Sports Quiz / On This Date in MLB History - July 5th

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The team became the first team to use a public address system1929
This future 7x All Star and Hall of Fame outfielder for the Cleveland Indians became the first black player to appear on an American League team1947
This rookie first baseman for the Oakland Athletics became the first rookie to hit 30 home runs before the All Star Game1987
With 408 combined home runs, this father and son duo now hold the major league father-and-son home run record (Last name)1989
For the first time since 1913, this 10x All Star and 3x Silver Slugger winning outfielder on the Oakland Athletics led off both games of a doubleheader with a home run1993
On this date...July 5thYear
The Montreal Expos retired #10 in honor of this 8x All Star and 8x Gold Glove winning outfielder1997
This 6x All Star and 4x Cy Young winning pitcher on the Toronto Blue Jays became the 11th pitcher in major league history to reach 3,000 career strikeouts1998
This All Star and MVP outfielder for the Texas Rangers became the 2nd player in major league history to have more than 100 RBIs before the All Star Game1998
This 8x All Star and 4x NL Cy Young winning pitcher on the Atlanta Braves earned his 250th career victory, a 9-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies2001
This 19x All Star and Hall of Fame outfielder for the Boston Red Sox died cardiac arrest at the age of 83 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, Florida2002

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