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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
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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
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Today in Sports History

...Williamsville, N.Y.1956 - Cathy Cornelius wins a playoff over Barbara McIntyre to win the U.S. Women's Open.1957 - At the Polo Grounds in New York, Floyd Patterson stops Tommy Jackson at 1:52 of the 10th round to retain the heavyweight title.1979...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-29-0
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...20¼ points. Notre Dame finishes second with 16¾ points.1941 - Joe Louis knocks out Billy Conn in the 13th round at the Polo Grounds in New York to retain the world heavyweight title.1960 - Arnold Palmer beats amateur Jack Nicklaus by two strokes to...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-18
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Record high 4 Alaska Nanooks named Capital One Academic All-Americans

...hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, water polo and wrestling. The Capital One Academic All-America Division II Women's...hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis and water polo.

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-06-17/record-high-4-alaska-nanooks-named-cap
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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...

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Today In Sports History

...championship by beating the Chicago Bears 30-13 in the famous "Sneakers Game." With the temperature at 9 degrees and the Polo Grounds field a sheet of ice, the Giants open the second half wearing basketball shoes and score 27 points in the final period...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-12-09/today-sports-history
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