2020: San Diego Padres set a MLB record by hitting a Grand Slam in 4 consecutive games as they earned the nickname “Slam Diego” during a game that was capped off with an extra innings walk-off win against Texas

2001: HOF OF Ken Griffey Jr. hit a walk-off inside-the-park HR in the 11th inning to lead the Cincinnati Reds victory over St. Louis Cardinals

1998: In the 1st game of a doubleheader against the New York Mets, St. Louis Cardinals 1B Mark McGwire became the 1st player to hit 50 HRs during 3 consecutive seasons in MLB history 

1990: George Steinbrenner, marred in controversy, officially stepped down from his position with the New York Yankees after the longest tenure of any owner in franchise history (37 years)

1965: With Atlanta Braves 3B Eddie Matthews’ 28th HR of the season in a win over the Pittsburgh Pirates, he and Hank Aaron surpassed Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig as the top HR-hitting duo in MLB history (773 combined)

1961: Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Atlanta Braves, ending their MLB modern era record-setting losing streak of 23 consecutive games

1945: Brooklyn Dodgers SS Tommy Brown became the youngest (17 years, 8 months, and 14 days old) player to hit a HR in MLB history

1920: The 1st meeting to form the American Pro Football Association was held in Canton, Ohio (would later become the NFL). Multi-sport athlete legend Jim Thorpe was officially elected President

1915: Chicago White Sox acquired former MVP candidate OF “Shoeless” Joe Jackson from the Cleveland Naps in exchange for 3 prospects and $31,500. Jackson was banned for life after arguably his best season in 1920 due to his accused involvement in the Black Sox scandal


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