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April 6

1973 — Ron Blomberg of the New York Yankees becomes the first major league designated hitter in an opening-day game against Boston.

1987 — Sugar Ray Leonard returns to the ring after a three-year layoff, upsetting Marvelous Marvin Hagler in a 12-round split decision for the middleweight title and becoming boxing's 10th triple champion.

1992 — Duke becomes the first team in 19 years to repeat as NCAA champion with a 71-51 victory over Michigan's Fab Five freshmen, the youngest team ever to vie for the title.

2001 — Phoenix becomes the first team in NHL history to earn 90 points and not qualify for the postseason with its 5-2 win over Anaheim.