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Events

1925

1939

1945

  • For the fourth consecutive day, every game on the American League schedule is rained out.

1963

1969

1970

  • With an infield single off of Wayne Simpson, Hank Aaron got his 3000th hit, becoming just the 9th major league player to do so.

1971

  • Tim McCraw hits a 200-ft home run. The ball wasn't much more than a blooper over second base, but three Cleveland Indians players collided when going after it. By the time anyone was able to get to the ball, McCraw was crossing home.

1973

1979

1985

1987

1992

  • Gary Carter, playing for the Montreal Expos caught his 2000th game becoming the third catcher in major league history to do so
  • 1,000,000 fans go through the turnstiles at the Skydome after just 21 games. The Toronto Blue Jays become the quickest franchise to reach the attendance mark.

1993

  • Mike Blowers hits a grand slam in his second consecutive game becoming just the 13th major league player to do so.

1998

2000

Debuts

2005

Births

1903

  • James "Cool Papa" Bell, Negro League baseball player

1956

- Sugar Ray Leonard, Boxer

Deaths

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