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Sports History

1936 - Joe DiMaggio (New York Yankees) made his major league debut. He got three hits.

1938 - Lefty Grove got the first of a record 20 consecutive wins.

1951 - Gil McDougald (New York Yankees) became the fifth player to get 6 RBIs in an inning.

1969 - U.S. President Nixon attended the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY. It was the first time a sitting U.S. president attended the race.

1980 - Willie McCovey (San Francisco Giants) hit his 521st and final home run.

1980 - Ferguson Jenkins (Texas Rangers) became the fourth player to win 100 games in the American League and the National League.

1981 - Sally Little won the LPGA CPC Women's Golf International.

1986 - Don Mattingly (New York Yankees) became the 6th player to hit 3 sacrifice flies in a game.

1992 - Gregg Olson (Baltimore Orioles) became the youngest player to record 100 saves. He was 25 years old.

1992 - Eddie Murray (New York Mets) became the 24th player to hit 400 home runs.

1995 - David Bell debuted for the Cleveland Indians.

2007 - The Golden State Warriors defeated the Dallas Mavericks in Game 6. It was the first time a No. 8 seed team had defeated a No. 1 seed team in a 7-game playoff series.

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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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