TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
1912 Philadelphia Athletics beat Detroit Tigers 24-2, who use amateurs protesting Ty Cobb’s suspension. 1933 First major league All-Star Game announced for July 6 at Comiskey Park. It will be played as part of the Chicago World’s Fair. 1934 Jimmie Foxx hits first home run in Comiskey Park centre field bleachers. 1942 New York City ends night baseball games for the rest of war. 1945 Detroit Tigers and Philadelphia Athletics both have seven straight games postponed due to rain. 1947 Philadelphia Athletics’ catcher Warren Rosar catches his 147th game without an error. 1956 Mickey Mantle hits home run from both sides of plate for record third time. 1968 Frank Howard ties American League record with home run in his sixth consecutive game; his 10 home runs are the most in six games. 1971 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, four games to three. 1974 100th Preakness: Miguel Rivera aboard Current Little wins in 1:54.6. 1978 Sarajevo is selected to host the 1984 Winter Olympics and Los Angeles is selected to host the 1984 Summer Olympics. 1982 Detroit Tigers’ outfielder Larry Herndon is 14th to hit four consecutive home runs. 1986 Chung Kwung Ying does 2,750 “atomic” handstand pushups. 1990 Chicago Cubs’ Ryne Sandberg ends second baseman record 123 errorless game streak. 1995 Disney announces it is buying 25 per cent of the California Angels baseball team. 1997 Tiger Woods wins Byron Nelson Golf Classic. 2008 In Quebec City the final game of the men’s world hockey tournament (IIHF) is held. Russia beats Canada 5-4 in overtime for the gold medal.
RyneSandbergoftheChicago Cubs made an errorending a record streak (for second basemen) of 123 games without one, 27 years ago today.