Center fielder Willie Mays makes 'The Catch', a spectacular over-the-shoulder grab, robbing Vic Wertz of an extra hit. The Giants, thanks to pinch-hitter Dusty Rhodes home run, beat the Indians 5-2 in Game 1 of the World Series.
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Tommy Lasorda is named to succeed Walter Alston as Dodger manager. Alston compiled a 2040-1613 record (.558), during his 23-year tenure with the club, winning seven pennants and four world championships.
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Muhammad Ali wins a unanimous decision over Ken Norton to retain the Retained WBA/WBC Heavyweight titles.
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Mike and Greg Maddux
Mike and Greg Maddux become the first siblings to start a game against one another. In the rookie match-up, Cubs' righty Greg beats his older brother and the Phillies, 6-3.
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Brady Anderson becomes the 14th player in baseball history to hit 50 home runs in one season.
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Oakland wide receiver Jerry Rice has 151 yards from scrimmage, bringing his total to 21,281 to pass Walter Payton as the all-time leader. Rice finishes the 2002 season with 22,242 yards from scrimmage.
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With the Braves beating the Mets 6-3, Bobby Cox becomes the ninth manager in baseball history to win 2,000 games as a manager.
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Born on this Day
John Paxson (1960) Rob Deer (1960) Dave Andreychuk (1963) Brad Lohaus (1964) Hersey Hawkins (1966) Ray Buchanan (1971) Jake Westbrook (1977) Shelley Duncan (1979) Kevin Durant (1988)
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