Rocky Marciano (pictured here with Ted Williams) knocks out Ezzard Charles in eight rounds to retain the heavyweight boxing title.
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At Riverfront Stadium, 53,790 faithful fans celebrate Johnny Bench Night. The future Hall of catcher doesn't disappoint the regular-season record crowd responding with a two-run homer and a single in the Reds 4-3 loss to the Astros.
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Reggie Jackson connects off Kansas City pitcher Bud Black in the bottom of the seventh inning for his 500th career home run. The home run comes on the seventeenth anniversary of his first major league round-tripper,
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Pitching the ninth inning for his 40th save, Jeff Reardon becomes the first pitcher to save 40 games in both the American and National Leagues as the Twins defeat the White Sox, 3-1.
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In the thin air of Denver, Hideo Nomo throws his first of two career no-hitters to beat the Rockies, 9-0.
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Born on this Day
Orlando Cepeda (1934) Phil Jackson (1945) <br>John Franco (1960)<br>Kyle Chandler (1965)<br>Rob Zamuner (1969) <br>Ashley Ambrose (1970)<br>Mark Brunell (1970)<br>Rasheed Wallace (1974) <br>Jimmie Johnson (1975)
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