1898 – Hall of Famer Kiki Cuyler was born in Harrisville, Mississippi.
1905 – Hall of Famer Ty Cobb made his major league debut with the Detroit Tigers.
1918 – Hall of Famer Ted Williams was born in San Diego.
1944 – Tug McGraw was born in Martinez, California.
1952 – Hall of Famer Arky Vaughn dies.
1965 – Casey Stengel announces his retirement as manager of the Mets.
1978 – Cliff Lee was born in Benton, Arkansas.
1981 – Adam Wainwright was born in Brunswick, Georgia.