Catcher Luke Sewell of the Washington Senators tagged out two New York Yankees runners on the same play. Lou Gehrig had held up, thinking a fly ball would be caught. Dixie Walker closed up on him, and both were tagged out trying to score.
Cincinnati Reds rookie left fielder Frank Robinson hits the first of his 586 lifetime home runs. The home run is off Chicago Cubs hurler Paul Minner in Crosley Field. Cincinnati’s Wally Post hits four home runs in a doubleheader sweep for the Redlegs.
In 50-degree Detroit weather, Kansas City Royals rookie Steve Busby no-hits the Detroit Tigers 3-0. It is the first Royals no-hitter and the first at Tiger Stadium since Virgil Trucks did it in 1952. Busby is the first no-hit game pitcher not to bat as the Designated Hitter “experiment” began that season in the AL.
Happy 71st birthday to Amos Otis, most notably the All-Star centerfielder for the Kansas City Royals in the 1970s. Otis was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 6, 1967, with the New York Mets. He made the American League all-star team each of his first four years with KC and he won three Gold Gloves.
In the American League season opener at Detroit’s Bennett Park, the Tigers mount a monumental comeback to beat Milwaukee. Trailing 13-4 going into the bottom of the ninth, the Tigers scored 10 runs for a 14-13 victory.
Chicago Cubs pitchers walk nine Cincinnati Reds in the fifth inning, an N. L. record, as Cincinnati wins 9-5. Moe Drabowsky starts with four walks, Jackie Collum adds three, and Jim Brosnan passes two.
The Athletics won their major league debut in Kansas City with a 6-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers before a standing-room crowd of 32,147 — the largest paid crowd for any event in Kansas City up to that point in history.
After 737 consecutive games, the Los Angeles Dodgers were rained out for the first time since moving to southern California in 1958. This is five years before the hit song “It Never Rains in Southern California” is released by Albert Hammond.