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1846 – The New York Knickerbocker Club played against the New York Club in what is acknowledged as the first organized baseball game.


1867 – “Ruthless” wins the first ever Belmont Stakes.

1938 – After throwing two consecutive no-hitters, Reds pitcher Johnny Vander Meer throws 3 ⅔ innings of a no-hitter before giving up a hit against Boston.

1942 – Paul Waner of the Boston Braves records career hit #3,000.

1952 – Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher, and Indiana native, Carl Erskine throws a no-hitter against the Cubs.

1955 – Mickey Mantle hits career home run #100.

1985 – Reggie Jackson hits career career home run #513 to move into 10th place all-time.

1986 – Two days after being drafted second overall by the Boston Celtics, Len Bias dies from a cocaine overdose.

1993 – The Merrillville Pirates softball team wins a state championship by beating Western 5-1.

1999 – The Dallas Stars beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 in triple overtime to win the Stanley Cup.

2000 – The Lakers beat the Pacers in six games to win the NBA title.

2006 – The Carolina Hurricanes win their first Stanley Cup, beating the Calgary Flames in game seven.

2016 – The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors in game seven to win their first NBA title.

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