On This Day

What Happened on March 31, 1998

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Expansion clubs, Tampa Bay and Arizona both suffer bad losses in their MLB debuts; Devil Rays lose, 11-6 to the Detroit Tigers and the Diamondbacks fall, 9-2 to Colorado Rockies
  • Milwaukee becomes first team since the inception of the American League in 1901 to switch MLB leagues; Brewers lose first NL game, 2-1 to the Braves in Atlanta

Famous Deaths

  • Bella Abzug "Battling Bella", American politician, feminist and activist (Rep-D-NY, 1970-74), dies at 77
  • Tim Flock, American auto racer (Winston Cup 1952, 55), dies of liver and throat cancer at 73