THIS DATE IN SPORTS HISTORY
1946 – A game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Cubs is called when players, umpires and fans are attacked by gnats.
1950 – Yankees first baseman Johnny Mize has a three homer game for a record sixth time in his career.
1952 – The Boston Braves play in their final home game before moving to Milwaukee in the off-season.
1960 – Maurice “Rocket” Richard announces his retirement from the NHL. At the time of his retirement, he held the NHL record with 544 career goals.
1975 – Notre Dame beats Boston College 17-3 in the first ever college football “Holy War”.
1978 – Muhammad Ali becomes the first three time heavyweight champion in boxing history, defeating Leon Spinks in a unanimous 15 round decision.
1990 – White Sox closer Bobby Thigpen becomes the first player in MLB history to record 50 saves in a season.
1995 – Cardinals shortstop Ozzie Smith sets an MLB record with 1,554 career double plays.
1996 – The Texas Rangers retire Nolan Ryan’s #34. It’s the first number retired in franchise history.
1997 – Ken Griffey Jr. becomes the sixth player in MLB history to have a combined 100 home runs over two seasons.
2004 – NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announces a lockout of the players union.
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