TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
1909 Jack Johnson fights Jack O’Brien to no decision in six rounds for boxing title. 1910 Cleveland Naps’ Cy Young gets his 500th win, beats Washington Senators 5-4 in 11 innings. 1918 Washington D.C.’s first Sunday game, Washington Senators beat Cleveland Indians 1-0 in 18 innings. 1929 Cloudburst causes stampede at Yankee Stadium in New York; two people crushed to death. 1935 NFL adopts an annual college draft to begin in 1936. 1960 Juan Marichal debuts as San Francisco Giants’ pitcher, beats Philadelphia Phillies on a one-hitter. 1962 Stan Musial breaks Honus Wagner’s National League hit record with 3,431. 1974 NHL Stanley Cup: Philadelphia Flyers beat Boston Bruins, four games to two. 1976 Liverpool wins 5th UEFA Cup at Bridge. 1979 After a bitter six-week strike, the major-league umpires return to work. 1981 Pittsburgh Pirates’ Jim Bibby gives up a leadoff single to Atlanta Braves’ Terry Harper, then retires the next 27 batters. 1984 Pat LaFontaine scores two goals within 22 seconds in an NHL playoff game. 1984 NHL Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat New York Islanders, 4 games to 1. 1988 Boston Red Sox retire Bobby Doerr’s No. 1. 1992 Ric Flair wins NWA wrestling title. 2004 Brad Thompson breaks a 97-yearold minor league record set by pitching 57 consecutive scoreless innings.
Ric Flair won the NWA wrestling title, 25 years ago today.