Bees hurler Nick Strincevich completes an unusual 1-1 unassisted twin killing when he doubles up Joe Vosmik, the runner trying to score on attempted squeeze play signaled by Dodger skipper Leo Durocher. The Boston southpaw catches Vito Tamulis' bunt in the air and continues running until he steps on third base, completing the double play to end the top of the seventh inning in the team's 3-0 loss to Brooklyn at Braves Field.
The Phillies snap their 18-home-game losing streak against the Dodgers, sweeping a doubleheader at the Shibe Park, 7-6 and 6-4. Brooklyn, who hadn't lost in Philadelphia since May 5th, 1945, set a major league mark with their dominance in the City of Brotherly Love.
Vern Bickford, throwing just 97 pitches, no-hits the Dodgers at Braves Field, 7-0. The 29-year-old right-hander hurls the first hitless game for Boston since Jim Tobin accomplished the feat, also against Brooklyn, on April 27, 1944.
WCBS-TV televises the first baseball game broadcast in color, a Dodgers’ 8-1 victory over the visiting Braves in the first game of a twin bill. Brooklyn's announcers Red Barber and Connie Desmond provide the play-by-play commentary for the Ebbets Field contest, detailing Ralph Branca’s victory over eventual 20-game winner Warren Spahn.
The Blue Jays, Rays, Marlins, Mets, Indians, Cubs, Royals, White Sox, Twins, Cardinals, Diamondbacks, Mariners, Padres, Dodgers, and Giants all win, marking the first time every home team is victorious in a full slate of games. The unique occurrence became a reality when the last two completed games ended in extra innings in Cleveland and Seattle, with the host clubs enjoying a walk-off victory.
For the first time in over a century, games are played at three different New York major league ballparks when the Toronto Blue Jays face the Marlins at Buffalo's Sahlen Field, joining contests at Shea Stadium and Yankee Stadium. The last time this happened in the Empire State occurred on September 8, 1915, with the Polo Grounds (Yankees), Ebbets Field (Dodgers), and Federal League Park (Buffalo Blues) hosting big-league teams.