This day in sports history April 17

Associated Press
FILE - In this March 6, 1948, file photo, Jackie Robinson, first baseman of the Brooklyn Dodgers, returns an autograph book to a fan in the stands, during the Dodgers' spring training in Ciudad Trujillo, now Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic. Baseball holds tributes across the country on Jackie Robinson Day, Tuesday, April 15, 2014, the 67th anniversary marking the end of the game's racial barrier. (AP Photo/File)

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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!

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