Legendary slugger Babe Ruth made his pitching debut with the Baltimore Orioles.
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At 36 years, 273 days, Karl Malone became the oldest player in NBA history to score 50 points or more in a playoff game when he recorded 50 points in Game 1 of the first round against Seattle.
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Michael Moorer defeated George Foreman to become the first left-handed heavyweight champion.
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In the first night game in the new Comiskey Park (now U.S. Cellular Field), Frank Thomas hits the first White Sox home run. The Sox defeated the Orioles, 8-7.
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White Sox and Tigers brawl
After being hit by a pitch thrown by White Sox starter Jim Parque, Dean Palmer charges the mound beginning a series of brawls which would continue to erupt throughout the game. By the time the White Sox emerge victorious, 11 participants were ejected from the game. In the days after, 16 players and coaches were suspended -- the largest suspension in MLB history.