1890 - Harry Stovey of Boston's Players League club becomes the first Major League player to reach 100 career home runs.
1956 - Joe Cronin and Hank Greenberg are officially inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, New York.
1964 - Kansas City A's rookie Bert Campaneris sends Minnesota to defeat 4-3 with two home runs in his Major League debut. The first comes on the first pitch thrown to him by Jim Kaat. The 21-year-old Cuban and Bob Nieman are the only players since 1900 with two home runs in their first Major League game.
1965 - Dick Stuart homers in a Major League record twenty-third different park when he connects at Shea Stadium in Philadelphia's 5-1 win.
1974 - The National League triumphs 7-2 in the All-Star Game at Pittsburgh. Write-in choice first baseman Steve Garvey of the Dodgers is the game's MVP.
1978 - The Yankees win their fifth straight, 3-1, over the White Sox. At the Chicago airport, Billy Martin, reacting to reporters' questions about Reggie Jackson and George Steinbrenner, replies, "The two deserve each other. One's a born liar; the other's convicted." The remarks will cost Billy his job.
1991 - Rob Dibble, just back from a three-game suspension, is ejected for throwing at - and hitting - Cubs baserunner Doug Dascenzo in an 8-5 Reds loss.