Here are just some of the notable sports historical moments that happened on this date:

1951 – Willie Mays hits his first major league home run against the Boston Braves (More Info)

1957 – The National League approves the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Giants move to California (More Info)

1978 – Al Unser Sr. becomes the fifth driver to win the Indianapolis 500 three different times (More Info)

1986 – Larry Bird is named the NBA’s MVP (More Info)

2006 – Barry Bonds hits his 715th home run to pass Babe Ruth on the all-time home run list (More Info)

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