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Events

1951

  • Willie Mays hit his first career home run off of Boston Braves hurler, Warren Spahn. It was also his first career hit after starting the season 0 for his first 12. It was the first of 18 homers he'd hit off of Spahn, the most he'd hit off any pitcher.

1956

1957

1975

1976

1982

  • Bobby Dews, the manager of the Durham Bulls throws a tantrum while arguing with the umpires. He throws second base into the stands, tears off his shirt, powders his underarms with a rosin bag, and then kicks the rosin bag.

1995

1996

1999

2000

2003

  • Patrick Roy of the Colorado Avalanche announced his retirement from the NHL. He left his career as the NHL leader in victories (551) and games played (1,029). He was also the all-time leader in playoff victories, games played and shutouts.

2004

2005

2006


Debuts

1941

  • The Yankees defeated the Senators in the first night game in Washington, DC.

1946

The Senators beat the Yankees 2-1 in the first night game at Yankee Stadium I.

1962

  • CBS Radio premiered the "Wide World of Sports" with Chris Schenkel.


Births

1888

Deaths

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