TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
1900 The Games of the II Olympiad are held in Paris, France. 1920 Police raid the Chicago Cubs’ bleachers and arrest 24 fans for gambling. 1946 Chicago Cubs’ Claude Passeau makes his first error since Sept. 21, 1941, ending pitcher’s fielding record of 273 consecutive errorless chances. 1948 Cleveland Indians tie American League record of 18 walks (beat Boston Red Sox 13-4). 1983 Philadelphia Phillies’ Steve Carlton passes Walter Johnson with secondmost strike outs. 1983 Larry Holmes beats Tim Witherspoon in 12 rounds for heavyweight boxing title. 1984 Barb Bunkowsky wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Golf Classic. 1984 Boston Red Sox’s Roger Clemens beats Minnesota Twins, 5-4, for his first victory. 1985 Larry Holmes beats Carl Williams in 15 for heavyweight boxing title. 1991 Baseball pitcher Jeff Reardon gains his 300th career save. 2006 Barry Bonds catches Babe Ruth with his 714th home run.
1891 Boxers Peter Jackson and Jim Corbett fight to a draw in 61 rounds. 1922 Colonel Ruppert buys out Colonel Huston’s interest in New York Yankees for $1.5 million US. 1930 Max Bishop draws eight walks in a doubleheader. 1948 N.Y. Yankees’ Joe DiMaggio hits for the cycle (single, double, triple, home run). 1966 Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) TKOs Henry Cooper in round six for heavyweight boxing title in London, England. 1971 Chelsea wins 11th Europe Cup II in Athens, Greece. 1979 Montreal Canadiens defeat N.Y. Rangers four games to one in the bestof-seven series, winning the Stanley Cup. 1981 Stanley Cup: N.Y. Islanders beat Minnesota North Stars, four games to one. 1996 Boston Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens beats New York Yankees for his 200th win.
1884 One-armed pitcher Hugh Daily fans 13 batters. 1893 Montreal Athletic Association beats Ottawa Generals 2-1, in first Stanley Cup hockey game. 1911 Atlanta Braves’ pitcher, Cliff Curtis, loses his 23rd game in a row. 1930 New York Yankees “Bronx Bombers” hit 14 home runs in a game. Babe Ruth hits three consecutive home runs. 1962 N.Y. Yankees’ Roger Maris walks five times (record four intentionally) in a nine-inning game. 1963 Mickey Mantle hits a ball off Yankee Stadium’s facade. 1970 Mel Stottlemyre sets record by walking 11, but wins 2-0. 1983 Toronto Blue Jays’ Cliff Johnson hits record 18th pinch hit home run. 1991 Inter Milan wins 20th UEFA Cup at Rome. 1992 California Angels are involved in a bus crash in New Jersey. 1994 Toronto NBA franchise unveils name “Raptors” and logo.
Barry Bonds tied Babe Ruth for second place on the all-time home run list when he hit his 714th homer, 10 years ago today.