Detroit Tigers future Hall of Fame OF Sam Crawford retires from MLB at 37. In addition to his career-record 312 three-base hits, he has hit 50 inside-the-park home runs. He will play in the Pacific Coast League for several more years.
Rogers Hornsby, brought up a week earlier from Class D Denison (Western Association), makes his MLB debut for the Cardinals. Trailing the Reds, 7 – 0, after six innings, Hornsby goes in to play SS and goes hitless.
24-year-old Grover Alexander, winning a rookie-record 28 games, pitches the Phillies to a 1 – 0 win over Boston Rustlers (Braves) 44-year-old Cy Young. Alex gives up just one hit, and his 31 complete games, 367 innings pitched, and 7 shutouts lead the National League.