UPDATED MLB STANDINGS: APRIL 23

AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST Baltimore            12 – 4 NY Yankees         11 – 6                   -1.5 Boston                 10 – 8                   -3.0 Tampa Bay          10 – 9                   -3.5 Toronto               4 – 13                   -8.5 AMERICAN LEAGUE...

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THIS DAY IN SPORTS-Tale of the Tape Measure

NEW YORK TIMES-1953 WASHINGTON-Unless and until contrary evidence is presented, recognition for the longest ball ever hit by anyone except Babe Ruth in the history of major league baseball belongs to Mickey Mantle of the Yankees. The 21-year-old athlete today walloped...

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THIS DAY IN SPORTS: An Opening Day Jewel

NEW YORK TIMES 1940 Bob Feller of the Indians carved a niche for himself in baseball's hall of fame as the American League season opened today, pitching an amazing no-hit game to defeat the White Sox, 1 to 0, before 14,000 roaring fans. It was the first opening day...

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THIS DAY IN SPORTS-Those Lovable Losers

NEW YORK TIMES 1962 ST. LOUIS-History was made tonight by the New York Mets. They broke into the expanded National League at long last, but wound up on the short end of an 11‚4 score, beaten conclusively by the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. In their first...

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THIS DAY IN SPORTS-ALL HAIL HANK

NEW YORK TIMES 1974 ATLANTA-Henry Aaron ended the great chase tonight and passed Babe Ruth as the leading home-run hitter in baseball history as he hit No. 715 before a national television audience and 53,775 persons in Atlanta Stadium. The 40-year-old outfielder for...

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