In a 18-7 loss to the Tigers, 18-year old rookie third baseman Harmon Killebrew hits his first major league home run off Billy Hoeft.
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In the last game ever played at Crosley Field, Lee May and Johnny Bench hit back-to-back home runs in the eighth inning to give the Reds a 5-4 win.
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Rickey Henderson debuts for Oakland and steals his first of 1,406 career stolen bases.
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Commissioner Fay Vincent gives Steve Howe a lifetime ban from baseball due to his substance abuse. Howe would be granted reinstatement in 1994 and pitched for two more seasons before being released in June 1996.
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New Jersey Devils
The New Jersey Devils sweep the Detroit Red Wings in four games to claim their first Stanley Cup.
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San Francisco's Barry Bonds becomes the first player to reach 500 home runs and 500 stolen bases.
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Born on this Day
Jack Dempsey (1895) Billy Casper (1931) John Tortorella (1958) Juli Inkster (1960) Bernie Nicholls (1961) Gary Suter (1964) Uwe Krupp (1965) Shawn King (1972) Mitch Berger (1972) Marek Malik (1975) J. J. Redick (pictured - 1984) Phil Hughes (1986)
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