Red Sox first baseman Jimmie Foxx (.349, 50, 175), receiving 19 of 22 first-place votes, becomes the first player to win the Most Valuable Player award three times. He also won the award in 1932 and 1933 with the Philadelphia A’s. The 31 year-old slugger was also the recipient of the honor in 1932 and ’33 playing for the Philadelphia A’s.
The Pirates name Jim Tracy as the team’s manager to replace the recently-fired Lloyd McClendon. The selection of the former Dodger skipper marks the first time in nearly two decades Pittsburgh has looked outside the organization to hire its field boss.
October 11, 2005
With the help of four triples, the Reds score 11 runs in the second inning en route to a 13-1 victory over the Braves. Curt Walker ties a National League record for most triples in an inning by hitting two in the frame.
July 22, 1926
Due to heavy financial losses, Rheingold Beer announces it will close its Brooklyn-based plant. As as a result, the brewery will be forced to end its 13-year relationship with the Mets as the team’s primary radio-TV sponsor.
January 5, 1974
Giants hurler Christy Mathewson, who, in 1901, became the first rookie in the modern era to throw a no-no, pitches his second career no-hitter, beating the Orphans at Chicago’s West Side Grounds, 1-0. Matty and Mordecai Brown match hitless innings until the top of the ninth, when New York reaches the future Hall of Famer for two hits.
June 13, 1905
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