Temporary MLB Commissioner Bowie Kuhn (pictured here in 1974 with Hank Aaron) is elected to a seven-year term by the team owners.
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St. Louis outfielder Lou Brock (pictured here with former Cardinals general manager Bing Devine) reaches the 3,000 hits milestone as his line drive caroms off Dennis Lamp's pitching hand in the 3-2 Cardinal victory over the Cubs.
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The Cubs retire Hall of Famer Billy Williams' uniform number (26).
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Payne Stewart shoots a 276 at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Hawthorn Woods, Ill., to capture the 71st PGA Championship.
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Flags fly at half-mast at Yankee Stadium after Mickey Mantle dies of liver cancer at 63.
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Mike Sweeney becomes the fastest Royal player to reach 100 RBIs in a season when he goes deep in a 10-5 win over the Orioles.
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For the first time in his 1,303-game career, Nomar Garciaparra is ejected from a game. The veteran infielder, who was tossed by home plate umpire Tom Hallion for arguing a called third strike in the fourth inning, had to be restrained by first base coach Mariano Duncan as he continued to shout and point his bat toward the umpire.
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Born on this Day
Jean Borota (1898) <br>Wilhelmina Von Bremen (1909) <br>Ben Hogan (1912, pictured) <br>Gary Davidson (1934) <br>Bill Musselman (1940) <br>Jim Barnes (1941) <br>Bobby Clarke (1949) <br>Betsy King (1955) <br> Scott Hamilton (1958) <br>Jay Buhner (1964) <br>Mark Lemke (1965) <br>Cris Dishman (1965) <br>Tracy Rogers (1967) <br>William Thomas (1968) <br>Elvis Grbac (1970) <br>Chad Cota (1971) <br>Sherman Williams (1973) <br>Jarrod Washburn (1974) <br>Marty Turco (1975) <br>Michael Klim (1977) <br>Corey Patterson (1979) <br>
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