Baseball in 1936
|January 4||As the 2nd part of the December 10th deal for Jimmie Foxx‚ the Boston Red Sox get outfielder Doc Cramer (.332) and SS Eric “Boob” McNair from the A’s for Henry Johnson‚ Al Niemiec‚ and $75‚000. Even with the free spending‚ and the presence of 20-game winners Ferrell and Grove‚ Boston will finish 6th in 1936.|
|January 6||Giant President Charles A. Stoneham dies of Bright’s disease. He was the last surviving member of the trio that purchased the team in 1919.|
|January 15||IRS figures for 1934 show Branch Rickey as the highest paid man in baseball at $49‚470. Commissioner Landis had voluntarily taken a cut in 1933 from $65‚000 to $40‚000 because of the Depression.|
Horace Stoneham is elected president of the New York Giants‚ succeeding his late father. Stoneham‚ 32‚ will remain president for the next 40 years before selling the team in 1976.
The Chunichi Dragons of Nagoya‚ Japan‚ are officially formed. Eight days later the Hankyu Braves of Nishinomiya are formed.
|January 17||The Yankees trade Jimmy DeShong and Jesse Hill to Washington for Bump Hadley and Roy Johnson.|
|January 21||The Hollywood Stars‚ last place finishers in the PCL in 1935‚ move to San Diego where they will become the Padres. The Stars were unable to pay the annual rent of $8‚000 for Wrigley Field.|
|January 30||The new owners of the Boston Braves ask newspapermen to pick a new nickname for the team from suggestions made by fans. They choose the Bees‚ but the name will not catch on‚ and it will be scrapped after the 1940 season.|
|February 2||The baseball writers vote for the first players to be named to the new Baseball Hall of Fame. Ty Cobb‚ Babe Ruth‚ Honus Wagner‚ Christy Mathewson‚ and Walter Johnson each receive the requisite 75 percent of ballots cast. Active players also are eligible in this first election‚ with Hornsby finishing 9th‚ Cochrane 10th‚ Gehrig 15th‚ and Foxx 19th. Tainted former star Hal Chase receives 11 votes for 25th place‚ and Joe Jackson has 2 votes to tie for 36th place.|
|February 7||The Cincinnati Reds sail to Puerto Rico for a month’s spring training before returning to Tampa to finish up.|
|February 20||The Giants buy back good-hitting 1B Sam Leslie from the Dodgers.|
|March 1||After spring training with Lefty O’Doul’s San Francisco Seals (PCL)‚ the Yomiuri Giants of Japan beat the Seals‚ 5-0. On March 5th they will win again 11-7.|
|March 5||The St. Louis Cardinals‚ without the Dean brothers‚ who are once again holdouts‚ visit Cuba and are beaten by the Cuban all-stars. Luis Tiant Sr.‚ whose son will win 229 ML games‚ is the starting pitcher for the Cubans.|
|March 17||Much-heralded rookie Joe DiMaggio makes his spring debut with the Yankees‚ getting 4 hits‚ including a triple. The day is marred when the Cardinals win 8-7.|
|March 21||The Cincinnati Reds trade Jim Bottomley to the St. Louis Browns for Johnny Burnett. Sunny Jim will have a strong season in 1936 and‚ midway through the 1937 season‚ will be named manager.|
Joe DiMaggio runs his spring training record to 12-for-20‚ in an 11-2 Yankee victory over the newly named Boston Bees. Before the next game is played‚ the prize rookie is left unattended with his foot in a diathermy machine. The resulting burn ends his spring training and delays his ML debut until May.
|March 23||After an acrimonious holdout‚ Dizzy Dean signs for a reported $24‚000 and an understanding that the only fines levied will be major ones.|
|March 24||Paul Dean follows his brother into the fold and signs for $10‚000.|
|March 26||Hank Greenberg signs a Tiger’s contract for $20‚000‚ and Red Ruffing accepts $12‚000 from the Yankees.|
|April 1||Babe Herman‚ who hit .316 for the Reds last year‚ says on the phone to Chuck Dressen that he’ll stay home unless the Reds meet his terms. GM Larry MacPhail thunders‚ “Herman will play with the Reds or he won’t play.”|
In a poll of 98 sports editors and writers‚ 43 pick the Cardinals to win the NL pennant. 39 go with the Cubs.
|April 5||In Fayettville‚ NC‚ 5000 turn out to see Babe Ruth and the Braves defeat NC State‚ 6-2. All balls hit in to the crowd are kept as souvenirs and by the time the last ball is hit into the crowd 12 dozen balls have been used up.|
|April 12||With spring training completed‚ the Browns are atop the Grapefruit League standings with a 15-5 record. But only half the games are against ML teams. Washington is 2nd at 13-7; The Yankees finish 13-8‚ and are 8-6 agaisnt AL teams (0 games against the NL). The Cards go 17-10‚ with a 9-6 record against ML squads. The Cubs are 12-11 against the ML teams.|
In the Hub City series‚ limited to one game because of the weather‚ the Boston Bees down the Red Sox‚ 8-4‚ in front of 6500 shivering fans.
|April 14||At Griffith Stadium‚ Vice-President James Garner makes the march to the flagpole for the President. Then to a standing ovation from 31‚000 Franklin Roosevelt tosses out the first ball (but misses the catcher) in the Senators opener against New York. Nats starter Bobo Newsom pitches a masterful game‚ surviving a 5th inning beaning when he is hit by a throw to first by 3B Ossie Bluege‚ to shut out the Yankees‚ 1-0‚ on 4 hits. Lefty Gomez loses his second straight 1-0 Opener. Roosevelt stays till the 9th‚ muchning peanuts and keeping his own scorecard.|
In a 12-7 loss to Cubs‚ Cardinals rookie Eddie Morgan pinch-hits and drives the first pitch he sees from Lon Warneke for a HR‚ the only one he’ll hit in a 39-game career. He is the first to hit a pinch HR in his first at bat. Billy Herman leads the Cubs going 5-for-5 with 3 doubles and a homer. Frank Demaree has a pair of roundtrippers‚ while Gabby Hartnett and Chuck Klein have one apiece. Augie Galan‚ who hit into no double plays last year‚ hits into one his first time up.
For the 2nd year in a row‚ Waite Hoyt is the winner in the Reds opener. The Pirate ace wins 8-6. Babe Herman has 4 hits.
|April 15||The Giants Harry Gumbert defeats the Dodgers Van Lingle Mungo‚ 5-3‚ in a game the features a fine brawl between Mungo and Dick Bartell. On an unassisted ground out to 1B Buddy Hassett‚ Mungo comes over to cover the bag and gives a hard block to the batter Bartell‚ Rowdy Richard goes flying and comes up swinging. Umpire Beans Reardon races over and pries the 2 combatants apart‚ then tosses them. Tomorrow they get a fine from Frick. Ox Eckard‚ 35‚ a veteran of the NFL Giants‚ clubs his one and only ML homer‚ a 2-run shot‚ for the Dodgers.|
|April 16||In a 10-4 win over the visiting A’s‚ Red Sox player-manager Joe Cronin breaks his right thumb on a force play at 2B. He will miss almost half the season.|
With 2 runners on and 2 outs in the 9th inning‚ the Dodgers lead the Giants 6-5 when New York’s Hank Lieber hits an easy fly to LF Freddie Lindstrom. But Dodger SS Jimmy Jordan crashes into Lindstrom and the ball bounces out of Jordan’s glove. Both players lie dazed as two Giants’ runners score to win 7-6.
In Texas‚ the Tokyo Giants beat the Jacksonville Jax (East Texas L)‚ 11-2‚ in an exhibition game.
|April 17||Cleveland spoils the Browns home opener at Sportsman’s Park-the cold weather keeping the crowd short of 1500-by winning the 10-inning contest‚ 13-10.|
Lefty Grove and the Red Sox take the Yankees home opener‚ 8-0‚ before a shivering crowd of 22‚256. Grove pitches a masterful 2-hitter‚ with Lou Gehrig collecting 2 singles.
In a PCL match‚ Eddie Joost has 6 hits to pace Mission to a 13-6 win over Sacramento. Mission pitcher Boom Boom Beck has a pair of homers. Beck will go 18-21 this year and have another 20-loss season in 1937.
|April 20||Pittsburgh’s Gus Suhr belts a two-out homer in the 9th with two on off Roy Henshaw to give the Bucs a dramatic win over the Cubs‚ 9-8. Bill Swift picks up the win.|
At Brooklyn‚ Dodger castoff Wayne “three fingered” Osborne hands Freddie Fitzsimmons a 4-1 lead‚ but the Bees come back to tie 6-6 in the 12th in a game called on account of darkness. Bees reliever Ben Cantrell induces a 1-2-3 DP to end the 12th. Joe Stripp ends his holdout and signs with the Dodgers today.
|April 22||The Reds Calvin Chapman hits his only ML homer in the 8th to snap a 4-4 tie as the Reds beat the Cardinals‚ 7-6. Chapman hits a fly ball that RF Lou Scoffic loses in the sun and Chapman legs out an inside-the-park homer.|
|April 23||In the Dodgers 4-3‚ 10-inning win over the Giants‚ Dodgers OF Randy Moore breaks his right ankle sliding into 2B and will miss most of the season. He’ll return to the active list on July 27 and play in just one more game on the field before August 27. He’ll hit .103 next year‚ his last. A Mel Ott HR gives the Giants the lead in the 10th‚ but the Dodgers counter with 2 runs.|
|April 26||In a ragged game featuring 11 errors‚ the Dodgers over 7 errors to beat the Phils‚ 10-7. Adding to the miscues‚ Brooklyn SS Ben Geraghty reaches base twice on interference (tipped bat) by Philadelphia C Earl Grace for a ML record.|
At Boston‚ the Red Sox score six runs in the bottom of the first inning‚ but the Yankees rebound with 7 in the 2nd. New York holds on to win‚ 12-9. Foxx and Gehrig match homers while Frank Crosetti is 5-for-6 and Bill Dickey 4-for-6.
|April 29||In St. Louis‚ Roy Parmelee‚ former Giants pitcher‚ beats Carl Hubbell 2-1 in a 17-inning duel. The game is scoreless until the 12th when the Giants score a run‚ but the Cards match it in the bottom of the 12th. Parmelee allows just 6 hits in 17 innings‚ while King Carl gives up 11.|
Tiger first sacker Hank Greenberg breaks his left wrist in a baseline collision with Washington’s Jake Powell and is finished for the season. It will be suggested that Powell’s anti-Semitism is behind the crash. This is the same wrist that Greenberg broke in the 2nd game of the 1935 WS. The Tigers lose‚ 7-3 to Pete Appleton as they collect just 2 hits‚ one a 9th inning HR by Al Simmons.
Career minor leaguer Cecil Dunn‚ playing for Alexandria (Evangeline League) clouts five home runs‚ a single and drives in 12 runs as the visiting Aces beat Lake Charles‚ 28-5.
The first professional baseball game in Japan is played. Nagoya defeats Daitokyo by a score of 8-5.
|April 30||The hits keep coming for Detroit. Tigers player/manager Mickey Cochrane is hit on the right instep by a foul tip. Like yesterday‚ it is Jake Powell doing the damage. Powell adds insult by driving in the winning run in the 9th of Washington’s 8-7 victory over the Tigers. Irving Burns‚ whome the Tigers acquired from the Browns to fill in at 1B‚ has a hit and RBI.|
The A’s outslug the Browns‚ 12-8 behind George Puccinelli‘s four hits. Bill Dietrich chops down Sugar Cain for the win. Browns manager Hornsby announces that he is swapping 1B Jack Burns to the Tigers for lefty Chief Hogsett and cash. Burns will take over for the injured Greenberg and hit .283.
|May 2||The Cleveland Indians leave Boston tonight for Washington under a medical injunction to take precautions against contagion from the spinal meningitis afflicting right fielder Bruce Campbell. The Indians‚ 7-3 winner today over Boston‚ will be allowed to play the Senators tomorrow‚ but every player is told to isolate himself from family and children for three weeks.|
Bucky Walters‚ infielder turned pitcher‚ holds the Reds to 7 hits in 7 2/3 inning‚ and bats in the winning run to give the Phils a 4-3 win. Philadelphia scores all its runs in the 6th when they drive Al Hollingsworth‚ Cincy’s leading pitcher‚ from the mound.
Toronto (IL) pitcher Leroy Hermann pitches a 10-inning no-hit no-run game against Newark.
|May 3||Playing LF‚ Joe DiMaggio makes his regular-season debut with the Yankees and has 3 hits‚ one a triple‚ as New York routs St. Louis 14-5. Joe scores 3 runs and knocks in one. Gehrig and Ben Chapman each collect 4 hits and Gehrig scores 5 runs. New York will win 5 of their next 6 games with DiMag in the lineup. To make room‚ the Yankees waive OF Dixie Walker‚ hitting .350‚ to the White Sox.|
|May 5||The Braves Danny MacFayden bests Paul Dean‚ 1-0‚ to knock the Cards out of 1st place. MacFayden allows 3 hits.|
|May 6||Jimmie Foxx hits his 7th and 8th homers of the season as Wes Ferrell beats the St. Louis Browns‚ 9-6‚ to keep the Red Sox in first place.|
|May 10||Joe Sullivan‚ Detroit pitcher‚ weakens after 12 innings of scoreless relief and Cleveland edges Detroit 9-7. Sullivan takes over for Auker in the 2nd and is splendid before losing in the 15th. Tribe second baseman makes a ML record 14 putouts in the game (as noted by Trent McCotter and Lyle Spatz).|
By beating the A’s‚ 7-2‚ at home the Yankees move into first place and will remain there the rest of the season. Rookie Joe DiMaggio makes his belated home debut and hits his first home run‚ off George Turbeville. Lou Gehrig has 4 hits and two RBIs and Johnny Murphy‚ in his first start of the season‚ picks up the win.
In Washington‚ the Senators top the A’s and Lefty Grove‚ 4-0. Grove had come into the game having allowed just one earned run in his previous 48 innings.
|May 11||Mel Ott drives in 8 runs‚ including a 3-run HR with two out in the 9th inning‚ to give the Giants a 13-12 win over the Phillies.|
|May 12||After the Dodgers beat Dizzy Dean‚ 5-2‚ at Ebbets Field‚ Cardinal captain Leo Durocher and Casey Stengel agree to meet under the stands and the Dodger manager gets a cut lip in a brief fight. The fight was the result of much bickering about calls during the game and some pre-game bantering.|
Before a crowd of 700 fans‚ the Browns snap a 13-game losing streak by beating the Yankees‚ 7-0. Journeyman reliever Al “Tommy”Thomas‚ signed as a free agent‚ makes his first start of the year to beat the AL leaders. St. Louis gets all its runs in the 1st 2 innings off Pat Malone.
Ground crew notches save. At Comiskey Park‚ a shower with 2 outs in the 3rd inning delays the game 10 minutes. The grounds crew covers the mound and the batters’ boxes for the suration. Then with the sun shining‚ they attempt to make the field “playable” by taking rakes and shovels to the first and third-base lines and end up rendering the field unplayable. The umpires have no recourse but to call the game‚ taking Ted Lyons‚ with a 3-0 deficit‚ off the hook.
|May 14||Joe DiMaggio bangs three doubles and single to pace the visiting Yankees to a 6-1 win over the Browns. DiMag will end the season with a .323 batting average‚ and a .352 OBA‚ still below the league OBA average of .363. The Browns shut out the Yanks yesterday to break their 13-game losing streak.|
|May 15||Washington’s Bobo Newsom strikes out 11 former teammates to hand the Browns their 23rd loss in their last 27 games. The Nats win‚ 10-5‚ behind a 17-hit attack. Les Tietja is the loser without retiring a batter.|
|May 16||The Cubs Phil Cavaretta poles a grand slam in the 8th inning off Bucky Walters to power the Cubs to a 7-3 win over the Phillies. The Phils argue to no avail that Cav’s homer is foul.|
Pittsburgh P Waite Hoyt has an emergency appendectomy.
|May 17||Thanks to a big first inning the Browns are able to hold on and beat the Athletics‚ 8-5‚ their 2nd victory in 19 games. Buck Ross walks 4 of the 1st 5 Brownie batters and is lifted. Jim Bottomlet then clears the basaes with a triple. Moose Solter hits a HR in the 7th to break a 5-5 tie.|
|May 20||The Giants take first place from the Cardinals‚ defeating them at the Polo Grounds 10-7. Tomorrow Paul Dean will pitch the Cards back on top‚ as the NL lead seesaws.|
Veteran Fred Lindstrom‚ who abruptly quit the Dodgers and returned home to Chicago‚ says he may return to play for Brooklyn next year if he’s feeling good. He doesn’t.
|May 21||The Phillies reacquire “The Clouting Kraut” Chuck Klein‚ from the Cubs‚ along with P Fabian Kowalik and a reported $50‚000‚ for P Curt Davis and OF Ethan Allen. Klein is hitting .294 this year for the Cubs.|
|May 22||Phils pitcher Bucky Walters shuts out the Dodgers‚ 15-0. Fred Fitzsimmons‚ routed before getting an out‚ is the loser. The big blow in the 7-run 1st inning is a grand slam by Pinky Whitney.|
Collecting 17 hits‚ including 8 doubles‚ the Cards overwhelm the Pirates‚ 11-4. Dizzy Dean breezes to his 6th win and the Cards increase their lead to 1 1/2 games. Pepper Martin scores in his 13th consecutive game‚ but will go runless tomorrow.
|May 23||At Crosley Field‚ Following a single by Lee Handley‚ and two pinch hitters reaching base‚ Sammy Byrd hits a pinch ultimate grand slam in the bottom of the 9th to give the Reds a 4-3 win over Pittsburgh. Bucs starter Bob Swift loads the bases and reliever Cy Blanton serves up just one pitch to Byrd who lets it fly. Byrd will hit one more homer this year and then retire next March 10 to play professional golf. The three pinch hitters scoring ties the NL record.|
Tony Lazzeri hits 3 HRs‚ 2 in the nitecap‚ good for 4 RBI as the visiting Yankees pound the Athletics‚ 12-6 and 15-1. The crowd of 24‚240‚ one of the largest in several seasons‚ pelts the field with cushions‚ bottles and other articles‚ making play difficult. Dickey‚ Chapman‚ Rolfe‚ and Crosetti also homer for NY.
|May 24||Yankees 2B Tony Lazzeri sets several slugging marks with two grand slams‚ a 3rd HR‚ and a triple for 15 total bases in a 25-2 slaughter of the Athletics at Shibe Park. Tony has now hit 7 HRs in 4 games and 6 in three games. He also sets a new AL mark of 11 RBIs in one game. DiMaggio has three hits‚ including a homer‚ and Frank Crosetti also goes deep as a league mark is tied when 9 Yanks score two or more runs. Another ML record is tied when Ben Chapman draws 5 walks as the Yanks are handed 16 bases on balls. Gehrig exits early and is replaced by his favorite sub‚ Jack Saltzgaver. Monte Pearson is the winner over George Turbeville in the laugher.|
The Giants whip the Phillies‚ 13-5 as Sam Leslie goes 5-for-5 and hitting for the cycle for New York.
|May 26||In Boston’s 5-4 win at Fenway over the Yankees‚ New York C Bill Dickey suffers a contusion of the left kidney‚ which will send him to the hospital.|
|May 27||Carl Hubbell beats the Dodgers 5-4 in 12 innings for his 6th win‚ as the Giants tie the Cardinals for first place.|
Cleveland OF Bruce Campbell is released from the hospital after a 3rd attack of spinal meningitis. Cleveland wins today‚ 12-2‚ over the Browns with Billy Sullivan collecting 5 safeties and Hal Trosky hitting his 10th HR‚ a triple‚ and single.
|May 28||At Wrigley Reds pitcher Al Hollingsworth stakes himself to a 4-0 lead by belting a grand slam off Chicago’s Lon Warneke in the top of the 2nd. He then surrenders 7 runs in the bottom of the frame and eventually loses‚ 11-5. Johnson‚ Stine‚ and English get tossed after a bench-clearing brawl erupts in the 3rd. The Cubs won two days ago by scoring 7 runs in the 3rd.|
|May 29||In the 2nd 15-0 shutout in a week‚ New York’s Al Smith is the beneficiary of the hitting as he closes down the Braves. Smith will toss 4 shutouts this year‚ tops in the NL. Smith gives up a Texas Leaguer by Hal Lee in the 8th and a ground single in the 9th.|
On tour in the US‚ Japan’s Waseda University nine loses to the University of Chicago‚ 18-16‚ as the 2 teams combine for 34 hits and 17 errors. Waseda scores 9 in the top of the 9th and Chicago answers with 5. Waseda will win tomorrow’s rematch‚ 10-5‚ as pitcher Wakahara allows 10 hits but strikes out 17.
|May 30||At Yankee Stadium‚ a crowd of 71‚000 watch the Bronx Bombers sweep the Nats‚ 7-1 and 6-1. DiMaggio has 3 doubles in the nitecap in support of Red Ruffing‘s 2 hitter.|
|May 31||Stu Martin 4th hit of the game‚ a single in the 12th inning‚ drives in the winning run as the Cards beat the Reds‚ 8-7. Dizzy Dean ‘scatters’ 19 hits‚ including 5 by Lew Riggs‚ in winning his 9th.|
In a 5-run rally in the 9th at Detroit‚ Rogers Hornsby‘s pinch single drives in the winner and gives the Browns an 11-10 win over the Tigers. It’s the first of 2 games that Rajah will play in this year. Starting pitcher Chief Hogsett‚ making his first appearance with the last-place Browns‚ hits 4 Detroit batters to tie the ML record.
The Cards sell Wild Bill Hallahan to the Reds.
|June 1||At West Point‚ the New York Yankees easily subdue the cadets‚ 6-2. Lefty Gomez pitches the first 3 innings and allows 2 runs.|
|June 2||In the first of 8 night games this season at Crosley Field‚ the host Reds take an 8-2 lead into the 9th‚ but the Phillies score 6 times to tie‚ before losing‚ 8-7. Ival Goodman‘s HR in the bottom of the 9th is the difference.|
|June 4||The Tigers score 10 runs in the 3rd and 6 in the 5th enroute to a 18-9 thrashing of the A’s. Philadelphia scores 6 in the 9th but still comes up a bit short. Mickey Cochrane belts an inside-the-park grand slam in the 3rd and collapses after running it out and is replaced. Manager Cochrane will not be in the lineup as a player until July 15. Eldon Auker goes the distance for Detroit and might have had a shutout except for 4 errors. The A’s misplay 6.|
Coming in as a reliever‚ Cards P Paul Dean loses for 1st time to the Dodgers. The final is 4-3.
|June 5||Lou Gehrig plays in his 1‚700th consecutive game‚ as the Yankees beat Cleveland‚ 4-3.|
|June 6||Stu Martin‚ Cardinals rookie 2B‚ has his 17-game hitting streak stopped but ties the ML mark with 11 assists in the first game 4-3 loss of a St. Louis-New York doubleheader. Lefty Al Smith wins the nitecap‚ 7-0‚ as rain stops the match after 7 innings. The Cards lead is reduced to 2 games.|
|June 7||George Selkirk’s HR in the 16th gives the Yankees Red Ruffing a 5-4 win over Oral Hildebrand of the Indians. Ruffing has 3 hits‚ including a HR. Both starters finished the game but neither record a strikeout‚ an American League record.|
|June 8||Behind Larry French‚ the Cubs win 3-0 at Wrigley Field over the Phillies. During the game‚ Cubs trainer Andy Lotshaw rushes from the dugout to aid a woman hit by a foul ball only to discover that the injured woman is his wife. She is not badly hurt (as noted by John Snyder).|
|June 9||Browns manager Rogers Hornsby makes 2nd and last appearance of the season as he replaces the injured Jim Bottomley at 1B. The Browns beat the league-leading Yankees‚ 5-3‚ when The Rajah draws a walk to force in the winning run and Beau Bell follows with another walk.|
|June 10||The Pirates hand the visiting Dodgers a 6-3 defeat‚ the 7th loss in a row for Brooklyn. Though he hasn’t pitched since a pounding in Chicago on June 5‚ Van Lingle Mungo jumps the team in Pittsburgh‚ complaining of poor support and demanding to be traded.|
|June 12||Ken O’Dea and Ethan Allen furnish bases-loaded triples as the Cubs roll over the visiting Braves‚ 17-1. It is Chicago’s 9th victory in a row.|
|June 13||After a 2 day absence‚ Van Mungo rejoins the Dodgers in Cincinnati and pitches the final 3 innings of the 2nd game of a doubleheader‚ preserving a 2-1 win for Fred Frankhouse. The Reds win the 13-inning opener‚ 6-5.|
|June 14||The Yankees trade All Star centerfielder Ben Chapman‚ who briefly was a spring holdout‚ to the Senators for OF Jake Powell. Powell hit .312 with 98 RBIs in 1935‚ and will take over in CF‚ with DiMaggio moving from LF to RF.|
Hal Schumacher allows 5 hits in stopping the Pirates‚ 8-0. Pirates 1B Gus Suhr completes a string of 70 consecutive errorless games for a NL record. He’ll drop one tomorrow against the Dodgers.
Behind Lon Warneke‚ the Cubs beat the Braves‚ 3-1‚ for their 11th consecutive win.
|June 16||Jimmie Foxx hits a pair of homers‚ including a towering shot‚ off Sugar Cain that clears the left field roof of Comiskey Park and travels a block before dropping into 35th street. It’s his second homer in the same area‚ and his 4th on the roof this year. This one travels an estimated 600 feet‚ and Foxx will later say this is the longest home run he ever hit. But Cain limits the Red Sox to 8 hits and beats Lefty Grove‚ 4-2.|
At Detroit‚ Carl Reynolds wallops a pinch homer in the 10th inning with 2 men on and Washington holds on to beat the Tigers‚ 9-8. The loss leaves Detroit tied for 4th with the Nats.
|June 17||New York wins‚ 15-4 and 12-2‚ at Cleveland. Red Ruffing wins in the opener scattering 13 hits and contributing two singles and two HRs to the offense. In the nitecap‚ Rolfe‚ Gehrig‚ and Dickey belt 3rd inning homers to put it away. The first two blasts come off Roxie Lawson while Vic Sorrell serves up Dickey’s.|
Roy Henshaw is driven from box‚ the first Cubs pitcher to not finish a game in 13 matches‚. But the Cubs win their 13th straight‚ beating the Phillies‚ 5-3.
|June 18||Washington’s Buck Newsom pitches a complete game win over Detroit‚ 12-4‚ although he allows 10 hits and walks 11. His teammates help with a triple play in the 2nd inning-Washington’s first in the 20th century-and they score 7 runs in the seventh.|
Bob Smith‚ the 37-year-old coach for the Boston Bees‚ makes his first pitching start of the year and shuts out the first-place Cardinals‚ 4-0. At one point‚ Smith retires 25 men in a row.
|June 19||Joe McCarthy is named to manage the AL All-Stars‚ rather than the high-strung Mickey Cochrane‚ who is very close to a nervous breakdown.|
|June 20||At Brooklyn‚ the Cubs Ken O’Dea breaks a 4-4 tie with a 9th inning pinch single and Chicago wins‚ 6-4‚ extending its winning streak to 14 games. The lowly Dodgers knock starter Bill Lee out in the 2nd‚ but relievers Larry French and Charley Root are effective in holding the hosts in check.|
In Chicago‚ Bob Johnson’s 9th homer of the year breaks up a pitching duel between Harry Kelley and Sugar Cain‚ as the A’s win over the Sox‚ 2-1. Each pitcher allows four hits.
At Detroit‚ Tommy Bridges gives up 5 hits and strikes out 11 in shutting out the Yankees‚ 5-0. The Tiger ace stops Lou Gehrig‘s hitting streak at 18 games.
|June 21||At Brooklyn‚ the visiting Cubs take the opener‚ 7-2‚ behind Curt Davis‚ but in the nitecap‚ Van Mungo stops the Cubs’ win streak at 15‚ by winning 6-4. Charlie Grimm socks a pinch homer in the 8th of game 2‚ but it’s not enough as Bill Lee takes the loss. The Cubs are now a half game behind the Cards‚ who lose to the Giants. The Cubs win streak will be their 2nd longest of the 20th century: last year’s 21-game skein is the longest.|
Mickey Cochrane checks out of the hospital and goes to a Wyoming ranch to recover his health.
|June 24||Joe DiMaggio ties 3 ML records as he connects for 2 home runs in the 5th inning good for 5 ribbies and 8 total bases to lead the Yankees to an 18-11 win over the White Sox. Joe is the 5th batter to hit two homers in an inning. His first is a two-run shot off Babe Phelps and the 2nd homer is a 3-run clout off Fred Lasher. For good measure‚ DiMag adds 2 doubles. for a ML record tying 4 long hits. New York scores 10 times in the 5th‚ 9 runs scoring on homers. Jack Powell accounted for 4 runs in the inning with a grand slam and Gehrig becomes the 1st MLer to collect 100 hits for the year.|
|June 25||Brooklyn’s Van Mungo ties the ML record with 7 consecutive strikeouts‚ but loses to the Reds 5-4 in the first of two.|
All the Cub starters score as Chicago rolls by the Phillies‚ 17-4. Curt Davis is the winner over his previous team.
Frankie Hayes hits a bases-loaded double in the 9th to give the A’s a 15-12 win over the Indians. Hayes has a record-tying four doubles in the game.
The Red Sox do all their scoring in the 2nd (12 runs) and the 5th (6 runs) to whip the Tigers‚ 18-3. Lefty Grove is the winner.
|June 28||Larry French and Bill Lee pitch the Cubs to twin shutouts 3-0 and 6-0 over the Giants and replace the Cardinals in the league lead.|
|July 1||Powel Crosley‚ Jr. exercises his 2-year option and buys controlling interest in the Cincinnati Reds.|
Detroit collects 25 hits off 3 White Sox pitchers to win 21-7.
The Athletics send veteran pitcher Bill Dietrich to Washington for the waiver price. He’ll be there three weeks before the Senators waive him to the White Sox on July 20.
|July 2||Cleveland’s Roy Hughes scores 5 runs and OF Bruce Campbell‚ recently returned from a bout with spinal meningitis‚ goes 6-for-6 in the first game of a doubleheader. Campbell singles in his first AB in the nightcap. The Indians sweep two‚ winning 14-6 and 4-2.|
|July 5||In the first of two games with the A’s‚ Boston explodes for 11 runs in the 2nd inning to ease home 16-2. The Sox ease up on the nitecap to win‚ 8-2. The Mackmen have now lost 12 straight.|
|July 7||The NL‚ having lost the first 3 All-Star Games‚ wins 4-3 at Boston’s National League Park with four different Cub players (Galan‚ Herman‚ Hartnett‚ and Demaree) scoring runs. After Dizzy Dean and Carl Hubbell each pitch scoreless 3-inning stints‚ Curt Davis is hammered by the AL‚ including Lou Gehrig‘s HR‚ but Lon Warneke shuts the door. Meanwhile‚ the NL is helped by Joe DiMaggio‘s loose fielding and error and Augie Galan‘s HR. DiMag is the first rookie to play in an All-Star game. NL plays its starting lineup except for 2 late-inning pinch hitters. Local favorite and 3-time starter Wally Berger doesn’t appear. Missing from the NL roster are Dolph Camilli and Buck Jordan‚ co-leaders at .348‚ as well as the eventual batting champ Paul Waner.|
|July 9||The temperature is 106 in Central Park‚ the hottest July 9 on record in New York as the Indians take on the Yankees at the Stadium. The temperature at the park is 102. The Yanks score 4 in the 1st inning‚ but Cleveland comes back to score 11 runs on 15 hits‚ including 5 homers‚ to win 11-4. Hal Trosky‚ Roy Weatherly and Joe Vosmik all homer in the 2nd frame to tie the ML record. Trosky hits another homer to tie for the AL lead with 23. Gehrig and Earl Averill also homer.|
|July 10||Philadelphia’s Chuck Klein hits four HRs in 5 at bats in a 10-inning game at Forbes Field. His final HR‚ on the first pitch in the 10th‚ helps beat the Pirates 9-6‚ and makes a winner out of Bucky Walters. Except for his three-run homer off Jim Weaver in the 1st‚ all of homers are solo flights. At 36‚ Klein is the oldest player ever to hit 4 homers in a game‚ and the first National Leaguer in the 20th century to do so.|
The Yankees roll to an easy victory over the Indians‚ as Red Ruffing takes the shutout‚ 18-0. Lloyd Brown‚ the first of 3 pitchers‚ is the loser. Gehrig has a pair of homers to take over the AL lead with 23.
Bobo Newsom pitches one-hit ball in blanking the Tigers‚ 5-0. The lone hit off the Washington pitcher is Jack Burns’ 3rd-inning grounder that both the first baseman and 2nd baseman go after. 2B Kuhel stops the ball but no one covers the bag.
|July 11||The Giants lose 5-4 in Pittsburgh as Carl Hubbell‚ in relief‚ walks in the winning run. The loss leaves New York eleven games behind the front-running Cubs. New York wins the 2nd game‚ 14-4 as Bill Terry‚ hobbled with a knee injury‚ bangs out a single‚ double and triple. The win sparks a Giants’ surge that will see them win 39 of their next 47 games.|
|July 12||At Cincinnati‚ Phillies starter Joe Bowman gives up his first hit of the game‚ a lead off triple in the 9th inning to Kiki Cuyler‚ and then is relieved by Claude Passeau‚ who retires the next 3 batters. The Phils win 4-0.|
|July 13||Bill Lee wins a 1-0 duel from Carl Hubbell‚ who allows just two hits‚ as the Cubs move into first place. It is the last game the Giants ace will lose in 1936; he will win his next 16 decisions this year and his first 8 next year.|
|July 14||Pitcher Roger Wolff‚ in his debut with Oklahoma City (Texas League) holds Galveston hitless and runless for 9 innings but loses on 2 hits in the 10th.|
|July 15||At Pittsburgh‚ the Giants lose the opener‚ 5-4‚ when reliever Carl Hubbell walks in the winning run. With the loss the Giants are 11 games in back of the leading Cubs. New York rebounds in game 2‚ winning 14-4 behind Bill Terry. Terry‚ playing on an injured knee‚ collects a single‚ double and triple. The Giants will win 39 of their next 47 games.|
Cincinnati plays the first Ladies Night game‚ beating Brooklyn 5-3.
After an absence of several weeks‚ manager Mickey Cochrane rejoins the Tigers in New York‚ as they split a doubleheader with the Yankees. The Tigers take the opener‚ 5-1‚ then lose 7-4‚ as New York maintains its 9-game lead. Cochrane will suffer a relapse and coach Del Baker will take over on the 21st.
|July 16||Braves C Al Lopez reaches first 3 times on errors‚ the 3rd player to do so‚ each time hitting the ball to SS Billy Jurges. It is little help though as the Cubs edge the Braves‚ 1-0‚ in 10 innings. Lon Warneke is the winner over hard luck Ben Cantwell.|
The Reds move their game with the Dodgers to August 28 because of the high temperature.
|July 17||Carl Hubbell starts his winning streak‚ beating Pittsburgh 6-0. The Giants hit a NL record tying 4 triples in the first inning: Joe Moore‚ Mel Ott‚ and Hank Leiber hit them in succession‚ and Eddie Mayo adds one later in the inning to equal the ML record.|
Yankees Red Rolfe‚ Lou Gehrig‚ and Bill Dickey hit 3rd-inning HRs against Detroit to tie the AL record‚ since topped. New York rolls‚ 9-4‚ dropping the Bengals to 4th place. Goose Goslin has a pair of homers for Detroit.
The LA Times‚ reports that starting pitchers are completing games just half the time: in 1312 contests‚ just 541 have finished. 302 CG in the AL and 239 in the NL. Wes Ferrell leads with 15 CG.
|July 18||The Chicago White Sox and Philadelphia A’s set an AL record for most runs scored by 2 teams‚ as the White Sox win 21-14 in the nitecap. Chicago OF Rip Radcliff ties an AL record with 6 hits (4 singles and 2 doubles) in 7 at bats in the 9-inning game. The Sox also won the opener‚ 7-4.|
|July 19||After winning their 9th straight‚ 11-2‚ the Indians lose to the Senators in the nitecap‚ 9-6. Young Bob Feller makes his ML debut in relief pitching the 8th inning of game 2‚ giving up no hits‚ walking two‚ and fanning one.|
The White Sox continue to pound the A’s pitching‚ winning their second straight doubleheader‚ 11-5 and 8-2.
|July 20||In an exhibition game in Pittsburgh‚ former Yankee Waite Hoyt stops his old teammates‚ 7-2. Lou Gehrig‘s 6th inning homer is the first score for New York. Ted Kleinhaus is cuffed in his 8 innings. While Hoyt wins‚ another old pitcher loses as the Pirates hand Guy Bush his release. The Bees will sign him.|
|July 21||Cardinals slugger Joe Medwick has 10 hits in succession to equal the NL record. He had 7 hits in his last 7 times at bat in a doubleheader on the 19th‚ and he hits safely in his first three today. He is finally stopped by the Giants Carl Hubbell. The Giants break a 1-1 tie on Dick Bartell‘s homer in the 10th off Dizzy Dean to win‚ 2-1.|
Mickey Cochrane has a relapse‚ and Del Baker again takes charge of the Tigers. Detroit takes a pair from the visiting A’s‚ winning 8-0 behind Tommy Bridges‚ and 9-8‚ as Schoolboy Rowe wins in relief. The Tigers score a pair in the 8th inning when‚ with the bases loaded‚ Mickey Owen hits into a double play. Goslin scores the tying run and Walker‚ who reaches 3rd on the play‚ scores when 1B Chubby Dean is caught napping.
|July 22||In a 16-4 cakewalk over the Pirates‚ Phillies OF Johnny Moore hits 3 straight Hrs.|
|July 23||The White Sox edge the Nationals‚ 7-6‚ for their 17th win in 21 games. Vern Kennedy wins his 9th straight when he drives home the winner with an 8th-inning double against Bobo Newsom. Luke Appling is 2-for-4 to keep his Al-leading batting average at .382.|
Before a paying crowd of 1‚932 at Ebbets Field‚ Joe Stripp bangs a 9th-inning double to give the Dodgers a 6-5 win over the Cubs.
|July 25||In the A’s 15-12 win over the Indians‚ Philadelphia A’s C Frankie Hayes equals a ML record with 4 doubles‚ the last coming in the 9th with the bases loaded. Reliever Harry Kelley is the winner‚ despite he and Doyle giving up 18 hits. Veteran pitcher George Uhle‚ recently added to the Indians roster hits a homer‚ but is replaced by Lloyd Brown.|
The Red Sox tally 20 hits to crush the Tigers‚ 18-3‚ scoring all their runs in two big innings. The Sox score 6 in the 2nd to drive Tommy Bridges from the mound‚ then tally 12 more in the 5th: it is the 2nd time this month that the Red Sox have score more than 10 runs in an inning. Doc Cramer has 4 Boston hits‚ while three others have three hits. Lefty Grove gives up 9 hits in the easy win.
The Cubs pound out 19 hits to beat the Phils‚ 17-4‚ and extend their lead over the Cardinals to three games. Curt Davis is the winner‚ holding his former teammates to six safeties. Three of the Philley hits come in the 9th when they score three runs on Bashore’s single and consecutive homers by Chuck Klein and Dolph Camilli. The Cubs are led by homers from Augie Galan and Ethan Allen as they chase Bucky Walters with 4 runs in the 3rd‚ and add another 9 off Sy Johnson in three innings.
The Reds disagree with a statement from Yankees scout Hank DeBerry that night baseball is useless to a scout. “You can’t tell a thing about pitching at night. One might be unbeatable at night and in the afternoon be unable to get anybody out‚” adding that the same applied to other players.
|July 26||Umpire Bill Summers is forced out the game after he hit in the groin by a pop bottle thrown from an unruly crowd of 50‚000 at Comiskey Park. The crowd is upset with an out call at 1B on Ray Radcliff in the 8th of the nitecap. Judge Landis‚ on hand to watch the game‚ offers a $5‚000 reward over the PA system for the culprit‚ but only draws more boos. The deluge of pop bottles finally abates when Jimmy Dykes pleads through the field amplifier. The Yanks sweep a pair from the Sox‚ winning 12-3 and 11-8 in 11 innings. Gehrig hits his 29th with two aboard to start New York’s scoring in the opener. DiMaggio and Lazzeri add round trippers to make it easy for Johnny Broaca. Sugar Cain is the losing pitcher. In the nitecap‚ Gehrig adds another homer‚ while Zeke Bonura homers and drives home 4 runs for the Sox. DiMaggio has one hit‚ a triple. The sweep increases New York’s lead to 9 1/2 games. Landis will state tomorrow that he is considering a ruling that all beverages be served in a paper cup.|
The Tigers strand 14 runners and lose to Boston and Wes Ferrell‚ 10-3. The Tigers have 13 hits including Goose Goslin with 3-for-3. Jimmy Foxx hits his 28th homer of the year in Boston’s 5-run 8th‚ then hits another in the 9th‚ to pin the loss on Eldon Auker.
Before a paid attendance of 41‚596 in Boston-the largest crowd in the NL since 1930-the Cards and Bees split. The Bees take the opener‚ 4-3‚ on Wally Berger‘s two run homer in the 8th inning off Jess Haines. The nitecap is knotted at 2-2 in the 7th‚ when the Cards unload 5 runs. Joe Medwick leads off the frame with a homer‚ Johnny Mize doubles‚ and Virgil Davis homers to knock out Ben Cantwell. After two more reach base‚ Dizzy Dean drives them both home to ensure his 16th win of the year. Dean adds a run-scoring triple in the 3rd as well.
Bucky Walters allows just two hits in beating the Cubs‚ 4-0‚ in the first of two games. The Cubs roll in game 2‚ winning 18-5‚ as Frank Demaree has 5 hits including two homers. Auglie Galan‚ Stan Hack‚ Ethan Allen and pitcher Lon Warneke also hit homers.
The Giants score 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th to beat the Reds‚ 5-4. Helping the victory is a 4th inning triple play started when LF Hank Lieber makes a brilliant catch near the left CF wall.
|July 27||Under rainy conditions at Ebbets Field‚ the Dodgers thrill a crowd of 485 by routing Cy Blanton and beating the Pirates for the 3rd straight time‚ 6-3. Fred Frankhouse has only one bad inning-the 3rd in which the Bucs make all their runs on 6 hits-in winning his 6th against 8 losses. Frankhouse has 5 assists while SS Frey has none.|
The A’s knock out Vern Kennedy and then break an 8-8 tie with 7 runs in the 9th to win‚ 15-8. Russ Evans in the loser to Harry Kelley. The A’s collect 25 hits including 5 by Lou Finney.
In an exhibition game against a semipro shoe company‚ Paul Dean is hammered for six hits and 4 runs in 4 innings. The Cards then rally with Flint Rhem and Pepper Martin on the mound to win‚ 8-5. A tearful Dean threatens to quit after the rout.
|July 28||In the 6th inning of a 16-6 Yankee win in Detroit‚ the Tiger’s Goose Goslin drives a ball in the gap in right center. Right fielder DiMaggio and CF Myril Hoag‚ in for a slumping Powell‚ sprint for the ball and collide‚ the ball bounding by for an inside-the-park homer. Both players are knocked unconscious but appear unhurt: Dimag stays in though Hoag is replaced. He’ll play tomorrow and collect a single‚ then collapse in his hotel room on the 30th with a brain clot. Hoag will be operated on successfully at Harper Hospital and will be out the rest of the season‚ but he’ll return to play six more years. New York wins the game on 20 hits‚ scoring 4 runs in each of the first two innings‚ and three apiece in the 4th and 5th. Lou Gehrig scores 5 runs and has two doubles‚ single and number 31 with two aboard to pace the visitors. Tommy Bridges is the loser while Johnny Murphy‚ who relieves Monte Pearson in the 4th‚ is credited with the win. Selkirk adds a homer for the Yankees‚ who have now hit 122.|
Earl Averill raps his 18th and 19th homers of the year‚ off Earl Whitehill‚ as Cleveland beats the Senators‚ 6-4. Lloyd Brown is the winner‚ allowing 11 hits. Hal Trosky extends his hitting streak to 22 games‚ while Cleveland’s Roy Weatherly sets an AL rookie record by hitting in his 20th consecutive game.
Dolph Camilli’s 9th inning homer‚ his second of the game‚ caps a 4-run rally as the Phillies top the visiting Cubs‚ 5-3. Reliever Larry French‚ who replaces Roy Henshaw in the 9th‚ loses after he gives up a single to Johnny Moore off the RF wall to tie‚ K’s Chuck Klein and serves up the dinger to Dolph.
Bill Dietrich makes his 1st start for the White Sox since being picked up on waivers and Chicago makes it easy with a 19-6 win over Philadelphia. Dietrich helps with 4 singles.
|July 29||The football Dodgers? The Dodgers smother the Cardinals‚ 22-7‚ in the first game of a twinbill‚ then lose 5-4.|
Athletics owner Connie Mack says the team is considering a proposal to do spring training in Mexico City next year instead of Ft. Myers‚ FL. They will go back to Florida.
|July 30||Vern Kennedy wins his 10th in a row‚ pitching the White Sox to a win over the A’s‚ 7-4. Bob Kennedy connects off Vern Kennedy for his 16th homer of the year‚ while Gordon “Dusty” Rhodes is handed one of his AL-high twenty losses. Hod Lisenbee‚ signed yesterday‚ is effective in relief of Rhodes.|
Kiki Cuyler of the Reds has 8 straight hits-all singles-during a doubleheader split with the Phils. The Reds win the opener‚ 5-0‚ behind Bill Hallahan‚ then lose‚ 5-4 to veteran Ray Benge‚ making his first start for the Quakers since being acquired on waivers from the Bees.
The Boston Red Sox‚ led by owner Tom Yawkey and accompanied by AL President Will Harridge‚ ?y from St. Louis to Chicago aboard one plane. Five players elect to take the train. In 1934‚ the Reds flew from Cincinnati to Chicago‚ but divided the players among 3 planes. Some of the Reds still chose to take the train.
The Yankees‚ with Jake Powell back in CF for the injured Hoag‚ drop a 5-4 decision to Detroit. On August 1st‚ Powell will go to LF‚ with DiMaggio playing CF for the first time. Selkirk will return to RF. The Yanks loses today when Charlie Gehringer ties the match with a two-run homer in the 8th. Bill Dickey allows a ball to get by him in the 10th and Burns scores the winner. Schoolboy Rowe pitches 10 innings for the win over Johnny Broaca.
At Brooklyn‚ the Cardinals Jim Winford tosses a 4-hitter in stopping Stengel’s men‚ 7-0. The Cards climb to within a game of the top as the Cubs lose. After the game‚ at Mama Leone’s on W 48th Street‚ baseball writers give a birthday dinner to Casey Stengel.
Buffalo pitcher Bill Harris tosses his 2nd no hitter in the International League‚ stopping Newark.
At the funeral of Charles Knapp‚ president of the Baltimore Orioles as well as the International League‚ Warren Giles is named interim league president. Giles is the president of the Rochester Red Wings. With Knapp’s death‚ Mrs. Jack Dunn‚ majority owner of the Orioles‚ assumes the role of team president.
|July 31||Behind Lefty Grove and Jimmy Foxx‚ the visiting Red Sox top the White Sox‚ 7-3. Grove wins his 13th on 7 hits‚ while Double X bangs his 30th homer‚ a triple and double. Boston sub Moe Berg adds a triple‚ double‚ and single off Ted Lyons.|
At the Polo Grounds‚ the Giants manage just 4 hits off Chicago’s Larry French and lose‚ 3-1. The Terrymen’s only tally is a homer by Hank Lieber. The loss leaves the front-running Cubs a game ahead of the Cards.
Led by Lou Gehrig‚ who clouts his 33rd homer‚ the Yankees down the Indians‚ 11-7‚ at League Park. The loss snaps the Tribe’s five-game win streak‚ and leaves the Yankees 8 1/2 games ahead of Cleveland. Gehrig and Red Rolfe clout homers in the 5th to chase Mel Harder‚ but the Indians answer with three doubles by Earl Averill and a homer by Hal Trosky. Hadley‚ with relief from Johnny Murphy‚ hangs on for his 9th win.
In Berlin‚ a preliminary international organization is effected‚ whose aim is to put baseball permanently on the Olympic program. Leslie Mann and Dinty Dennis‚ the manager and GM of the U.S. team here to give exhibitions‚ are elected chairman and secretary. Mann is assured that at least 10 teams will participate in the group‚ including the U.S.‚ Japan‚ Mexico‚ Chile‚ China‚ England‚ the Netherlands‚ Belgium‚ France and Canada. Mann says that baseball will be on the official program for the 1940 Olympics in Japan.
|August 1||Tex Carleton of the visiting Cubs registers his 6th win of year against the Boston Bees‚ winning 1-0 in 11 innings.|
|August 2||In Detroit‚ Washington’s Jesse Hill hits a 9th inning triple and then steals home to climax a 3-run rally in the 9th. The Senators win‚ 5-3. The Cards’ Don Gutteridge will duplicate Hill’s effort on September 11th against the Dodgers.|
In Cleveland‚ the Indians play their first game in three years at Municipal Stadium and draw 65‚000 fans to watch the Yankees and the Tribe battle to a 16-inning 4-4 tie. Darkness ends the game at 7:15. Cleveland catcher Frank Pytlak will miss a month after being struck with in the jaw with a Pearson pitch in the 3rd inning. The pitch fractures his jaw. Gehrig is 3-for-6 before leaving in 14th inning for Jack Saltzgaver. Hal Trosky runs his hit streak to 28 games but will be stopped tomorrow by Schoolboy Rowe. The game is part of a promotion put on in conjunction with the nearby Great Lakes Exposition. Prior to the game there are a number of contests including one for pitching accuracy‚ won by 17-year-old Bob Feller.
After losing the opener‚ 9-1‚ at Comiskey Park‚ the Red Sox lead 10-1 after 4 1/2 innings of game 2‚ only to see Chicago roar back to win 12-11 in 12 innings. This is the biggest blown lead on the road in Red Sox history. Boston chases Vern Kennedy and his 10-game win streak in the nitecap‚ but starter Wes Ferrell gives up 5 runs in the 8th and 2 more in the 9th to tie. Jack Russell and Ostermueller are the losing pitchers with Clint Brown and Chelini winning.
|August 4||The Cardinals regain first place‚ beating the Cubs 6-1‚ and dropping them to 2nd place. Roy Parmalee will stop the Bruins tomorrow‚ 4-1.|
|August 5||For the 2nd day in a row‚ Mel Ott and Jimmy Ripple combine on homers to pace the Giants to an 8-4 win over the Bees. Ott’s HRs‚ his 24th and 25th of the year‚ account for 3 runs; his homer in the first inning is his 3rd in consecutive times at bat‚ having homered in his last 2 at bats yesterday. Frank Gabler earns the win today.|
In a doubleheader in St. Louis‚ the Browns rip the White Sox‚ 16-4‚ in the opener‚ beating Vern Kennedy and ending his 10-game win streak. Game 2‚ a pitching match up of Bill Dietrich of the Sox versus Jack Knott‚ knots up in a 9-9 tie. Tomorrow‚ Knott starts the first game of a doubleheader‚ and Dietrich starts and wins game 2.
|August 6||At Chicago‚ Johnny Mize clouts a homer in the 11th to give the Cards a 3-2 win and a sweep of their series with the Cubs. Dizzy Dean wins his 18th. The Birds now lead Chicago by 3 games.|
The Reds trade P Si Johnson to the Cardinals for Bill Walker. Johnson was 46-86 in Cincinnati.
|August 8||At the Olympics in Berlin‚ the announcement is made of the formation of the World International Baseball Federation‚ a 16-nation group‚ including Hawaii‚ to be headquartered in Miami.|
|August 9||The Cubs move back into first place by taking 2 from Pittsburgh‚ winning 9-2 and 10-1‚ behind Bill Lee and Curt Davis. Meanwhile. the Cards lose a pair to Cincinnati.|
|August 10||The Cards are back in first place‚ beating the Cubs in a game interrupted by a fight between former teammates Dizzy Dean and Tex Carleton. Dean loses the fight‚ but wins the game‚ 7-3‚ outpointing Lon Warneke‚ for his 19th win.|
It must be the name. Buddy Myer‚ last year’s AL batting champ‚ is sent home by Washington to recover from a season-long stomach ailment. Last week‚ Billy Myers‚ Reds SS and captain‚ was operated on for a “telescoped bowel‚” and is expected to be out for the season.
|August 12||In game 1‚ Boston pitcher Wes Ferrell shows his hitting skills‚ hits two homers off A’s veteran Hod Lisenbee. Ferrell collects all six RBIs in picking up the win‚ 6-4. Ferrell’s first homer comes in the 3rd with his brother Rick on base and he homers again in the 4th inning with the sacks full. The 6 RBIs ties a ML record for pitchers. The ace allows 9 hits while striking out 8. The A’s square accounts by taking the nitecap‚ 6-0‚ behind Harry Kelley‘s 3-hitter.|
The largest crowd ever to watch a baseball game‚ between 90‚000 and 125‚000‚ sees a “demonstration game” as an event of the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. The world amateurs beat the U.S. amateurs 6-5. Carson Thompson pitches 4 hitless innings in relief.
|August 14||At the Polo Grounds‚ the NL’s 60th anniversary is celebrated with the appearance of stars of the 1870s and a 3-inning recreated game between the ‘Knockerbockers and the Atlantics’under the old rules. Thousands watch as a parade starts on 110th and Lenox featuring horse-drawn carriages‚ buses and shays. The parade continues to and inside the Polo Grounds. Oldtimers on hand include Arlie Latham‚ Jim Mutrie‚ Mickey Welch‚ Jocko Fields‚ Dick Rudolph‚ Otto Knabe‚ Hans Lobert‚ Charley Bassett‚ Jimmy Ring‚ Bill Coughlin‚ Danny Murphy and Doc Kennedy. Mutrie and Bill Terry meet at home plate and discussed the differences in the game‚ with Mutrie saying there was little fundamental change. Mayor LaGuardia looked on from a box decked out in bunting. Today’s game under regular rules is won by the Giants‚ 3-0 over the Phillies. Slick Castleman pitches his lone shutout of the year.|
The home park of the Western League Omaha team burns down shortly after an exhibition game between two semi-pro teams.
|August 18||After losing 14 games in a row‚ the Phillies beat the Boston Bees‚ 7-0‚ behind Claude Passeau‘s 3-hitter. Johnny Lanning takes the loss.|
After winning 11 games in a row‚ New York’s Bump Hadley is chased in the 1st inning by Washington and loses‚ 9-2.
The Giants sweep a pair from the Dodgers‚ winning 11-5 and 5-3. In game 2‚ rookie Ray Berres hits his first ML homer‚ off Fred Fitsimmons‚ the eventual winner. Berres gets lifted for a PH his next time up. On July 28‚ rookie teammate Jimmy Jordan hit his first ML homer and he too was lifted for a PH his next time up.
In St. Louis‚ Chief Hogsett starts both ends of a doubleheader for the Browns in a split with the Tigers. The Chief gets chased in the opener‚ but reliever Jack Knott ties up the 10-7 win for the Hornsbymen. The Tigers blow Hogsett away in game 2 to win‚ 15-3‚ behind Eldon Auker. Except for Bobo Newsom (3 times) no AL hurler will start twice in a day until Wilbur Wood‚ in 1973.
Babe Herman jumps the Reds and is suspended by GM Larry MacPhail. Herman contends he has not received a promised bonus of $250 twice a month for “hustling.” The Babe returns in a few days when a partial payment is made.
|August 19||For the third time in two weeks‚ Mel Ott and rookie Jimmy Ripple hit back-to-back homers as the Giants edge the Dodgers‚ 3-2. Ott’s 27th in the 8th is deep but when Ripple ball is touched by a fan it touches off a Casey Stengel tirade that gets the perfessor tossed. The homers break up a pitching duel between Carl Hubbell and Max Butcher and leaves the Giants just a game behind the leading Cardinals.|
The Cubs fall to 2 1/2 in back of the Cards when they drop a 5-4 decision to the Pirates. Pittsburgh reliever Bill Swift halts a Cub rally in the 8th‚ then drives home the winning run in the 9th with a single off Charlie Root.
In Washington‚ Joe DiMaggio breaks a 2-2 tie with a two-out homer in the 5th off Jimmy DeShong and the first-place Yankees roll on to a 7-4 win. Red Ruffing pitches a complete game‚ while DiMag and Dickey collect three hits apiece. Stone has a homer for the Nats.
Buck Ross and Harry Kelley pitch the last-place A’s to a double victory over the Red Sox‚ 5-4 and 7-2. Ross wins the first in 13 innings when Frankie Hayes hits a homer off Johnny Marcum to win. In the 7th‚ Bill Werber‘s 3-run homer breaks a 1-1 tie but the A’s rally to tie. In the nitecap‚ Kelley wins his 16th‚ scattering 11 hits to beat Fritz Ostermueller.
|August 21||Wes Ferrell‚ in a tantrum for what he considers shabby support‚ walks off the mound during a Yankee rally in New York and is suspended and fined $1‚000 by Boston manager Joe Cronin. It is the second time in 5 days he has walked off the mound‚ having done it in Boston last Sunday in a game against the Senators. Ferrell‚ furious when he hears about the fine‚ and says he will not pay it. “They can suspend me or trade me‚ but they’re not getting any dough from me.” The Red Sox lift the suspension in 4 days but will trade Ferrell after the season. The Yanks win‚ 4-1‚ handing Ferrell his 14th loss of the year.|
Babe Herman‚ who quit the Reds in a dispute over a bonus‚ rejoins the team on orders from Commissioner Landis. Herman was suspended on August 18 after his walk out‚ in which he contended that the bi-monthly bonus of $250 had not been paid by MacPhail. The two reach an agreement.
|August 22||As part of league-wide celebration of the National League‘s 60th anniversary‚ the Cubs stage a recreation of 19th century baseball before the start of the Reds-Cubs game. There is a parade and costumed performers decked out as U.S. Grant‚ Buffalo Bill‚ and the Sultan of Turkey‚ who attended a game in Chicago. In attendance today are Judge Landis and league presidents Ford Frick and Will Harridge. Three Finger Brown makes a few remarks and cuts a cake hiding the two teams of players‚ the Chicago and Cincinnati ‘old timers.’ Larry French then shuts out the current Reds‚ 7-0.|
Washington ties an AL record when Red Kress‚ Joe Kuhel‚ and Carl Reynolds hit HRs in the 4th inning off the A’s Gordon Rhodes. Rhodes takes the loss‚ one of his league-leading 20 he’ll have this year. The Nats collect 20 hits in winning‚ 12-8‚ in the first of 2. The Mackman take the nitecap‚ 7-6.
|August 23||At Cleveland’s League Park‚ seventeen-year-old Bob Feller makes his first ML start and strikes out 15‚ one less than the AL record‚ as Cleveland beats St. Louis‚ 4-1. Feller walks four and gives up six hits in beating Earl Caldwell.|
|August 25||The Giants come from behind to win their 13th straight‚ defeating Cincinnati‚ 6-5‚ and taking over first place.|
The Cardinals announce that they have put Paul Dean on the voluntary retirement list. Dean has been suffering from a sore arm. To replace him‚ the Cards call up Cotton Pippen from Sacramento.
|August 26||In the 5th inning at Pittsburgh‚ Brooklyn rookie Eddie Wilson is struck in the head by a fastball from Mace Brown and suffers a skull fracture ending his season. Wilson‚ hitting .347‚ will play just 36 more major league games. The Dodgers score 9 runs in the 5th inning to win‚ 10-3.|
|August 27||The Pirates beat the Dodgers‚ 6-3. Losing pitcher Van Lingle Mungo is so incensed by the four errors the Dodgers make that he leaves the team and returns to Brooklyn. Dodger president Steve McKeeve calms the pitcher down and he rejoins the team.|
|August 28||The first-place Giants win their 15th in a row‚ their longest win streak since 1916‚ beating Pittsburgh 7-2 with 6 runs in the 14th inning. First base coach Bill Terry inserted himself as a pinch hitter and delivers a bases-loaded single past Floyd Young to break the 1-1 tie in the 14th. Fred Fitzsimmons goes 13 innings for the Giants before being lifted for a pinch hitter in the 14th. Waite Hoyt‚ the Brooklyn mortician‚ is his equal‚ scattering 12 hits in 13 innings before exiting for Birkover. The Giants streak will be stopped tomorrow by Red Lucas.|
The Cubs win their 6th in a row‚ beating the Bees 18-3‚ and taking undisputed hold on 2nd place. Frank Demaree‚ with a homer‚ triple and three singles paces a 21-hit assault. Tex Carleton wins his 12th (and 7th against Boston) and caps the first inning with a three-run homer. The Cubs score in every inning but the 7th while the Bees scoring comes on homers by Al Lopez and Baxter Jordan.
The Cards drop their 6th straight when the Phils Bucky Walters stops them 8-0 on six hits. Rookie Cotton Pippen‚ making his first start for St. Louis‚ is effective till the 6th when the Phils comb him for two runs. Chuck Klein homer in the 7th adds two more‚ and Jess Haines gives up three more in the 9th. Phils catcher Earl Grace sandwiches a double in between four intentional walks.
In the 2nd game at the Stadium‚ New York pitcher Johnny Murphy leads the offense by stroking five singles in five at bats‚ collects 5 RBIs‚ and scores three times. Two of his hits come in the 11-run second inning as DiMaggio adds a homer and Red Rolfe and Tony Lazzeri each triple. Selkirk walks twice in the inning. Detroit scores 3 in the frame to tie the AL mark of 14 for the 2nd inning. New York wins‚ 19-4 in a game mercifully called in the latter half of the 7th. They also win the opener‚ 14-5 behind Red Ruffing‚ as Lou Gehrig hits his 41st and 42nd of the year. Rolfe adds 4 RBIs on three hits‚ and the Yankees score 35 runs in 14 innings for the afternoon. No pitcher will match Murph’s 5 hits until 1964‚ when Mel Stottlemyre cards five.
|August 30||The Giants sweep the Cubs in Chicago‚ winning the opener 6-1 behind Carl Hubbell‘s 20th win of the season and his 10th in a row. Dick Coffman wins the nightcap‚ 8-6‚ in relief. Mel Ott has 7 hits in the 2 games. New York now leads by 4 games. The Cards move ahead of the Cubs into 2nd place by splitting with the Dodgers‚ Diz Dean wins his 22nd.|
|August 31||Yankees manager Joe McCarthy consents to Dixie Walker as a temporary substitute while the White Sox patch up Mike Kreevich‚ who is spiked on a play. Walker runs for Kreevich but does not replace him in the outfield. Recently acquired Bob Seeds poles 2 homers‚ and DiMaggio adds another‚ as the Yanks win‚ 5-1. Johnny Broaca wins his 11th‚ scattering 4 hits.|
|September 1||Detroit’s Schoolboy Rowe fires his second two-hit game in 8 days‚ beating the A’s‚ 4-1. Rowe beat the Red Sox on August 25 by a 5-0 score. Philadelphia is saved from a shutout when Bob Johnson blasts his 22nd home run in the 9th inning. All of Detroit’s runs come in a hitless 4th when they use 5 walks‚ a fielder’s choice and error.|
It is a wet afternoon in St. Louis for the Mound City celebration of the 60th anniversary of the NL. The 1876 recreated game starts at 2:30 with NL publicity head Bill Brandt the tall-hatted umpire who is shot dead after calling a runner out at home. Following is a 2 1/2 inning match between the 1926 Cards and the current team. Pete Alexander gives up an unearned run in the 1st for the ’26 team‚ and Vic Keen pitches the 2nd. George Earnshaw K’s 4 of the 1926 team‚ but does give up a double to Watty Holm in the 1st. The 1936 Cards win‚ 1-0. The regular game between the Giants and Cards is washed out after 4 innings.
|September 2||Johnny Allen holds the Yankees to 3 hits as the Indians beat New York‚ 4-3‚ in 10 innings. Earl Averill hits a triple and scores in the 8th to tie it up‚ then homers in the 10th to win.|
George Tkach‚ a player for Superior (Northern League) dies from injuries sustained when he was hit by a pitch in a game on August 27.
|September 3||Carl Hubbell out duels Dizzy Dean to post his 21st win‚ 2-1‚ the same score as when the last two matched up on July 21st. It’s King Carl’s 11th straight win as the Giants pull even in the series.|
|September 5||Boston tops the Yankees‚ 3-2 in the first game‚ and then comes back to tie the 2nd‚ 7-7‚ in a game called because of darkness. The Red Sox are helped in the nitecap by a triple play and 2 errors apiece by Joe DiMaggio and Bill Dickey.|
|September 6||The Washington Senators sweep a pair from the visiting A’s winning, 7–1, and 7–5. Hod Lisenbee finishes both games for the A’s, losing the second game in relief of rookie Stu Flythe. Flythe allows no runs in 1 1/3 innings and throws a wild pitch in what will be his last ML appearance. In just 39.1 innings he throws 16 wild pitches to lead the AL.|
Boston Bees pinch hitter Rupert Thompson slugs a 9th inning homer to beat the Giants, 3–2, the third loss to Boston in two days for the Giants. Boston also purchases P Fabian Kowalik from the Phils. Meanwhile, the Reds are sweeping a pair from the Cardinals, who drop three games back in the race for the National League pennant.
At Fenway, the Yankees drop a pair to the Red Sox, 14–5, and 4–2. In the opener, Wes Ferrell coasts to a win, allowing 14 hits and occasionally lobbing the ball to the plate. Jimmy Foxx’s 37th homer starts the scoring. Yankees second baseman Tony Lazzeri’s homer in game two deprives Lefty Grove of a shutout.
|September 7||At Boston‚ Brooklyn’s Van Lingle Mungo strikes out 14‚ an NL-season high‚ but the Bees rap 8 hits for a 4-1 win. In the opener of the doubleheader‚ the Dodgers win 2-1.|
The Giants sweep a pair from the Phils‚ winning 6-2 and 14-11.
Pittsburgh dents the Cardinals pennant hopes‚ winning 4-1 and 14-1.
Sonny Dunlap‚ an All-American girls A.A.U. basketball player for the Tulsa Stenos‚ is in RF for the Fayetteville Bears in a 5-1 win over Cassville (Class D Arkansas-Missouri League). It is Fayetville’s 2nd to last game of the year. Ms. Dunlap‚ a local girl‚ goes hitless in 3 trips but hits the ball hard. She is the first woman to play an entire game‚ and represents the 2nd to play in the minors. She’ll make another appearance for Fayetteville on August 8 of next year‚ when she plays 2B and goes 1-for-2.
|September 9||The Yankees sweep the Indians 11-3 and 12-9 to clinch the pennant on the earliest date ever. Gehrig smashes a grand slam as does Cleveland’s Bill Knickerbocker. Gehrig will hit a career high 49 homers this year‚ 14 against Cleveland‚ including six in 11 games at home. The Yanks will finish in front by 19 1/2 games over the Tigers‚ the biggest margin in the team’s history.|
|September 10||With his Cards trailing‚ 2-1‚ going into the 9th at Boston‚ manager Frankie Frisch hits a pinch single to start the inning‚ Spud Davis drives the pinch runner home with a pinch double. Mike Ryba‚ running for Davis‚ scores the winning run‚ and catches the 9th as Dizzy Dean retires the side. For the slow-footed Davis‚ it is his 26th double of the year‚ 2 more doubles than runs scored. With 32 doubles and 30 runs scored in 1931‚ Davis is the only player with more than 100+ games to have more doubles than runs scored. The only other player with fewer runs than two baggers will be Rusty Staub‚ in his pinch hitting days with the Mets: he racks up 6 doubles and 5 runs in 1983.|
|September 11||Hod Lisenbee of the Philadelphia A’s ties a ML record for hits allowed‚ giving up 26 in a 17-2 rout by Chicago. The 37-year-old goes all 8 innings at Comiskey as Monte Stratton coasts to the win. Chicago is paced by the trio of Mike Kreevich‚ Zeke Bonura‚ and Luke Appling‚ with five hits apiece‚ tying the AL record and the Pale Hose tie another AL record with 4 players notching 4+ hits. The 4-with-4 record was set on September 29‚ 1928 by Detroit. Rip Radcliff has 4 hits and 4 runs and Jackie Hayes collects 3 hits. Les “Plymouth” Rock takes over for Bonura at 1B and grounds into a DP in his only ML plate appearance. He does drive in a run‚ however: the RBI credit will be changed in 1939 so that a double play is excluded.|
The Yankees win at Detroit‚ 14-4‚ using a 9-run 8th inning to bust it open. Pat Malone is the winner‚ helping himself with 2 hits and 4 RBI.
|September 12||Kid Elberfeld pinch-hits at age 61 for his Fulton (Kitty League) team and grounds out to 3B.|
|September 13||Bob Feller‚ still only 17‚ breaks the AL record and ties the ML mark with 17 strikeouts‚ defeating the A’s 5-2. Feller gives up two hits and walks two. Randy Gumpert‚ just 18‚ takes the loss. Cleveland also takes game 2 winning‚ 5-4.|
The Cardinals and Giants split a doubleheader at the Polo Grounds before 64‚417‚ the largest crowd in the 60-year history of the NL. It is estimated that 50‚000 fans are turned away‚ the gates having been closed 3 hours before the start of the twinbill. Bill Terry‘s league leaders take the opener‚ 8-4‚ then lose the nitecap‚ 4-3 to stay 3 1/2 games ahead of St. Louis. In the lid lifter‚ Dick Bartell cracks a 2-run homer in the 1st and Mel Ott follows with his 36th homer‚ then adds his 37th. In the nitecap‚ Dizzy Dean makes his 3rd appearance in 2 days to save the win for Roy Parmalee. Diz threw a complete game and relieved in game 2 at Brooklyn yesterday.
At St. Louis‚ the Yankees bomb the Browns with 8 homers‚ winning 10-7 and 13-1. DiMaggio hits 3 homers‚ Gehrig and Powell 2 apiece. The Yanks have now hit 175‚ topping the AL record of 173 set by the 1932 A’s.
|September 14||King Carl Hubbell pitches five innings of relief to stop the Cards‚ 7-5 for his 24th victory. In winning his 14th straight‚ Hubbell puts the Giants 4 1/2 games ahead of St. Louis with 13 to play. The Giants score 6 runs in the 3rd off Walker‚ then add a 7th off Ed Heusser in the 6th before Dizzy Dean‚ making his 4th appearance in five games‚ comes on. Heusser has the only homer in the game‚ hitting his first in the majors off Hubbell in the 6th. It’s not his only hit as he and Joe Medwick swing at each other after Heusser accuses Ducky of not hustling on a single by Bartell. One account has Medwick knocking down Heusser‚ but by all accounts Heusser hits Medwick on the chin.|
Pittsburgh’s Paul Waner ties Rogers Hornsby‘s modern NL record‚ reaching 200 hits for the 7th time as the Bucs sweep the Phils 11-4 and 6-5 in 10 innings. Big Poison gets his 200th in the first game and has 5 hits for the afternoon. Dolph Camilli (26th) and Al Todd (3rd) homer in the opener while Chuck Klein hits his 24th in the nitecap. Bill Swift and Red Lucas pitch CG wins.
Van Lingle Mungo holds the Cubs to five hits and the Dodgers score a run in the 9th with 2 outs to derail the Cubs‚ 2-1. Babe Phelps hit with the sacks full is the winner. Mungo strikes out 4 to increase his lead high 221 strikeouts. He also sends Cavarretta to the hospital after plunking the Cubs first sacker on the elbow.
Tommy Bridges stops the Red Sox‚ 1-0‚ to win his 21st game of the year. Jack Wilson holds the Tigers to five hits but gives up a game-winning double to sub Salty Parker in 4th. Salty is playing in place of Bill Rogell‚ suspended for three days for brawling with Rick Ferrell two days ago. Ferrell also got three days off.
|September 15||Johnny Allen wins his 20th for Cleveland‚ though he is forced to leave the game with a back injury‚ after hurling 5 innings of no-hit ball. Oral Hildebrand finishes for him as Cleveland rolls over Boston‚ 13-2. Hal Trosky has his 39th and 40th homers‚ plus a single and double to pace the Tribe.|
|September 16||The Cubs sweep a pair from the lowly Bees‚ winning 3-2 and 4-2. Tex Carleton‚ working on 2 days rest‚ beats Boston in the opener for the 8th time this year‚ a 20th century NL record.|
|September 18||Larry MacPhail abruptly quits as the Reds GM. He will be replaced tomorrow by Warren Giles‚ head of the Rochester Red Wings and prexy of the International League.|
|September 19||At Philadelphia‚ Red Sox ace Wes Ferrell stops the A’s‚ 5-1‚ for his 20th win. It’s the 6th time that Ferrell has won 20 games in a year‚ the only major leaguer to do that and not make the Hall of Fame.|
|September 22||Detroit batters tee off against the Browns‚ as Eldon Auker wins the first game 12-0‚ then Tommy Bridges coasts to a 14-0 win in the nitecap‚ his 23rd victory of the year. The 26 runs in a doubleheader shutout is a ML mark.|
|September 23||Pitching in the 10th straight Giants’ game‚ Carl Hubbell notches his 16th consecutive victory‚ his 26th of the year. King Carl beats the Phils 5-4. He resumes the streak next year to reach a record 24 wins in a row.|
Hal Trosky hits his 42nd homer of the year to lead Cleveland to a 17-8 win in the opener with the White Sox. Trosky finishes with 36 walks‚ the first major leaguer with 40 or more homers and fewer than 40 passes. In the nitecap‚ Luke Appling has four hits‚ including a homer off Bob Feller‚ to sew up the AL batting title. Runner-up Earl Averill is held hitless. Appling will coast to a 10-point margin at .388. Feller fans ten.
|September 24||The Giants clinch the pennant‚ winning 2-1 in the 10th of the opening game of a doubleheader with the Boston Bees. Pitcher Hal Schumacher singles in the winning run.|
|September 25||Joe Medwick sets a still-standing NL record with his 64th double in the Cards 3-2 loss to the Reds.|
|September 27||When Johnny Mize is thrown out in the 7th inning for arguing‚ rookie 1B Walt Alston subs. In his only ML game‚ the future Hall of Fame manager makes one error in two chances and is fanned by Lon Warneke in his only at bat. St. Louis loses to the Cubs‚ 6-3‚ and the two teams end tied for 2nd place.|
The Yankees (102-51) end their season with a 10-5 loss to the Senators‚ but finish in 1st place 19 1/2 games in front of the Tigers. Pete Appleton relieves Buck Newsom in the 6th and pitches hitless relief for the win. Lou Gehirg goes 0-for-2 and then watches the rest of the game in civilian clothes behind the Washington dugout. The Yankees set a ML record with 992 RBIs for the season. Their 1065 runs scored is 2 off the ML record they set in 1931.
The Boston Red Sox release Heinie Manush‚ and make Bing Miller a 3B coach to replace Al Schacht‚ who announces he will begin to barnstorm as the “Clown Prince of Baseball.” Manush will sign with the Dodgers.
|September 30||In the WS opener‚ Carl Hubbell outpitches Red Ruffing scattering 7 hits and limiting the Yankees to a solo HR by George Selkirk. The underdog Giants take a decisive 6-1 win.|
|October 1||Rain postpones the 2nd WS game.|
|October 2||The Yankees score a WS-record 18 runs‚ as they demolish the Giants 18-4. Lefty Gomez coasts to a 6-hit win‚ while every member of the Yankees lineup makes a hit and scores at least one run. Lazzeri hits a grand slam‚ the first in WS play since 1920‚ and drives in 5 runs‚ the same number Bill Dickey drives home. This runs-scored-mark will stand until 1993.|
|October 3||Game 3 shifts to Yankee Stadium and a new attendance record of 64‚842. Lou Gehrig‘s solo HR is matched by the Giants’ Jimmy Ripple‚ with the deciding run of the Yankees 2-1 squeaker coming on an infield hit.|
|October 4||Another attendance record is set at Yankee Stadium‚ with 66‚669 people watching Lou Gehrig lead the way to a 5-2 win behind Monte Pearson‘s pitching.|
|October 5||The Giants score 3 in the first on five hits‚ then stave off a final Yankee victory with a 5-4 win for Hal Schumacher in 10 innings.|
The 7th-place Brooklyn Dodgers fire manager Casey Stengel with a year remaining on his contract. Burleigh Grimes is seen as the likely heir.
|October 6||The Yankees roll to a 13-5 Series-ending victory. Lefty Gomez is the winning pitcher. In the 6 games the Yankees score 43 runs to the Giants’ 23.|
|October 8||The Cardinals trade 1B Ripper Collins and P Roy Parmelee to the Cubs for Chicago’s star pitcher Lon Warneke.|
|October 15||Cincinnati rewards Chuck Dressen with a new managerial contract.|
|October 16||Lou Gehrig‚ who hit 49 HRs‚ scored 167 runs‚ knocked in 152‚ and batted .354‚ is voted AL MVP by the BBWAA. He topped 400 total bases for a ML record 5th time.|
|October 20||Carl Hubbell‚ 26-6‚ edges out Dizzy Dean‚ 24-13‚ for MVP honors in the NL.|
|November 5||Burleigh Grimes is named manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers‚ replacing Casey Stengel‚ who was fired last month.|
|November 12||Following the death of Phil deCateesby Ball‚ wealthy owner of the St. Louis Browns‚ his estate sells the team to a syndicate headed by Donald L. Barnes and Bill DeWitt. As the new owners of Sportsman’s Park‚ they announce their intention to install lights and bring night baseball to the AL‚ an idea endorsed by the Cardinals as well.|
|November 29||Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis declares Lee Handley and Johnny Peacock of the Cincinnati Reds free agents. They had been covered up on minor league teams by the Reds.|
|December 2||The Cards sell Virgil “Spud” Davis and Charley Gelbert to the Reds‚ and the Browns remodel buying Ethan Allen from the Cubs.|
|December 3||The Dodgers “sell” Frenchy Bordagaray‚ Dutch Leonard‚ and Jimmy Jordan to the Cardinals. The exchange is understood to be a continuation of the September 7 transaction‚ which brought the Dodgers Tom Winsett‚ dubbed by Branch Rickey as the “next Babe Ruth‚” and Eddie Morgan from the Cards’ AA farm team.|
|December 4||The Dodgers trade Lonny Frey to the Cubs for Woody English and Roy Henshaw‚ and trade P Ed Brandt to Pittsburgh for Cookie Lavagetto and Ralph Birkofer.|
The Boston Bees buy Vince DiMaggio from San Diego (PCL).
|December 8||In a 3-way deal‚ the Indians send Thornton Lee to the White Sox‚ who ship Jack Salveson to the Senators‚ who transfer Earl Whitehill to Cleveland.|
Babe Ruth turns down an offer to manage the Albany farm team.
|December 9||The Red Sox trade Bill Werber to Philadelphia for Pinky Higgins.|
The AL‚ which said no to night baseball 12 months ago‚ okays 7 night baseball games for St. Louis. The NL adopts a new design for home plate. It will have beveled edges‚ the first change in 50 years. The AL adopts a rule stating that no batter can be batting champion unless he has 400 or more at bats.
|December 10||Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis announces his ruling on the Bob Feller case. Feller joined Cleveland in July and Des Moines (Western League) protested‚ claiming the pitcher for themselves. Landis let Feller stay with Cleveland‚ pending his final ruling‚ which is announced today in favor of the Indians.|
|December 18||The Giants purchase the Albany International League franchise and move it to Jersey City where the team will play in the new Roosevelt Stadium. Recently retired Travis Jackson will manage the team.|