TO­DAY IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

1889 15th Ken­tucky Derby: Thomas Ki­ley aboard Spokane wins in 2:34.50. 1914 40th Ken­tucky Derby: John McCabe aboard Old Rose­bud wins in 2:03.4. 1927 52nd Preak­ness: Whitey Abel aboard Bos­to­nian wins in 2:01.6. 1930 55th Preak­ness: Earl Sande aboard Gal­lant Fox wins in 2:00.6. 1931 56th Preak­ness: Ge­orge El­lis aboard Mate wins in 1:59. 1932 57th Preak­ness: Eu­gene James aboard Bur­goo King wins in 1:59.8. 1937 Ernie Lom­bardi goes 6 for 6 as the Cincin­nati Reds beat the Philadel­phia Phillies 21-10. 1942 67th Preak­ness: Basil James aboard Alsab wins in 1:57. 1945 New bal­ata ball, which is 50 per cent live­lier, is used in Ma­jor League Base­ball games. 1959 Dorothy Rigney, hus­band John, and Hank Green­berg re­sign from the Chicago White Sox. 1961 Bal­ti­more Ori­ole Jim Gen­tile hits 2 grand slams and records 9 RBI against the Min­nesota Twins. 1971 El­iz­a­beth Bon­ner runs women’s world record marathon in 3:01:42. 1973 For 2nd time, Cincin­nati Red Johnny Bench hits 3 home runs in a game. 1975 Brian Old­field launches a shot put a word record 22.86m. 1976 Sally Lit­tle wins LPGA Ladies Masters at Moss Creek Golf Tour­na­ment. 1984 Chicago White Sox beat Mil­wau­kee Brewers, 7-6, in 25 in­nings. 1990 Sam­p­do­ria of Italy wins 30th Euro­pean Cup Win­ner’s Cup against An­der­lecht of Bel­gium 2-0 in Gothen­burg. 1995 Cleve­land In­di­ans tie record of scor­ing 8 runs be­fore an out was recorded, beat­ing the Min­nesota Twins 10-0. 2001 Ac­cra Sports Sta­dium Dis­as­ter: 129 Gha­nian foot­ball fans die in a stam­pede caused by the fir­ing of tear gas by po­lice fol­low­ing a de­ci­sion by the ref­eree in a cru­cial match be­tween archri­vals Ac­cra Hearts of Oak and Ku­masi Asante Ko­toko.

Sally Lit­tle, who be­came the first woman golfer in­ducted in the South African Hall of Fame by virtue of her 15 LPGA wins and two ma­jor cham­pi­onships, won the LPGA Ladies Masters, 41 years ago to­day.

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