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  • 1968 - Carl Yastrzemski maintains a .3005 batting average to win his second straight batting crown with the lowest title-winning average ever. He is the AL’s only .300 hitter; Oakland’s Danny Cater comes in second at .290.
  • 1986 - Chicago Cubs rookie Greg Maddux defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 8-3. The losing pitcher was his brother, Mike, also a rookie. It was the first time brothers faced each other as rookies.

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