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Split Season: Baseball’s Epic Strike of 1981

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by Jeff Katz Those who think Major League Baseball is simply about the play on the field are too romantic and those who think it’s only about the business off the field are too cynical. The truth is somewhere in

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March 21, 1980: Jimmy Carter Announces 1980 Summer Olympics Boycott to Athletes

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By Callie Oettinger   President Jimmy Carter’s remarks to members of the U.S. Olympics teams, March 21, 1980: First of all, it’s a real honor for me to be here with all you famous people. I have a great admiration

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The NFL and the Medal of Honor

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By Clint VanWinkle Nearly 28,000 people braved the rain to watch the New York Giants play the Detroit Lions at N.Y. Polo Grounds on a miserable November day in 1941. The Giants, who had started the season a perfect 5–0,

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