1931 – Lou Gehrig hits his third grand slam in a four game span. It is also his sixth straight game with a home run.
1964 – San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Masanori Murakami becomes the first Japanese born player to appear in an MLB game. Murakami throws a scoreless inning in a 4-1 loss to the Mets.
1967 – After 20 scoreless innings of play, Reds reliever Bob Lee walks San Francisco’s Dick Groat in the 21st inning to give the Giants a 1-0 win. The 20 scoreless innings ties an MLB record.
1973 – George Foreman KOs Jose “King” Roman in the first round in Foreman’s first title defense.
1975 – Mets pitcher Tom Seaver becomes the first pitcher in MLB history to record 200 strikeouts in eight straight seasons.
1987 – At 15 years old, American tennis player Michael Chang becomes the youngest player ever to win a match at the US Open, defeating Paul McNamee in four sets.
1996 – The Baltimore Ravens play in the franchise’s first regular season game, defeating the Raiders 17-14.
1999 – Mario Lemieux is approved as the new owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins, the franchise he once played for.
2006 – Roger Goodell begins his tenure as NFL Commissioner.
2007 – In front of 109,128 fans at “The Big House” in Ann Arbor, Appalachian State shocks the fifth ranked Michigan Wolverines with a 34-32 upset win.
2007 – Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Bucholz throws a no-hitter in just his second MLB appearance.
2019 – Justin Verlander throws the third no-hitter of his career.