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October 6, 1968: The day the sports world revolved around Omaha's brightest stars

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Gibson, Sayers, Briscoe

For one afternoon in the fall of 1968, three of Omaha's biggest sports heroes were all in the national spotlight. Bob Gibson pitched in Game 4 of the World Series. Gale Sayers and the Chicago Bears squared off against the mighty Baltimore Colts. And Marlin Briscoe made history as pro football's first black starting quarterback.

Denny McClain

Denny McClain in 1968.


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