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This Day in Sports History — June 25

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Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on June 25:

1934 — New York Yankees’ first-baseman Lou Gehrig hit for the cycle in an 11-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox. (More info.)

1935 — Joe Louis defeated Primo Carnera in the sixth round of their heavyweight fight at Yankee Stadium in New York. (More info.)

1948 — Joe Louis rallied to knock out Jersey Joe Walcott in 11 rounds at Yankee Stadium in New York to retain the heavyweight boxing title. (More info.)

1965 — The NHL board of governors granted six new franchises for the 1967-68 season, doubling the size of the league. The Los Angeles Kings, Oakland Seals, Minnesota North Stars, St. Louis Blues, Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins were eventually added. (More info.)

1969 — Pancho Gonzalez beat Charles Pasarell in a 112-game, five-hour marathon in the longest Wimbledon match on record. (More info.)

1972 — Bernice Gera umpired a Class A game between the Geneva Rangers and Auburn Phillies to become the first female umpire in pro baseball history. (More info.)

1978 — Argentina beat the Netherlands 3-1 at Buenos Aires, Argentina to win its first World Cup. (More info.)

1986 — The Philadelphia Phillies released future Hall of Fame pitcher Steve Carlton at age 41. (More info.)

1991 — Martina Navratilova won a record 100th career singles match at Wimbledon. (More info.)

1998 — Sammy Sosa hit his 19th home run in the month of June, a new major league record for home runs in a month. Sosa finished the month with 20 and the 1998 season with 66. (More info.)

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