TO­DAY IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

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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.

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