» After sitting through a 2-hour rain delay, the Red Sox defeat the Mariners, 4–1, behind the pitching of Pedro Martinez. Martinez strikes out the
side in the 1st inning on nine pitches, the 17th time the feat has been performed since 1970. Pedro is now 10–0 against the Mariners, with a 0.93
ERA against them. For the M's, it is just their 4th road defeat in 21 games
» The Cardinals defeat the Phillies, 7-2, behind Mark McGwire's three home runs and seven RBIs. The homers move McGwire past Mickey Mantle into 8th
place on the all-time list with 539.
The Padres defeat the Marlins, 6-2. Florida steals 10 bases in 10 attempts in the game, falling one shy of the modern NL mark. Luis Castillo and Cliff
Floyd steal three apiece, while Mark Kotsay and Preston Wilson each pilfer a pair
» The Yankees lose to the Red Sox, 6-3, as Joe Torre returns as Yankee manager after being treated for prostate cancer
In Boston, Joseph Schnabel pleads guilty to stealing wills signed by baseball Hall of Famers George Wright and 1920s umpire Tom Connolly and selling
them for more than $15,000. The discovery of the missing documents led authorities in other parts of the country to realize they had experienced
In the Tigers' 6-5 victory over the Royals, KC left fielder Bip Roberts has a 14-minute at bat against P Felipe Lira. The 1st-inning at bat features
18 pitches, as well as nine pickoff throws to first and six aborted attempts to steal by Tom Goodwin, who was on 1st base
» San Diego P Bruce Hurst hurls a one-hit shutout over the Mets, defeating Dwight Gooden by a score of 3–0. The only hit is a single by the
recently acquired Chico Walker. Hurst does it without Tony Gwynn, who breaks the tip of his right middle finger by slamming it in the door of his
Porsche on the way to the bank. Gwynn is hitting .369
» Rod Carew steals 2B, 3B, and home in the 3rd inning of Minnesota's 8–2 loss to Detroit. Cesar Tovar also steals 3rd and home ahead of Carew, and
the two steals of home in an inning ties a ML record. Tovar pays a price when Mickey Lolich hits him in the head with a pitch in his next at bat.
» Frank Howard ties the American League record with a home run in his 6th consecutive game to lead Washington to an 8–4 win over Detroit. His 10
home runs in the six games are the most of all the record holders. Howard's 10 home runs (in 20 at bats) are also the most ever in one week (Sunday
through Saturday). Earl Wilson will stop him tomorrow. For Detroit, Al Kaline belts a pinch-HR off Steve Jones. It is Kaline's 307th home run,
surpassing Hank Greenberg's 306 in a Tiger uniform.
Don Drysdale posts his 2nd consecutive shutout, 1–0, over Houston
» Mickey Mantle suffers a pulled groin muscle, tears muscles in his right thigh, and injures his left knee trying for an infield hit that becomes the
final out of New York's 4–3 loss to Minnesota. He will miss one month.
ML owners approve a Player Development Plan that will ensure the survival of at least 100 minor league clubs for 1963.
The minor leagues are reorganized into four classes rather than 7. Classes B, C, and D are grouped as Class A, Classes AA and A become Class AA, and
Class AAA remains the same, along with the rookie classification
» The Indians' Carroll Hardy pinch-hits for Roger Maris and smacks a 3-run home run off Billy Pierce to pace the Tribe's 7–4 win. Hardy will
pinch-hit for Ted Williams in 1960
» Redlegs P Bud Podbielan walks 13 batters in 10 innings against Brooklyn, but holds on to win 2–1 on a Ted Kluszewski homer off starter Preacher
Roe. No one has walked 13 in the National League since 1918. The Dodgers strand 18 against the former Dodger pitcher, tying the NL mark
» Cards third baseman Tom Glaviano makes three errors on successive plays in the 9th—2 wild throws and a boot—that lets in four runs in a 9–8
loss. The Dodgers trail by an 8–0 score in the game, and close to 8–5 in the 9th and have the bases jammed when Glaviano experiences his
nightmare. He ties a major-league record set most recently by Dodgers Billy Cox last year.
At the Polo Grounds, Rube Walker poles a grand slam in the 6th inning for the Cubs. In the bottom of the inning, Monte Irvin hits a grand slam for the
Giants, the first time in history that each team has slammed in the same inning. The game is called on account of rain after six innings, and the
Giants win, 10–4, behind Clint Hartung. Johnny Schmitz, the first of four pitchers, is the loser
» A wet record. The Detroit Tigers and the Philadelphia Athletics both have seven straight games postponed because of rain in the past four days. In
the American League, every game between the 14th and the 17th is rained out.
In a 15–12 Dodgers' victory over the Cubs, Brooklyn's Luis Olmo hits a triple and home run, each with the bases loaded. No 20th century ML player
has done that since. Olmo adds a 2B for good measure. Former OF Ben Chapman is the winning pitcher
The Cards collect just seven hits off Hot Potato Luke Hamlin, but all are for extra bases to tie an National League record. The Dodgers lose, 6–2.
Five of the hits are home runs -- 2 each by Johnny Mize and Terry Moore. Pee Wee Reese steals his 17th base in 26 games; the Cards have just five
» At Comiskey Park, Jimmie Foxx tees off against Ted Lyons and hits the first home run to ever land in the CF bleachers. Hank Greenberg will match
Double X in 1938, then no one will reach the bleachers until Alex Johnston in 1970. Chicago still wins, 5–4.
» The first ML All-Star Game is announced for July six at Comiskey Park. It will be played as part of the Chicago World's Fair celebration and is
sponsored by the Chicago Tribune. Fans will pick the players
» George Pipgras tosses his 3rd shutout of the season as the Yankees again support his pitching by bombing the Red Sox, 11–0, in Boston. Babe Ruth
clocks an Ed Morris pitch over the RF bleachers, one of the longest homers ever at Fenway
» Brooklyn and Philadelphia score a ML-record 50 runs in a doubleheader at Baker Bowl. The Robins (Dodgers) win the opener 20–16, and the Phils
take the 2nd game 8–6, despite a Dodgers triple play. Highlights include Brooklyn's Johnny Frederick tallying five runs in the opener, which
combined with his three yesterday, gives him a ML-record eight in two games. Both Frederick and teammate Babe Herman collect five hits in the
slugfest. Chuck Klein homers in each game, #'s seven and 8
» On Suffrage Day, 4,100 women buy tickets to see the Giants-Cubs game in New York, and the suffragettes announce they will pay five dollars to each
player who scores a run. "Wildfire" is the only recipient, as Chicago pulls a first inning double steal with Frank Schulte on the front end. Heinie
Zimmerman is on the rear. The one run stands up against Jeff Tesreau and Bert Humphries wins, 1–0, with each pitcher allowing three hits.
» In a 2–0 Boston win, Detroit's Ty Cobb is hit in the ribs by a pitch from Boston's Dutch Leonard, but stays in the game. In Cobb's next at-bat,
he drags a bunt down the first base line and spikes Leonard when the pitcher tries to field the ball. In a few days, Cobb will leave the lineup
because of a broken rib, the result of the pitch
At Princeton University, Alexander MacMillan unveils his new invention, an automatic pitching machine. Called a Bat-Ball, the device propels a ball
every eight seconds. At the unveiling, would-be batters are charged a penny for every pitch thrown
» The Tiger players protest Ty Cobb's suspension and vote to strike. Faced with a $5,000 fine for failing to field a team, club owner Frank Navin
orders manager Hugh Jennings to sign up some local amateurs. Al Travers, Bill Leinhauser, Dan McGarvey, Billy Maharg (whose real name was Graham,
"Maharg" reversed), Jim McGarr, Pat Meany, Jack Coffey, Hap Ward, and Ed Irvin put on Tiger uniforms. Two Detroit coaches, Joe Sugden, 41, and Jim
McGuire, 48, complete the lineup, and score the only two runs for Detroit. The Athletics win 24–2, as Travers goes all the way, giving up 26 hits
and 24 runs in eight innings. The only recruit to hit for Detroit is Irvin, who laces two triples in three at bats and closes his ML career with a
2.000 slugging average (only three other players will debut with two triples -— Roy Weatherly, Willie McCovey, and John Sipin). Only one ever plays
another ML game: Maharg will bat once for the Phils in 1916. He will also be involved as a conspirator in the Black Sox scandal of 1919. A's starter
Jack Coombs leaves after three innings with a 6–0 lead, good enough for a win under the rules at the time. Boardwalk Brown and Herb Pennock divide
the rest of the pitching for the A's. Starter Travers, having pitched his only ML game, returns to his studies at St. Joseph's College and later
becomes a Catholic priest
» Christy Mathewson, weakened from a bout of diphtheria, is pounded for 14 hits by the Pirates and loses, 7-6. Honus Wagner paces the attack with two
singles and a triple and also picks off Bill Dahlen off 2B in the 9th inning with the hidden ball trick. Dahlen, intently watching Lefty Leifield on
the mound, misses Wagner who gently touches him with the ball. John McGraw is so furious with Dahlen that he slaps him with a $100 fine, later
rescinded. The Pirates have now won three in a row from New York
» Chicago pitcher Walter Thornton has a bad control day as hits three consecutive batters in the 4th in an 11–4 loss to St. Louis. Willie Sudhoff
is the winner, while former Colt player George Decker has four hits. Thornton's three HBPs in a row is an ML record.
» Bill "Scrappy" Joyce's four triples pace the New York Giants to an 11–5 win over the Pirates at Pittsburgh. This is the last time this feat is
accomplished in ML history. Philadelphia's (AA) George Streif hit four on June 25, 1885