1979 Willie Wilson of the Royals hits his fifth inside-the-park homer of the season in a 6-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners at Kansas City. It is the most inside-the-park-homers in a season since Kiki Cuyler hit eight for the Pirates in 1925.
1986 Bob Brenly of San Francisco tied a MLB record with four errors in one inning, but atoned with two homers, including the game-winner, to give the Giants a 7-6 victory over the Atlanta Braves. Brenly, normally a catcher, was playing third base.
1992 Robin Yount became the 17th player to reach 3,000 hits in the Milwaukee Brewers’ 5-4 loss to the Cleveland Indians. Yount singled to right-center off Cleveland’s Jose Mesa in the seventh inning. He will end his career with 3,142 hits.
Don Newcombe missed pitching complete games in a doubleheader for the Brooklyn Dodgers by leaving in the seventh inning of the second game trailing the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0. Newcombe had won the first game 2-0.
Detroit Tigers rookie Rudy York sets a new record for home runs in a month, hitting his 17th and 18th to eclipse the Yankees Babe Ruth’s mark set in September 1927. Sammy Sosa of the Cubs will break that mark in 1998.
1965 Following his doctor’s advice, Casey Stengel announces his retirement as manager of the Mets. He will head up Mets scouting in California. The 75-year-old Stengel has been in professional baseball since 1910.