TO­DAY IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTING LIFE -

1863 Joe Coburn KOs Mike McCoole for U.S. box­ing ti­tle in 63rd round. 1904 Cy Young of Bos­ton pitches per­fect game against Philadelphia A’s (3-0). 1908 34th Ken­tucky Derby: Arthur Pick­ens on Stone Street wins in 2:15.2. 1912 5th Olympic Games open in Stock­holm, Swe­den. 1925 Ty Cobb goes 6 for 6, for 16 to­tal bases in a game. 1934 60th Ken­tucky Derby: Mack Garner aboard Caval­cade wins in 2:04 1935 Jesse Owens of U.S. sets long jump record at 26’ 8½”. 1938 Phillies Harold Kelle­her faces 16 bat­ters in 6th, as the Chicago Cubs score 12 runs, both marks are NL records off one pitcher in a sin­gle in­ning. 1949 Detroit Tiger 2nd base­man Char­lie Gehringer se­lected to Hall of Fame. 1951 77th Ken­tucky Derby: Conn McCreary aboard Count Turf wins in 2:02.6. 1956 82nd Ken­tucky Derby: David Erb aboard Nee­dles wins in 2:03.4. 1962 88th Ken­tucky Derby: Bill Har­tack aboard De­cid­edly wins in 2:00.4. 1966 Borus­sia Dort­mund of West Ger­many wins 6th Euro­pean Cup Win­ner’s Cup against Liver­pool of Eng­land 2-1 in Glas­gow. 1966 Stan­ley Cup: Mon­treal Cana­di­ens beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 2. 1969 23rd NBA Cham­pi­onship: Bos­ton Celtics beat Los An­ge­les Lak­ers, 4 games to 3. 1973 99th Ken­tucky Derby: Ron Tur­cotte aboard Sec­re­tariat wins in 1:59.4. 1978 Cincin­nati Red Pete Rose be­comes 14th player to get 3,000 hits. 1979 105th Ken­tucky Derby: Ron Franklin on Spec­tac­u­lar Bid wins in 2:02.4. 1984 110th Ken­tucky Derby: Laf­fit Pin­cay Jr. aboard Swale wins in 2:02.4. 1987 Detroit Tigers are 11 games back in AL, but go on to win AL East knock­ing the Toronto Blue Jays out of first place in the last game of the sea­son. 1989 Mike Tyson gets 2nd speed­ing ticket for drag racing in Al­bany, N.Y. 1990 116th Ken­tucky Derby: Craig Per­ret aboard Un­bri­dled wins in 2:02. 1995 Last bas­ket­ball game at Bos­ton Gar­dens (Magic beats Celtics). 2001 127th Ken­tucky Derby: Jorge Chavez aboard Monar­chos wins in 1:59.97. 2007 133rd Ken­tucky Derby: Calvin Borel aboard Street Sense wins in 2:02.17. 2012 138th Ken­tucky Derby: Mario Gutierrez aboard Ill Have An­other wins in 2:01.83.

The great Sec­re­tariat, with Cana­dian jockey Ron Tur­cotte, surges to the fin­ish line first at the Ken­tucky Derby, the first of three Triple Crown vic­to­ries, 44 years ago to­day.

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