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    1920 AL votes to let spitball pitchers to continue using it
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    1935 Cal Ripken Sr, baseball manager (Balt Orioles)
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    1956 Phil Rizzuto signs as NY Yankee radio-TV announcer
    1961 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Philadelphia Warriors scores 78 points vs LA
    1961 For 2nd consecutive year, AP names Wilma Rudolph female athlete of year
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    somebody has a good sense of humor :)

    Sports:
    1989 Larry Bird (Celtics) begins NBA free throw streak of 71 games
    Happy Birthday
    1934 Al Kaline, baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Baltimore, Maryland
    1957 Kevin McHale, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
    1961 Reggie White, American NFL defensive end (Green Bay Packers - Super Bowl 31), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 2004)
    Music

    1957-07-06 John Lennon (16) & Paul McCartney (15) meet for 1st time as Lennon's rock group Quarrymen perform at a church dinner

    1957, Elvis Presley had his draft notice served on him for the US Army. He went on to join the 32nd Tank Battalion third Armor Corps based in Germany.

    1960-02-20 Jimi Hendrix, rock and roll guitarist, plays his first gig.

    1967, Buffalo Springfield appeared at the Community Concourse, San Diego, California. The group became a springboard for the careers of Neil Young Stephen Stills, Richie Furay and Jim Messina.

    1975 Ron Wood joined The Rolling Stones
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    1973 Montreal Canadien Henri Richard scores his 1,000th NHL point
    1980 NBC broadcasts NY Jets' 24-17 win over Dolphins without audio
    1985 Sportscaster Howard Cosell retires from television sports after 20 years with ABC
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    1927 Jim Simpson, sportscaster
    1942
    Robert L Hayes, 100m/4x100m runner (Oly-2 gold-1964), born in Jacksonville, Florida
    1948 Alan Parsons, audio engineer, music producer (The Dark Side of the Moon, Let it Be), born in London, England
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    1891 1st game of basketball, based on rules created by James Naismith, played by 18 students in Springfield, Massachusetts
    1959 Tom Landry accepts coaching job with Dallas Cowboys (stays until 1988)
    1969 Vince Lombardi (Redskins) coaches his last football game
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    1954 [Christine] Chris Evert, tennis champion (18 singles Gram Slams, 3 doubles titles), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    1959 Florence Griffith Joyner, runner (Olympic-3 gold-1988), born in Los Angeles, California
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    • 1962 1,000,000th NBA point scored
    • 1969 Pete Marovich sets NCAA record of hitting 30 of 31 foul shots
    • 1974 Phil Esposito, Boston, became 6th NHLer to score 500 goal
    Happy Birthday 1862 Connie Mack, American hall of fame baseball executive and manager (Philadelphia A's 1900-50), born in East Brookfield, Massachusetts (d. 1956)
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    Connie Mack was my Mother's GodFather- he used to winter in Clermont and would stay at the Lake Highlands Hotel
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    Where I taught 2 future FSU MacLeans to swim
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    1935 Paul Hornung, Green Bay Packer (the Golden Boy)
    1963 Jim Harbaugh, NFL quarterback (Indianapolis Colts)
    1942 Jerry Koosman, pitcher (NY Mets)
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    truly a sports milestone
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    my fav book & novel of the true south

    1862 40,000 watch Union army men play baseball at Hilton Head, SC
    1971 Longest NFL game (82m40s) as Dolphins beat Chiefs 27-24
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    1927 Nellie Fox, White Sox infielder (AL MVP 1959), (d. 1975)
    1945 Ken "The Snake" Stabler, NFL quarterback (Oak Raiders, Super Bowl XI), born in Foley, Alabama (d. 2015)
    1946 Larry Csonka, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins, NY Giants)
    1958 Rickey Henderson, MLB outfielder (stolen base king, A's, Yanks), born in Chicago, Illinois
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