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Today In Sports History for Thursday, March 26

...richest horse race. Fans of Victoire Pisa were in tears as the national anthem played. Many of the Japanese teams wore black polo shirts with the word "hope" on the sleeve alongside Japan's flag. On the back was the March 11 date of the earthquake and...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-03-26/today-sports-history-march-26
Sports
Today in sports history

...Sarazen beats Walter Hagen 1 up to capture the PGA championship.1941 - Joe Louis knocks out Lou Nova in the sixth round at the Polo Grounds in New York to retain the world heavyweight title.1954 - Willie Mays makes his over-the-shoulder catch of Vic Wertz...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-29/today-sports-history
Sports
Today In Sports History

...presided over by Adolf Hitler.1945 - New York's Mel Ott hits his 500th home run in a 9-2 victory over the Boston Braves at the Polo Grounds. Only Babe Ruth with 714 and Jimmie Foxx with 527 have more.1972 - Nate Colbert of the San Diego Padres drives in...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-01/today-sports-history
Sports
Juneau Empire Online Local News: State law officials pursue `sale' issue 8/9/98

...T-shirt vendors. The Skagway Outlet Store also runs a prominent ad in ``Destinations'' offering ``fifty percent off'' polos, night shirts and sweats. Gardner said his office intends to require compliance. Merchants who continue to break the law...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080998/signs.html
Polo with a paddle: Kayak polo popular in Alaska

ANCHORAGE - Kayak polo is just what it sounds like: water polo played in kayaks. Teams of five-on-five zip around a pool chasing a water polo ball while trying not to flip in a tippy whitewater kayak. The sport is popular in Fairbanks and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110203/out_polo.shtml
Outdoors
On This Date in Baseball

...Ruth had three hits, including his first major league home run when he connected off Jack Warhop of the New York Yankees at the Polo Grounds.1917 - Bob Groom of the Browns duplicated teammate Ernie Koob's feat of the previous day by pitching a 3-0 no-hit...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-05-06/date-baseball
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Juneau Empire Online Sports: Mays impression lift M's 7/14/98

...Lou Piniella compared Ken Griffey Jr.'s spectacular catch with his back to home plate to Willie Mays' celebrated play at the Polo Grounds. It was that good. ``What a great play,'' the Seattle Mariners manager said after a 10-3 victory over the Texas...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071498/griffey.html
Visit the Southeast Alaska Museum of Natural History

...life-size zebra? For that matter, how many Juneau kids have even seen a life-size zebra, African lion, leopard, kudu or Marco Polo sheep? How many of our kids really know how big an Alaska moose is or have seen a 60-inch bull moose interacting with a wolf...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112108/nei_358428453.shtml
Today in Sports History

...Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons and Joe Cronin in succession, but the American League comes back to win the All-Star game 9-7 at the Polo Grounds.1936 - Philadelphia's Chuck Klein hits four home runs in a 9-6 10-inning victory over the Pirates at Pittsburgh's...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-10
Sports
Today in sports history

...sets an NFL record by throwing eight interceptions.1953 - Rocky Marciano knocks out Rolando La Starza in the 11th round at the Polo Grounds in New York to retain his world heavyweight title.1967 - Jim Bakken of St. Louis Cardinals kicks an NFL-record seven...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-24/today-sports-history
Sports

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