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1962 At Colt Stadium in Houston, thanks to a pair of three-run home runs by Roman Mejias, the Colt .45's, in their first ever major league game, defeat the Cubs, 11-2. Former Yankee hurler Bobby Shantz gets the win for the new franchise on the owner Judge Hofheinz's 50th birthday.

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2003 Astros' outfielder Craig Biggio breaks Bobby Bonds' National League record when he hits his 31st career leadoff homer, a shot off Cincinnati's Danny Graves in Houston's 4-2 victory at Minute Maid Park. Rickey Henderson holds the major league mark, homering 80 times as the first batter for his team.
2012 The Marlins suspends their manager Ozzie Guillen five games after he praises Fidel Castro in a magazine interview. The comments of the outspoken skipper deeply offend the large Cuban exile community living in Miami, many of whom were victimized by the dictator.

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