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BROADCASTER RETIRES AFTER 55 YEARS

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(FOXNEWS) – The legendary Marv Albert called the final game of his
55-year career on Saturday night.

Albert, who served as the play-by-play broadcaster for TNT,
announced in May that he had plans to retire once the Eastern Conference Finals were over. On Saturday night, the
Bucks
defeated the
Hawks in Game 6 to wrap up the series and set
up a Milwaukee-Phoenix
NBA Finals, which will begin on
Tuesday.

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GIANT LANDMINE–SNIFFING RAT RETIRES

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(AP) – After five years of sniffing out land mines and unexploded ordnance in Cambodia, Magawa (above) is retiring.

The African giant pouched rat has been the most successful rodent
trained and overseen by a Belgian nonprofit, APOPO, to find land
mines and alert his human handlers so the explosives can be
can be safely removed.

 

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COUNTRY SINGER HAS OFFICIALLY RETIRED

Kris Kristofferson, country singer-songwriter, actor, turns 83

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(Fox News) – Kris Kristofferson’s official departure from music was
subtly mentioned in a release shared with Fox News on Thursday,
which reads: “The legendary country singer/songwriter and actor
quietly retired in 2020, leaving his son John Kristofferson to lead
the family’s businesses.” The musician will turn 85 June 22.

 

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CELTICS STAR RETIRED ON THIS DAY IN 1992

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Mitchell & Ness Men's Boston Celtics Larry Bird Swingman Jersey ...

Larry Bird was a high school basketball star in his native Indiana. After
graduation, he received a scholarship to play for legendary coach Bobby
Knight at Indiana University, one of the finest teams in the country. However,
Bird was homesick and uncomfortable in the spotlight in Bloomington and
left the school after one month. He returned to French Lick, his hometown,
and eventually enrolled at the smaller Indiana State, far from a basketball powerhouse. There, Bird was a one-man offense, averaging 30 points per
game as a sophomore, junior and senior. He led the Sycamores to an
undefeated record in his senior season (1978-79) before losing to Earvin
“Magic” Johnson’s Michigan State Spartans in the most viewed NCAA
title game ever.

Bird in a basketball uniform, having just shot a ball
Bird warming up for Indiana State.

Larry Bird Steps Down as Pacers President, Will Remain as ...
Larry Joe Bird will be 64 years old on December 7th.

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THE ‘’BABE’’ RETIRED ON THIS DAY IN 1935

Babe Ruth, wearing his No. 3 uniform, receives
Babe Ruth, wearing his No. 3 uniform, receives a standing ovation as
he comes out of the Cleveland Indians’ dugout to take a bow at
Yankee Stadium in the Bronx on June 13, 1948.

      On June 2, 1935, Babe Ruth, one of the greatest players in the history of
      baseball, ended his Major League playing career after 22 seasons, 10
      World Series and 714 home runs. The following year, Ruth, a larger-than-
      life figure whose name became synonymous with baseball, was one of
      the first five players inducted into the sport’s hall of fame.

      George Herman Ruth was born February 6, 1895, into a poor family in
      Baltimore. As a child, he was sent to St. Mary’s Industrial School for
      Boys, a school run by Roman Catholic brothers, where he learned to
      play baseball and was a standout athlete. At 19, Ruth was signed by
      the Baltimore Orioles, then a Boston Red Sox minor league team. Ruth’s
      fellow teammates and the media began referring to him as team owner
      Jack Dunn’s newest “babe,” a nickname that stuck.

      Ruth would later acquire other nicknames, including “The Sultan of Swat”
      and “The Bambino.”

      Home run king Babe Ruth, wearing his famed

      Ailing and Emotional Babe Ruth Addressing the Crowd at Yankee ...
      George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr.
      (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948)

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