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.
Yankee reliever Sparky Lyle records his third win in three games, all won on late-inning homers by New York. Graig Nettles’ second homer of the game gives New York a 5 – 4 win over the Seattle Mariners.
1945 At the age of 17, SS Tommy Brown of the Brooklyn Dodgers is the youngest player to hit a MLB home run. Brown belts his homer off Pirates southpaw Preacher Roe into the upper Left Field section at Ebbets Field.