At the 36th Golf Masters Championship, Jack Nicklaus captures the Green Jacket with a four-day score of 286.
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At Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles rookie Fernando Valenzuela makes his first major league start, hurling a five-hitter in a 2-0 victory over the Astros.
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In a 13-3 victory over the Kings, Wayne Gretzky scores seven goals to pass Jean Beliveau as all-time playoff scoring leader.
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Don Mattingly signs a $19.7 million, five-year contract with the Yankees.
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Nolan Ryan becomes the oldest pitcher to start and win an Opening Day game as the Rangers win their home opener against the Red Sox, 3-1.
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Willie Stargell, the all-time Pirate career leader in home runs, RBIs and extra base hits, dies from kidney problems at the age of 61.
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Born on this Day
Peter Gammons (1945) Seve Ballesteros (1957) Rick Tocchet (1964, pictured) Hal Morris (1965) Graeme Lloyd (1967) Olaf Kolzig (1970) Brian DeMarco (1972) Kevin Mathis (1974) Dennis Sarfate (1981) Adam Loewen (1984)
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