TO­DAY IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

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.

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