Alan Trammel and Lou Whitaker – playing shortstop and second base respectively – both make their major league debut for Detroit in Boston. The Tigers’ new double-play combination will be teammates for the next 19 seasons, a major league record for middle-infielders.
September 7, 1984 On his way to pitching a one-hitter, Dwight Gooden fans Cub Ron Cey for his 228th strikeout, setting a National League rookie record. The Mets phenom passes Grover Cleveland Alexander, who established the mark in 1911 with 227.
"Marvelous" Marvin Hagler of Brockton, Mass., right, gets in close with “Sugar” Ray Seales of Tacoma, Wash., during a match in Boston, Aug. 31, 1974. Hagler, the unbeaten 1973 National AAU Champion, won an easy decision in the 10-round bout against Seales, the 1973 Olympic Gold Medal winner.