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Sports History

1874 - McGill University and Harvard met at Cambridge, MA, for the first college football game to charge admission.

1904 - In St. Louis, the Olympic games were held. It was the first time for the games to be played in the U.S.

1906 - The flagpole at the White Sox ballpark broke during the pennant-raising.

1913 - Walter Johnson (Washington Senators) ended his scoreless streak of 56 innings.

1918 - Stan Coveleski (Cleveland Indians) set a club record when he pitched 19 innings.

1918 - Sunday baseball games were made legal in Washington, DC.

1920 - Walter Johnson (Washington Senators) won his 300th game against Detroit.

1967 - Mickey Mantle (New York Yankees) hit his 500th career home run.

1972 - Willie Mays hit a home run in his first game as a New York Met.

1983 - Rosa Mota set a female world record when she ran the 20k in 1 hour, 6 minutes and 55.5 seconds.

1986 - Reggie Jackson hit his 537th home run. He passed Mickey Mantle to move into 6th place on the all-time list.

1989 - Kirby Pucket hit his 6th consecutive double.

1995 - Eddie Murray hit his 463rd career home run to tie for 18th on the all-time list.

1997 - The Baseball Executive Council suspended New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner.

2002 - It was announced that Ken Hitchcock had signed a four-year contract to be head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers.

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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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