1751 The New York Gazette and Post Boy carries first public report of a cricket match played in America; New York XI v London XI on the site of what is today the Fulton Fish Market in Manhattan, NYC
1892 Charlie Reilly is baseball’s 1st pinch hitter
1901 27th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Winkfield on His Eminence wins in 2:07.75
1922 1st official International Weightlifting Federation Champ in Tallinn, Estonia
1930 123 runs are scored in 7 major league games
1931 Cleveland Indians pitcher Wes Ferrell no-hits St Louis Browns, 9-0
1934 Pittsburgh is last major league city to play a home game on a Sunday
1936 1st pro baseball game in Japan is played Nagoya defeats Daitokyo, 8-5
1953 Milwaukee Braves’ Joe Adcock is 1st to homer into Polo Grounds center field bleachers
1961 ABC’s ”Wide World of Sports” debuts
1980 NFL Draft: Oklahoma running back Billy Sims first pick by Detroit Lions
1981 NFL Draft: South Carolina running back George Rogers first pick by New Orleans Saints
1985 Tony Tubbs beats defending champion Greg Page by unanimous decision in 15 rounds at Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo for WBA heavyweight boxing title
1986 NFL Draft: Auburn running back Bo Jackson first pick by Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1988 Orioles beat White Sox 9-0 for 1st 1988 win after 21 loses
1988 Baltimore Orioles end their record 21-game losing streak by beating the White Sox 9-0
1990 Dan Quisenberry (all-time AL save king, 238) announces his retirement
1995 KC Royal John Nonely is 70th to HR on his 1st at bat
1997 KC Royal Chili Davis is 75th to hit 300 HRs
2006 NFL Draft: North Carolina State defensive end Mario Williams first pick from Houston Texans

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