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Sports History

1859 - Brooklyn and New York played baseball at Fashion Park Race Course on Long Island, NY. The game marked the first time that admission was charged to see a ball game. It cost $.50 to get in and the players on the field did not receive a salary.

1947 - The National Football League (NFL) ruled that no professional team could sign a player who had college eligibility remaining.

1958 - The PGA championship changed from match play to stroke play.

1974 - Carl Rosen's Chris Evert beat Miss Musket by 50 lengths in the winner-take-all match race at Hollywood Park.

2003 - Ben Curtis, an unknown PGA Tour rookie in his first major championship, won the British Open.

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Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth
- Lou Gehrig
July 4, 1939

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