Willie Stargell becomes the first player to hit a home run completely out of Dodger Stadium. The 512-foot blast helps the Pirates defeat Los Angeles, 11-3.
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Phil Niekro goes the distance holding the Padres hitless in a 9-0 rout at home. It's first no-hitter thrown by a Braves hurler since the team shifted to Atlanta in 1966.
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Joan Benoit wins the first Olympic marathon for women.
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At Candlestick Park, Giants' southpaw Steve Carlton records career strikeout No. 4,000 against Eric Davis.
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Jim Palmer and Joe Morgan
Jim Palmer and Joe Morgan are inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
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Kirby Puckett and Dave Winfield
Former Twin teammates Kirby Puckett and Dave Winfield along with 1960 World Series hero Bill Mazeroski and the late Negro Leagues pitcher Hilton Smith are enshrined into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
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Legendary Lakers broadcaster Chick Hearn, who called 3,338 consecutive Lakers games, died at the age of 83.
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Born on this Day
Herb Brooks (1937) William Roberts (1962) Patrick Ewing (1962, pictured) Otis Thorpe (1962) Mike Fox (1967) John Olerud (1968) James Fuller (1969) Valeri Karpov (1971) John Wasdin (1972) Mark Mulder (1977) Eric Hinske (1977) Carl Crawford (1981) Paula Creamer (1986)
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