Today is Sunday, July 22, 2018

Today in
Sports History

1909 - At Huntington Avenue Grounds, Ty Cobb (Detroit Tigers) stole three bases in one inning.

1926 - At Mitchell Field in New York, Babe Ruth caught a ball that had been dropped from an airplane flying at 250 feet.

1962 - Jackie Robinson became the first African American to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

1991 - Desiree Washington, a Miss Black America contestant, charged she'd been raped by boxer Mike Tyson in an Indianapolis hotel room. Tyson was later convicted of rape and served 3 years in prison.

2002 - A judge issued a gag order in Allen Iverson's assault case. He said that he wanted to "buffer" prosecutors and defense attorneys from intense media coverage.

2002 - Lawyers for former NFL player Rae Carruth (Carolina Panthers) filed an appeal on his murder conspiracy conviction.

2005 - The NHL's board of governors voted 30-0 to pass the cap-based collective bargaining agreement that the players' association had approved the previous day. The deal ended the 310-day lockout that wiped out the 2004-05 season.

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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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