TO­DAY IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

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1900 Michel Théato wins 2nd Olympic marathon (2:59:45). 1902 New York Gi­ants lose their 1st game un­der new man­ager John Mc­Graw. 1903 1st Tour de France won by Mau­rice Garin of France. 1909 Cleve­land short­stop Neal Ball ex­e­cutes an unas­sisted triple-play. 1910 Cleve­land In­dian base­ball player Cy Young reg­is­ters 500th ca­reer vic­tory against Wash­ing­ton, 5-4 in 11 in­nings. 1914 Bos­ton Braves be­gin drive from last to first place in NL. 1918 Wash­ing­ton catcher Ed­die Ain­smith ap­plies for de­fer­ment from the draft, but Sec­re­tary of War, New­ton D. Baker, rules base­ball play­ers are not draft ex­empt. 1925 19th Tour de France won by Ot­tavio Bot­tec­chia of Italy. 1927 Ty Cobb gets his 4,000th hit. 1933 First time brothers on op­po­site teams homer in the same game. Bos­ton Red Sox Rick Ferrell homers off brother, pitcher Wes of Cleve­land, who also hits a home run. 1936 Cleve­land In­di­ans’ Bob Feller makes his ma­jor league de­but in re­lief. 1942 Ger­man oc­cu­piers con­fis­cate bi­cy­cles in Rot­ter­dam and Hague 1952 15th Olympic Games open in Helsinki, Fin­land. 1952 39th Tour de France won by Fausto Coppi of Italy. 1958 45th Tour de France won by Charly Gaul of Lux­em­bourg. 1964 46th PGA Cham­pi­onship: Bobby Ni­chols shoots a 271 at Colum­bus CC, Ohio. 1970 57th Tour de France won by Eddy Mer­ckx of Bel­gium. 1973 Wil­lie Mays named to NL all-star team for 24th time, ties Stan Mu­sial. 1980 22nd Olympic Games open in Moscow. The U.S. and other coun­tries, in­clud­ing Canada, boy­cott. 1981 110th Bri­tish Open: Bill Rogers shoots a 276 at Royal St Ge­orge. 1981 68th Tour de France won by Bernard Hin­ault of France. 1986 Cleve­land In­dian pitcher Phil Niekro wins his 307th game. 1986 Tim Wither­spoon KOs Frank Bruno in 11 for heavy­weight boxing ti­tle. 1987 116th Bri­tish Open: Nick Faldo shoots a 279 at Muir­field. 1989 Cleve­land In­di­ans’ Joe Carter has his 4th three-home run game. 1990 Cincin­nati Red Pete Rose is jailed five months for tax eva­sion. 1990 Dave Raghetti pitches in his 499th game as a New York Yan­kee, pass­ing Whitey Ford in most ap­pear­ances as a Yan­kee. 1996 26th Olympic Games open in At­lanta, Ge­or­gia. 1998 127th Bri­tish Open: Mark O’Meara shoots a 280 at Royal Birk­dale. 2009 138th Bri­tish Open: Ste­wart Cink shoots a 278 at Ailsa Course.

Nick Faldo,the­cur­rent lead com­men­ta­tor­for CBS and TheGolf Chan­nel, and win­ner of six ma­jor cham­pi­onships, won his first ma­jor and first ofthree at The Open Cham­pi­onship, 29 years ago to­day.

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