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- McGill University went against Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts for the first college football game where admission was charged.
- The flagpole at the White Sox ballpark broke during the pennant-raising.
- Stan Coveleski pitched 19 innings in a game for the Cleveland Indians, setting a team record.
- Sunday baseball games were legalized in Washington D.C.
- A section of the right field stands in the Barker Bowl collapsed during a game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the St. Louis Cardinals. There were many injuries, but only one fan died.
- Mickey Mantle hit his 500th home run. It was a solo shot off of Stu Miller in a 6-5 New York Yankees win over the Baltimore Orioles
- Jim Colborn threw a no-hitter for the Kansas City Royals making him the first Royals pitcher to throw one at Royals Stadium. KC beat the Texas Rangers, 6-0.
- The Montreal Canadiens defeat the Boston Bruins 2-1 in overtime on a goal by Jacques Lemaire. The victory earns the Canadiens the Stanley Cup four games to none. It was the 20th Stanley Cup win in Canadiens history.
- England and West Ham United legend Bobby Moore retires.
- Rosa Mota ran a 20k marathon in 1 hour, 6 minutes, and 55 seconds, setting a female world record.
- The New York Islanders defeat the Edmonton Oilers 5-1 to take a commanding three games to none lead in the Stanley Cup Finals.
- Reggie Jackson hit a first inning home run off of Roger Clemens. It was the 537th homer of his career, passing Mickey Mantle to move into 6th place on the all-time list.
- Jose Oquendo becomes the first non-pitcher to get a major league decision. He pitched 4 innings of relief for the St. Louis Cardinals before allowing 2 runs to the Atlanta Braves in the 19th inning to lose the game.
- Kirby Puckett went 3/4 in a game where the Minnesota Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 13-1. His first two hits were doubles, giving him six consecutive at bats with a double.
- Eddie Murray hit his 463rd career home run to tie for 18th on the all-time list.
- Dwight Gooden throws a no-hitter as the New York Yankees beat the Seattle Mariners, 2-0. Gooden was the 8th Yankee to get a no-hitter.
- The Los Angeles Dodgers traded Mike Piazza and Todd Zeile to the Florida Marlins for Manuel Barrios, Bobby Bonilla, Jim Eisenreich, Charles Johnson, and Gary Sheffield
- Eric Young stole five bases as his Chicago Cubs lost to the Montreal Expos, 16-15. Sammy Sosa went 5/6 with 5 RBI and Henry Rodriguez went 4/6 with 2 HR and 7 RBI in the losing effort. The Cubs out hit the Expos, 21-16, but the Expos were able to draw 12 walks.
- Ken Hitchcock signed a four year deal to be head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers
- Jimmy Carter throws out the first pitch of the Cuban League All-Star game at Latino-American Stadium
- Kendall Burnham and Jake Burnham become the first husband and wife duo to appear in a professional baseball game. The two played in a game for the San Angelo Colts of the independent Central League. Jake started at third base and his wife, Kendall, pitched to a batter in the 9th in a 8-1 loss.
- Mark Buehrle becomes the second player in major league history to allow 7 runs in the first inning, but still get a win. Only one of the runs was earned and he went on to pitch 6 innings without allowing another run. He'd be helped out by a triple play in the 6th. Home runs by Jim Thome, Jermaine Dye, and A.J. Pierzynski help the Chicago White Sox score 3 in the 1st, 1 in the 3rd, and 5 in the 5th to beat the Minnesota Twins, 9-7.
- Andy Pettitte tosses a 3-hit shutout and Morgan Ensberg and Lance Berkman add home runs as the Houston Astros beat the Colorado Rockies, 3-0. It was Pettitte's first shutout as an Astro.
- Ryan Howard hits an 8th inning, pinch hit home run to tie the game at 1. He then hits another solo shot in the 12th to give the Philadelphia Phillies the 2-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds
- The Olympic Games were held in St. Louis. It was the first time the games were held in the United States.