Richie Ashburn becomes the all-time franchise leader collecting his 2,212th hit wearing a Phillies uniform. The historic hit is a ball which caroms off first base for a single in Philadelphia's 9-3 loss to the Braves at Connie Mack Stadium.
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At Tiger Stadium, Al Kaline becomes the first player in franchise history to have his uniform number retired. The Hall of Famer, who wore No. 6, roamed the outfield for Detroit from 1953 to 1974.
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Greg Louganis suffers a head injury while qualifying for the summer Olympics. The diver recovered to win two gold medals in Seoul.
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Mariner shortstop Alex Rodriguez becomes the first infielder in major league history to hit 40 home runs and steal 40 bases.
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Cardinal freshman Albert Pujols sets a National League rookie mark with 120 RBIs. The 21-year-old infielder broke the mark of 119 established in 1930 by Wally Berger of the Boston Braves.
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Tampa Bay Rays
For the 10th consecutive season, the Devil Rays lose their 90th game. Tampa Bay is the only team in big league history to lose as many as 90 game each year over the span of a decade.
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Born on this Day
Duke Snider (1926) <br>Joe Morgan (1943) <br>Larry Brown (1947) <br>Randy Myers (1962) <br>Jim Abbott (1967) <br>Fred McCrary (1972) <br>Raja Bell (1976) <br>Nick Johnson (1978)<br>Rick DiPietro (1981) <br>
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