Future Hall of Famer Tom Glavine of the Braves becomes the first National League pitcher in twenty years to win twenty games in three consecutive years. Fergie Jenkins of the Cubs (and also in the Hall of Fame) was the last to do the trick.
In a 6-5 win over the Cubs, Montreal Expos’ Ron LeFlore steals his 91st base of the season and Rodney Scott steals his 58th, breaking the MLB-record for SBs by teammates in one season. Lou Brock and Bake McBride set the record with the 1974 Cardinals.
MLB Commissioner Bowie Kuhn hands the Detroit Tigers’ Denny McLain his third suspension of the year, this one is for carrying a gun, plus other unspecified charges, and ends McLain’s season with a 3-5 record.