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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude VIP Member

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    1931 Lou Gehrig hits a HR but is called out for passing a runner, mistake costs him AL home run crown; he & Babe Ruth tie for season
    1961 Roger Maris hits 1st of 61 homers in 1961
    1962 Red Sox Bill Monbouquette no-hits White Sox 1-0
    1966 Red Auerbach retires as Boston Celtic's coach
    1975 Phillies Mike Schmidt's 2 HRs ties NL record of 11 HRs in April
    1980 Phillies' Steve Carlton pitches his 6th 1-hitter (beats Cards)
    1983 1983 NFL Draft: John Elway from University of Stanford first pick by Baltimore Colts
    1990 Nolan Ryan ties Bob Feller's record of pitching 12 1-hitters
    2003 2003 NFL Draft: Carson Palmer from USC first pick by Cincinnati Bengals

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    1900 Hack Wilson, American baseball player
    1916 Virgil Trucks, MLB picther (two-time All Star)
    1917 Sal "The Barber" Maglie, pitcher (NY Giants, 8th best won-lost pct)
    1947 Donna Elizabeth De Varona, swimmer (Olympic-2 gold-64),
     
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude VIP Member

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    1947 Babe Ruth Day celebrated at Yankee Stadium & through out US
    1953 Wrestler Freddie Blassie coins term "Pencil neck geek"
    1956 Heavyweight champ, Rocky Marciano, retires undefeated from boxing
    1961 NFL officially recognizes Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio
    1983 Nolan Ryan becomes strikeout king (3,509), passing Walter Johnson
    1997 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chick-fil-A Charity Championship

    Birthdays
    1896 Rogers Hornsby, American baseball player
    1916 Enos Slaughter, American baseball player
    1932 Chuck Knox, American football NFL coach
    1941 Lee Roy Jordan, American football player
    1952 George Gervin, American basketball player,
     
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude VIP Member

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    1931 Program for woman athletes approved for 1932 Olympics track & field
    1961 Warren Spahn pitches 2nd no hitter at 41 beats SF Giants, 1-0
    1967 Muhammad Ali refuses induction into army & stripped of boxing title
    1985 Billy Martin named NY Yankee manager for 4th time
    1987 NBA announces expansion to Charlotte NC & Miami Fla in 1988 & Minneapolis Minn & Orlando Fla in 1989
    1988 Baltimore Orioles lose AL record 21 games in a row
    1990 Boston Celtics score most points in a playoff, beat NY Knicks 157-128
    2003 Andre Agassi recaptures the world no. 1 ranking to become the oldest top-ranked male in the history of the ATP rankings (33 years, 13 days)
    2011 2011 NFL Draft: Cam Newton from University of Auburn first pick by Carolina Panthers

    BIRTHDAYS
    1954 Ron Zook, American Football Coach
    1964 Barry Larkin, infielder (Cincinnati Reds)
    1966 John Patrick Daly, PGA golfer
    1967 Pete Stoyanovich, NFL kicker (
     
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude VIP Member

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    1934 Pittsburgh is last major league city to play a home game on a Sunday
    1961 ABC's "Wide World of Sports" debuts
    1980 NFL Draft: Billy Sims from University of Oklahoma first pick by Detroit Lions
    1986 Boston Red Sox Roger Clemens strikes out 20 Seattle Mariners
    1986 1986 NFL Draft: Bo Jackson from University of Auburn first pick by Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    BIRTHDAYS
    1922 George Allen, football coach
    1933 Edwin "Ed" Charles, American MLB third baseman
    1934 Luis Aparicio, Venezuelan baseball player
    1944 Jim Hart, NFL quarterback
    1947 Jim Ryun, American 1500m runner/broke 4 minute mile
    1947 John Laurence Miller, golfer
    1951 Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver
    1983 Jay Cutler, American football player
    1983 David Lee, American basketball player
     
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude VIP Member

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    1903 NY Highlanders (Yankees) 1st home game,
    1916 Chicago Cubs play 1st game at Weeghman Park (Wrigley Field)
    1946 Cleveland Indian Bob Feller's 2nd no-hitter beats NY Yankees, 1-0
    1950 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA 144-hole Golf Weathervane
    1958 Ted Williams is 10th major league player to get 1,000 extra-base hits
    1961 San Francisco Giant Willie Mays hits 4 HRs in a game
    1967 Orioles' Stu Miller & Steve Barber lose 2-1 despite no-hitting Tigers
    1968 3 Oriole pitchers walk 14 NY Yankees in a 9 inning game
    1969 Cincinnati Red Jim Maloney 3rd no-hitter beats Houston Astros, 10-0
    1970 Cubs Billy Williams is 1st NLer to play in 1,000 consecutive games
    1972 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Alamo Ladies Golf Open
    1976 Muhammad Ali beats Jimmy Young in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
    1990 As Met pitcher David Cone argues a call at 1st base, 2 Braves score
    2015 2015 NFL Draft: Jameis Winston from Florida State first pick by Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Birthdays
    1946 Donald Schollander, swimmer (Olympic-4 gold-64)
    1961 Isiah Thomas, NBA
    1966 David Meggett, NFL running back
     
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude VIP Member

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    1920 Babe Ruth's 1st Yankee HR & 50th of career, out of Polo Grounds
    1920 Longest major league baseball game by inninngs - Brooklyn Dodgers tie Boston Braves, 1-1, in 26 innings
    1940 The 1940 Olympics are cancelled
    1948 74th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Citation wins in 2:05.4
    1951 Mickey Mantle's 1st HR
    1951 Cuban Minnie Minoso becomes the 1st black player for the White Sox
    1959 Floyd Patterson KOs Brian London in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
    1959 White Sox Early Wynn beats Red Sox 1-0 on his own HR
    1960 Pancho Gonzalez retires from tennis
    1981 Tennis player Billie Jean King acknowledges a lesbian relationship with Marilyn Barnett - becoming first prominent sportswoman to come out
    1991 A's Rickey Henderson steals an all time record 939th base vs Yanks
    1991 Texas Ranger Nolan Ryan pitches record 7th no hitter
    1992 Rickey Henderson steals his 1,000th base

    BIRTHDAYS
    1925 Chuck Bednarik, Penn, NFL hall of fame center/linebacker
    1959 Eddie Johnson, NBA guard/forward
    1961 Steven Cauthen, jockey
    1971 Stuart Appleby, Australia PGA golfer
    1981 Wes Welker, American football player
     
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude VIP Member

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    1876 Ross Barnes hit 1st home run in National League
    1909 Honus Wagner steals his way around bases in 1st inning against Cubs
    1920 1st game of National Negro Baseball League played in Indianapolis
    1923 Senator Walter Johnson pitches his 100th shutout, beats Yanks 3-0
    1939 Lou Gehrig ends 2,130 consecutive game streak, Yanks beat Tigers 22-2
    1954 Stan Musial hits 5 HRs in a doubleheader
    1968 22nd NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 2
    1970 1st woman jockey at Kentucky Derby (Diane Crump)
    1978 1978 NFL Draft: Earl Campbell from University of Texas first pick by Houston Oilers
    1988 Reds manager Pete Rose is suspended for 30 days for pushing an ump
    1993 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Sprint Senior Challenge Golf Tournament
    2015 Fight of the Century: Floyd Mayweather, Jr. beats Manny Pacquiao in 12 for the welterweight boxing title

    BIRTHDAYS
    1939 Gates Brown, American MLB
    1953 Jamaal Wilkes, American NBA forward
    1968 Reggie Slack, American CFL quarterback born in Milton, Florida
    1975 David Beckham, English footballer
    1985 Kyle Busch, American race car driver
     
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude VIP Member

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    1936 NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio makes his major-league debut, gets 3 hits
    1941 67th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Whirlaway wins in 2:01.4
    1951 NY Yankee Gil McDougald is 5th to get 6 RBIs in an inning
    1977 NFL Draft: Ricky Bell from USC first pick by Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    1980 Giants 1st baseman Willie McCovey hits his 521st & final HR
    1980 Texas Ranger Ferguson Jenkins becomes 4th to win 100 games in AL & NL
    1992 NY Met Eddie Murray is 24th to hit 400 HRs
    BIRTHDAYS
    1904 Red Ruffing, NY Yankee pitcher, hitter (1930-46)
    1921 Sugar Ray Robinson [Walter Smith], American middle/welterweight boxer
    1938 Chris Cannizzaro, American baseball player
    1946 Norm Chow, American football coach
     
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude VIP Member

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    1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings play their first official game as the sport's first professional side against the Great Western Base Ball Club winning 45-9
    1893 Cowboy Bill Pickett invents bulldogging, the skill of grabbing cattle by the horns and wrestling them to the ground
    1918 Yankees set record with 8 sacrifices, beat Red Sox's Babe Ruth 5-4
    1929 Lou Gehrig hits 3 consecutive HRs, Yankees 11, Tigers 9
    1952 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Fresno Golf Open
    1965 Willie Mays 512th HR breaks Mel Ott's 511th NL record
    1980 Dodgers bat out of order against Phillies in 1st inning
    1982 Twins rookie outfielder Jim Eisenreich, who suffers from Tourette's Syndrome, removes himself, due to taunts from Red Sox bleacher fans
    2013 Floyd Mayweather defeats Robert Guerrero to retain his WBC Welterweight title
    2015 Golden State Warrior Stephen Curry is named MVP for the 2014-15 NBA season

    BIRTHDAYS
    1956
    Ken Oberkfell, American baseball player,
    1989 Rory McIlroy, Northern Irish professional golfer
     
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude VIP Member

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    1904 Cy Young of Boston pitches perfect game against Philadelphia A's (3-0)
    1925 Ty Cobb goes 6 for 6 (16 total bases)
    1935 Jesse Owens of US sets long jump record at 26' 8½"
    1949 Tiger 2nd baseman Charlie Gehringer selected to Hall of Fame
    1957 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open
    1966 Willie Mays hit his 512th HR
    1978 Cincinnati Red Pete Rose becomes 14th player to get 3,000 hits
    1989 Mike Tyson gets 2nd speeding ticket for drag racing in Albany, New York
    1995 Last basketball game at Boston Gardens (Magic beats Celtics)
    BIRTHDAYS:
    1883 Charles "Chief "Bender, American MLB pitcher and only American Indian in baseball's Hall of Fame (Philadelphia Athletics), born in Crow Wing County, Minnesota (d. 1954)
    1919 Tony Canadeo, NFL hall of fame halfback (Green Bay Packers)
    1925 Bob Cerv, American baseball player (Yankees)