Today is Monday, April 21, 2014

Today in
Sports History

1969 - Japanese marathon runner Yoshiaki Unetani won the Boston Marathon. 1,152 had entered the race.

1970 - Sportscaster Curt Gowdy became the first sports broadcaster to receive the George Foster Peabody Award for achievement in radio and television.

1980 - Rosie Ruiz won the Boston Marathon when she crossed the finish line in a record time of 2 hours, 31 minutes and 56 seconds. After an investigation, she was stripped of the honor when evidence showed that she had not run the entire race.

1984 - David Palmer (Montreal Expos) pitched the fourth shortened, perfect game in major league baseball history. The game was called due to rain after five innings. Palmer had made 57 pitches.

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I didn't like the '50s, you know. I appreciate Elvis, but I'm not a big fan. I'm not a rockabilly fan. And the '60s and early '70s were, to me, the greatest times to live.
- Brett Hull

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