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This day in sports history March 6

April 17, 1929 - Yankees legend Babe Ruth marries Claire Merritt Hodgson.

This day in sports history April 17

Yahoo SportsApril 17, 2014

It’s Thursday so that means one thing, “throwback Thursday” is here. April 17 may not be a big deal today, but a lot happened on this day throughout sports history. A baseball legend smashed a home run that traveled 565 feet, a "great" hockey player scored seven goals in one game, and a baseball playboy married his second wife. Can you name these athletes? Take a look at the historical events that took place on this day!