New York Met Darryl Strawberry, angry over a contract dispute and a perceived lack of support from his fellow Mets, takes a swat at teammate Keith Hernandez during a spring training photo shoot. Strawberry left camp after the incident.
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Phil Esposito, then a member of the Boston Bruins, becomes the first NHL Player to score 100 points in a season. Esposito would accomplish this feat six times during his storied career.
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The Philadelphia Warriors defeat the New York Knicks, 169-147, thanks to an otherworldly performance from Wilt Chamberlain, who scores an incredible 100 points.
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Babe Ruth becomes the highest paid baseball player, earning $70,000 per year. He out-gains then-commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis by $5,000.
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MLB Batter's Box
The line is drawn when Major League Baseball officially adopts the batter's box.
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Born on this Day
Moe Berg (1902)<br>Mel Ott (1909)<br>Denny Crum (1937)<br>Mike Von Erich (1964)<br>Hayley Lewis (1974)<br>Henrik Lundqvist (1982)<br>Ben Roethlisberger (1982)<br>Reggie Bush (1985)
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