At Brooklyn's Washington Park, Deputy Sheriff O'Donnell seizes the St. Louis share of gate receipts to reimburse right-hander Gus Weyhing, recently released by the Cardinals after posting a 3-4 record in eight starts with the team. Cannonball, who will sign with the Superbas next week as a free agent, claimed he didn't receive ten days of pay.
With a 3-0 victory over Milwaukee, the Tigers clinch the American League East title to become only the fourth team in major league history to lead from start to finish of a season. The 1923 Giants, the 1927 Yankees, and the 1955 Dodgers also led their circuits from wire to wire.
The Dodgers, who are last in the National League in homers, hit four consecutive home runs in an inning when Jeff Kent, J.D. Drew, Russell Martin, and Marlon Anderson all go deep in the bottom of the ninth to tie the Padres, 9-9. The improbable feat, accomplished only by the 1964 Twins, 1963 Indians, and the 1961 Braves, leads to Nomar Garciaparra's walk-off two-run homer in the tenth and sole possession of first place when Los Angeles beat the Friars, 11-10.
In the bottom of the ninth inning, with two outs, Todd Helton homers on a two-strike pitch thrown by Takashi Saito, giving the Diamondbacks a 9-8 walk-off victory and a three-game sweep of the Dodgers at Coors Field. The unlikely outcome marks the third of 11 consecutive wins for the eventual National League champs.