TO­DAY IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

1878 Paul Hines com­pletes the first unas­sisted triple-play in or­ga­nized base­ball. 1906 Philadel­phia A’s pitcher Chief Ben­ders plays out­field and hits 2 home runs. 1907 Bos­ton’s Big Jeff Pf­ef­fer no-hits Cincin­nati Reds, 6-0. 1907 Tommy Burns beats Jack O’Brien in 20 for heavy­weight box­ing ti­tle. 1915 41st Ken­tucky Derby: Joe Not­ter aboard Re­gret wins in 2:05.4. 1920 46th Ken­tucky Derby: Ted Rice aboard Paul Jones wins in 2:09. 1925 50th Preak­ness: Clarence Kum­mer aboard Coven­try wins in 1:59. 1926 Fire breaks out in Fen­way Park. 1929 New York Gi­ant Carl Hubbell no­hits Pittsburgh Pi­rates, 11-0. 1935 Cincin­nati Red Ernie Lom­bardi dou­bles in 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th to beat the Philadel­phia Phillies 15-4. 1936 Jockey Ralph Neves un­ex­pect­edly re­vived af­ter be­ing de­clared dead af­ter a fall. His wife fainted when he re­turned to track. 1937 63rd Ken­tucky Derby: Charley Kurtsinger on War Ad­mi­ral wins 2:03.2. 1942 In the first twi­light game in 24 years, the Brook­lyn Dodgers top the New York Giants 7-6 rais­ing $60,000 for Navy Re­lief Fund. 1943 68th Preak­ness: Johnny Long­den aboard Count Fleet wins in 1:57.4. 1947 A move­ment among St. Louis Car­di­nal play­ers to protest its first game against Jackie Robin­son and the Brook­lyn Dodgers is aborted by a talk from owner Sam Breadon. 1967 Muham­mad Ali is in­dicted for re­fus­ing in­duc­tion in U.S. army. 1970 NBA cham­pi­onship: the New York Knicks beat the Los An­ge­les Lak­ers, 113-99 1973 Ernie Banks fills in for Chicago Cubs man­ager Whitey Lock­man who is ejected dur­ing the game, tech­ni­cally be­com­ing base­ball’s first African Amer­i­can man­ager. 1974 FC Mag­den­burg of East Ger­many wins 14th Euro­pean Cup Win­ner’s Cup against AC Mi­lan of Italy 2-0 in Rot­ter­dam. 1984 Min­nesota Twins Kirby Puck­ett de­buts with 4 sin­gles. 1984 U.S.S.R. an­nounces it will not par­tic­i­pate in Los An­ge­les Sum­mer Olympics. 1988 Am­a­teur ref­er­ees work New Jersey Devil-Bos­ton Bruin play­off games, as NHL ref­er­ees walk-out, due to a re­strain­ing or­der brought by Devils. 1989 Paul McCart­ney re­leases re­make of “Ferry Cross the Mersey” in aid of those af­fected by the Hillsborough dis­as­ter, which claimed the lives of 95 Liver­pool foot­ball fans. 1993 Len­nox Lewis beats Tony Tucker in 12 for heavy­weight box­ing ti­tle. 1996 Paris Saint-Ger­main of France wins 36th Euro­pean Cup Win­ner’s Cup against Rapid Wien of Aus­tria 1-0 in Brus­sels. 2013 Sir Alex Fer­gu­son an­nounces his re­tire­ment as Manch­ester United’s man­ager at the end of the sea­son.

Len­nox Lewis, a Cana­dian born in Lon­don, Eng­land, who won gold medals in the su­per-heavy­weight cat­e­gories at the 1986 Com­mon­wealth Games and the 1988 Olympic Games, de­feated Tony Tucker for the heavy­weight box­ing ti­tle, 24 years ago to­day.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.