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Today in
Sports History

1873 - The first Preakness Stakes was won by Survivor.

1904 - Dennis McGann set a major league record when he stole five bases.

1955 - Norm Zauchin (Boston Red Sox) got 10 RBIs against the Senators.

1968 - After 48 years as coach of the Chicago Bears, George Halas retired.

1968 - It was announced that baseball franchises had been awarded to Montreal and San Diego.

1982 - Three New Jersey businessmen bought the NHL's Colorado Rockies. They got approval to move the team to New Jersey and become the Devils.

1987 - Phil Niekro (New York Yankees) became the third pitcher to make 700 starts.

2003 - It was reported that Patrick Roy (Colorado Avalanche) would announce his retirement from the NHL the following day.

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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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