TO­DAY IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

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.

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