Grounding out, Pirates left-handed first baseman Dee Fondy becomes the last player to bat in Ebbets Field when the Dodgers blank the Bucs, 2-0, in the final major league game ever played in Brooklyn.
Al Downing becomes a 20-game winner when he blanks the Braves at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, 2-0. The Dodger left-hander, best remembered for giving up Hank Aaron's historic 715th home run, will compile a 123-107 record during his 17-year major league career.
Batting for reliever Joe Beimel in the bottom of the sixth inning, Craig Wilson drives the first pitch he sees into the seats for his seventh pinch-hit home run, tying the major league mark established last season by Dodger infielder Dave Hansen. The Pirate rookie's two-run round-tripper sparks a five-run frame, enabling the Bucs to overcome a 5-0 deficit in their eventual 7-6 victory over the Chicago at PNC Park.
Eric Gagne ties John Smoltz's National League mark for saves with 55 when he helps the Dodgers defeat the Padres, 5-3. The Los Angeles closer equals the NL mark in consecutive opportunities, which is also a record.
The Nationals lose their one-hundredth game of the season when the team drops a 7-6 decision to the Dodgers at home. Washington, who posted a 59-102 record last year, becomes the first National League franchise to reach the century mark in defeats in back-to-back campaigns since the Padres accomplished the dubious feat, dropping 102 contests in both 1973 and 1974.