TO­DAY IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

1913 — Af­ter 68 straight in­nings, New York Gi­ants pitcher Christy Mathew­son gives up a walk.

1947 — Detroit Tigers shut out New York, 2-0, end­ing Yan­kees’ 19-game win streak.

1948 — Pat Seerey of Chicago White Sox hits four home runs in a game.

1951 — Jer­sey Joe Wal­cott knocks out Ez­zard Charles in five rounds for the heavy­weight belt. At age 37, Wal­cott is the old­est boxer to win the ti­tle.

1954 — St. Louis Car­di­nals, los­ing 8-1 to Philadel­phia Phillies, be­gin stalling in the fifth in­ning; they for­feit game.

1960 — Base­ball’s Na­tional League votes to add Hous­ton and New York fran­chises.

1970 — Ron Hunt gets hit by a pitch for a record 119th time.

1970 — Wil­lie Mays gets hit No. 3,000.

1978 — Billy Martin suspends Reg­gie Jack­son for not bunting.

1987 — New York Yan­kees’ Don Mat­tingly ties ma­jor-league record (Dale Long, 1956) of home runs in eight con­sec­u­tive games.

1994 — Trail­ing 11-0 af­ter three in­nings, the Hous­ton Astros pull off a ma­jor come­back de­feat­ing the St. Louis Car­di­nals, 15-12.

1999 — David Cone pitches a per­fect game, the 16th in his­tory, as the Yan­kees de­feat the Ex­pos, 6-0.

On this day in 1978, Billy Martin, pic­tured,sus­pend­edReg­gie Jack­son for not­bunting.

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