A year before the completion of the first NYC subway line, the Brooklyn Superbas play their crosstown rivals in a two-stadium, same-day doubleheader. The first game played in Washington Park begins at 10:30 a.m. with 9,300 fans watching the visiting Giants win the opener, 6-4, and later that afternoon, in front of 23,623 patrons at the Polo Grounds in Manhattan, Brooklyn wins the second game, 3-0.
The Giants defeat the Dodgers 4-1 to start their major league record 26-game winning streak. The 'Jints' start the span two games under .500, making up nine in the standings, but remain in fourth place during the entire run of victories.
With four steals in a 10-1 loss to the Pirates, Dodger Maury Wills breaks the modern National League record for stolen bases in a season with his 82nd swipe. Cincinnati's Bob Bescher established the mark in 1911, playing left field with Cincinnati.
At Connie Mack Stadium, a Labor Day crowd of 26,390 fans watches the first-place Phillies split a doubleheader with the Dodgers. The attendance for the twin bill brings the season's total to 1,224,172 patrons, breaking the all-time franchise home attendance record established by the Whiz Kids in 1950.
At Busch Stadium, right-fielder Shawn Green breaks the Dodgers' record for homers in a season with his 44th home run, the first of his two dingers he hits off Dustin Hermanson in the team's 7-1 victory over the Cardinals. Duke Snider (1956) and Gary Sheffield (2000) shared the previous mark.