In a 7-6 loss to Chicago at the LA Coliseum, two Dodger mainstays from Brooklyn and future Hall of Famers reach career milestones. First baseman Gil Hodges, who will finish his 18-year major league tenure with the most home runs (370) ever by a right-handed batter, hits his 300th career round-tripper, and Pee Wee Reese, the team captain and shortstop, plays in his 2000th game.
In the Dodgers' 8-4 victory over the Mets at Holman Stadium, Henry Rodriguez becomes the first to hit four homers in a spring training game. The LA right fielder sends a 3-0 fastball from Josias Manzanillo over the fence, capping a perfect 4-for-4 performance at the plate, much to the delight of the Vero Beach (FL) crowd.
Fernando Tatis becomes the only player in baseball history to hit two grand slams in one inning when he collects eight RBIs in one frame to break the old record of six. The Cardinal third baseman hits both off Dodger starter Chan Ho Park in an 11-run third of the team's 12-5 victory at Chavez Ravine.
The Dodgers sweep the Reds to notch their 1,000th win over baseball's oldest professional franchise. Since 1970, Los Angeles has been the only National League franchise to play over .500 ball (120-115) in Cincinnati (Riverfront Stadium/Cinergy Field).