Today In Sporting History

Posted: November 4, 2007 in Today in history

Welcome to today 4 highlights in sporting history. In 1914 boxing was seen as a violent activity rather than a sport, but in the booming USA economy in 1920’s, when you could make money out of anything, the ban was lifted in 1924.

In 1889, Declaring independence from National League, baseball’s Player’s League is born.

In 1924, boxing is legalized in California following ban since 1914 

In 1939, 1940 Olympic Games awarded to Helsinki, Finland. Those were the days before Olympics became multibillion dollars megafest, then even a small country like Finland could afford to host.

In 1980, baseball’s all-time homerun king with 868 – Sadaharu Oh – retires. Barry Bonds broke the record this year under a cloud of doping allegation.
 

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