TO­DAY IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

1894 Bobby Lowe is first to hit four home runs in one base­ball game. 1913 John McGraw joins Fred Clarke, Cap An­son, Frank Selee, and Con­nie Mack as Ma­jor League Base­ball man­agers who have won 1,000 games. 1922 Chicago Cubs swap Max Flack for St. Louis Cardinals Cliff Heath­cote dur­ing the mid­dle of a dou­ble­header. Both play for both teams that day. 1925 Peter DePaolo be­comes first man to av­er­age over 100 mph at Indianapolis 500. 1925 Roger Hornsby re­places Branch Rickey as man­ager of St. Louis Cardinals. 1927 Wal­ter John­son records 113th and last shutout of his ca­reer. 1935 Babe Ruth’s fi­nal Ma­jor League Base­ball game, goes hit­less for Bos­ton Braves against Philadelphia Phillies. Ruth played 22 sea­sons, win­ning 10 World Se­ries tour­na­ments, and scor­ing 714 home runs. 1937 61,756, sec­ond-largest crowd in Polo Grounds his­tory, sees Brook­lyn Dodgers end Carl Hubbell’s con­sec­u­tive-game win­ning streak at 24 over two sea­sons. 1942 Satchel Paige pitches five in­nings to de­feat Dizzy Dean All-Stars 8-1. 1953 First Ma­jor League Base­ball TV net­work base­ball game: Cleve­land Indians 7, Chicago White Sox 2. 1969 Derek Clay­ton runs world record marathon (2:08:33.6) at An­twerp, Bel­gium. 1971 Wil­lie Mays hits his 638th home run, sets Na­tional League record of 1,950 runs scored. 1973 Ajax wins third Europe Cup. 1976 Bobby Unser sets world record for the fastest pit stop (4 sec­onds). 1977 Cleve­land Indians’ Den­nis Eck­er­s­ley no-hits Cal­i­for­nia An­gels, 2-0. 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers are quick­est to get 1,000,000 at­ten­dence (22 games). 1983 Amer­i­can League pres­i­dent Lee MacPhail sus­pends New York Yan­kees’ owner Ge­orge Stein­bren­ner for one week, for his pub­lic crit­i­cism of um­pires. 1985 Stan­ley Cup: Ed­mon­ton Oil­ers beat Philadelphia Fly­ers, 4 games to 1. 1986 Bobby Ra­hal is first to av­er­age over 170mph in the Indianapolis 500. 1987 Mike Tyson TKOs Pin­klon Thomas in six rounds for World Box­ing Coun­cil heavy­weight box­ing ti­tle. 1987 Tony Tucker TKOs Buster Dou­glas in ten rounds for In­ter­na­tional Box­ing Fed­er­a­tion heavy­weight box­ing ti­tle. 1996 Al­bert Belle uses a fore­arm to break up a dou­ble-play and nearly breaks Mil­wau­kee Brew­ers’ sec­ond base­man Fer­nando Vina’s nose. Belle gets a two-game sus­pen­sion. 1997 Ken Dry­den be­comes pres­i­dent of NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs. 2008 The Bos­ton Celtics ad­vance to the NBA fi­nals with their 89-81 Game 6 win over the Detroit Pis­tons.

Satchel Paige threw five in­nings to de­feat Dizzy Dean’s All-Stars 8-1, 75 years ago to­day.

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