Reds' first baseman Jake Beckley handles a record 22 chances, making 21 putouts and one assist without committing any errors. The Cincinnati infielder's defensive abilities contribute to the home team's 9-2 victory over the Cleveland Spiders League Park.
In a 13-8 victory over the Reds at Wrigley Field, Hack Wilson hits two home runs, establishing a new National League mark for homers. The Cub outfielder's total of 56 for the season will stand until Mark McGwire breaks the record in 1998.
Ferguson Jenkins posts the first of his six 20-game win seasons when the Cubs beat the Reds at Crosley Field, 4-1. The Canadian right-hander will lead the American League with 25 victories after Chicago deals the future Hall of Famer to the Rangers in 1974.
The Bay area fans have a good day when the Giants and A's clinch their divisions. Oakland wins the American League West with a 5-0 victory over the Rangers, and San Francisco backs into the National League West title when the second-place Padres lose in extra innings to the Reds, 2-1.
Cubs' reliever Randy Myers tosses a perfect ninth inning to become the first National League pitcher to record 50 saves in a season when the team beats the Dodgers at Chavez Ravine, 7-3. The 30-year-old southpaw closer, best known for being one of the Reds' Nasty Boys, will finish the season with a major-league-leading 53 saves.
In the Reds' 4-1 victory over Pittsburgh, two sets of brothers appear in the same lineup for the first time in major league history. Stephen Larkin plays first base, Bret Boone covers second, Barry Larkin is the shortstop, and Aaron Boone plays third, making up the all-brother infield.
Anibal Sanchez (10-3) tosses five innings, winning Florida's 7-2 victory over the Reds. The 22-year-old right-hander, along with Scott Olsen (12-9), Josh Johnson (12-7), and Ricky Nolasco (11-10), make the Marlins the first team in major league history to have four rookie pitchers win ten or more games.
Ryan Hanigan becomes the first person born in Washington, D. C. to play in the major leagues. The 27-year-old Reds rookie doubles off Brewers' ace Ben Sheets in his first big-league at-bat.