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- The Montreal Canadiens become the first team in NHL history to win 60 games in a season. They end the season with a record of 60-8-12.
- The Pittsburgh Penguins clinched their first ever Presidents' Trophy after a 5-3 win against the Quebec Nordiques.
- At 27 years, 249 days of age, Alex Rodriguez becomes the youngest player in major league history to hit 300 home runs. The Texas Rangers shortstop's fifth inning three-run blast surpasses Hall of Famer Jimmie Foxx's mark who had accomplished the feat at 27 years, 328 days of age.
- In his first outing for the New York Yankees, Randy Johnson allows a run and five hits in six innings as the Yankees open the 2005 major league season with a 9-2 triumph over the 2004 World Champion Boston Red Sox.