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Sports History

1943 - Philadelphia Phillies President William Cox was banned from baseball for betting on his team.

1949 - Jackie Robinson (Brooklyn Dodgers) was named the National Leagues Most Valuable Player.

1951 - Chuck Connors (Los Angeles Angels) became the first player to oppose the major league draft. Connors later became the star of the television show "The Rifleman."

1966 - Sandy Koufax (Los Angeles Dodgers) announced his retirement from major league baseball.< ? was on 1119>

1985 - Joe Theismann (Washington Redskins) broke his leg after being hit by Lawrence Taylor (New York Giants). The injury ended Theismann's 12 year NFL career.

1996 - Chris Boniol (Dallas Cowboys) tied an NFL record when he kicked seven field goals against the Green Bay Packers.

1997 - The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays participated in their initial expansion draft.

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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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