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This Day in Sports History for June 3

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Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on June 3:

1925 – Chicago White Sox player/manager Eddie Collins recorded his 3,000th MLB hit. (More Info)

1932 - Lou Gehrig became the first Major League Baseball player to hit four consecutive home runs in a game. (More Info)

1953 – Alexander Cartwright was officially credited by Congress as the founder of baseball. (More Info)

1971 – Chicago Cubs pitcher Ken Holtzman pitched his second career no-hitter, beating the Cincinnati Reds, 1-0 (More Info)

1980 - The New York Mets drafted future all-star outfielder Darryl Strawberry with the first pick of the MLB Draft. (More Info)

1991 – Boxer Thomas Hearns captured the WBA light-heavyweight title over Virgil Hill. (More Info)

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