1903: Lou Gehrig is born in New York.
1989: Dwight Gooden wins his 100th career game.
1970: Frank Robinson hits two grand slams in one game.
1982: Pete Rose plays in his 3,000th major league game.
1946: Bill Veeck purchases the Cleveland Indians.
1950: Jo DiMaggio gets his 2,000th hit.
1994: David Nied pitches the first complete-game shutout in Colorado Rockies history.
1891: Thomas Lovetts throws the first no-hitter in Brooklyn Dodgers history.
1962: Larry Doby signs with the Chunichi Dragons, becoming the first former leaguer (along with Don Newcombe) to play for a Japanese team.
1988: George Steinbrenner fires Billy Martin for the fifth time.
1947: Jackie Robinson steals home for the first time. He’d do it 18 more times in his career.
1970: The Reds play their final game at Crosley Field.
1979: Rickey Henderson makes his major league debut for the Oakland A’s and steals his first base.
1984: Cleveland Pitcher Bert Blyleven records six putouts in a 9-inning game.
1968: Bobby Bonds debuts with San Francisco and hits a grand slam on his third at-bat.
1988: Cal Ripken, Jr., plays in his 1,000th consecutive game.