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Throwback Thursday: When Two Yankees Decided to Trade Families

Mike Kekich and Fritz Peterson in the Yankees' locker room on September 17, 1971.  [Photo via Larry Morris/The New York Times]
Mike Kekich and Fritz Peterson in the Yankees’ locker room on September 17, 1971. [Photo via Larry Morris/The New York Times]

One of the oddest announcements to ever be made happened at the Yankees’ Spring Training camp 42 years ago this month.

Yankees pitchers Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich called a press conference to announce that they were…switching wives.

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Kobe Bryant Scored his 10,000th Career Point on this Date in 2003

Kobe Bryant (#8) scored his 10,000th career point on March 5, 2003. [Andrew D. Bernstein/ NBAE/Getty Images]
Kobe Bryant (#8) scored his 10,000th career point on March 5, 2003. [Andrew D. Bernstein/
NBAE/Getty Images]

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On March 5, 2003, Kobe Bean Bryant (yes, that’s his real middle name) became the youngest player in NBA history to reach 10,000 career points.

Here’s how his big milestone went down:

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What if Hockey’s Long-Lost Position Returned?

Hobey Baker (pictured, center), a famous hockey player born in the 1800s, played the now-extinct rover position. [Photo via Hobey Baker Memorial Award Foundation]

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For those of you who don’t know, back in the early stages of professional ice hockey, there used to be a seventh position. At all times, teams would have one goalie, two defenseman, one center, two wingers and one player known as the rover.

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