Yankees outfielders Roger Maris (left) and Mickey Mantle become the first teammates to hit 50 home runs in the same season. Maris would finish the year with an MLB record 61 round-trippers while Mantle finished with 54.
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Boston's Jerry Remy records six hits in 10 at bats during the Red Sox's 20-inning victory over the Mariners. The game was suspended after 19 innings and completed the following night.
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Chris Evert defeats 15-year-old Monica Seles for her 101st and last U.S. Open singles victory.
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Bobby Thigpen sets a major league record with his 47th save as Chicago defeats the Royals, 4-2. The White Sox reliever breaks Yankee Dave Righetti's mark established in 1986.
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Florida's Terry Dean tosses an NCAA record-tying seven touchdown passes in the first half of the Gators' 70-21 victory over New Mexico State.
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Duce Staley rushes for 201 yards and a touchdown to lead the Philadelphia Eagles to a 41-14 rout of the Dallas Cowboys. Staley is the Eagles' first 200-yard runner since Steve Van Buren in 1949.
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In just his 11th career start, Cardinals' hurler Bud Smith no-hits the Padres, 4-0. The 21-year-old becomes the 18th rookie since 1900 to throw a complete game without giving up a hit.
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Philadelphia's Ryan Howard belts three home runs and becomes the first Phillies player to hit 50 home runs in a season.
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At the State Farm Classic, Annika Sorenstam ties the LPGA record for the lowest final-round score by a tournament winner with a 62. Down five strokes at the start of play, Sorenstam shoots 10-under for the day to finish 19 under, two strokes ahead of Cristie Kerr.
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Pedro Martinez completes his comeback from major shoulder surgery, becoming the 15th pitcher to strike out 3,000 batters in his career.
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Born on this Day
Bill Flemming (1926) Dick Motta (1931) Dave Clark (1962) Eric Plunk (1963) Ernest Givins (1964) Luis Gonzalez (1967) Chris Gatling (1967) Keith Traylor (1969) George Lynch (1970) Martin Straka (1972) Damon Stoudamire (1973) Jevon Kearse (1976) Nate Robertson (1977) Jennie Finch (1980, pictured) Shaun White (1986)
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