Today in sports history
1909 - American League’s longest scoreless game, Washington Senators and Detroit Tigers 0-0 in 18 innings.
1920 - Babe Ruth sets season home run record with 30 en route to 54.
1920 - US wins Davis Cup sweeping Australia in five straight matches.
1941 - Joe Dimaggio goes three for four, hitting in his 56th straight game.
1947 - Bobo Newsom wins 200th game, first as a New York Yankees player and New York Yankees 18th straight.
1950 - Single day 16-team home run record set at 37 (National League-25, American League-12).
1956 - Detroit Tigers and Briggs Stadium sold for record US$5.5M.
1960 - 205,000 (record sports attendance) see Brazil-Uruguay World Cup soccer.
1960 - George Crowe sets record of 12 pinch-hit home runs with a runner on.
1961 - Ralph Boston of the U.S. sets long jump record at 27 ft 2 in.
1970 - Pittsburgh Pirates replaces Forbes Field with Three River Stadium.
1988 - Jackie Joyner-Kersee sets women’s hepathlete record of 7,215 points.
1988 - San Antonio (Texas League) beats Jackson 1-0 in 26 innings.