Montreal's Maurice "Rocket" Richard becomes the first NHL player to score 500 career goals.
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Oscar Robertson and Jerry West
Oscar Robertson and Jerry West make their debuts on opposing teams. The Cincinnati Royals beat the Los Angeles Lakers 140-123, as the Lakers opened their inaugural season in Los Angeles.
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Billy Martin, George Steinbrenner and Lou Piniella
After Woody Woodward resigns as General Manager of the Yankees, George Steinbrenner names Lou Piniella as the team's new General Manager and Billy Martin is the new manager, the fifth time he's been hired in that role.
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Alex Rodriguez and Bronson Arroyo
In a pivotal play during Game 6 of the ALCS, Alex Rodriguez is ruled out for interference after slapping the ball from Red Sox pitcher Bronson Arroyo's glove. As a result Derek Jeter, who had scored, is ordered back to first with two outs rather than one, killing a potential rally in New York's eventual 4-2 loss to Boston.
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Tampa Bay Rays
The hometown Rays beat the defending world champion Red Sox, 3-1, in the decisive Game 7 of the ALCS to win their first American League pennant.
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Born on this Day
Joe Bryant (1954) Lonnie Shelton (1955) Tim Belcher (1961) Evander Holyfield (1962, pictured) Jim Dombrowski (1963) Webster Slaughter (1964) Brad Daugherty (1965) Reggie Rusk (1972) Keith Foulke (1972) Michael Young (1976)
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