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Right or Wrong?
- 1956: Hard to believe this was America...in an scheduled exhibition game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Kansas City Athletics, the game was called off due to a Birmingham, Alabama ordinance that banned blacks from playing a game against whites. PATHETIC.
- 1964: A rising star never got to rise as Ken Hubbs playing second base for the Chicago Cubs, loses his life in a plane crash at just 22 years of age.
- 1978: It was a Wednesday evening, I was watching on free TV and heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali thought he was in for a cake walk against very unknhown Leon Spinks. Spinks pulls the upset and wins the title in a 15 round decision but months later, Ali is victorious in a return bout that becomes and embarrassing effort by Spinks.
- 1987: You have to be kidding me! PGA player Craig Stadler is disqualified while qualifying for the Andy Williams Open because he kneeled on a towel while taking a shot.