In a game against the Cubs, Superbas' second baseman George Cutshaw handles 14 chances without an error. The infielder's defensive prowess helps Brooklyn beat Chicago at Ebbets Field, 4-2.
Branch Rickey and Giants owner Horace Stoneham agree on a deal that releases Brooklyn manager Leo Durocher to become the Giants' skipper, replacing the popular Mel Ott. Burt Shotton will take the 'Lip's' place in the Dodger dugout.
President George W. hosts the first White House Tee Ball All-Star Game on the South Lawn, featuring a player from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Hall of Famer Frank Robinson served as the Honorary Commissioner of the contest, designed to encourage fitness among America's youth while promoting the sport as the country's national pastime.
In Washington, D.C., the United States Post Office releases the Take Me Out to the Ball Game commemorative stamp, marking the 100th anniversary of baseball's official anthem. Scottsdale (AZ) graphic artist Richard Sheaff designed the 42-cent postage stamp based on a circa-1880 "trade card" image from his private collection that features a baseball scene promoting a product made in Michigan.