Thanks to Shane Victorino’s million-dollar pledge, the renovated 105 year-old Nicetown Boys & Girls Club celebrates its grand opening. The inner-city facility, now named after the Phillies’ All-Star center fielder, is only the second club in the country to bear the name of a major leaguer, with the ‘Flying Hawaiian’ sharing the distinction with Willie Mays.
In front of the second largest crowd this season, with many of the 8,822 fans rooting for the Dodgers, the Braves play their final home game in Boston. Brooklyn catcher Roy Campanella hits the last home run at Braves Field in an 8-2 victory over the Milwaukee-bound club.
The White Sox’ Jim ‘Nixey’ Callahan throws the first no-hitter first in franchise history when he defeats the Tigers, 2-0. The right-handed utility player will accumulate 99 victories on the mound, but will only pitch in eight of his 13 seasons in the major leagues.