1890 – Legendary pitcher Cy Young makes his MLB debut, holding the Cubs to three hits in an 8-1 victory for the Cleveland Spiders.
1949 – Future Hall of Famer Luke Appling appears in and MLB record 2,154th game at shortstop for the White Sox.
1953 – Ted Williams returns to the Red Sox after military service in Korea. He hits .407 during his abbreviated season.
1963 – The Philadelphia Nationals change their name to the Philadelphia 76ers.
1972 – Hank Aaron of the Braves hits career home runs #660 and #661, breaking Babe Ruth’s record for the most homers with one team.
1984 – Carl Lewis wins the long jump at the Los Angeles Olympics, his second of four gold medals at the games.
1988 – Jose Canseco becomes the 11th player in MLB history to hit 30 homers and steal 30 bases in a season.
1989 – The Boston Red Sox retire Carl Yastrezemski’s #8.
1999 – Padres outfielder Tony Gwynn picks up career hit #3,000.
2002 – Giants closer Robb Nen becomes the 16th pitcher in MLB history to record 300 career saves.
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