At Dodger Stadium, Sandy Koufax no-hits the Mets, 5-0. It will be the first of four career no-hitters thrown by the southpaw from Brooklyn.
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Giant first baseman Willie McCovey launches his 500th career home run over the left field fence at Fulton County Stadium, becoming the 12th player to accomplish the feat.
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Auburn football star Bo Jackson makes his pro baseball debut with the Memphis Chicks. The 1985 Heisman Trophy winner goes 1-for-4.
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U.S. Ice Skating Federation bans Tonya Harding for life after her ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly, attacked competitor Nancy Kerrigan at a practice session during the 1994 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.
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Indians' designated hitter Eddie Murray (pictured here with Cal Ripken Jr.) collects his 3000th career hit off Mike Trombley to become the 20th player to accomplish the feat. Murray joins Pete Rose as only the second switch-hitter to reach the milestone.
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Trailing 8-2 with two outs in the eighth-inning, Mike Piazza's tie-breaking three-run homer completes a 10-run miracle comeback as the Mets stun the Braves, 11-8. Nine of the runs were driven in with two outs and the ten runs equals the most ever scored in an inning by the Mets.
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Born on this Day
Dan Reeves (1912) Ron Swoboda (1944) Sterling Marlin (1957) Tony Fernandez (1962) Steve Duchesne (1965) Mitch Richmond (1965) Louie Aguiar (1966) Mike Tyson (1966, pictured) Mark Grudzielanek (1970) Tyrone Davis (1972) Garret Anderson (1972) Chan Ho Park (1973) Ben Utecht (1981) Marlin Jackson (1983) Michael Phelps (1985)
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