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May 28, 2014
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May 28
1946 The Washington Senators beat the Yankees in the first night game played at Yankee Stadium.
1956 Pittsburgh's Dale Long hit his eighth home run in eight games.
1957 With an unanimous vote, National League owners granted permission to both the Dodgers and Giants to move their clubs to the West Coast if they wanted to.
1968 The American League voted to divide itself into two divisions and reduce its schedule to 156 games.
1996 In a 12-8 win at the Kingdome, Baltimore Orioles third baseman Cal Ripken had his first career three-homer game and collected a career- high eight RBIs.
2001 The Florida Marlins fired manager John Boles.
2004 Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera became the 17th pitcher in baseball history to record 300 saves.
2005 The Cincinnati Reds retired manager Sparky Anderson number 10 jersey.
2006 In an 11 inning slugfest at Wrigley Field, the Atlanta Braves established a new club record by hitting eight homers in a 13-12 win over the Chicago Cubs.
2006 San Francisco's Barry Bonds passed Babe Ruth to second place on the all-time home run list, as he hit the 715th homer of his 21-year big league career.
2010 Paul Pierce totaled 31 points, 13 rebounds and five assists to lead the Boston Celtics to a 96-84 Game 6 win over the Orlando Magic to advance to the NBA Finals for the second time in three years.
2011 Lionel Messi scored his 53rd goal in all competitions this season, as Barcelona won its third Champions League crown in the last six years with a dominating 3-1 win over Manchester United at Wembley Stadium.
2012 Eric Lusby scored four times to help top-seeded Loyola-Maryland take home the NCAA men's lacrosse title with a 9-3 win over Maryland.
2013 The Phoenix Suns named Jeff Hornacek their new head coach.
2013 The Atlanta Hawks named Mike Budenholzer their new head coach.

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