Sandy Koufax of the Dodgers becomes the first three-time winner of the Cy Young Award. He is a unanimous winner for the 2nd-straight year. This is the last year that only one award is given for pitchers in both of the major leagues.
The California Angels announce that they will not offer 7x batting champion Rod Carew a new contract for the 1986 season, effectively ending his 19-year career. Carew finishes with 3,053 hits and a .328 career batting average.
In the Washington Senators 9-1 win over the St. Louis Browns, Goose Goslin gets two hits for the third day in a row to edge Browns outfielder Heinie Manush .379 to .378 for his only batting title in an 18-year career.
Walter Johnson, 19, debuts with the Washington Senators and loses 3-2 to the Detroit Tigers. The first hit off him is a bunt single by Ty Cobb. Years later, Johnson and Cobb will enter the Hall of Fame together as 2 of the original 5 inductees.
The Detroit Tigers and the Philadelphia Athletics played twenty-four innings and ended in a 1-1 tie. Future Hall of Fame third baseman, George Kell, came to bat 10 times in the game without a hit.
Babe Herman hit three home runs, including a grand slam, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 10-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies at Wrigley Field. The eventual Hall of Famer would end the season with 16 home runs.