TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
1888 Crouching start for running race first used by Charles Sherrill of Yale. 1890 Louisiana legalizes prize fighting. 1909 34th Preakness: Willie Doyle aboard Effendi wins in 1:39.8. 1913 Harry Green runs world record marathon in 2:38:16.2. 1917 43rd Kentucky Derby: Charles Borel on Omar Khayyam wins in 2:04.6. 1923 49th Preakness: Benny Marinelli aboard Vigil wins in 1:53.6. 1924 50th Preakness: John Merimee aboard Nellie Morse wins in 1:57.2. 1934 60th Preakness: Robert Jones aboard High Quest wins in 1:58.2. 1957 Race car driver A.J. Foyt gets his first professional victory in a U.S. Automobile Club (USAC) midget car race in Kansas City, Mo. 1970 Chicago Cub Ernie Banks hits his 500th home run. 1973 6th ABA championship: Indiana Pacers beat Kentucky Colonels, 4 games to 3. 1974 28th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Milwaukee Bucks, 4 games to 3. 1979 Chris Evert’s 125-match winning streak on clay comes to an end. 1982 The United States Football League (USFL) forms. 1984 Joe Lucius scores his 13th hole-inone on the same hole. 1986 American Fred Markham, unpaced and unaided by wind, is first to pedal 65 mph on a level course, at Big Sand Flat, Calif. 1996 42nd McDonald’s LPGA Championship won by Laura Davies.
Chris Evert’s (pictured) record 125-match clay-court winning streak came to an end against Tracy Austin atthe Italian Open, 38 years ago today.