A.J. Foyt scores his first professional victory, in a U.S. Automobile Club (USAC) midget car race in Kansas City, Mo.
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In a 4-3 loss to the Cubs at Wrigley Field, Bronx native Ed Kranepool collects his 1,000th major league hit. The James Monroe High School graduate, who played his entire 18-year career with the Mets, remains the all-time franchise leader with 1,418 hits.
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New York wins the first-ever NBA Draft Lottery, enabling the Knicks to select Georgetown center Patrick Ewing (pictured here with Red Auerbach) with the first pick in the 1985 NBA Draft.
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Indiana Pacers head coach Larry Bird becomes only the third rookie head coach to win the NBA Coach of the Year award.
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In a 6-5 win over Milwaukee, St. Louis Cardinal manager Tony LaRussa records his 1,500th victory.
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Carlos Delgado surpasses Joe Carter to become the all-time Blue Jay career leader in round-trippers. The first baseman hits his 204th home run in a Toronto uniform in a 7-2 loss to Seattle at the SkyDome.
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Born on this Day
Yogi Berra (1925) Lou Whitaker (1957) Dave Christian (1959) Steve Finley (1965) Tony Hawk (1968) Mike Weir (1970) Jim Furyk (1970) Lawrence Phillips (1975) Josh Phelps (1978) Steve Smith (1979)
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