INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 31: Wes Welker #83 of the New England Patriots answers questions from the media during Media Day ahead of Super Bowl XLVI against the New York Giants at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 31, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)Wes Welker of the New England Patriots answers questions from the media during Media Day ahead of Super Bowl XLVI / (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
1884 – Moses Walker became the first black player in major league baseball.
1891 – Cy Young pitches 1st game played in Cleveland’s League Park Cleveland Spiders 12, Cincinnati Redlegs 3
1920 – Babe Ruth hit his first home run as a New York Yankee. It was his 50th career home run.
1926 – Satchel Page made his pitching debut in the Negro Southern League.
1947 – Cleveland Indians abandon League Park to play all games at Municipal Stadium
1951 – Mickey Mantle hit his first home run.
1969 – Leonard Tose bought the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles for $16,155,000.
1991 – Nolan Ryan (Texas Rangers) pitched his record 7th no-hitter. Beat Toronto 3-0.
1910 – Cliff Battles, Akron OH, NFL hall of famer (Braves, Redskins)
1961 – Steven Cauthen, jockey (1978 Kentucky Derby-Affirmed)