Cleveland Indians fan favorite infielder Carlos Baerga is born.
Baerga was signed by the San Diego Padres in 1985 and remained with the club in the minors until he was dealt in 1989 with Sandy Alomar and Chris James to the Indians for outfielder Joe Carter. He made his debut as a utility infielder for the team in 1990 as a 21-year-old, hitting .260. By 1992, he was named to the first of his three All-Star team selections.
He spent from 1990 to 1996 on the Indians roster until he was dealt to the New York Mets. After a return to San Diego, he rejoined the Tribe for 22 games in 1999. He also spent time with Boston, Arizona, and Washington at the tail end of his career.