Celebrating the Fourth in Sports: Five Moments in July 4 Sports history

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Celebrating the Fourth in Sports: Five Moments in July 4 Sports history
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Happy Fourth of July! As we scarf down hot dogs and hamburgers, we are reminded of the history of America, from our humble beginnings as Pilgrims on the Mayflower, to today, when so many historic moments are happening.

A big part of America’s history has played out through sports, such as the Bambino’s called shot and Joe Namath’s guarantee in Super Bowl III. What follows are five moments that happened on this date that changed the sports world.

(Facts confirmed by Wikipedia, thatsracin.com, Joe Louis’ official web site, and Baseball Wiki)

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