1900 Newly renamed American League opener in Cleveland draws 6,500 (still as a minor league, was Western League)
1901 Jimmy Collins, having left the Boston Beaneaters (NL), captains and manages his first game for the Boston Americans (loses 10-6 at Baltimore Orioles)
1905 Cubs Jack McCarthy becomes only major league player to throw out 3 runners at plate in 1 game, all were ends of a double play
1912 1st homerun hit at Fenway Park (Hugh Bradley, Red Sox)
1920 Husband and wife team Ludowika & Walter Jakobsson representing Finland, win the pairs skating gold medal at the Antwerp Olympics; Ludowika is the only German-born athlete at the Games
1920 Ice hockey makes its Olympic debut at the Antwerp Games with center Frank Fredrickson scoring 7 goals in Canada’s 12-1 drubbing of Sweden in the gold medal match
1935 Frank Boucher is given NHL’s Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship permanently for winning it 7 of 11 years
1941 A tradition begins, 1st organ at a baseball stadium (Chicago Cubs)
1950 Last horse race at Havre de Grace Track in Md, is run
1950 U of Miami ends William & Mary straight tennis match victories at 82
1952 Patty Berg scores 64, best competitive round of golf by a woman
1962 Red Sox Bill Monbouquette no-hits White Sox 1-0
1964 18th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat SF Warriors, 4 games to 1
1966 International Olympic Committee votes to award German city of Munich the right to host the 1972 Summer Olympic Games
1974 Yankees trade Peterson, Beene, Kline & Buskey to Indians for Chambliss, Tidrow & Upshaw
1980 Gerard Nijboer runs Dutch record marathon (2:09:01)
1982 Gene Michael becomes NY Yankee manager for 2nd time
1983 San Antonio spurs beat Denver Nuggets, 152-133 in NBA playoff game
1988 NBA approves addition of 3rd referee in 1988-89 season
1988 NY Met Davey Johnson becomes 2nd manager to record 400 victory in 1st 4 years (Al López was 1st)
1990 NY court of appeals ends 2½ year legal battle over 1988 America’s Cup by refusing jurisdiction of case
1992 NFL Draft: University of Washington defensive end Steve Emtman from first pick by Indianapolis Colts
1995 Baseball season begins after lengthy strike
2003 NFL Draft: USC quarterback Carson Palmer first pick by Cincinnati Bengals
2008 NFL Draft: University of Michigan offensive tackle Jake Long first pick by Miami Dolphins
2012 NFL Draft: Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck first pick by Indianapolis Colts
2017 Gift Ngoepe becomes 1st black African to play in Major League Baseball, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
2018 NFL Draft: Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield first pick by Cleveland Browns; 4 QBs taken in top 10 selections for first time in history

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