Dodger standout pitcher Rube Marquard breaks his leg running the bases, ending his season with a 3-3 mark. The hard-throwing southpaw will finish his 18-year Hall of Fame career in 1925 after compiling a 201-177 record and an ERA of 3.08.
Rusty Staub becomes the pivot man in a very unusual double play during the Mets' 4-2 victory against the Dodgers at Shea Stadium. Racing in from the outfield, 'Le Grand Orange' gets a throw near second base from first baseman John Milner and tags Davey Lopes, picked off first, and then the right fielder throws the ball home to nail Tom Paciorek trying to score from second during the P-1B-SS-1B-2B-1B-2B-RF-C (1-3-6-3-4-3-4-9-2) rundown.
Eddie Murray ties Mickey Mantle's major league mark, hitting a homer from both sides of the plate for the tenth time in his career. The switch-hitting first baseman's second home run of the game, batting left-handed against Eric Show, is the eventual winning run in the Dodgers' 5-4 victory over San Diego in 11 innings at Jack Murphy Stadium.