Today in Sports History
1927 – Ty Cobb set a major league baseball record by getting his 4,000th career hit. He hit 4,191 before he retired in 1928.
1964 – Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds hit the only grand slam home run of his career.
1996 – The Los Angeles Lakers sign free agent Shaquille O’Neal from Orlando Magic to a seven-year, $121 million contract — In 1996, this was considered the largest deal in NBA history.