Red Auerbach makes his professional coaching debut for the Washington Capitols in a 50-33 road win over the Detroit Falcons.
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After leading the league in victories (27), ERA (1.97), starts (41), complete games (30), and strikeouts (310), Steve Carlton wins the NL's Cy Young Award.
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The Braves trade Hank Aaron to the Brewers for Dave May and Roger Alexander. The move allows the all-time career home run champ to finish his career in Milwaukee, the city in which he started in the majors.
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A Mexican radio station erroneously reports that Mike Tyson had died in a car crash.
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Magic Johnson retires from the NBA again, this time for good because of fear due to his HIV infection.
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Ken Rosewall (1934) David Knapp (1941) Willie McGee (1958) Bruce Baumgartner (1960) Jeff Tedford (1961) Kevin Gogan (1964) Orlando Merced (1966) Chris Port (1967) Dwayne Gordon (1969) Jason Smith (1973) Orlando Cabrera (1974) Sidney Ponson (1976) Wilson Betemit (1981) Roddy White (1981) Yunel Escobar (1982)
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