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May 29, 2014
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1922 The Supreme Court ruled that organized baseball is a sport and not a business which exempted major league clubs from antitrust laws and interstate commerce rules.
1962 Teammates Bob Allison and Harmon Killebrew both hit first-inning grand slams helping the Minnesota Twins rout the Cleveland Indians, 14-3.
1977 A.J. Foyt won the Indianapolis 500 for a record fourth time.
1980 Boston's Larry Bird was named NBA Rookie of the year.
1982 LaMarr Hoyt's 14-game winning streak ended as the Cleveland Indians defeated the Chicago White Sox, 5-2.
1987 Robin Ventura set a college baseball record with a hit in his 57th straight game.
1989 Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Mike Schmidt announced his retirement.
1990 Oakland's Rickey Henderson theft of third base in the sixth inning of a 2-1 loss to Toronto Blue Jays broke the 62-year-old American League stolen base record of 892 held by Ty Cobb.
1993 Jose Canseco surrendered 3 runs on 2 hits and 3 walks while pitching the 8th inning for the Rangers in a 15-1 loss to the Red Sox.
1996 Baltimore's Cal Ripken moved past Eddie Murray for first-place on the team's home run all-time list by hitting his 334th career home run in a 9-8 loss to the Seattle Mariners.
2002 Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens became the third major leaguer to strike out 10 or more batters in at least 100 games.
2009 The Colorado Rockies fired manager Clint Hurdle.
2009 The Philadelphia 76ers named Eddie Jordan their new head coach.
2009 Kobe Bryant scored 35 points as the Los Angeles Lakers cruised to a 119-92 victory over Denver Nuggets, to clinch the Western Conference finals in six games.
2010 Kobe Bryant poured in 37 points as the Los Angeles Lakers gained their third straight trip to the NBA Finals with a 111-103 win over the Suns.
2010 Roy Halladay added another milestone to his already stellar career, tossing the second perfect game in Philadelphia Phillies history in a 1-0 victory over the Florida Marlins.
2011 Dan Wheldon won the Indianapolis 500 for the second time in his career.
2013 The New York Rangers fired head coach John Tortorella.
2013 The Charlotte Bobcats named Steve Clifford their new head coach.

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