TO­DAY IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

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Satur­day

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.

Sun­day

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.

Mon­day

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.

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