Ingemar Johansson, a reported 5-1 underdog, TKOs Floyd Patterson in the third round to capture the World Heavyweight Championship.
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The Yankees beat the Angels, 8-6, and Yogi Berra collects his 2000th career hit, all as a Bronx Bomber. To celebrate the achievement a huge cake is rolled out in Wrigley Field in Los Angeles.
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Jennifer Capriati, at age 14, became the youngest winner of a match in Wimbledon history.
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The Charlotte Hornets select Larry Johnson with the No. 1 draft pick, followed by Kenny Anderson (New Jersey), Billy Owens (Sacramento) and Dikembe Mutombo (Denver).
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Kirby Puckett passes Rod Carew as the Twins' all-time leader in hits (2,088).
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Allen Iverson and Yao Ming
The Philadelphia 76ers select Georgetown guard Allen Iverson with the first pick in the 1996 NBA Draft. Six years later, the Rockets make Yao Ming the first overall pick in the 2002 draft. It marks the first time a player who had played neither high school or college basketball in the United States was the top selection.
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Edgar Martinez passes Ken Griffey Jr.'s mark for team career RBIs. His two-run homer in the Mariners 10-6 victory over the Angels gives the All-Star designated hitter 1,153 RBIs -- one more than Junior.
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Born on this Day
Babe Didrikson Zaharias (1911) Greg LeMond (1961) Jerome Kersey (1962) Kirk McLean (1966) Shannon Sharpe (1968) Michael Myers (1969) Jason Kendall (1974) Derek Jeter (1974, pictured) Chad Pennington (1976) Ed Jovanovski (1976) Walter Herrmann (1979) Michael Vick (1980) Jose Juan Barea (1984) Deron Williams (1984) Raymond Felton (1984) Elijah Dukes (1984)
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