In his first major league at-bat, Pete Rose works a walk off Pirates' pitcher Earl Francis.
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Hank Aaron hit his 715th home run to break Babe Ruth's home run record.
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In the season opener at Fenway Park, Tony Conigliaro, who retired four years ago after being traded to the Angels in 1970, plays in the first game of an attempted comeback with the Red Sox.
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Cleveland's Frank Robinson becomes the first black manager of a major league baseball team.
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At the 54th Golf Masters Championship: Nick Faldo shoots a 278 to capture his second consecutive Green Jacket.
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Retired tennis great Arthur Ashe announces that he has AIDS, acquired from blood transfusions during one of his two heart surgeries.
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Born on this Day
John Havlicek (1940, pictured) Catfish Hunter (1946) Jim Lampley (1949) Gary Carter (1954) Terry Porter (1963) Katrina Powell (1972) Alex Gonzalez (1973) Timo Perez (1975) Jeremy Guthrie (1979) Felix Hernandez (1986)
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