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1938 – The Dodgers hire Babe Ruth as a coach for the remainder of the season.

1948 – Phillies pitching great Robin Roberts makes his MLB debut, losing 2-0 to the Pirates.

1972 – The US Supreme Court confirms a lower court’s ruling in the Curt Flood case, upholding baseball’s exemption from antitrust laws.

1975 – Fred Lynn of the Boston Red Sox hits three home runs and a triple while driving in 10 runs in a win over the Tigers.

1977 – Yankees manager Billy Martin and star slugger Reggie Jackson get into a physical confrontation in the dugout.

1986 – Don Sutton becomes the 19th pitcher in MLB history to win 300 career games.

1986 – Robby Thompson of the San Francisco Giants sets an MLB record by being caught stealing four times in one game.

1991 – Giants pitcher Dave Dravecky has his cancerous left arm amputated.

2000 – Tiger Woods wins his first career US Open by a major championship record 15 strokes.

2002 – Legendary broadcaster Jack Buck passes away at 77 years old from lung cancer.

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