TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
1906 — New York Yankees turn tripleplay, beat Cleveland Naps 6-4. 1929 — Chicago Cardinals become first NFL team to train out of state (Michigan).
1931 — Chicago White Sox score 11 runs in 8th inning to beat New York Yankees 14-12. 1933 — NFL divides into two five-team divisions.
1940 — New York Yankees player Charle Keller hits three home runs to beat Chicago White Sox 10-9. 1957 — Chicago White Sox’ James Landis struck out five times in a game.
1971 — Sixteen-time gold glover Brooks Robinson commits three errors in sixth inning.
1976 — Chicago White Sox player John Odom (five innings) and Francisco Barrios (four innings) no-hits Oakland Athletics. 1979 — Dave Kingman becomes sixth to have a second three-home-run game.
1984 — (to August 12) The Games of the XXIII Olympiad are held in Los Angeles.
1988 — New York Yankees’ Tommy John makes three errors on one play yet beats Milwaukee Brewers 16-3.
1989 — Atlanta Braves’ player Dale Murphy hits two three-run home runs in an inning, 14th man to hit.
1991 — Buffalo Bills beat Philadelphia Eagles, 17-13 in American Bowl football in Wembley.
1991 — Montreal Expos’ Dennis Martinez pitches baseball’s 15th perfect game versus (Los Angeles Dodgers). 1991 — Miguel Indurain of Spain wins the Tour de France bicycle race.
2008 — The National Basketball Association’s Golden State Warriors re-sign centre Andris Biedrins to a six-year, $62-million US contract.
2009 — Gemma Spofforth sets a world record of 58.12 seconds in the 100metre backstroke to win swimming gold at the World Championships in Rome, Italy.
2009 — Germany’s Paul Biedermann beats Michael Phelps in the men’s 200 m freestyle final to win gold, setting a world record of 1:42.00 at the World Championships in Rome, Italy.
Montreal Expos pitcher Dennis Martinez salutes the crowd after getting his 200th career win against the Atlanta Braves in Montreal, June 18, 1993.