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This Day in Sports History (5/24/2020 – 5/30/2020)

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May 24th, 1967

  • The Cincinnati Bengals are granted a franchise by the AFL.

May 25th, 1935

  • Babe Ruth hits his last three home run game.

May 26th, 1925

  • Ty Cobb is the first in the history of baseball to record 1,000 extra base hits.

May 27th, 2006

  • Derek Jeter is only the eighth player in New York Yankees history to have 2,000 career hits.

May 28th, 1951

  • Willie Mays has his first MLB hit and it is a home run.

May 29th, 1980

  • Larry Bird beats out Magic Johnson to win the NBA rookie of the year award.

May 30th, 1894

  • Bobby Lowe is the first player in baseball to hit 4 home runs in a single game.

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