AL East action, at 7 PM:
1909 - New York outfielder Red Murray makes one of the most amazing catches ever seen at Forbes Field. With two men on base in a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the eighth inning, Pittsburgh's Dots Miller hits a long line drive to right center. With everyone straining to follow the ball in the growing darkness and pouring rain, a bolt of lightning flashes and Murray is seen making a bare-handed grab on the dead run to end the inning. Umpire Bill Klem immediately calls the game. Giants manager John McGraw calls it the "greatest and most dramatic" catch he ever saw. Five years later, on July 17, 1914, Murray will be knocked unconscious by a bolt of lightning after catching a fly ball for the final out in a 21-inning game. (Players getting struck by lightning happened a lot back in the Deadball Era.)
1920 - Cleveland's Ray Chapman is beaned by a pitch from the Yankees' Carl Mays. Chapman is conscious and is helped off the field, but he dies after surgery early the next day. Some teams initially refuse to play against Mays and a move to ban him from the game fails.
1948 - Babe Ruth dies at age 53.
1986 - Dale Holman becomes the first professional player to play for two teams in one game. He hit a two-run double for the Syracuse Chiefs (International League) on June 30 when the game against the Richmond Braves was begun and suspended. Holman was released and signed by Richmond and when the game is resumed today, he doubles and singles.
1990 - The visiting Twins trail Cleveland by four runs when Kirby Puckett moves from RF to SS for the bottom of the eighth. After Felix Fermin singles, Puckett moves from SS to 3B and Al Newman moves from 3B to SS. Alex Cole grounds out to shortstop and Fermin advances to second base. Now Puckett moves from 3B to 2B, Newman moves from SS to 3B, and Nelson Liriano moves from 2B to SS. Jerry Browne lines out to shortstop. Everyone stays where they are and John Manto flies out to center. The Twins score twice in the top of the ninth, but lose 7-5.