In this picture, Yankees slugger Joe DiMaggio singles in the first inning at Cleveland, extending his record hitting streak to 56 games.
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Wayne Gretzky and Janet Jones
Wayne Gretzky and Janet Jones wed in Edmonton.
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Steve Lyons (pictured here with Andy Pettitte and Roger Clemens) slides head first into first base to beat out a bunt. The play becomes memorable when the White Sox first baseman drops his pants to brush away the dirt inside his uniform in front of 14,770 fans at Tiger Stadium.
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Annika Sorenstam wins her first of three U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship and her first of 10 career majors.
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Fred McGriff invokes his no-trade clause blocking a deal that would have sent him to the first place Cubs from the last place Devil Rays. Later in the day, the 'Crime Dog' homers helping Tampa Bay to beat the Braves, 6-5.
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At the age of 77, Minnie Minoso becomes the first player to play professional baseball in seven decades. The Cuban native, who had a 16-year big league career which ended in 1964, walks as the designated hitter for the St. Paul Saints against Gary SouthShore RailCats in independent Northern League action.
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Born on this Day
Shoeless Joe Jackson (1887) Jimmy Johnson (1943) O.J. Simpson (1947) Gary Anderson (1959) Terry Pendleton (1960) Mikael Pernfors (1963) Miguel Indurain (1964) Claude Lemieux (1965) Charles Smith (1965) Barry Sanders (1968, pictured) Chris Thomas (1971) Aaron Glenn (1972) Anna Smashnova (1976) Chris Mihm (1979) Adam Scott (1980)
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