Today is Sunday, July 22, 2018
- At Huntington Avenue Grounds, Ty Cobb (Detroit Tigers) stole three bases in one inning.
- At Mitchell Field in New York, Babe Ruth caught a ball that had been dropped from an airplane flying at 250 feet.
- Jackie Robinson became the first African American to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
- 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.
- 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.
- Lawyers for former NFL player Rae Carruth (Carolina Panthers) filed an appeal on his murder conspiracy conviction.
- 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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