In the Washington Senators 9-1 win over the St. Louis Browns, Goose Goslin gets two hits for the third day in a row to edge Browns outfielder Heinie Manush .379 to .378 for his only batting title in an 18-year career.
Chicago Cubs rookie pitcher Greg Maddux defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 8-3. The losing pitcher was his brother, Mike, also a rookie. It was the first time in MLB brothers faced each other as rookies.
Walter Alston played in his only MLB game, as a late-inning substitute at first base for Johnny Mize of the St. Louis Cardinals. He made one error in two chances and struck out his only time at bat. He would later manage the Dodgers for 23 years and be elected to the Hall of Fame.
Detroit Tigers outfielder Al Kaline becomes the youngest batting champ in history, as he takes the American League crown at age twenty with a .340 average. Ty Cobb had also won a batting title at age 20, but Cobb was born on December 18, making him one day older than Kaline when he won.
Rookie left-hander Jim Deshaies set a MLB record by striking out eight to start the game and finished with a two-hitter and 10 strikeouts in leading the Houston Astros past the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0.
Playing against the Royals at Anaheim Stadium, Angels outfielders Fred Lynn and Brian Downing crash through the left field fence while trying to catch a fly ball. Lynn makes the catch and it is ruled an out, the umpires reasoning that it is the same as if he had tumbled into the seats.
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.