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Today In Sports History

...his 16 shutouts in 1916 is still the major league record.1958 - Canadian born Willie O'Ree becomes the NHL's first black player for the Boston Bruins.1972 - The Lakers' Jerry West, hits a last second, 20-foot jumper to lead the West team...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-01-17/today-sports-history
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Today In Sports History

...passed for 638 yards and 11 touchdowns and rushed for 374 yards.1961 - Syracuse running back Ernie Davis becomes the first black player to win the Heisman Trophy.1984 - Martina Navratilova loses to Helena Sukova, ending the longest winning streak...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-12-06/today-sports-history
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Today In Sports History

...games.1949 - The United States wins the Davis Cup, beating Australia 4-1.1950 - Althea Gibson becomes the first black player to compete in the U.S. Open. Gibson wins her first-round match, defeating Barbara Knapp of Britain 6-2...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-08-28/today-sports-history
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Around The Bases and Sports Shorts

...and then connected again in the seventh to lift the Athletics to a 4-3 win.1962 - Jackie Robinson becomes the first black player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Joining the Dodger infielder in the Cooperstown ceremony are fireballer Bob...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2012-07-23/around-bases-and-sports-shorts
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Around The Bases

...The Cleveland Indians purchased Larry Doby from the Newark Eagles of the Negro National League, making him the first black player in the American League.1966 - Atlanta pitcher Tony Cloninger became the first National League player to hit two...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2012-07-03/around-bases
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Around The Bases

...Cleveland Indians and Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella and Don Newcombe of the host Brooklyn Dodgers became the first black players to appear in an All-Star game as the AL took advantage of five NL errors to win 11-7 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2012-07-12/around-bases
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This Day in History

...Mecca, killing at least 343 Muslim pilgrims. Jackie Robinson's number 42 was retired 50 years after he became the first black player in major league baseball. In 2002, four U.S. soldiers were killed in Afghanistan when rockets they were trying...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041507/sta_20070415022.shtml
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This Day in History

...purpose of collective bargaining. In 1947, Larry Doby signed a contract with the Cleveland Indians, becoming the first black player in the American League. In 1954, Elvis Presley's first commercial recording session took place at Sun Records...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070505/sta_20050705008.shtml
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This Day in History

...Mecca, killing at least 343 Muslim pilgrims. Jackie Robinson's number 42 was retired 50 years after he became the first black player in major league baseball. In 2002, four U.S. soldiers were killed in Afghanistan when rockets they were trying...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041307/sta_20070413013.shtml
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Juneau Empire Online Archive Sports: AL's 1st black among 4 new Hall inductees 3/3/98

...By BEN WALKER ASSOCIATED PRESS TAMPA, Fla. - Larry Doby, heralded for more than a half-century as the first black player in the American League, was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame today along with former AL president Lee MacPhail...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030398/baseball.html

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