Yankees OF Babe Ruth signs a deal for $75,000 and a percentage of the exhibition gate. Legend has it the Bambino signed a blank contract with the amount filled in by team owner Jacob Ruppert.
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Former Cy Young award winner Denny McLain is convicted of racketeering and sentenced to 25 years in prison.
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New Jersey Coach Bill Fitch earnes his 800th career victory as the Nets beat Washington 110-86 at the Meadowlands. Fitch joins Red Auerbach, Jack Ramsay and Dick Motta as the only coaches to reach that milestone.
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In a 3-2 victory over Washington, New Jersey's Dave Andreychuk becomes the 26th player in NHL history to score 500 goals.
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Toronto's Roy Halladay agrees to a $40 million, three-year contract extension with the Blue Jays.
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Born on this Day
Ozzie Newsome (1956) <br>Duane Sutter (1960) <br>Mel Gray (1961)<br>Rodney Peete (1966) <br>Pat Harlow (1969) <br>Steve Israel (1969) <br>Todd Heap (1980) <br>Curtis Granderson (1981) <br>Levi Brown (1984) <br>T. J. Jordan (1986) <br>Blake Griffin (1989, pictured) <br>
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