A crowd of 37,317 fans enjoys a 3-2 victory over the Braves when LA surpasses the 100 million mark in attendance at Dodger Stadium. The ballpark opened in 1962, four seasons after the franchise moved from Brooklyn to the west coast.
Bud Selig announces MLB's take-over of the Dodgers operations because of concerns with team finances and the ability of Frank McCourt to run the franchise. The owner plans to pay off substantial debt with funding from the club's new $2.5 billion, 20-year media rights deal with Fox Sports, pending the Commissioner's approval of the agreement between the News Corp.'s media company and the team.
The Reds become the fifth major league team to record their 10,000th franchise victory with a 9-4 win over Chicago at Wrigley Field. Cincinnati joins the Giants, Cubs, Dodgers, Cardinals, and Braves in reaching the milestone.