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Events

1915

1943

  • Joe Cronin, the player/manager for the Boston Red Sox becomes the first player to hit a pinch-hit home run in both games of a double header.

1958

1960

1970

  • Willie Mays and Ernie Banks become the first pair of players with 500 career homers to hit a home run in the same game. Mays hit his 615th and Banks hit his 504th

1971

1976

1978

1990

  • At 50 years old, Harry Gant became the oldest driver to win a NASCAR race.

1993

1994

  • Former professional football star, O.J. Simpson drove his friend's white Ford Bronco across Los Angeles with police in pursuit and millions of people watching live on television. After the slow speed chase ended Simpson was arrested and charged with the murders of Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman.

1995

1997

2003

  • The Philadelphia Phillies sign a 25 year agreement with Citizen's Bank giving them the naming rights to their stadium.


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