TO­DAY IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

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.

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