Today is Tuesday, September 18, 2018
- The first asphalt covered automobile race track was opened in Cranston, RI.
- Mickey Mantle hit his 50th home run.
- Charlie Finley was denied permission to move the Athletics to Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX.
- Mickey Mantle played in his 2,000th game.
- Art Williams became the first black umpire in National League history.
- The Anaheim Mighty Ducks played the Pittsburgh Penguins in their first NHL pre-season game.
- Seve Ballesteros and Nick Faldo were elected to World Golf Hall of Fame.
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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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