TODAY IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

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1900 Eyre M. Shaw, 78, be­comes old­est gold medal­list in Olympics. 1904 38th Belmont: Ge­orge Odom aboard Delhi wins in 2:06.6. 1906 Af­ter 20 straight wins, Bos­ton Pil­grims lose to Chicago White Sox 3-0. 1919 Casey Sten­gel re­leases a spar­row from un­der his base­ball cap. 1922 Babe Ruth sus­pended 1 day and fined $200 for throw­ing dirt on an um­pire. 1935 Babe Ruth hits his last 3 home runs for the Bos­ton Braves against Pitts­burgh. 1935 Track and field ath­lete Jesse Owens equals or breaks 4 world records in 45 min­utes at a Big Ten meet at Ferry Field in Ann Ar­bor, Michi­gan. Re­mem­bered as “the great­est 45 min­utes ever in sport.” 1939 Carl Storck be­comes 2nd NFL pres­i­dent. 1941 Ted Williams raises his bat­ting av­er­age over .400 for 1st time in 1941. 1948 30th PGA Cham­pi­onship: Ben Ho­gan wins at Nor­wood Hills CC St Louis. 1959 U.S. Supreme Court rules Louisiana pro­hibit­ing black-white box­ing un­con­sti­tu­tional. 1963 Early Wynn wins his 300th base­ball game. 1965 Muham­mad Ali KOs Sonny Lis­ton in 1 for heavy­weight box­ing ti­tle re­match. 1967 12th Euro­pean Cup: Celtic beats In­ter­nazionale 2-1 at Lis­bon. 1970 3rd ABA Cham­pi­onship: In­di­ana Pac­ers beat Los An­ge­les Stars, 4 games to 2. 1972 Heavy­weight Joe Fra­zier KOs Ron Stander. 1975 29th NBA Cham­pi­onship: Golden War­riors sweep Wash­ing­ton Bul­lets in 4 games. 1975 Indianapolis 500: Bobby Unser wins. 1977 21st Euro­pean Cup: Liver­pool beats Borus­sia Monchenglad­bach 3-1 at Rome. 1978 Stan­ley Cup: Mon­treal Cana­di­ens beat Bos­ton Bru­ins, 4 games to 2. 1980 Indianapolis 500: Johnny Ruther­ford wins. 1981 Bobby Unser be­comes 1st Indy 500 win­ner to be dis­qual­i­fied. 1981 Carl Yas­trzem­ski is 4th to get 3,000 hits (Ty Cobb, Stan Mu­sial and Hank Aaron). 1982 Chatham’s Fer­gu­son Jenk­ins be­comes 7th pitcher to strike out 3,000 bat­ters. 1983 Kirk Gib­son (Tigers) and Jorge Orta (Blue Jays) hit in­side the park home runs. 1983 27th Euro­pean Cup: Ham­burg beats Ju­ven­tus 1-0 at Athens. 1988 32nd Euro­pean Cup: PSV Eind­hoven beats Ben­fica (0-0, 6-5 on penal­ties) at Stuttgart. 1989 Stan­ley Cup: Calgary Flames beat Mon­treal Cana­di­ens, 4 games to 2. 1991 Stan­ley Cup: Pitts­burgh Pen­guins beat Min­nesota North Stars, 4 games to 2. 2003 Indianapolis 500: Gil de Fer­ran wins. 2005 13th UEFA Cham­pi­ons League Fi­nal: Liver­pool beats Mi­lan (3-3, 3-2 on penal­ties). 2008 Indianapolis 500: Scott Dixon wins. 2013 21st UEFA Cham­pi­ons League Fi­nal: Bay­ern Mu­nich beats Borus­sia Dort­mund 2-1 at London. 2014 Indianapolis 500: Ryan Hun­terReay wins.

Chatham’s Fer­gu­son Jenk­ins, the only Cana­dian in­ducted into the Base­ball Hall of Fame, reg­is­tered his 3,000th of 3,192 strike­outs, for the Chicago Cubs, 35 years ago today.

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