Mets outfielder Jimmie Piersall runs around the bases backward to celebrate his 100th career home run.
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Joe Frazier TKOs Jerry Quarry in seven rounds to maintain the heavyweight boxing title.
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Pawtucket Red Sox
In the longest game in baseball history, Dave Koza scores Marty Barrett with a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the 33rd inning, giving Pawtucket a 3-2 victory over Rochester.
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The Yankees fire manager Billy Martin for the fifth time and name Lou Piniella manager.
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In a 8-7 victory over the A's, Jay Buhner becomes the first Mariner to hit for the cycle when he triples and scores the winning run in the 14th inning.
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In one of the most lopsided trades in NBA history, the Houston Rockets trade future Hall of Famer Elvin Hayes to the Baltimore Bullets for forward Jack Marin and future considerations.
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Born on this Day
Art Modell (1925) Colin Montgomerie (1963) Acie Earl (1970) Robert Brooks (1970) Felix Potvin (1971) Larry Whigham (1972) Cory Schlesinger (1972) Mark Hendrickson, (1974) Dontonio Wingfield (1974) Mike James (1975) Kevin Dyson (1975) Brandon Stokley (1976) LaDainian Tomlinson (1979) Matt Light (1978)
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