Minnie Minoso became the first black player to play for the Chicago White Sox.
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Billie Jean King
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Michael Jordan becomes the first player to score 50 or more points in consecutive playoff games when he drills Cleveland for 55 points in Chicago's 106-101 victory in Game 2 of their first round series. In Game 1, Jordan scored 50 points in Chicago's 104-93 victory.
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With his 939th career steal, A's outfielder Rickey Henderson passes Lou Brock as baseball's all-time stolen base leader.
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Ranger right-hander Nolan Ryan pitches the seventh no-hitter of his career, striking out 16 Blue Jays as Texas defeats Toronto, 3-0.
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Recording his 321st save for San Diego, Trevor Hoffman establishes a new big league record for the most saves for one team, surpassing Dennis Eckersley's mark of 320 with Oakland. The long-time Padre closer, now eighth on the all-time list, was traded as a rookie pitcher by the Marlins as part of the Gary Sheffield deal in 1993.
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Born on this Day
Kate Smith (1909) Eddie Johnson (1959) Charlie O'Brien (1961) Gary Clark (1962) Bryan Marchment (1969) Billy Owens (1969) Alex Van Pelt (1970) Stuart Appleby (1971) Ethan Albright (1971) Curtis Martin (1973) Matthew Hatchette (1974) Austin Croshere (1975) Wes Welker (1981, pictured)
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