TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
1922 U.S. Supreme Court rules organized baseball is a sport and not a business and not subject to antitrust laws. 1948 47th Men’s French Championships: Frank Parker beats Jaroslav Drobny (6-4, 7-5, 5-7, 8-6). 1948 47th Women’s French Championships: Nelly Landry beats Shirley Fry (6-2, 0-6, 6-0). 1954 53rd Men’s French Championships: Tony Trabert beats Art Larsen (6-4, 7-5, 6-1). 1954 53rd Women’s French Championships: Maureen Connolly beats Ginette Bucaille (6-4, 6-1). 1965 Philadelphia Phillies Dick Allen hits a 529’ home run out of Connie Mack Stadium. 1965 64th Men’s French Championships: Fred Stolle beats Tony Roche (3-6, 6-0, 6-2, 6-3). 1965 64th Women’s French Championships: Lesley Turner Bowrey beats Margaret Smith (6-3, 6-4). 1968 12th European Cup: Manchester United beats Benfica 4-1 at London. 1971 Indianapolis 500: Al Unser wins. 1977 Indianapolis 500: A.J. Foyt wins for a record 4th time. 1977 Janet Guthrie becomes 1st woman to drive in Indy 500. 1980 Larry Bird beats out Magic Johnson for NBA rookie of year. 1983 Indianapolis 500: Tom Sneva wins. 1984 Boston Red Sox retires No. 9 (Ted Williams) and No. 4 (Joe Cronin). 1985 Amputee Steve Fonyo completes cross-Canada marathon at Victoria, B.C., after 14 months. 1985 29th European Cup: Juventus beats Liverpool 1-0 at Brussels. 1990 Rickey Henderson steals record 893rd base, breaking Ty Cobb’s record. 1991 35th European Cup: Red Star Belgrade beats Marseille (0-0, 5-3 on penalties) at Bari. 1992 White Sox Tim Raines swipes his 700th career base. 1993 Texas Ranger Jose Canseco pitches 8th inning in 15-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox. He gives up 3 runs on 2 hits and 3 walks and damages his arm. 1993 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Los Angeles Kings beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 3. 1994 Indianapolis 500: Al Unser Jr. wins. 2001 U.S. Supreme Court rules that disabled golfer Casey Martin can use a cart to ride in tournaments. 2005 Indianapolis 500: Dan Wheldon wins. 2010 Philadelphia Phillies’ Roy Halladay becomes 20th pitcher to throw a perfect game (1-0 vs. Florida). 2011 Indianapolis 500: Dan Wheldon wins.
Roy Halladay, the former Toronto Blue Jay and Philadelphia Phillie who is one of only six pitchers to win the Cy Young in both the American and National Leagues, threw a perfect game against Florida, seven years ago today.