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Events

1918

  • Babe Ruth became the second American Leaguer to hit a home run in four consecutive games.

1921

  • Jock Hutchinson became the first U.S. citizen to win the British Open.

1968

  • Bobby Bonds of the San Francisco Giants hit a grand-slam home run in his first game with the Giants becoming the first player to debut with a grand-slam.

1985

  • ABC’s "Monday Night Football" began with a new line-up, Frank Gifford, Joe Namath and O.J. Simpson.
  • New York Yankees officials enacted the rule that required protective helmets be worn my the team’s bat boys during all games.

1997

2002

  • Former boxing champion Muhammad Ali received a humanitarian award at the second annual BET awards.

2003

  • Todd McFarlane bought Barry Bonds' record setting 73rd home run ball at auction for $517,500.

2005

Debuts

1953

Births

1957

  • Former National Hockey League goaltender Greg Millen born in Toronto, Ontario.

Deaths

1960

  • Tommy Corcoran, who hit .256 and stole 387 bases from 1890 to 1907, died. He was 91 years old.
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