After his name is picked from a hat in a special draft, Tom Seaver signs with the Mets for a reported $50,000 bonus.
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In a 7-4 victory over Toronto, Boston's Jean Ratelle scores his 1,000th NHL point.
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Ken Griffey Jr.
In his first major league at bat, Ken Griffey Jr. doubles off of Oakland's Dave Stewart.
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At then 62nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship in Indianapolis, Michigan State beats Florida to win the national title.
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Marcus and Brian Giles
On Opening Day, Marcus and Brian Giles bat first and second in the San Diego lineup in the Padres 7-0 victory over the Giants. It is the first time brothers have hit one and two in a game since Matty and Jesus Alou did it for San Francisco in 1965.
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Born on this Day
Also born on this day: Chris Bosio (1963) Pervis Ellison (1967) Rodney Hampton (1969) Picabo Street (1971) Keith Closs (1976) DeShawn Stevenson (1981) Jared Allen (1982) Jay Bruce (1987)
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