hal Trosky‚ batting righty against the lefty Elon Hogsett. Chief Hogsett took over in the 1st inning when starter Auker was hit on the wrist by a line drive off the bat of Vosmik. Hogsett accounts for one run with a 6th inning solo homer over the RF wall of League Park.
|September 26||Rain washes out the Cubs-Cards game.|
|September 27||The Cubs clinch the NL pennant in the first game of a doubleheader with the Cardinals‚ 6-2‚ besting Dizzy Dean‚ as Bill Lee wins his 20th. The Cubs tally 15 hits off Diz‚ led by Freddie Lindstrom‘s 4. With Roy Henshaw‘s victory‚ 5-3‚ in the nitecap‚ the Cubs extend their win streak to an incredible 21 games and reach the 100-win mark. Only once during the winning streak have the Cubs pitchers given up more than 3 runs. The streak ties the franchise mark set in 1880.|
All AL games are rained out.
|September 28||With nothing on the line‚ the pennant-winning Cubs finally lose to the Cardinals‚ 7-5‚ on Medwick’s 11th-inning homer off Fabian Kowalik. The loss snaps Chicago’s 21-game win streak‚ the longest in the majors since the Giants of 1916‚ when New York won 26 games and tied one. However‚ Chicago’s win streak is the longest without a tie since 1880.|
Before a paid crowd of 174 fans at Ebbets Field‚ the Dodgers win their 6th in a row‚ beating the Phils‚ 12-2. Junior Frey is 2-for-5 with a three-run HR before turning the shortstop job over to Rod Dedeaux‚ making his ML debut. Rod will play just 2 games but will make his mark as a college coach.
The Indians sweep the Browns‚ 3-0 and 7-3‚ with Joe Vosmik (.350) going 1-for-7 at the day’s end. He still leads Buddy Myer by 2 points‚ but will lose the AL bat title by a point.
|September 29||The Cubs lose 2-1 to the Cardinals. Left fielder Augie Galan plays in his 154th game of the season‚ ending the year without hitting into a DP‚ still a ML record (Reiser does it in 1942‚ but plays fewer games). Augie did hit into a triple play to open the season. The Cubs lone score comes on Billy Herman‘s 57th double.|
Against Washington‚ Jimmie Foxx slams his 35th homer in the 4th inning to give the A’s a 4-2 lead‚ When the Nats tie‚ Double X hits his 36th in the 7th to put the A’s in the lead and tie Hank Greenberg for the AL HR title. Washington retakes it‚ but the A’s score 4 to win 11-8. Washington’s Buddy Myer goes 4-for-5 to edge out Cleveland’s Joe Vosmik for the AL batting title‚ .349 to .348. In Cleveland’s doubleheader‚ Vosmik pinch hits in game one making an out‚ and plans on taking the rest of the afternoon off. When he hears that Myer is hot‚ he plays‚ going 1-for-3 to “lose” the title. Foxx finishes at .346.
After winning the first game 3-2 against Detroit‚ the White Sox tie the AL record with 10 singles in the 2nd inning of game 2 off Eldon Auker. They tally 8 runs in the frame and win 14-2‚ as Auker loses his 7th against 18 wins‚ the best percentage in the AL. Firpo Marberry umps his last game. Released by the Tigers in June‚ Firpo was an AL ump for the 2nd half of the year‚ but will sign with the Giants after the season.
Two outstanding strikeout performances are recorded today. Brooklyn’s Van Lingle Mungo strikes out 15 Phillies and allows 2 hits in beating Jorgens‚ 2-0. The 2nd game ends in a 4-4 tie. The Braves Danny MacFayden matches Mungo‚ striking out 15 Giants in a 3-0 win in a twinbill split at Boston. The 15 is the most K’s in regulation in the NL since 1909 (Vance matched it 3 times). Not until Koufax‚ in 1959‚ will a NL hurler strike out more in a 9 inning game.
In a 9-6 nitecap loss against the Reds‚ Pittsburgh C Aubrey Epps goes 3-for-4 with a triple and 3 RBI. This will be the only ML game for the Memphis prep star‚ who will be sold to the Memphis club on May 15‚ 1937. Appearing also in his first ML game is Claude Passeau‚ who gives up 4 runs in 3 innings for the Bucs: they will trade him in 2 months. The Pirates take the opener‚ 4-1‚ behind Mace Brown‘s 4-hitter.
At New York’s Dykeman Oval‚ a doubleheader between a team of all-stars featuring Babe Ruth and the Cuban Giants attracts a crowd of 10‚000. Ruth is 1-for-4 with a walk as the Giants‚ behind Luis Tiant Sr.‚ win 6-1. With Ruth on the bench‚ the nightcap ends after 6 innings with the Giants leading 14-6.
|October 2||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.|
|October 3||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.|
|October 4||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 manager tossed since Frank Chance‚ in 1910.|
|October 5||Detroit’s Al Crowder outduels Tex Carleton 2-1 when the Cubs allow an unearned run in the 6th.|
|October 6||Lon Warneke keeps the Cubs alive with 6 innings of shutout ball for his 2nd win. He leaves because of a sore shoulder and Bill Lee relieves in the 3-1 victory. Chuck Klein hits a 2-run homer.|
|October 7||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.|
|October 10||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.”|
|October 20||By an unanimous vote‚ Detroit 1B Hank Greenberg is named AL MVP by the BBWAA; Wes Ferrell is runner-up.|
|October 21||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.|
|October 23||Cubs C Gabby Hartnett is selected by the BBWAA as the NL MVP‚ with Dizzy Dean the runner-up.|
|October 24||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.|
|October 27||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.|
|November 4||Cal Hubbard‚ pro football tackle with the Green Bay Packers‚ 1929-35‚ joins the AL umpiring staff.|
|November 6||Pitcher Sad Sam Jones‚ after 21 successive but not always successful AL seasons‚ is released by the Chicago White Sox.|
|November 13||Tigers owner Frank Navin dies while horse back riding. Walter Briggs, Sr. will eventually become the new president.|
|November 23||The Giants purchase veteran P Dick Coffman from the Browns. Coffman‚ who was on the outs with Rogers Hornsby‚ will go 24-14 over the next four years for New York.|
|November 26||The NL takes over the bankrupt‚ last-place Boston Braves franchise after several failed attempts to buy the club. The league takes over only temporarily‚ until matters can be straightened out.|
|December 9||The Giants get 2B Burgess Whitehead from the Cardinals for Roy Parmelee‚ Phil Weintraub‚ and cash.|
|December 10||Two Hall of Famers are sold today. Jimmie Foxx‚ along with Johnny Marcum‚ (17-12)‚ is sold by the A’s to the Red Sox for $350‚000 (also reported as $250‚000 and $150‚000). Also included in the trade are Roger “Doc” Cramer and Eric McNair‚ but the details on this will not be announced till January. The A’s get Gordon Rhodes (2-10) and a minor league catcher George Savino; The 28-year-old Foxx has averaged 41 homers over the past 7 seasons and says about the trade‚ “my dream has come true.” After three years in Chicago‚ Al Simmons is sold by the White Sox to the Tigers for $75‚000.|
The NL accepts Bob Quinn‚ who had been GM of the Brooklyn Dodgers‚ as president of the new ownership of the Braves. Quinn gains control of the club with the backing of $200‚000 by majority stockholder Charles Adams‚ who also owns the Boston Bruins. Adams is stripped of his stock and as Ford Frick says‚ “Adams will have no stock in the new organization.” Adams‚ who had spent $250‚000 to improve the Braves‚ came under fire from Judge Landis when he became the majority stockholder of the Suffolk Downs Race Track last summer.
Ford Frick is reelected NL president for 2 years and given a raise. The AL votes down night ball and awards a $500 cash prize for batting leaders retroactive to include Buddy Myer in 1935.
The Tigers of Osaka are officially formed to become Japan’s 2nd professional team.
|December 11||The Yankees trade the hot-tempered Johnny Allen to Cleveland for pitchers Monte Pearson and Steve Sundra‚ a minor leaguer.|
|December 14||Firpo Marberry resigns as AL umpire to sign with the Giants as a pitcher. He’ll get in one game before moving back to the AL with the Senators.|
|December 17||Heinie Manush is traded from Washington to the Boston Red Sox for Roy Johnson and Carl Reynolds.|
|December 21||The Dodgers trade Ray Benge‚ Tony Cuccinello‚ Al Lopez‚ and Bobby Reis to the Braves for P Ed Brandt (5-19) and OF Randy Moore. Brandt will win 11 and be traded next December for Cookie Lavagetto and Ralph Birkofer.|
Pittsburgh sends P Claude Passeau and C Earl Grace to the Phils for C Al Todd. Passeau will have three decent seasons before blossoming with the Cubs.