Leading the league in victories (27), ERA (1.97), starts (41), complete games (30), and strikeouts (310), Steve Carlton wins the NL’s Cy Young Award. ‘Lefty’s’ 27 victories account for nearly half (45.8%) of the last-place Phillies’ wins.
The Pirates buy baseball’s tallest player, 6′ 9″ P Johnny Gee, from Syracuse (International League).
July 31, 1939
The Yankees win the posting for SS Hiroyuki Nakajima from the Seibu Lions, and now have 30 days to reach a contract agreement. Nakajima is being considered as a back-up infielder in New York but the two sides will fail to come to an agreement on contract terms.
December 7, 2011
1938 – Carl Hubbell has an arm operation for bone chips in his elbow and is finished for the season.
August 22, 1938