1902 – John McGraw named manager of NY Giants
1924 – NY Giants George Kelly is 1st to hit HRs in 6 consecutive games
1941 – Joe DiMaggio goes 3 for 4, hitting in his 56th straight game
1956 – Detroit Tigers & Briggs Stadium sold for then record $5.5 million
1970 – The Pittsburgh Pirates played their first game at Three Rivers Stadium.
1987 – Don Mattingly hits his 4th grand slam of season & ties AL record of homers in 6 straight games (on way to tie major league record of 8 )
1911 – Ty Cobb hits in his 40th straight game. Does not get a hit next day
1932 – 1st Sunday game at Fenway Park, Yanks beat Red Sox 13-2
1932 – John McGraw retires from baseball
1939 – Lou Gehrig day; Gehrig makes “luckiest man” speech
1944 – Oriole Park (Minor League baseball stadium) burns down in Baltimore
1947 – Cleveland Indians purchase Larry Dolby, the 1st African American in AL
1962 – Jackie Robinson became the first African American to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
2001 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) owners unanimously approved to move the Vancouver Grizzlies to Memphis for the 2001-02 season.