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2008

Last game played at Yankee Stadium

Yankee Stadium was a ballpark located in New York City and the home stadium of the New York Yankees until 2008. Construction on a new facility began in 2006, bearing out speculation that the Yankees would be getting a new home and sealing the fate of the old stadium. The final baseball game was hosted in September, 2008 with the Yankees prevailing against the Baltimore Orioles 1-0. After the game, the team circled the stadium on the warning track waving to fans and wishing their old home goodbye.

1991

USA Basketball announces 'Dream Team'

The 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball team, nicknamed the "Dream Team", was the first American Olympic team to feature active professional players from the National Basketball Association. The team has been described by American journalists as the greatest sports team ever assembled.

1982

NFL players begin a 57-day strike

The 1982 NFL season was the 63rd regular season of the National Football League. A 57-day-long players' strike reduced the 1982 season from a 16-game schedule per team to an abbreviated nine-game schedule. Because of the shortened season, the NFL adopted a special 16-team playoff tournament; division standings were ignored.

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