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This Day in Sports History (6/21/2020 – 6/27/2020)
June 21st, 1988
- The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Detroit Pistons to win the NBA championship.
June 22nd, 1938
- Joe Louis knocked out Max Schmeling at Yankee Stadium in the first round to retain the heavyweight title.
June 23rd, 2005
- The San Antonio Spurs beat the Detroit Pistons in game 7 of the 2005 NBA Finals to win the NBA championship.
June 24th, 1995
- The New Jersey Devils sweep the heavily favored Detroit Red Wings in the 1995 Stanley Cup Finals to hoist their first ever Stanley Cup in franchise history.
June 25th, 1937
- Augie Galan of the Chicago Cubs becomes the first player in MLB history to switch hit home runs in a game.
June 26th, 1970
- Frank Robinson of the Baltimore Orioles hits two grand slams in a game as the Baltimore Orioles easily defeated the Washington Senators with a final score of 12 to 2.
June 27th, 1988
- Mike Tyson knocked out Michael Spinks in 91 seconds in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Written by: David Green