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- Ty Cobb is suspended because of an incident in which he climbed into the stands to assault a handicapped fan. The Detroit Tigers threaten to boycott their game against the Philadelphia Phillies if Cobb isn't allowed to play.
- The AHPA (American Horseshoe Pitchers Association) was formed in Kansas City, Missouri
- Bob Groom no-hits the Chicago White Sox just one day after his St. Louis Browns teammate, Ernie Koob throws a no-hitter.
- WHAS made the first network broadcast of the Kentucky Derby
- With an 8-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians, the New York Yankees shutout their opponent for the 4th consecutive game, tying the record held by two teams.
- Cecil Travis, a 19 year old thirdbaseman for the Washington Senators, got 5 hits in his first major league game. He was the first major league player to accomplish the feat.
- The American League's first night game was played at Shibe Park in Philadelphia as the Cleveland Indians took on the Philadelphia Phillies.
- Future Hall of Famer, Jim Palmer earns his first major league win. He also hits his first career homerun. Palmer would hit only 3 homeruns in his career, but would win 268 games.
- Charlie Dressen, manager of the Detroit Tigers, suffers his second heart attack in the last two years. Bob Swift takes over the reigns as the Tigers' acting manager.
- The Philadelphia Phillies score just 1 run in an 8-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs, but the one run is an impressive one as Greg Luzinski hits a mammoth 500-foot shot. The blast hits the liberty bell on the fourth level of Veterans Stadium in dead center.
- Craig Reynolds tripled 3 times as he went 4-5 for the Houston Astros in a 6-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs
- Darryl Strawberry hit his first career major league home run.
- Michael Jordan was named Rookie of the Year in the NBA
- Jennifer Capriati was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana.
- Sammy Sosa homers twice in an 8 run Chicago Cubs' 7th inning as the Cubs beat the Houston Astros, 13-1. Sossa was the first Cub to hit two home runs in one inning.
- Several L.A. Dodgers' players and coaches climb into the stands to fight the fans in Chicago at Wrigley Stadium after Dodgers' catcher, Chad Kreuter has his hat stolen and is hit in the back of the head.
- Sammy Sosa becomes the 33rd player in major league history to hit his 400th home run. The Chicago Cub hit it off of Houston Astros' pitcher, Shane Reynolds.
- The Anaheim Mighty Ducks advance to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in franchise history with a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Wild
- Shawn Chacon allowed 8 runs in 1.1 IP for the New York Yankees. The Yankees trailed the Texas Rangers by scores of 9-0 and 10-1. The Yankees went on to win the game 14-13.
- Despite starter Curt Schilling allowing 3 home runs, the Boston Red Sox went on to beat the Baltimore Orioles, 6-5. It was the 13th meeting in a row that the Red Sox won over Baltimore.
- Gabriela Sabatini, Tennis player.