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2019 QB Kyler Murray of the University of Oklahoma is selected by the Arizona Cardinals with the first overall pick. In 2018, Murray was selected in the first round by the Oakland Athletics but quit baseball to focus on football. This makes Murray the first ever player to be a first round pick in both the MLB and NFL drafts.
2001 San Diego Padre Rickey Henderson set the major league walks record with his 2,063rd career walk. Henderson will extend his walks record to 2,190. Barry Bonds will eventually break Henderson’s record.
1995 The Los Angeles Dodgers and Florida Marlins play the first MLB game in 257 days. The layoff was a result of a player strike in August 1994. The Dodgers beat the Marlins 8-7.
1976 In what is one of the most patriotic events in MLB history, Cubs centerfielder Rick Monday grabs an American flag from two fans who ran onto the outfield grass and tried to set the flag on fire. The incident happened in the 4th inning of a 5-4 10-inning loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
1957 Major League Baseball enacts a new rule the prohibits baserunners from interfering with batted balls. The rule in a direct result of the recent Cincinnati Redlegs runners who earlier in the week intentionally interfered with a batted ball to prevent a double play.
1901 Down 13-4 at Bennett Park, the Detroit Tigers scoring 10 runs in the bottom of the 9th inning the beat the Milwaukee Brewers 14-13.