Attorney Michele Roberts, a Washington, D.C.-based trial lawyer and partner at Skadden Arps, made history yesterday (July 28, 2014) when she was elected Executive Director of the National Basketball Players Association, becoming the first woman to lead a major U.S. sports union
St. Stan's Brewing Co. was the first in the U.S to brew a traditional style Alt Bier outside of Germany! St. Stan's was a leader in the then-new microbrew industry of the 1980's and was a major player in the craft brew segment with distribution ultimately reaching into 17 states and 7 countries. 821 L Street, Modesto (916) 897 4088 www.ststans.com
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Star Supermarkets was a major player in Rochester's grocery business for decades, but was finally felled by a "Coupon War" that was said to have been the longest-running such campaign in U.S. supermarket history.
On July 5, 1947, months after Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball’s color line, Larry Doby made his debut for the Cleveland Indians. Doby was MLB’s second African-American player—and the American League’s first—but his story wasn’t as well-publicized as Robinson’s.
New York Yankees player Joe DiMaggio is being honored with a 2012 U.S. forever stamp. DiMaggio is best known for his 56-game hitting streak in 1941. He help lead the Yankees to ten pennants and nine World Series titles. Artist/illustrator Kadir Nelson based the artwork in the stamp on a photograph of DiMaggio. The stamp will be part of a Major League Baseball All-Star collection.
Hall of Famer Annika Sorenstam won 10 career major championships in her illustrious LPGA career, including the 2006 U.S. Women’s Open. Arguably the greatest female golfer ever, she won the Rolex LPGA Player of the Year award eight times, the most in history.
Jackie Robinson addressing students from Kenya and East Africa that were brought to the United States to study by the African American Students Foundation. Robinson, who headed the fundraising campaign for the 1959 airlift, was a baseball star, civil rights activist and the first African-American Major League Baseball player. Most likely this photo is from 1960. Photo courtesy of Cora Weiss via collective-history
This Day In Tennis History: September 24,1938 - Don Budge became the first tennis player to win all four of the major titles when he won the U.S. Tennis Open. He had already won the Australian Open, the French Open and the British Open.