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The Catch

On this day in 1954, New York Giants center-fielder Willie Mays makes an amazing over-the-shoulder play on a fly ball, forever after known simply as…

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Sandy Koufax from Basketball to Cy Young Pitcher

On this day in 1965, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax throws the eighth perfect game in major league history, leading the Dodgers to a…

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Baseball Goes to TV

On this day in 1939, television station W2XBS in New York City broadcasts a doubleheader between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds from Ebbets…

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Disco Demolition Night in Chicago

On this day in 1979, the pop-music genre Disco was “killed” by an organized public backlash with the infamous “Disco Demolition” night at Chicago’s Comiskey…

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From the Back of the Bus to Wimbledon

On this day in 1957, Althea Gibson takes the women’s singles tennis title at Wimbledon and becomes the first African American to win a championship…

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The Iron Horse Benched Himself

On this day in 1939, before a game against the Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig benches himself for poor play, ending…

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