1932 - Roger Cramer of the A's has six hits in consecutive times at bat in a nine-inning game. Cramer will do this again in 1935, the only A.L. player to repeat the feat.
1948 - Cleveland draws 82,781 for a doubleheader, a major league record for a regular season game that will be broken by the same club in 1954. The Indians will attract 2.6 million for the season.
1956 - At Detroit's Briggs Stadium, Mickey Mantle poles two Billy Hoeft pitches into the right center field bleachers, something no other player had done since the bleachers were built in the late 1930s. New York wins 7-4.
1973 - Bobby Bonds leads off with a home run, but the Giants lose 7-5 to the Reds. It is Bonds's 22nd leadoff home run, breaking Lou Brock's N.L. record.
1973 - Chicago's Cy Acosta becomes the first A.L. pitcher to bat since the DH rule went into effect. Acosta strikes out in the eighth inning, but is credited with an 8-3 victory over California.
1982 - Pete Rose plays in his 3,000th major league game (a 3-1 loss to the Pirates), joining Ty Cobb, Stan Musial, Hank Aaron, and Carl Yastrzemski as the only players to reach that plateau.
1986 - After leading the club to a 26-38 record, Tony LaRussa is fired as manager of the White Sox and replaced by Jim Fregosi. LaRussa will be hired to manage the A's early next month.
1991 - The Reds lose the MVP of the 1990 World Series when Jose Rijo breaks his ankle in a steal attempt. Cincinnati also loses the game to Montreal 1-0.