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This Month In Sports History: June

World heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis stands over challenger Max Schmeling, who is down for a count of three, as referee Arthur Donovan sends Louis to a neutral corner at Yankee Stadium in New York City on June 22, 1938. Louis retained his title in a technical knockout over Schmeling in 2:04 of the first round of their scheduled fifteen round title bout.
With Mickey Mantles retirement before the 1969 season, one of the last links to the glory days of the 1950s and early 1960s was gone from the lineup. Here the Mick hangs up his uniform in the Yankee Stadium locker room on Mickey Mantle Day, June 8, 1969. The Yankees retired his number 7 on this day. The Micks 536 career home runs remains the record for a switch-hitter. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, 1974.
Penny Chenery, owner of Secretariat, displays her happiness in her clubhouse box in the Belmont Park, Elmont, New York, June 9, 1973, after her colt won the Belmont Stakes and became the first horse in 25 years to win racing’s Triple Crown.
Swimming champion Johnny Weissmuller is seen in Seattle, 1925.
Arizona Diamondbacks fans celebrate pitcher Randy Johnson’s 4,000th strikeout during the eighth inning Tuesday, June 29, 2004 at Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix. Johnson becomes only the fourth player to reach 4,000 strikeouts in a career.
Roberto Duran vs. Sugar Ray Leonard in Montreal, Canada, June 20, 1980. Duran won by unanimous decision during the welterweight championship fight.
In this June 29, 1958 file photo Brazil’s seventeen-year-old Pele, left, weeps on the shoulder of goalkeeper Gylmar Dos Santos Neves (right) after Brazil’s 5-2 victory over Sweden in the final of the soccer World Cup in Stockholm, Sweden. Player right is Didi. It’s hugely optimistic to label Andrei Arshavin as potentially another Pele, but the Russian star’s goals and imaginative play have helped underdog Russia reach the semifinals at the Euro 2008 European Soccer Championships.
A car roars by the burning wreck of M.G. 42, driving by British R. Jacobs, which overturned in the deadly Maison Blanche bend in Le Mans, France on June 11, 1955, during the 24-hour endurance race. Jacobs, who was badly injured, was taken to the Le Mans hospital for treatment.
Brazil’s Rivaldo celebrates with the World Cup trophy after they beat Germany 2-0 in the 2002 World Cup final Sunday, June 30, 2002, in Yokohama, Japan.
Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Randy Johnson delivers his 4,000th strikeout pitch during the eighth inning against San Diego Padres’ Jeff Cirillo (not shown) Tuesday, June 29, 2004 at Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix. Johnson becomes only the fourth player to reach 4,000 strikeouts in a career.
Champion Rocky Marciano scores with a solid right uppercut to head of challenger Ezzard Charles in their New York title bout in June 17 in which Marciano held his title. Marcianoճ left eye shows deep cut sustained earlier in bout. This photo was in round eight.
Mall shoppers in Tampa, Fla., watch banks of televisions in an electronics store, June 20, 1994, as O.J. Simpson, center in TV screen, is arraigned in Los Angeles, Calif., for the alleged murder of his ex-wife and her male friend. Simpson, standing with his attorney Robert Shapiro, right, pled innocent to murder charges.
O.J. Simpson, center of rear seat, rides into Parker Center, the Los Angeles Police Department headquarters, Friday night, June 17, 1994 after his arrest following a low-speed freeway chase which ended in the drive of his Brentwood estate in Los Angeles. Simpson was charged with two counts of murder in connection with the slaying of his ex-wife Nicole, and Ron Goldman.

A look back at sports history in the month of June via the Associated Press archives.

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