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  1. Duke Kahanamoku Dies of Heart Attack

    Larry Schwartz

    Duke Kahanamoku, a five-time Olympic medalist in swimming who became Hawaii's best-known citizen, dies of a heart attack at age 77.

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2005
  2. Arthur Ashe, 49, dies of pneumonia

    Larry Schwartz

    Arthur Ashe, the first African-American tennis player to win the U.S. Open (1968) and Wimbledon (1975), dies of pneumonia, a complication of AIDS. Ashe was 49.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | January 31, 2002
  3. Fosbury Flop dazzles crowd, earns Olympic gold

    Larry Schwartz

    High jumper Dick Fosbury, using the "Fosbury Flop," wins a gold medal with his Olympic record leap of 7 feet, 4 1/4 inches in Mexico City.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | October 17, 2001
  4. A Beamon 29 shatters world long jump record

    Larry Schwartz

    Bob Beamon sets a world record in the long jump with his leap of 29 feet, 2 1/2 inches in the Olympics at Mexico City. The record will last for 23 years.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | October 17, 2001
  5. Olympic Committee: Take your salute elsewhere

    Larry Schwartz

    John Carlos and Tommie Smith give their Black Power salute at the Olympics in Mexico City.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | October 14, 2001
  6. Lolich's turn at the top as he beats Gibson, Cards

    Larry Schwartz

    The Tigers' Mickey Lolich pitches his third complete victory of the World Series in beating the Cardinals and Bob Gibson, 4-1, in Game 7 in St. Louis. A misjudged fly ball by Curt Flood aids Detroit.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | October 08, 2001
  7. Dodgers, Gibson highlight MLB's K-Day

    Larry Schwartz

    Today is K-Day. Brooklyn's Carl Erskine strikes out a World Series record 14 Yankees in a 3-2 victory in Game 3 at Ebbets Field in 1953. Ten years later, L.A.'s Sandy Koufax breaks Erskine's record with 15 k's. And Bob Gibson fans 17 for the Cards in '68.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | September 28, 2001
  8. Wilson, Gibson, Ryan flood MLB record books

    Larry Schwartz

    The Cubs' Hack Wilson hits two homers at Wrigley Field, extending his NL record to 56 in 1930. In 1968, Bob Gibson lowers his ERA to 1.12, a modern NL record. Five years later, Nolan Ryan sets a record for most strikeouts in a season with 383.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | September 21, 2001
  9. Denny McLain is MLB's last 30-game winner

    Larry Schwartz

    Denny McLain becomes baseball's first 30-game winner since Dizzy Dean in 1934, as the Tigers beat the A's, 5-4, in Detroit.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | September 12, 2001
  10. Amateur Arthur Ashe wins first U.S. Open

    Larry Schwartz

    Arthur Ashe defeats Tom Okker in five sets to win the first U.S. Open. Ashe is the first African-American male to capture a Grand Slam tournament.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | September 07, 2001
  11. Powell is Beamon with joy, sets long jump record

    Larry Schwartz

    Mike Powell long jumps 29 feet, 4-1/2 inches at the World Track and Field Championships in Tokyo to break the longest-standing record in track and field, Bob Beamon's 29 2-1/2 set at the 1968 Olympics.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | August 24, 2001
  12. Conigliaro misses a season plus after hit by pitch

    Larry Schwartz

    Boston's Tony Conigliaro is beaned by the Angels' Jack Hamilton. Hit on the left cheekbone, just below the eye socket, Conigliaro will miss the rest of 1967 and all of 1968. He was hitting .287 with 20 homers and 67 RBI in 95 games.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | August 16, 2001
  13. Bonds debut a real grand slam

    Larry Schwartz

    The Giants' Bobby Bonds hits a grand slam in his first major league game, the only player to accomplish this feat in the 20th century. The Giants beat the Dodgers, 9-0, at Candlestick Park.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | June 22, 2001
  14. Drysdale sets consecutive scoreless inning mark

    Larry Schwartz

    Don Drysdale extends his scoreless streak to a record 58 2/3 innings before he allows a run in the Dodgers' 5-3 win over the Phillies in Los Angeles.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | June 06, 2001
  15. Hall of Famer Halas retires for final time

    Larry Schwartz

    George Halas, at 73, retires as Chicago Bears coach with a 324-151-31 record.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | May 24, 2001
  16. Durable Williams sets outfield record

    Larry Schwartz

    Leftfielder Billy Williams sets the record for most consecutive games in the outfield, 695, as the Cubs defeat the Phillies, 6-5, in Chicago.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | May 18, 2001