Mike Bossy (New York Islanders) becomes the first NHL rookie to score 50 goals in a season. Also on this day in 1983, Bossy becomes the first NHL player to score 60 goals in three consecutive seasons.
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Wayne Gretzky breaks Bobby Orr's record with his 103rd assist of the season.
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Mets phenom pitcher Doc Gooden avoids suspension for substance abuse by agreeing to enter a drug rehab facility. Also on this day in 1991, Gooden signs a $5.15 million, three-year contract with the New York Mets.
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Former Yale University and National League president Bart Giamatti becomes seventh commissioner of major league baseball. Baseball's new leader, a lifelong Red Sox fan, is the author of "The Green Fields of the Mind", an essay that laments the end of a season in Boston.
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U.S. President Bill Clinton throws out the first ball preceding a game between the Kansas City Royals and the Baltimore Orioles.
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Anthony Epps, Antoine Walker and Ron Mercer
At the 58th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship, Kentucky -- led by Antoine Walker (middle) -- defeats Syracuse 76-67 to capture the national title.
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Born on this Day
Phil Niekro (1939)<br>Kevin Duckworth (1964)<br>Scott Stevens (1964) <br>John ''Jumbo'' Elliot (1965) <br>Mark Jackson (1965) <br>Kevin Dean (1969)<br>Frank Castillo (1969) <br>Ernest Jones (1971) <br>Magdalena Maleeva (1975) <br>Sean Taylor (1983) <br>Brook Lopez (1988) <br>Robin Lopez (1988)
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