1998 — The Ottawa National 11s Little League All-Stars advanced to the title game of the Ottawa tournament with a 9-3 win over Streator National. Dominic Giacomini blasted a grand slam home run to back winning pitcher Charlie McConnaughhay. ... Long-time Chicago Cubs play-by-play broadcaster Jack Brickhouse passes away at the age of 82.
1978 — The Naplate Merchant Pirates defeated Spring Valley 18-2 at the La Salle Invitational Tournament. Winning pitcher Billy Ryan tossed a two-hitter, Rich Wheatland went 4-for-4, while Frank Franzetti and David Beard each homered.