April 20 - In the Boston Red Sox's 11-5 victory over the Philadelphia A's, Bobby Doerr makes his major league debut at second base, going three-for-five with a run scored.
May 3 - The New York Giants play an entire nine inning game with the Boston Bees without a single chance for their outfielders. The Bees outfield only had three chances themselves. Boston wins the game by a final score of 3-1.
May 19 - In pitchers' duel between Dizzy Dean and Carl Hubbell, Dean is called for a balk in the sixth inning, resulting in a run for the Giants. Enraged, he begins throwing at New York batters, hitting Johnny McCarthy and inciting a bench-clearing brawl. Dean is fined $50.
May 25 - Detroit Tigers player/manager Mickey Cochrane hits a third-inning home run to tie the ballgame with the New York Yankees, 1-1. In his next at-bat, Yankees pitcherBump Hadley srikes Cochrane on the left side of the head with a fastball, ending his playing career. Del Baker assumes managerial duties, as Cochrane does not return to the helm until 1938. The Yankees win the game, 4-3.
July 15 - Philadelphia Athletics pitcherGeorge Caster holds the Chicago White Sox to just four hits as the A's beat the ChiSox 2-1, snapping a fifteen-game losing streak.
July 25 - Washington Senators leadoff hitter Mel Almada ties a major league record by scoring five runs in the second game of a double header with the St. Louis Browns. He'd scored four runs in the first game, giving him nine for the day.
August 8 - John Whitehead and the Chicago White Soxshut out the Boston Red Sox 13-0 in the second game of a double header to end the BoSox twelve-game winning streak (excluding one tie on August 1).
August 14 - The Detroit Tigers score 34 runs in a double header with the St. Louis Browns.
September 11 - The St. Louis Browns win the second game of a double header with the Cleveland Indians, 8-3, to snap a twelve-game losing streak.
September 22 - The St. Louis Browns lose 4-1 to the New York Yankees for their 100th loss of the season.
September 29 - After scoring fifteen runs in the first game a double header, the New York Yankees manage just one hit off Philadelphia A's pitcher Eddie Smith in the second game, losing 3-0. It is only the second time all season the Yankees are shut out (May 8).
September 30 - The Boston Bees sweep a double header from the Dodgers to bring Brooklyn's losing streak to fourteen games.
October 6 - Having gotten just one hit, the New York Yankees finally get to Carl Hubbell in the sixth inning. Joe DiMaggio's single with the bases loaded drives in two, as the Yankees go on to score seven runs that inning. Lefty Gomez, meanwhile, gives up just one run to carry the Yankees to an 8-1 victory in Game one of the rematch of the 1936 World Series.
October 8 - For the third game in a row, Yankees pitching gives up just one run, as Monte Pearson pitches the Yankees to a 5-1 victory in game three.
October 9 - On the brink of elimination, New York Giants bats finally erupt, as they score six runs in the second inning on their way to a 7-3 victory in game four of the World Series.
October 10 - The New York Yankees defeat the New York Giants, 4-2, in Game five of the World Series to win their Major-League-record sixth World Championship, four game to one. The Yankees had been tied with the Philadelphia Athletics and Boston Red Sox for most championships (they each had five). By the time either of those teams won their next Series, the Yankees had far outdistanced them, with 20 wins as of 1972, and 26 wins as of 2004, respectively.
November 2 - American League batting champion Charlie Gehringer of the Detroit Tigers is named Most Valuable Player, receiving 78 out of a possible 80 points. Joe DiMaggio of the New York Yankees is a close second four points behind while Gehringer teammate Hank Greenberg, who collected 183 RBI, is a distant third. Gehringer also becomes the third Detroit player in four years to receive MVP honors.
January 18 - Michael Sexton, 73, president of the minor leagues from 1909 to 1931, during which time the minors expanded to record size and success, peaking with 47 leagues
February 7 - Charlie Bell, 68, pitcher for two major league seasons, 1889 and 1891.
April 14 - Ned Hanlon, 79, manager of the Baltimore Orioles teams which won NL pennants in 1894-95-96 with their aggressive play, then of the Brooklyn champions of 1899-1900; pioneer of various offensive tactics, previously a center fielder for Detroit Wolverines
April 15 - Emmett McCann, 35, shortstop for the Philadelphia Athletics and Boston Red Sox in the 1920s; later a minor league manager from 1931 to 1935
May 23 - Danny Clark, 43, infielder for the Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals, between 1922 and 1927
May 27 - Frank Grant, 71, second baseman widely considered to have been the 19th century's greatest black player
June 9 - Bill Watkins, 79, played one season in American Association, and managed another nine, including the 1887 NL champions Detroit Wolverines.
August 16 - Bunk Congalton, 62, Canadian-born outfielder who finished fourth in the American League batting race with a .320 average
August 21 - George Wright, 90, pioneer of the sport who starred as a shortstop on the first professional team in 1869, then as captain of the powerhouse Boston teams from 1871–78; managed Providence to NL pennant in 1879
September 20 - Harry Stovey, 80, first baseman and outfielder who was among the American Association's leading hitters; won five home run titles, led league in slugging, runs and triples multiple times; first player to hit 100 home runs, was seventh all-time in hits and first in runs upon retirement
October 1 - Mickey Devine, 45, catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies, Boston Red Sox and New York Giants between 1918 and 1925