2019: New York Jets QB Sam Darnold was infamously diagnosed with mono and would miss the following 3 games

2019: Atlanta Braves OF Ronald Acuna became the youngest player in MLB history and the 1st player in franchise history (regardless of age) to put up 35+ HR & 35+ SB in a single season

2015: Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz became the only full-time DH to join the exclusive 500-HR club with his 2nd HR of the day. Ortiz finished with 493 of his HR when playing as a DH, which is almost 200 more than the next closest player (Frank Thomas – 296)

1999: 3 years after moving to Baltimore and becoming the Ravens, the Cleveland Browns returned as an expansion team and lost their debut game to the Pittsburgh Steelers

1996: Seattle Mariners SS Alex Rodriguez set an MLB record for the position with his 88th extra-base hit in a victory over the Royals. A-Rod finished the season with 91 XBH which still stands as the MLB record for Shortstops

1988: Arizona Cardinals lost their Phoenix, Arizona debut to the Dallas Cowboys

1976: Seattle Seahawks played their inaugural regular season game, losing to the St. Louis Cardinals

1976: At 50 years old, DH Minnie Minoso returned to the field with the White Sox after a 12-year hiatus, becoming the 4th-oldest player to record a hit and 1 of a handful to play in 4 different decades

1965: San Francisco Giants SP Warren Spahn recorded the 363rd and final victory of his MLB career (most ever by a LHP) with a 2-run complete game against the Cubs


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