The National League cancels all games due to the funeral of Dodger owner Charles Ebbets, who died three days ago of a heart attack. Edward McKeever, who assumed the presidency of the Brooklyn club, catches a cold at the owner's funeral and will die of influenza in eight days.
Charles Ebbets and Mr. & Mrs. Edward McKeever (1913)
Library of Congress - George Grantham Bain Collection
Returning after serving his one-year suspension from baseball, Dodger manager Leo Durocher uses 24 players in a 9-5 loss to the Giants. Commissioner Happy Chandler suspended the controversial 'Lip' last April for an assortment of actions deemed detrimental to baseball.
The Dodgers win their 10th consecutive game from the start of the season when they beat the Phillies, 14-4. The Ebbets Field's victory establishes a major league record that lasts until 1981, when the A's chalk up 11 straight wins, beginning on Opening Day.
Rain postpones a game for the first time since the Dodgers opened its stadium in Chavez Ravine in 1962. The postponement of their scheduled game against St. Louis ends a streak of 737 consecutive contests at Dodger Stadium without a washout.
Due to the umpires' equipment going to New York instead of Cincinnati, the Reds' game against the Dodgers starts 27 minutes later. A downtown store supplies the replacement gear, but due to heavy traffic, the goods arrive at Cinergy Field with the assistance of a police escort.
Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta tosses a no-hitter in the Cubs' 16-0 rout over the Reds at Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park. The Chicago ace becomes the second pitcher, joining Johnny Vander Meer, who threw consecutive no-hitters in 1938, to go unbeaten between no-no's, having not lost in his last 17 regular-season starts since his gem against the Dodgers last season.