TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
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.