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1869 The Cincin­nati Reds played their first base­ball game, win­ning 41-7.

1894 A fire in Bos­ton, Mass., de­stroyed the base­ball sta­dium and spread to 170 other build­ings.

1925 The first net­work ra­dio­cast (WHAS) of the Ken­tucky Derby was broad­cast.

1932 The New York Yan­kees’ fourth straight shutout equalled a record held by the Cleve­land In­di­ans and Bos­ton Braves.

1933 Ce­cil Travis be­came the first player to get five hits in his first game.

1939 The first Amer­i­can League night game was held at Philadel­phia Shribe Park (Cleve­land In­di­ans 8, Philadel­phia Ath­let­ics 3, in 10 in­nings).

1954 Babe Didrik­son-Za­harias won the LPGA Na­tional Cap­i­tal Golf Open.

1955 Heavy­weight Rocky Mar­ciano knocked out Don Cock­ell in nine rounds (San Fran­cisco) for the heavy­weight box­ing ti­tle.

1957 New York Yan­kees in­volved in the Copaca­bana In­ci­dent, lead­ing to Billy Martin be­ing traded.

1967 Philadel­phia vot­ers ap­proved a $13-mil­lion US bond is­sue to build a new sta­dium.

1972 Greg Luzin­ski’s 500-foot home run hit the Lib­erty Bell mon­u­ment in Philadel­phia’s Vet­eran Sta­dium.

1975 Muham­mad Ali TKO’d Ron Lyle in 11 rounds for the heavy­weight box­ing ti­tle.

1976 The Mon­treal Cana­di­ens swept the Philadel­phia Fly­ers in four games in the Stan­ley Cup fi­nal.

1977 Muham­mad Ali beat Al­fredo Evan­ge­list in 15 rounds for the heavy­weight box­ing ti­tle.

1979 The Na­tional League ap­proved the Hous­ton Astros sale from Ford Mo­tors to John J. McMullen for $19 mil­lion US.

1980 The Los An­ge­les Lak­ers beat the Philadel­phia 76ers, four games to two, for the 34th Na­tional Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion ti­tle.

1984 Philadel­phia Phillies pitcher Steve Carl­ton hit a grand slam homer.

1985 Michael Jor­dan was named NBA Rookie of Year.

1990 Ju­ven­tus won the 19th UEFA Cup in Avel­lino.

1994 Tennis star Jen­nifer Capriati was ar­rested for pos­ses­sion of mar­i­juana.

1996 Sammy Sosa was the first Chicago Cubs player to hit two home runs in one in­ning.

2006 For the fourth time in New York Yan­kees his­tory, the team over­came a nine-run deficit, beat­ing Texas, 14-13.

Sammy Sosa be­came the first Chicago Cub to hit two home runs in one in­ning, 21 years ago to­day.

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