100 Sports Moments of the 20th Century in the US

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Coaches Poll established
Bears-Packers rivalry founded
Flu pandemic shuts down pro football
Giants beat Packers for NFL title
First Cotton Bowl held
Chicago Bulls win first of six titles in next eight years
Roberto Clemente becomes only player to hit walk-off grand slam inside the park homerun
Second shutout in WS history
Drew Bledsoe sets pass completions and pass attempts
Pete Rose breaks Ty Cobb's all-time hit record
US wins 25 gold medals at Olympics
Seattle Seahawks and Tampa Bay Buccaneers founded
Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays debut
33 events at Olympics
'Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits 715th homer
Lester Reiff is highest paid horse jockey of decade
Second MLB All-Star Game
Baseball's NY Giants sign two blacks
Miami Dolphins have only perfect NFL season, finish 14-0
First Rose Bowl held
Bears set record for most points with 73
First PGA Championship held
MLB Players and coaches will vote for All Star Game
AFL is founded
World Series founded
First forward pass thrown
First Heisman winner is Jay Berwanger
Indiana beats Syracuse for Men's College Basketball Championship
Vince Lombardi dies
BYU wins National Championship
Celtics-Lakers Finals rivalry begins with Celts winning 4-1
Steve Young wins MVP, Joe Montana plays for Chiefs
Jim Bunning pitches perfect game
First NFL Pro Bowl
15 year old Joe Nuxhall is youngest to pitch in MLB
Black boxer Jack Johnson beats James Jeffries
Kansas Jayhawks fieldhouse opens (Allen Fieldhouse)
Wilt 'The Stilt' Chamberlain scores 100 points in single game
LeRoy Irvin sets NFL record 207 punt return yards
Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa break Roger Maris' homerun record
Milwaukee Brewers go to WS, then lose to St. Louis Cardinals
New York Mets win WS
FDR gives MLB go-ahead to play
Packers win 1st Super Bowl, beat Chiefs 35-10
Packers beat Cowboys in famed Ice Bowl
John Heisman wins college football championship
Pittsburgh Pirates win WS 4-3
Thurmon Munson dies in plane crash
Yankees shutout Pirates 4-0 in WS
Yale wins college football's National Championship
First NFL Pro Bowl
Chicago Cubs win their only World Series
Rollie Fingers breaks Hoyt Wilhelm's career saves record
Cal Ripken Jr. breaks Lou Gehrig's consecutive game record
Bobby Jones wins US Amateur Open
Joe DiMaggio marries Marilyn Monroe
BAA is founded
Yankee Stadium is first built
MLB starts interleague play
Packers win 2nd straight NFL title
AFL play is founded
Jackie Robinson is first black in MLB
First running of the Mount Marathon race
NFL is founded
Walter Payton dies
First NFL Championship game
'Broadway' Joe Namath guarantees a victory in 3rd Super Bowl
NY Giants (baseball) refuse to play in WS
Red Grange turns pro 2 days after college ends
Orlando Cepeda becomes first designated hitter
Tony Dorsett sets NFL record 99 yard run from scrimmage
Original Yankee Stadium opens
Yankees win their 10th WS title
Cleveland Rams move to L.A.
Jamie Morris of Washington Redskins has 45 rushing attempts
Bulls complete first three-peat of the decade
First Pro Football Hall of Fame class inducted
College Football almost ended
Babe Ruth hits 11 homeruns
Chicago Bears win 2nd straight NFL title
Bulls have 72-10 record, breaks record
Detroit Pistons shutout L.A. Lakers 4-0
NBA record 106 fouls
Jackie Robinson retires
Wilt Chamberlain elected to NBA Hall of Fame
Brooklyn Dodgers move to Ebbets Field
Packers win 2nd Super Bowl, beat Raiders 35-14
Packers win first of 13 NFL titles
Jesse Owens wind 4 gold in Berlin
Baseball Hall of Fame is dedicated
Bobsledding debuts in Olympics
Roger Maris hits 61 homers; breaks Babe Ruth's record of 60
Rube Foster suffers nervous breakdown
Milwaukee Bucks win only NBA title
Nolan Ryan pitches no-hitter
Chicago Bears meet Packers in playoffs for the 1st of 2 times
First Indy 500
Pittsburgh Steelers win another Super Bowl
Packers win 3rd straight NFL title

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