After starting his career 0-for-12, Giants rookie Willie Mays gets his first hit, a 450-foot homer off Braves left-hander Warren Spahn.
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Seattle's Dennis Johnson blocks seven shots in a 93-92 win over Washington in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. The seven blocks are the most ever by a guard in an NBA Finals game.
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Boston forward Larry Bird wins his third consecutive Most Valuable Player award. Bird joins Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain as the only players to win three consecutive MVP awards.
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Colorado's Patrick Roy announces his retirement from the NHL. He retires as the NHL leader in victories (551) and games played (1,029).
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Saving the Yankees' 7-5 victory over the Devil Rays in Tampa Bay, Mariano Rivera notches his 300th career save. The Panama City native becomes the first Yankee and 17th reliever in major league history to reach the milestone.
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At AT&T Park, Barry Bonds passes Babe Ruth the all-time home run list and takes sole possession of second place as he hits the 715th homer of his 21-year big league career.
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Jim Thorpe (1888) Jerry West (1938) Rick Barry (1944) Kirk Gibson (1957) Byron Scott (1961) Eugene Robinson (1963) Armon Gilliam (1964) Glen Rice (1967) Damian Rhodes (1969) Keith Tkachuk (1972) Matt Reis (1975) Erik Rasmussen (1977) Luke Walton (1980)
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