1940: Outfielder Ted Williams pitched the last two innings for the Boston Red Sox against Detroit at Fenway Park. He allowed one run and three hits but struck out Rudy York on three pitches. The Tigers, behind Tommy Bridges, won 12-1.
1951: St. Louis Browns owner Bill Veeck gave more than 1,000 fans behind his dugout YES and NO placards, allowing them to have a part in the strategy of the game. The fans flashed the cards when asked by the coaches what the Browns should do, and it worked as St. Louis beat the Philadelphia Athletics 5-3.