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  • 1925 - Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees pinch-hits for Pee Wee Wanninger, beginning his streak of playing in 2,130 consecutive games. The next day, first baseman Wally Pipp shows up with the after-effects of a concussion, and Gehrig takes over.
  • 1995 - In the amateur draft, the California Angels select Darin Erstad with the first overall pick. He will sign for a $1.6 million bonus, the highest to date. Picking next, the San Diego Padres select Ben Davis, the Seattle Mariners pick Jose Cruz, Jr., and the Chicago Cubs follow with Kerry Wood.

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