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This Day in Sports History — June 24

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Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on June 24:

1922 — The NFL was born when the American Professional Football Association (APFA) changed its name to the National Football League. (More info.)

1952 — Eddie Arcaro became the first American-born jockey to win 3,000 races. (More info.)

1962 — The New York Yankees defeated the Detroit Tigers, 9-7, in a 22-inning game at Tiger Stadium. (More info.)

1968 — Joe Frazier scored a technical knockout of Manuel Ramos in the second round at Madison Square Garden in New York to retain the heavyweight boxing title. (More info.)

1979 — Future Hall of Famer and MLB all-time stolen base king Rickey Henderson debuted for the Oakland Athletics and stole his first career base. (More info.)

1991 — The NHL adopted instant-replay to help the referee on goal calls. (More info.)

1992 — Commissioner Fay Vincent permanently banned Steve Howe from baseball. (More info.)

1995 — The New Jersey Devils completed a sweep of the Detroit Red Wings to win their first Stanley Cup. (More info.)

1997 — Oakland A’s slugger Mark McGwire hit a home run off Seattle’s Randy Johnson estimated to have traveled 538 feet into the seats of Seattle’s Kingdome. (More info.)

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