TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
1875 First Kentucky Derby: Oliver Lewis aboard Aristides wins in 2:37.75. 1915 Chicago Cubs’ George “Zip” Zabel relieves with two outs in first and winds up with 4-3 19-inning win over Brooklyn Dodgers in longest relief job ever. 1928 (to August 12) The Games of the IX Olympiad are held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 1939 First sports telecast-Columbia versus Princeton-college baseball. 1959 Sam Snead sets PGA record for 36 holes at 122. 1969 Baltimore, Cleveland and Pittsburgh agree to go from NFC to the AFC in the NFL. 1970 Hank Aaron becomes ninth player to get 3,000 hits. 1971 Three Cleveland Indians’ players collide trying to catch a short pop fly over second base, allowing Tom McCraw one of the shortest home runs in baseball history. 1972 Tottenham Hotspur wins first UEFA Cup in London, England. 1979 Philadelphia Phillies beat Chicago Cubs, 23-22, on 50 hits with 11 homeruns. 1983 Stanley Cup: New York Islanders sweep Edmonton Oilers in four games. 1992 Montreal Expos’ Gary Carter is third to catch 2,000 games (joins Boone and Fisk). 1992 The Toronto Blue Jays reach the one-million mark in season attendance sooner than any baseball team in major league history. 2008 Portsmouth defeats Cardiff City 1-0 to win the FA Cup at Wembley, England. This is the first cup win for Portsmouth since 1939.
Sam Snead set the PGA low-scoring record for shooting 122 over 36 holes, 58 years ago today.