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This Day in Sports History for May 31

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Here are just some of the memorable moments that happened in the world of sports on this day in sports history:

1942 – Golfer Sam Snead wins the 25th PGA Championship in Atlantic City, New Jersey (More Info)

1949 – Cleveland Indians fan Charlie Lupica starts sitting on top of a flagpole in an attempt to rally his team to the pennant. He stayed up there for 117 days (More Info)

1983 – The Philadelphia 76ers sweep the Los Angeles Lakers to win the NBA championship (More Info)

1984 – The Boston Celtics’ Gerald Henderson steals the ball to help beat the Los Angeles Lakers in game two of the NBA Finals (More Info)

1999 – The San Antonio Spurs come back from an 18-point deficit to steal a victory over the Portland Trail Blazers in game two of the Western Conference Finals (More Info)

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