Yankees center fielder Mickey Mantle hits his 550th homer off Chicago's Billy Pierce
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Bill Walton blocks eight shots, a record for an NBA Finals game (since tied by three players), as Portland beats Philadelphia, 109-107, in Game 6 to win its only NBA Championship.
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Astros ace Nolan Ryan passes Early Wynn to become the all-time walks leader after giving up his 1,777th base on balls.
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In a game against the Twins, Cal Ripken's record streak of 8,243 consecutive innings begins, and lasts for the 904 games.
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The Toronto Blue Jays' new home, SkyDome, opens. With its retractable roof, the stadium is considered one of the most advanced ballparks of its time.
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Brett and Bobby Hull
St. Louis' Brett Hull wins the Hart Trophy, creating created the first father-and-son team to win the trophy.
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New York, led by Patrick Ewing's 24 points and 22 rebounds, defeats Indiana, 94-90, at Madison Square Garden in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The victory sends the Knicks to the NBA Finals for the first time since 1973.
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Manny Ramirez and Kevin Youkilis
In a televised game at Fenway Park against the Rays, NESN cameras catch Manny Ramirez and Kevin Youkilis fighting in the dugout. The altercation between the Red Sox teammates is a result of Manny's taking exception to Youkilis's demonstrative behavior after the third baseman returns to the bench after striking out.