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 Bend Bucks, managed by Mel Roberts, meet the Boise Hawks, managed by Derrel Thomas, in a Northwest League game. It marks the first time in Organized Baseball history that two black managers have faced each other.
June 27, 1987
1969 – Don Sutton (15-11) opens a 9-game eastern swing for Los Angeles with a 9 – 2 win at Montreal. The Dodgers remain two games behind the first-place Reds. Montreal reliever Roy Face makes his final major league appearance, a record 657th consecutive relief effort.
August 15, 1969
The Mariners defeat the Rangers, 13 – 5, at Safeco Field. The game is halted by a rain delay of 54 minutes when the retractable roof fails to close after three innings of play.
July 22, 2000
After grounding out in a 4 – 1 loss to the Dodgers, Padres C Benito Santiago throws his batting helmet in disgust. The helmet bounces into the dugout, where it strikes pitching coach Mike Roarke in the head before ricocheting over to bean coach Greg Riddoch, giving him a concussion. Santiago is fined $300.
July 2, 1991