John F. Kennedy returns to D.C. Stadium and becomes the first president to throw the ceremonial first pitch at an All-Star Game. Earlier in the season, JFK had also thrown the ceremonial first pitch at the Senators' home opener in the first game played in Washington's new $23-million ballpark.
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Lee Trevino assumes the throne as British Open champion after shooting a 278 at Royal Birkdale.
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Carlton Fisk's famous home run ball, hit off the left field foul pole during the 1975 World Series, is sold for $113,273 at Leland's 'Hero's Auction' of sports memorabilia.
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Hideki Irabu makes his debut as a New York Yankee, beating the Tigers 10-3.
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Cal Ripken Jr.
In his final All-Star appearance, Cal Ripken Jr. is named the MVP after his home run powered the AL to its fifth victory in a row, beating the National League at Seattle's Safeco Field, 4-1.
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Born on this Day
Jake LaMotta (1921) Johnny Bach (1924) Arthur Ashe (1943, pictured) Virginia Wade (1945) Andre Dawson (1954) Roger Craig (1960) Mike Saxon (1962) Urban Meyer (1964) Buddy Groom (1965) Marty Cordova (1969) Brent Alexander (1971) Adam Foote (1971) Adam Petty (1980)
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