TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
1862 Union Grounds, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the first baseball enclosure, opens.
1906 New York Giants’ Hooks Wiltse strikes out four batters in one inning.
1912 Detroit Tigers’ Ty Cobb rushes a heckler at a New York Highlanders’ game and is suspended.
1918 Washington Senators’ Walter Johnson pitches 1-0, 18-inning game.
1944 Cincinnati Reds’ Clyde Shoun no-hits Boston Braves, 1-0.
1952 Detroit Tigers’ pitcher Virgil Trucks no-hits Washington Senators, 1-0.
1952 Johnny Longden becomes second jockey to ride 4,000 winners.
1953 Heavyweight Rocky Marciano knocks out Joe Walcott in Chicago for heavyweight boxing title.
1960 Chicago Cubs’ Don Cardwell no-hits St. Louis Cardinals, 4-0.
1965 Canadian Football Players Association organizes.
1968 First American League game played in Milwaukee, is a 4-2 California Angels’ win against Chicago Cubs.
1973 Nolan Ryan pitches his first no-hitter game, as the California Angels defeat the Kansas City Royals 3-0.
1981 Leonard Barker of Cleveland Indians pitches perfect game versus Toronto Blue Jays.
1988 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic.
1989 Toronto Blue Jays fire manager Jimy Williams and replace him with Cito Gaston.
1991 Queen Elizabeth is president George Bush’s guest at the Oakland Athletics — Baltimore Orioles game played at Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium.
1993 Montreal Expos retire their first number, No. 10, for Rusty Staub.
2004 Arsenal complete a whole English Premiership season unbeaten, 38 games.
2004 South Africa is awarded the
2010 FIFA World Cup.
Ty Cobb, the acerbic Hall of Famer, had had enough of persistent heckler Claude Lucker and vaulted up into the stands where he kicked and stomped the fan. An umpire and a police officer pulled Cobb away, and he was suspended, 105 years ago today.