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Random Musings : Today in sports history

Posted on: May 11, 2010 9:52 pm

1900 - James J. Jeffries KO's James Corbett in the 23rd round for the Heavyweight Boxing Title.

1919 - Cincinnati Reds Hod Eller throws his 1st no hitter, against the St. Louis Cards.

1946 _ Boston Braves hosted it's first night game, losing to the Giants 5-1.

1959 - Yogi Berra of the New York Yankees ended his streak of 148 errorless games.

1977 - Ted Turner managed an Atlanta Braves game.

1985 - In a soccer match in Bradford England, 56 people died when a fire engulfed the main grandstand.

1963 - Sonny Liston KO's Floyd Patterson in the 1st round for the Heavyweight Boxing Title.

1963 - Sandy Koufax of the LA Dodgers throws his 2nd no hitter, this one against the New York Giants, 8-0.

1990 - The New York Yankees trade Dave Winfield to the Angels for Mike Witt.

1996 - Al Leiter threw the first no-hitter in the Florida Marlins history.

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