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This Day in Sports History (5/3/2020 – 5/9/2020)

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May 3rd, 1959

  • Charlie Maxwell of the Detroit Tigers hit four consecutive home runs during a double header.

May 4th, 1968

  • The First ABA championship. The Pittsburgh Pipers defeated the New Orleans Buccaneers 4 games to 3 games.

May 5th, 1863

  • Joe Coburn knocks out Mike McCoole in the 63rd round for the US Boxing Title.

May 6th, 1733

  • First ever international boxing match. Bob Whittaker defeated Tito di Carni.

May 7th, 1945

  • Branch Rickey announces the formation of the United States Negro Baseball League.

May 8th, 1866

  • Australian Rules Football originated.

May 9th, 1984

  • The Chicago White Sox defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 7 to 6 in 25 innings which was the longest timed baseball game that lasted 8 hours and 6 minutes.

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