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  • 1899 - At age 26, John McGraw makes his managerial debut with the Baltimore Orioles of the National League. McGraw leads them to a 5 - 3 victory over the New York Giants, a team he will later manage for more than 30 years.
  • 1950 – U.S. President Harry Truman throws out two balls at the Washington Senators opener - one left-handed and the other right-handed - then watches the Senators beat the Philadelphia Athletics, 8 - 7. When rain starts falling in the 6th inning, he puts on a raincoat and remains to the end.

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