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Events

1951

  • Willie Mays hit his first career home run off of Boston Braves hurler, Warren Spahn. It was also his first career hit after starting the season 0 for his first 12. It was the first of 18 homers he'd hit off of Spahn, the most he'd hit off any pitcher.

1956

1957

1975

  • Goals by Franz Roth and Gerd Muller lead Bayern Munich past Leeds United for the European Cup. The final was played at Parc des Princes, Paris. This was Bayern's second European Title.

1976

1982

  • Bobby Dews, the manager of the Durham Bulls throws a tantrum while arguing with the umpires. He throws second base into the stands, tears off his shirt, powders his underarms with a rosin bag, and then kicks the rosin bag.

1995

1996

1999

  • Defender Oleg Luzhny joined Arsenal from Dynamo Kiev.

2000

  • The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks, 4-3 thanks to an 11th inning RBI single by Marquis Grissom. The Diamondbacks team record 11 game home winning streak is snapped with the loss.

2003

  • Patrick Roy of the Colorado Avalanche announced his retirement from the NHL. He left his career as the NHL leader in victories (551) and games played (1,029). He was also the all-time leader in playoff victories, games played and shutouts.

2004

  • Mariano Rivera notches his 300th career save in the New York Yankees' 7-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He also becomes the first Yankee and 17th reliever in major league history to reach the milestone.
  • Matt Clement becomes the 21st big league pitcher and the first Chicago Cubs pitcher in over a century to hit three batters in one inning, to tie a major league record. The victims plucked in the fifth inning of the first game of a doubleheader against Pittsburgh are Bobby Hill, Jason Kendall and Craig Wilson.

2005

  • The Boston Red Sox crush the New York Yankees, 17-1 in Yankee Stadium. The scoreboard goes blank in the 8th inning as the scoreboard operator can't keep up with Boston's barrage of hits and runs. The 27 hits one shy of the most hits allowed by the Yankees and one shy of the most hits ever had by the Red Sox. Manny Ramirez and Johnny Damon each had four hits and Edgar Renteria had 5 RBI
  • The Cincinnati Reds retire the number 10 in honor of Sparky Anderson, the manager of their "Big Red Machine" club in the '70s.

2006


Debuts

1941

  • The Yankees defeated the Senators in the first night game in Washington, DC.

1946

The Senators beat the Yankees 2-1 in the first night game at Yankee Stadium I.

1962

  • CBS Radio premiered the "Wide World of Sports" with Chris Schenkel.


Births

1888

  • Jim Thorpe

Deaths

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