TO­DAY IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTING LIFE -

1876 Bos­ton’s Joe Bor­den pitched the first no-hit­ter in the his­tory of the Na­tional League. 1962 The Na­tional Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion (NBA) agreed to trans­fer the Philadel­phia War­riors to San Fran­cisco. The team be­came the San Fran­cisco War­riors and later the Golden State War­riors. 1962 Joe Pepi­tone of the New York Yan­kees hits two home runs in one in­ning. 1963 NBC pur­chases the 1963 AFL Cham­pi­onship game TV rights for $926,000. 1978 The Amer­i­can League ap­proves the trans­fer of Jean Yawkey (Bos­ton Red Sox) for $15 mil­lion. 1999 In Kansas City, Mo., Owen Hart (Blue Blazer) dies when he falls 27 me­tres while be­ing low­ered into a WWF wrestling ring. He was 33 years old.

World Wrestling Fed­er­a­tion star Owen Hart was killed in a freak ac­ci­dent when he fell to the stage af­ter be­ing low­ered by a wire dur­ing pay-per-view wrestling in Kansas City, Mo., 18 years ago to­day.

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