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Today in
Sports History

1922 - Babe Ruth was suspended for one day and fined $200 for throwing dirt on an umpire.

1935 - Babe Ruth hit his final homerun, his 714th, and set a record that would stand for 39 years. He hit three home runs in the game.

1935 - Jesse Owens tied the world record for the 100-yard dash. He ran it in 9.4 seconds. He also broke three other world track records.

1981 - Al Unser became the first Indianapolis 500 winner to be disqualified.

1982 - Ferguson Jenkins became the 7th pitcher to strike out 3,000 batters.

1989 - The Calgary Flames won their first NHL Stanley Cup by defeating the Montreal Canadiens.

1995 - The NHL announced the sale of the Quebec Nordiques to COMSAT, who moved the team to Colorado.

1997 - The Minnesota Twins retired Kirby Puckett's number.

1997 - Todd and Mel Stottlemyre became the first father and son to win 100 baseball games.

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Sports Quote

Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth
- Lou Gehrig
July 4, 1939

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