Former Cardinal standout Stan Musial is named general manager of the team.
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Due to a front office mistake, the Red Sox are forced to trade Fred Lynn to the Angels. Boston failed to mail a new contract by the deadline, allowing the former rookie of the year to become a possible free agent.
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Hulk Hogan beats The Iron Sheik to become World Wrestling Federation champion for the first time. The victory marked the start of the "Rock 'n Wrestling" era.
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O.J. Simpson becomes the first Heisman Trophy winner to be elected to pro football's Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
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Houston's Otis Thorpe becomes the 10th player in NBA history to play in 500 consecutive games, scoring 20 points and grabbing 10 rebounds in the Rockets' 109-96 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.
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The NHL fines Rangers forward Theo Fleury $1,000 for making an obscene gesture to fans after a game.