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MAY 18

1954 Ken Mochizuki (Washington-born Asian-American Children's Author) Washington State Authors Young-adult Authors Baseball Asian-American Authors & Illustrators
Sports Figures
1937 Brooks Robinson (Arkansas-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Arkansas Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Biography.com
1946 Reggie Jackson (Pennsylvania-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Pennsylvania Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame African-American  Sports Figures African American Registry Biography.com
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1963 Ernie Davis (Pennsylvania-born African-American Awarded the 1961 Heisman Trophy) Ernie Davis College Football Hall of Fame 1961 Heisman Trophy African American Sports Figures New York Times
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1912 The Detroit Tigers Baseball Team Goes on Strike to Protest the Suspension of Ty Cobb Detroit Sports Figures Ty Cobb Labor Strikes Major League Baseball New York Times
1962 New York's Al Oerter Is the First Athlete to Throw the Discus 200 Feet Al Oerter Track and Field Hall of Fame Historic Firsts New York Times

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