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Sports History

1876 - Bostonís Joe Borden pitched the first no-hitter in the history of the National League.

1922 - Gene Tunney was defeated by Harry Greb. It was Tunney's only professional boxing defeat.

1926 - Hack Wilson became the first player to hit a home run off the Wrigley Field scoreboard.

1948 - Joe DiMaggio hit three consecutive home runs.

1962 - The National Basketball Association (NBA) agreed to transfer the Philadelphia Warriors to San Francisco, CA. The team became the San Francisco Warriors (and later the Golden State Warriors).

1962 - Joe Pepitone (New York Yankees) hit two home runs in one inning.

1963 - NBC purchased the 1963 AFL championship game TV rights for $926,000.

1978 - The American League approved the transfer of Jean Yawkey (Boston Red Sox) for $15 million.

1984 - The Detroit Tigers won their 16th straight road game. They tied the American League record.

1991 - The San Diego Sockers won their fourth consecutive Major Soccer League championship.

1991 - The New York Yankees played their fourth straight extra inning game.

1999 - In Kansas City, MO, Owen Hart (Blue Blazer) died when he fell 90 feet while being lowered into a WWF wrestling ring. He was 33 years old.

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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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