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Events

1943

1972

  • The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the anti-trust exemption that major league baseball uses was Constitutional. The court then called upon the U.S. Congress to repeal the sport's special status.

1973

  • Gordie Howe left the NHL to join his sons Mark Howe and Marty Howe in the World Hockey Association. The three would play for the Houston Aeros.
  • Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds got the 2,000th hit of his career.

1983

1996

  • Mario Lemieux wons his third Hart Trophy as the NHL's Most Valuable Player and also won the Lester B. Pearson Trophy.

1999

Debuts

1846

  • The New York Knickerbocker Club played the New York Club in the first baseball game at the Elysian Field, Hoboken, NJ. It was the first organized baseball game.

1867

  • In New York, the Belmont Stakes was run for the first time.

Births

1903

1976

Deaths

1986

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