Kansas City third baseman Jumbo Davis makes five errors in the team's 10-3 loss to St. Louis at Sportman's Park. The 26 year-old Cowboys infielder will commit 100 errors in 628 chances, finishing the season with an .841 fielding percentage for the American Association club.
At Boston's South End Grounds, Beaneater hurler Wiley Piatt loses both ends of a doubleheader to the Cardinals, 1-0 and 5-3. The 28 year-old southpaw, known as Ironman to his teammates, goes the distance in each game.
George Diggins, the New England League Concord (NH) Marines' nine year-old mascot, participates in their Class B game in Lowell when the team's second baseman becomes ill and its center fielder is ejected. The youngest professional player in the history of the game doesn't have an opportunity to field any balls playing right field and strikes out in his only at bat in the contest played at Alumni Field, which was also known as Spalding Park.
Pirates left-hander Emil Yde's double ties the score in the ninth inning. Five innings later, the Pittsburgh reliever's triple in the 14th frame beats the Cubs at Forbes Field, 8-7.
New York first baseman Lou Gehrig completes the first of his two career cycles, the other occurring in 1937. John Broaca ties a major league record when he strikes out five consecutive times, but the right-hander gets the 11-2 victory over the Pale Hose at Yankee Stadium.
Augie Galan becomes the first National Leaguer to hit a homer from each side of the plate. The switch-hitter's pair of round-trippers, a homer from the left side off Freddie Fitzsimmons in the fourth frame and from the right side in the eighth against Ralph Birkofer, helps the Cubs beat Brooklyn at Wrigley Field, 11-2.
Right fielder Ben Chapman makes a third of the putouts in the Red Sox' 4-2 victory over the Browns. Seven of the Alabama native's nine catches in the Fenway outfield are made consecutively.
Hank Sauer enjoys a 4-for-4 day at the plate, stroking two home runs and two doubles. The 33 year-old All-Star outfielder's 12 total bases help the Cubs defeat Philadelphia at Shibe Park, 11-8.
The Orioles and the Angels set a major league record by using 16 pitchers, eight by each side. Ron Hansen's 14th-inning homer gives Baltimore the 9-8 victory at L.A.'s Wrigley Field.
Bobby Bonds hits a grand slam in his third at-bat of his first major league game, going deep off Dodger right-hander John Purdin in the Giants' 9-0 victory at Candlestick Park. The 22 year-old Giant outfielder joins Philadelphia National pitcher Bill Duggelby (1898 - first at-bat) as the only other player to hit a base-loaded home run in his major league debut.
Willie Stargell hits the longest home run in the history of Veterans Stadium in the second inning off starter Jim Bunning during a 14-4 Pirates rout of Philadelphia. The spot in Section 601 where the ball landed will be eventually commemorated with a black "S" inscribed within a yellow star inside a white circle, later to be painted black when the Hall of Famer dies in 2001.
After a five-year legal battle, Bernice Gera finally becomes the first woman professional umpire when she works a minor league game in Geneva, New York. When Auburn manager Nolan Campbell vehemently argues a play where she first signals Terry Ford safe at second on a double play and then reverses her decision, the new arbitrator is brought to tears and will resign between games of the twin bill.
Toby Harrah becomes the first shortstop in major league history to play in both ends of a twin bill without taking a single fielding chance. The Rangers' infielder's lack of activity at Arlington Stadium isn't due to a lack of hitting as Texas splits the double header, winning the opener 8-4 before dropping the nightcap to the White Sox, 14-9.
Dodger infielder Bill Russell plays his 1,953rd game to become the team's leader in games played. The shortstop, who will extend the mark to 2181 during his 18-year tenure with the club, is hitless in three trips to the plate, but will walk twice in LA's 9-4 loss to San Diego at Chavez Ravine.
After a Yankee batboy is drilled by a line drive foul ball off the bat of Bronx Bomber catcher Butch Wynegar, the team mandates batboys near the on-deck circle will be required to wear batting helmets. The new rule of having batboys wearing a protective helmet while working will soon be adopted by all major league teams.
Cal Ripken, going 2-for-4 in the Oriole 10-3 loss to Boston at Fenway Park, reaches a major milestone, playing in his 1,000th consecutive game. In 1995, the Baltimore infielder will break Lou Gehrig's record when he plays in his 2,131st straight game.
The Mets, with fly ball pitcher Sid Fernandez on the mound, play a nine inning game without recording an infield assist, beating the Phillies at Shea Stadium 5-1. The Amazins' set a National League record, and tie the major league mark, joining the 1945 Indians as the only teams ever to accomplish the unusual fielding feat.
Andres Galarraga becomes the fourth player in big league history to hit a home run in three consecutive innings. The Rockies' first baseman's accomplishment helps Colorado to beat the Padres at Jack Murphy Stadium, 11-3.
The Astros rout the Cubs, 19-6, to set a club record for runs in one game. After scoring a lone tally in the fourth, Houston puts up crooked numbers for the rest of the game, including a nine-run eighth inning.
Mark McGwire hits his 300th career home run off of Tiger hurler pitcher Omar Olivares in the A's 10-8 loss to Detroit at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. The 32 year-old first baseman will finish his 16 career with 583 round-trippers, a total tainted by his alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs.
Sammy Sosa breaks the major league record for homers in a single month when he hits his 19th dinger in June, a seventh inning solo shot off Brian Moehler in the Cubs' 6-4 loss to Detroit at Tiger Stadium. The Chicago slugger surpasses the mark set by Rudy York, the Tigers' rookie catcher who finished with 18 after homering twice on the last day in August in 1937 at the same ballpark when it was known as Navin Field.
Entering the game with an 6+ ERA, Jose Jimenez faces only 28 batters and no-hits the Diamondbacks,1-0. The Cardinal hurler is the first NL rookie to throw a no-hitter since 1972 and the first Cardinal since 1983 to accomplish the feat.
Entering the game in the top of the eighth inning in an eventual 9-8 Oriole loss to the Yankees at Camden Yards, Jesse Orosco sets the major league record for the most relief appearances. The Baltimore reliever surpasses the mark previously set by Kent Tekulve, who had been summoned out of the bullpen 1,050 times.
After starting in the bottom of the first with a round-tripper, Darin Erstad ends the game in the bottom of the 11th inning with a walk-off home run, giving the Angels a 7-6 victory over Minnesota at Edison Field. The Anaheim lead-off DH joins Billy Hamilton (1892 Phillies) and Vic Power (1957 A's) as only the third major leaguer to have hit both a leadoff and walkoff home run in the same game.
In the first professional baseball game in Brooklyn after a 44-year absence, the short season class A minor league Cyclones win their home opener at Keyspan Park, defeating the Mahoning Valley (Ohio) Scrappers 3-2 in 10 innings. The name of the New York-Penn farm team, which is affiliated with the Mets, refers to the famous roller coaster located at the nearby amusement park on Coney Island.
In game which is broadcast throughout Latin America, skippers Luis Pujols of the Tigers and Tony Pena of the Royals become the first major league managers born in the Dominican Republic to oppose each other in a game. The president of the Dominican Republic, Hipolito Mejia, is on hand to watch Raul Ibanez’s double, triple, and home run and four RBIs lead the hometown Royals to an 8-6 comeback victory over Detroit.
Todd McFarlane pays $450,000 plus fees for Barry Bonds' record-breaking 73rd home run baseball at the Lelands.com Auction. The Valley comic book icon and toymaker’s, who also owns Mark McGwire's No. 70 home run ball, bid was aired live on ESPN's SportsCenter.
Larry Walker’s tenth inning home run, his third of the game, proves to be the difference in the Rockies’ 10-8 victory over Cleveland at Jacobs Field. The Colorado right fielder also hit homers off Jason Davis in the second and sixth frames.
With his White Sox trailing 9-2, second baseman Tadahito Iguchi hits a three-run bomb in the eighth and then delivers a game-tying grand slam in the ninth during an eventual 13 inning loss to the Astros at U.S. Cellular Field. Teammates Scott Podsednik (6/23) and Joe Crede (6/24) had also hit home runs with the bases full in the two previous games of the series, making it the first time in team history a grand slam was hit in three consecutive games.
In his second Pacific Coast League start, Manny Parra of the Nashville Sounds throws the eighth perfect game in PCL history. The 24 year-old Brewers’ farmhand mows down 27 consecutive Express (Astros) batters en route to a 3-0 victory at the Dell Diamond in Round Rock,Texas.
A distraught fan jumps onto the field and charges the mound toward Bob Howry after the Cub reliever blows an 8-3 ninth-inning lead to Colorado at Wrigley Field. The fan will be make it a few feet from his intended target before security guards tackled him, and the right-hander will get the win when Alfonso Soriano hits a game-ending two-run single in the bottom of the frame to give Chicago an improbable 10-9 victory.
In front of a sold-out crowd of 42,130 fans at AT&T Park, the Giants beat the Indians, 1-0, with the game's lone run scoring on a base-loaded seventh-inning balk. In an inning that features a stand-up triple by Nate Schierholtz and two errors by Tribe second baseman Cord Phelps, Cleveland southpaw Tony Sipp allows the run to score when he flinches his throwing arm just prior to delivering a pitch to Emmanuel Burriss, balking home Miguel Tejada.
In a matchup of Japanese starters, Ranger All-Star Yu Darvish and Yankee right-hander Hiroki Kuroda both get a no-decision, with each hurler failing to make it into the seventh inning. New York wins the Bronx ballpark contest with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning when Japanese outfielder Ichiro Suzuki hits a walk-off home run.