TO­DAY IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

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.

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