The Washington Senators receive pitcher Bump Hadley from the St. Louis Browns in a trade for catcher Luke Sewell, who is passed on to the Chicago White Sox. Sewell is an All-Star for the White Sox in 1937.
1940 Bobo Newsom (10-1) wins his 10th in a row as the 2nd place Tigers whip the St. Louis Browns, 2 – 1. Detroit manages just three hits, but two are homers by Hank Greenberg and Charlie Gehringer. Newsom’s streak will go to 13 consecutive wins.
In Boston‚ St. Louis Browns owner Bill Veeck fires manager Rogers Hornsby saying‚ “I made a mistake. I thought Hornsby had mellowed.” That afternoon‚ the players present Veeck with a trophy for freeing them from Rajah’s tyranny. The Browns name Marty Marion as their player-manager.
The St. Louis Browns outhit the Philadelphia Athletics, 18 to 14, but lose, 11 – 9. Both starters, Rube Walberg and Milt Gaston, are knocked out in the 3rd inning. Ty Cobb has three runs and a stolen base for the Athletics, while George Sisler has three steals and is 4 for 4 for the Browns.
Bobo Holloman of the St. Louis Browns pitched a 6-0 no-hitter against the Philadelphia Athletics in his first major league start. He pitched to a 3-7 record in his only MLB season, andnever pitched another complete game in the majors.
The St. Louis Browns sign Satchel Paige. The 45-year-old pitcher had been out of MLB since last pitching for the Indians in 1949. In 1971, twenty years to the day, Paige is nominated for the Hall of Fame. On June 10 the Special Committee on the Negro Leagues will formally select the fireballer for induction.
Jack Dunn III, whose family successfully owned and operated the Baltimore Orioles in the International League, officially turns the old team name over to the relocated St. Louis Browns. The new Baltimore Orioles will draw 1,060,910 in their first season the Browns barely drew that number in their last three years in St. Louis combined.
1930 The 15-year career of George Sisler, spent mostly with the St. Louis Browns, ends when the Boston Braves release him. A lifetime .340 hitter who twice led the AL with averages above.400, Sisler will be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939.