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Today is Saturday, June 25, 2016

Today in
Sports History

1918 - Babe Ruth became the second American League player to hit a home run in four consecutive games.

1921 - Jock Hutchinson became the first U.S. citizen to win the British Open.

1968 - Bobby Bonds (San Francisco Giants) hit a grand-slam home run in his first game with the Giants. He was the first player to debut with a grand-slam.

1985 - ABCís "Monday Night Football" began with a new line-up. The trio was Frank Gifford, Joe Namath and O.J. Simpson.

1985 - New York Yankees officials enacted the rule that mandated that the teamís bat boys were to wear protective helmets during all games.

1997 - The NHL officially approved expansion to 30 teams by the year 2000 with the announcement of new teams in Atlanta, Columbus, Minnesota and Nashville.

2002 - Muhammad Ali received a humanitarian award at the second annual BET awards.

2003 - Todd McFarlane bought Barry Bonds 73rd home run ball at auction for $517,500.






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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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