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Yankees trade Jay Buhner in exchange for Ken Phelps which would later be immortalized in a “Seinfeld” episode . . .
The Braves acquire Fred McGriff, who will help spark the team to the NL East Division title . . .
Thanks to a three-run home run by Red Sox second baseman Bobby Doerr, the American League defeats the National League in the first night All-Star Game . . .
Rod Kanehl, appearing as a pinch-hitter, hits the first grand slam in Mets history . . .
San Diego minor leaguer Ted Williams gets his first professional hit . . .
Aaron Hill becomes the first modern-era player to hit for the cycle twice in one season since Babe Ruth . . .
Prince Fielder hits his 300th career home run when he goes deep to right field . . .
Hideki Matsui, leading off the sixth inning in Oakland’s 7-5 victory in Detroit, hits his 500th career home run . . .
Just prior to the start of the Oriole game at Memorial Stadium, George ‘Doc’ Medich goes into the stands and saves the life of a 61-year-old fan suffering from a heart attack . . .
Braves’s outfielder Tommy Holmes goes hitless, ending his consecutive-game hitting streak at 37, which sets a National League record . . .
Mark McGwire becomes the first rookie to hit 30 homers before the All-Star Game . . .
Cal Ripken is moved from third base to shortstop by Oriole manager Earl Weaver . . .
At Cincinnati’s Palace of the Fans, Joe Tinker steals home twice, becoming the first major leaguer to accomplish the feat in the same game . . .
Mariners’ right-hander Felix Hernandez becomes the first pitcher in the 31-year history of the franchise to hit a home run . . .
Neal Ball executes the first unassisted triple play in the post-1900 era of baseball . . .
Browns’ pitcher Ernie Koob pitches a complete game, going all 17 innings of a scoreless tie . . .
Derek Jeter becomes the first Yankee to homer in an All-Star Game in 42 years . . .
Mickey Welch throws two complete game victories when Troy sweeps a doubleheader from the Bisons at Buffalo’s Riverside Grounds . . .
Indians’ DH Eddie Murray collects his 3000th hit off Twins’ right-hander Mike Trombley to become the 20th player to accomplish the feat . . .
At Philadelphia’s Shibe Park, Jack Quinn becomes the oldest player to hit a home run in major league history . . .
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