TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
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.