On August 9, 1940 — Steve Sundra posts his first win of the year for the Yankees. The Yankees, at 51-51, seem certain to be out of the running for their 5th straight championship. However, they will go 37-15 the rest of the way and actually make the top for a few hours on September 11th. The Yanks will ultimately finish 3rd, losing three straight to the Browns September 15-16th.