Lou Gehrig dies in New York of the degenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at the age of 37. The Yankees great retired with a career average of .340 with 493 home runs and 2,721 RBIs.
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Ken Griffey, Jr
The Seattle Mariners draft Ken Griffey, Jr. with the first pick in the amateur draft.
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Randy Johnson becomes the first Mariner to pitch a no-hitter as the "Big Unit" shuts out the Tigers, 2-0. The southpaw strikes out eight while walking six in the first no-hitter ever thrown in the 14-year history of the Kingdome.
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Thomas Hearns becomes a world champion for the sixth time, capturing the World Boxing Association's light-heavyweight title with a 12-round unanimous decision over Virgil Hill.
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Chicago's Michael Jordan scores a record 35 points, including a record six 3-pointers, in the first half as the Bulls beat Portland 122-89 in the opening game of the NBA Finals.
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In the first-year player's draft, the Devil Rays select North Carolina prep star Josh Hamilton with the top pick. It is the first time since 1993, when Alex Rodriguez was selected, that a high school player has been chosen first.
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Born on this Day
Gene Michael (1938) Larry Robinson (1951) Gary Bettman (1952) Darnell Coles (1962) Mike Stanton (1967) Marty Mcinnis (1970) Eric Riley (1970) Neifi Perez (1973) Matt Serra (1974) Dontae' Jones (1975) Earl Boykins (1976) Abby Wambach (1980) Nikolay Davydenko (1981) Freddy Adu (1989, pictured)
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