This Week in Sports History: April 11th-17th

April 11, 1962

The New York Mets play their first game, losing 11-4 on the road to the St. Louis Cardinals.
April 12, 1940
The NFL cuts the penalty for clipping from 25 yards to 15 yards.
April 13, 1980
The United States decides to boycott the Summer Olympic Games in Moscow, in protest of the Soviet war with Afghanistan.
April 14, 1925
The Chicago Cubs broadcast their first regular season game on the radio.
April 15, 1896
The first Olympic Games close in Athens, Greece.
April 16, 1955
Bruce Bochey, former MLB player and current manager for the San Francisco Giants, is born.
April 17,  1951
Swedish ice hockey player Börje Salming, one of the first European players to garner attention in the NHL, is born.
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