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1940 — Com­mis­sioner Ke­ne­saw Lan­dis gives free agency to 91 De­troit Tigers.

1943 — Alex Smart (Mon­treal Cana­di­ens) is first NHL player to score hat trick in his first game.

1961 — Chicago Bears’ Wil­lard Dewveall be­comes first NFL player to join the AFL.

1968 — Su­per Bowl II: Green Bay Pack­ers beat Oak­land Raiders, 33-14 in Mi­ami, Flor­ida; MVP: Bart Starr, quar­ter­back.

1974 — World Foot­ball League founded.

1976 — Ted Turner be­comes CEO of the At­lanta Braves.

1985 — Martina Navratilova is third to win 100 ten­nis tour­na­ments (Jimmy Con­nors and Chris Evert).

1987 — Cat­fish Hunter and Billy Wil­liams are elected to Base­ball Hall of Fame.

2002 — Barry Bonds agrees to a five-year, $90 mil­lion deal with the San Fran­cisco Gi­ants.

2007 — The Toronto Blue Jays and first base­man Lyle Over­bay agree to a four-year con­tract worth $24 mil­lion to stay in Toronto.

Ted Turner, the mav­er­ick me­dia mogul, who founded CNN, chang­ing the face of tele­vi­sion news for­ever, be­came the CEO of the At­lanta Braves,43 years ago to­day.

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