John F. Kennedy returns to D.C. Stadium and becomes the first president to throw the ceremonial first pitch at an All-Star Game. Earlier in the season, JFK had also thrown the ceremonial first pitch at the Senators' home opener in the first game played in Washington's new $23-million ballpark.
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Lee Trevino assumes the throne as British Open champion after shooting a 278 at Royal Birkdale.
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Carlton Fisk's famous home run ball, hit off the left field foul pole during the 1975 World Series, is sold for $113,273 at Leland's 'Hero's Auction' of sports memorabilia.
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Hideki Irabu makes his debut as a New York Yankee, beating the Tigers 10-3.
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Cal Ripken Jr.
In his final All-Star appearance, Cal Ripken Jr. is named the MVP after his home run powered the AL to its fifth victory in a row, beating the National League at Seattle's Safeco Field, 4-1.