In his first at-bat in two months after breaking his left foot, Mickey Mantle slams a pinch-hit home run in the ninth inning to beat the Orioles, 11-10.
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Dave Winfield kills a seagull at Exhibition Stadium with a warmup throw prior to the home fifth inning. After the 3-1 victory over the Blue Jays, the Yankees outfielder is arrested by the Ontario police and charged with animal cruelty.
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Carl Lewis wins a gold medal in the 100-meter dash at the Los Angeles Summer Olympics.
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At an auction, actor Charlie Sheen pays $93,500 for the "Mookie Ball" which went through Bill Buckner's legs capping the miraculous Met comeback in the sixth game of the Fall Classic in 1986.
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The Braves trade Dale Murphy to the Phillies for Jeff Parrett, Jim Vatcher and Victor Rosario. The move enables Atlanta's David Justice to return to right field and win the Rookie-of-the-Year Award.
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In the second inning at Petco Park, Barry Bonds drives a Clay Hensley fastball over the left-field wall for his 755th home run, tying Hank Aaron's 33-year-old career home run record.
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Alex Rodriguez becomes the 22nd and youngest player (32 years and 8 days) to hit 500 career home runs. The historic three-run homer is hit into the left-field seats at Yankee Stadium, making A-Rod and Mickey Mantle the only two players to reach the milestone in the Bronx.
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Born on this Day
Wild Bill Hallahan (1902) <br>Maurice Richard (1921) <br>Nathan Eugene Brooks (1933) <br>Dallas Green (1934) <br>Kenneth Dryden (1947) <br>John Riggins (1949) <br>Daniel Bautista (1952) <br>Gerrie Coetzee (1955) <br>Gerry Cooney (1956) <br>Mary Decker (1958) <br>Roger Clemens (1962, pictured) <br>Clyde Simmons (1964) <br>B. J. Surhoff (1964) <br>Troy O'Leary (1969) <br>Jeff Gordon (1971) <br>Kurt Busch (1978) <br>
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