Superbas southpaw Nap Rucker strikes out 14 Doves en route to tossing a no-hitter in the team's 6-0 victory over Boston at Washington Park. The only runners to get on base off the talented left-handed redhead result from three Brooklyn errors.
Dodger catcher Babe Phelps breaks a bone in his throwing hand for the third time this season. Although the injuries will limit his playing time to only 66 games and 208 at-bats this season, the southpaw-swinging backstop, who will hit .308, is selected to be a National League All-Star for the first of the three consecutive seasons he'll play in the Midsummer Classic.
Dodger right-hander Don Newcombe hits his seventh homer of the season to set a National League record for a pitcher, breaking the previous mark of six shared by Hal Schumacher (Giants, 1934) and Jim Tobin (Braves, 1942). Additionally, Brooklyn's 11-4 win over the Phillies in the Ebbets Field contest marks the second of three seasons Newk records 20 or more victories for the team in a season.
On a night the Dodgers and Angels are scheduled to play at home on the same date, which is a rare occurrence, each team has their game rained out, another oddity in Los Angeles. The next time both clubs experience washed outs in home contests on the same day in the City of Angels will take place late in the 1986 season.
Barry Bonds sets a new National League mark, reaching base in 15 consecutive plate appearances. The Giants outfielder's five singles, two doubles, two homers, and six walks during the streak break Dodger Pedro Guerrero's mark of 14, established in 1983.