Dick Stuart’s two-run, tie-breaking 450-foot homer puts Pittsburgh over the Chicago #Cubs, 4 – 2. Stuart’s clout, along with an earlier two-run blast by Bill Mazeroski, takes the surging #Pirates to their 20th win in 28 games, moving them from last place on July 22nd to third place.
In a throwing contest between Jimmy Piersall and Willie Mays before a #RedSox-#Giants charity game, Piersall hurts his arm. He leaves the game midway. He wakes up the next day with a sore arm that stays with him a year, and he will never throw quite as well again.
The #Cardinals are back in first place, beating the #Cubs in a game interrupted by a fight between former teammates Dizzy Dean and Tex Carleton. Both were fined $25 by Ford Frick, the National League president.
Mike Kreevich of the Chicago #WhiteSox equals the MLB record by grounding into four successive double plays against the Washington #Senators. It is a rare game for Kreevich who will hit .323 for the season.
Carl Hubbell holds the #Braves scoreless through 5 innings to break the National League record for consecutive scoreless innings, set in 1908. But the #Braves score twice in the 6th and the #Giants lose, 3 – 1, as the streak stops at 45 innings.