Today is Sunday, May 26, 2019

Today in
Sports History

1896 - In Manhattan Beach, NY, the first American intercollegiate bicycle race was held.

1917 - Walt Cruise hit the first home run out of Braves Field.

1923 - The first Le Mans Grand Prix d'Endurance began. The race was won by Andre Lagache and Rene Leonard. The race ended the next day.

1925 - Ty Cobb became the first major league baseball player to collect 1,000 extra-base hits.

1980 - Steve Carlton (Philadelphia Phillies) became the first National League player to record 6 1-hitters.

1988 - The Edmonton Oilers won their fourth NHL Stanley Cup in five seasons. They swept the series 4 games to 0 against the Boston Bruins.

1990 - The Philadelphia Phillies retired Mike Schmidt's number 20.

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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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