2019: Cincinnati Reds OF Aristides Aquino became the fastest player to hit 10 career HR (16 games) in MLB history 

2019: San Diego Padres rookie phenom SS Fernando Tatis Jr. was ruled out for the season with a back injury after hitting .317 with 22 HRs in just 84 games. Despite only 84 GP, his 22 HR were the most by any SS before turning 21 years old in MLB history

2002: Minnesota Twins DH David Ortiz launched an impressive upper-deck bomb off future teammate and 3x Cy Young Pedro Martinez who was the AL Cy Young runner-up that season. Big Papi and Pedro won a World Series together to break Boston’s 86-year Championship curse 2 years later in 2004

1996: San Diego Padres defeated the New York Mets in Monterrey, Mexico — the 1st regular-season game played outside of the United States or Canada in MLB history

1974: NFL held its 1st game outside North America in Tokyo, Japan for a Cardinals-Chargers preseason game

1965: AFL awarded its very first expansion franchise to Miami

1927: New York Yankees OF Babe Ruth hit the very 1st home run out of the newly-renovated Comiskey Park

1920: Cleveland Indians SS Ray Chapman was beaned in the head by a pitch from Yankees SP Carl Mays. He passed away the next day due to a fractured skull, marking MLB’s 1st and only fatality


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