With the relief pitching of Lindy McDaniel in the opener and a 5-hitter by Curt Simmons in the nitecap, the Cardinals sweep the Phillies, 5 – 4 and 6 – 0. Phillies Tony Taylor ties a MLB record for 2B by going the entire doubleheader (18 innings) without a putout.
The Cubs complain about the ragged shirt sleeve on Brooklynn pitcher Dazzy Vance’s pitching arm, an age-old trick to distract a batter. A rule will be passed enforcing neater dressing by pitchers. However, Vance has not much more than the sleeve as the Cubs pound Brooklyn, 12 – 2.
Thurman Munson and Carlton Fisk brawl at Fenway Park. With a 2 – 2 score in the top of the 9th, Munson, attempting to score from third on a missed bunt by Gene Michael, crashes into Fisk and they both come up swinging. Boston wins, 3 – 2, in the bottom of the inning.