At the Polo Grounds, the Giants beat the Robins, 1-0, on an unearned run in the bottom of the ninth in a contest that takes fifty-six minutes to complete. Pete Compton's base hit off Jack Combs plates Larry Doyle, who had singled to lead off the frame and moved to third on Ollie O'Mara's errant throw on a sacrifice bunt.
Nine-time All-Star infielder Arky Vaughn drowns with a friend when their boat capsizes while fishing in a volcanic lake near Eagleville (CA). The former shortstop and third baseman, who compiled a .318 batting average and a .406 on-base percentage playing with the Pirates and Dodgers, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1985.
In his final decision facing the Mets, Sandy Koufax lasts only two innings, losing to Bob Friend at Shea Stadium, 10-4. The Dodgers Hall of Fame southpaw has compiled a 17-2 record against the lowly expansion team since its inception in 1962.
Earning his 1,600th victory, Braves' manager Bobby Cox passes former Dodger skipper Tommy Lasorda for managerial career victories. Atlanta's 5-2 win over the Reds puts the skipper 14th on the all-time list.
The NL's eventual 2015 Cy Young Award recipient Jake Arrieta, needing just 116 pitches, beats Los Angeles, 2-0, tossing the 12th no-hitter thrown at the Chavez Ravine ballpark and the 14th no-no in Cubs history. The contest marks the second time in ten games the Dodgers have been unable to get a hit after being held hitless by Astros right-hander Mike Fiers on August 21st.