At the alleged age of 60, Satchel Paige becomes the oldest player ever to appear in a major league game. Pitching for the Kansas City A's, he blanks the Red Sox for three innings striking out one and giving up just one hit to Carl Yastrzemski.
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Rusty Staub (pictured here with Ted Williams) becomes only the second player to hit home run as a teenager and one after his 40th birthday. Ty Cobb was the first to accomplish the feat.
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Florence Griffith Joyner
Florence Griffith Joyner claims gold by winning the 100 meter dash in an Olympic record 10.54 seconds.
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Jimmy Connors and Martina Navratilova
Jimmy Connors beats Martina Navratilova in an exhibition match.
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Oliver McCall TKOs Lennox Lewis in the second round to win the heavyweight boxing title in Lewis' home town of London, England.
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For the first time in 50 years, a major leaguer drives in 159 runs as Manny Ramirez knocks in two RBIs in the Indians 9-6 victory over the Blue Jays at SkyDome. The Cleveland right fielder, who will finish the season with 165 RBIs.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Carnell Williams rushes for 158 yards to become the first player in NFL history to start his career with three consecutive 100-yard rushing games. Williams' total of 454 yards in his first three games also is a record (Alan Ameche, 410).
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Born on this Day
Phil Rizzuto (1918) Hubie Brown, (1933) Bob McAdoo (1951) Scottie Pippen (1965) David Weathers (1969) John Lynch (1971) Matt Hasselbeck (1975) Chauncey Billups (1976) Joel Pineiro (1978) Rocco Baldelli (1981) Calvin Johnson (1985)
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