TO­DAY IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

The Hamilton Spectator - - Sports -

1953 — U.S. Supreme Court rules Ma­jor League Base­ball ex­empt from anti-trust laws.

1961 — PGA elim­i­nates Cau­casians-only rule.

1965 — First New York Knicks’ game post­poned (black­out) ver­sus St. Louis Hawks.

1965 — Wil­lie Mays named Na­tional League Most Valu­able Player.

1978 — NASL re­aligns its 24 teams into six di­vi­sions.

1982 — Sugar Ray Leonard re­tires for the first time.

1984 — Most shots in a New York Is­lan­ders game —

88 — Is­lan­ders 45, New York Rangers 43.

The in­com­pa­ra­ble “Say Hey Kid” Wil­lie Mays was named Na­tional League MVP 53 years ago to­day.

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