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Today in
Sports History

1910 - Cy Young (Cleveland Indians) got his 500th win.

1912 - American League president Ban Johnson told the Detroit Tigers that if they continued to protest Ty Cobb suspension they would be banned from baseball.

1918 - The Washington Senators played their first Sunday game. They beat Cleveland 1-0 in 18 innings.

1935 - The National Football League (NFL) adopted an annual college draft to begin in 1936.

1962 - Stan Musial set the National League hit record when he got his 3,431st hit.

1974 - The Philadelphia Flyers became the first post-'67 expansion team to win the Stanley Cup. The Flyers won the cup the following season as well.

1984 - The Edmonton Oilers won their first Stanley Cup. They defeated the New York Islanders in five games.

1988 - The Boston Red Sox retired Bobby Doerr's #1.

1991 - Willy T. Ribbs became the first black driver to make the Indianapolis 500.

1994 - Jennifer Capriati checked into a drug rehab center.

2002 - Roger Clemens (New York Yankees) got his 287th win. He tied for 22nd place on the all-time victory list.

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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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