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Events

1901

1912

  • Ty Cobb, sick of the heckling from the New York fans, climbs into the stands and attacks a man with one hand. The handicapped man, identified only by a fake name, was unable to defend himself.

1918

1919

1926

  • The New York Rangers were granted a franchise in the NHL. Chicago and Detroit will also join the league in November when the season begins.

1935

1941

1944

1952

1960

1965

1973

1981

1991

1993

1995

1998

2002

2005

  • The Chicago White Sox drop a game to the Baltimore Orioles by a score of 6-2. It was the first game of the season in which they didn't have a lead at any time during the game. Their 37 consecutive games of having a lead at some time in a game sets a major league record for most games to begin a season.


Debuts

1862

  • The Union Grounds opened in Brooklyn. It was baseball's first enclosed park.

1984

1993

  • In San Antonio, TX, the Alamodome opened.

2004

Births

1953

1980

Deaths

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