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Today in
Sports History

1904 - The National Ski Association was formed in Ishpeming, MI.

1931 - The Chicago White Sox and the New York Giants became the first major league teams to play in a night game.

1968 - An agreement between baseball players and club owners increased the minimum salary for major league players to $10,000 a year.

1970 - Bobby Hull (Chicago Blackhawks) scored his 500th career point.

1971 - Ruth Jensen won $60,000 in the Sears Women's World Classic.

1973 - The Chicago Blackhawks played their 262nd game without being shut out.

1974 - Tom Seaver signed a contract with the New York Mets worth $172,000 a year.

1985 - A NBA attendance record was set when 44,970 people watched a game between Atlanta and Detroit.

1986 - Rollie Fingers refused to shave off his mustache to comply with the policy of the Cincinnati Reds.

1986 - Jimmy Connors was fined $20,000 and was suspended from tennis for ten weeks after he threw a fit while playing against Ivan Lendl.

1996 - The Philadelphia 76ers had their worst offensive performance in over 40 years. They only managed to score 57 points against Miami.

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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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