After 48 years as coach of the Chicago Bears, George Halas retires with a career record of 318-148-31.
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In Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals, Philadelphia beats Buffalo, 2-0, to capture the championship.
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Philadelphia's Julius Erving (pictured here with wife, Turqouise) is named the NBA's Most Valuable Player, making him the only player to win MVP honors in both the NBA and the ABA.
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In Game 1 of the NBA Finals, the Celtics decimate the Lakers, 148-114. The Celtics' 148 points and 62 field goals remain a record for the NBA Finals and the game lives in infamy as the "Memorial Day Massacre."
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New York Yankees pitcher Phil Niekro becomes the third pitcher to make 700 starts. The knuckleballer finished his career with a record of 318-274.
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The Cardinals pay tribute to Dizzy Dean by dedicating a statue of the Hall of Famer hurler by sculptor Harry Weber outside Busch Stadium. The colorful character joins Enos Slaughter, Bob Gibson, Lou Brock, Stan Musial, and Red Schoendienst to honored in such a manner.
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Derek Jeter becomes the eighth player in Yankee history to collect 2,000 career hits The 31-year old shortstop joins Yogi Berra, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Don Mattingly, Babe Ruth, and Bernie Williams in reaching the milestone.