The Giants trade Willie Mays to the Mets for right-hander Charlie Williams and $50,000 cash.
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Trying to snap the Braves' 16-game losing streak, team owner Ted Turner (pictured here in 1997) the team's owner, takes over as field manager. The skid continues as Atlanta is defeated by the Pirates, 2-1, and National League president Chub Feeney informs the new skipper he cannot manage again because of the rule which prohibits a manager from owning a financial stake in the club.
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The New York Yankees trade Dave Winfield to Angels for Mike Witt.
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Al Leiter pitches the first no-hitter in Marlins history, beating the Rockies, 11-0.
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Elton Brand and Steve Francis
Chicago's Elton Brand and Houston's Steve Francis, who both enjoyed stellar first-year campaigns, are named co-winners of the 1999-2000 Rookie of the Year Award. Brand and Francis each received 58 of a possible 121 votes from a nationwide panel of sports writers and broadcasters.
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After missing the previous game to become to become an American citizen, Red Sox left fielder Manny Ramirez leads his teammates out of the dugout waving an American flag to celebrate his first day as a citizen of the United States.
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Born on this Day
Milt Pappas (1939) Steve Bono (1962) Mark Breland (1963) Bobby Witt (1964) Chris Mohr (1966) Eric Young (1967) Lauren Jackson (1981) Matt Leinart (1983)
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