In a game that features each team having 38 at-bats, 13 hits, 12 assists, two errors, five strikeouts, three walks, one hit batsman, and one passed ball, the Pirates and the Superbas (later to be known as the Dodgers) play to what else - an 8-8 tie.
Any fan who shows up with a musical instrument during the Dodgers' Musical Depreciation Night is admitted free to the Ebbets Field contest against Boston. With an assortment of trumpets, trombones, zithers, tubas, accordions, bugles, flutes, various types of drums, violins, mandolins, assorted horns, a glockenspiel, a washboard, and a piano, 2,426 fans, which is about ten percent of the entire crowd, take advantage of the team's unusual promotion.
At Chavez Ravine, Dodger second baseman Steve Sax steals his 41st base to set a franchise record for rookies when he swipes second base in LA's 6-1 victory over San Francisco. The eventual National League Rookie of the Year, the fourth consecutive Dodger to win the award, will extend the record to 49.
LA's Greg Maddux and SF's Jason Schmidt hook up in a classic West Coast pitcher's duel, reminiscent of match-ups of Koufax and Marichal, as the Dodgers beat the Giants, 1-0, thanks to Russell Martin's 10th inning walk-off home run. When Giants slugger Barry Bonds lines into a double play in the first inning, it marks the only time in baseball history that a 300-game winner pitches to a batter with over 700 homers.
Tom Hallion ejects Dodger Nomar Garciaparra, marking the first time in 1,303 games the easy-going infielder gets tossed. The 12-year veteran infielder gets booted for arguing a called third strike in the fourth inning, with teammates restraining him when he continues to shout and points his bat toward the home plate umpire.