Cleveland running back Jim Brown rushes for an NFL record 242 yards and four touchdowns as the Browns beat the Philadelphia Eagles, 45-24.
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Houston QB George Blanda passes for seven touchdowns in a 49-13 victory over the New York Titans.
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Former Angel Nolan Ryan becomes the first free agent to sign a million-dollar-per-year contract with a new team as the Astros lock him up with a four-year, $4.5 million deal.
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar joins Wilt Chamberlain as the only players in NBA history to score 30,000 points.
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Pittsburgh's Barry Bonds wins his first of seven National League MVP awards. For the season, Bonds hit .301 with 33 home runs, 114 RBIs and 52 stolen bases.
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Free-agent Albert Belle (pictured here with Frank Thomas) signs a record five-year, $55-million deal with the White Sox. The deal makes the left fielder the first $10 million a year player.
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Roy Campanella (1921) Ted Turner (1938) Bob Boone (1947) Ahmad Rashad (1949) Otis J Anderson (1957) Michael Wilbon (1958) Gail Devers (1966) Andy Sheets (1971) Petr Sykora (1976) Ryan Howard (1979, pictured) Larry Johnson (1979)
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