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FIRST NO-HITTER THROWN ON THIS DAY IN 1971

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On this day in 1971, St. Louis Cardinals ace Bob Gibson threw the first no-
hitter of his storied career. Gibson’s heroics helped his team sail to an 11-
0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Gibson overcame numerous childhood ailments, including rickets, asthma
and a heart murmur, to earn a basketball scholarship to Creighton University
after high school. His basketball skills were so impressive that in 1957 he
spent a year playing for the Harlem Globetrotters.

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Robert Gibson will be 84 in November.

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BASKETBALL LEGEND HAS DIED AT 79

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John Joseph "Hondo" Havlicek (April 8, 1940 – April 25, 2019)


(Fox News) – John Havlicek, a legendary
Boston Celtics star behind one
of the most famous plays in
NBA history, died Thursday in Jupiter,
Florida. The Hall of Famer’s cause of death was not immediately known
but, he had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease during his last
years. 

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ICONIC BASEBALL PITCHER HAS DIED AT 92

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Donald Newcombe (June 14, 1926 – February 19, 2019), nicknamed
Newk.

(Fox News) – According to a team statement, Dodgers great Don Newcombe
passed away Tuesday after a lengthy illness.

Newcombe was the first winner of the Cy Young award in 1956 and also won
MVP and Rookie of the Year awards.    

The team called Newcombe “one of the greatest pitchers in Dodger history
and one of the franchise’s final links to Brooklyn and the days of Roy
Campanella and Jackie Robinson.”

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CANCER TAKES FRANK ROBINSON AT AGE 83

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Frank Robinson (August 31, 1935 – February 7, 2019)

Frank Robinson played in Major League Baseball for five teams from 1956 to
1976, and became the only player to win the
MLB Most Valuable Player Award
in both the
National League and American League. He won the Triple Crown,
was a member of two teams that won the
World Series (the 1966 and 1970
Baltimore Orioles), and amassed the fourth-most career home runs at the
time of his retirement (he is currently 10th). Robinson was elected to the
Baseball Hall of Fame in
1982.

Robinson was the first black manager in MLB history. He managed the
Cleveland Indians during the last two years of his playing career, with
a 186–189 record. He went on to manage the
San Francisco Giants, the
Baltimore Orioles, and the Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals. He
was the honorary President of the
American League. Robinson died in
Los Angeles as a result of bone cancer.

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NEWS THAT MADE HISTORY

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MIKE GRACIA

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In a debate between candidates for vice president of the United States,  
Democratic Lloyd Bentsen (left) told Republican Dan Quayle (right),
"You’re no Jack Kennedy
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The Los Angeles Dodgers were winning 2-1 and Barry Bonds had
four-hundred ninety-nine career home runs. Then in the bottom of
the eighth inning, Bonds (above) hit a 2-0 fastball from reliever
Terry Adams into McCovey Cove giving the Giants a 3-2 lead, an
eventual victory, and a spectacular five-hundredth career home
run.

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Barry Lamar Bonds turned 54 July 24.

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