TO­DAY IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

1911 Ty Cobb hits in his 40th straight game.

1932 First Sun­day game at Fen­way Park, New York Yan­kees beat Bos­ton Red Sox 13-2.

1939 Lou Gehrig day; base­ball player Gehrig makes “luck­i­est man” speech.

1944 Ori­ole Park (mi­nor league base­ball sta­dium) burns down in Bal­ti­more, Mary­land.

1965 Philadel­phia Phillies’ Dick Allen and Frank Thomas get into a fight dur­ing prac­tice.

1966 At­lanta Braves’ pitcher Tony Cloninger is first Na­tional League player to hit two grand slams in a game.

1968 Cleve­land In­di­ans’ Luis Tiant strikes out 19 Min­nesota Twins play­ers.

1970 Cal­i­for­nia An­gels’ Clyde Wright no-hits Oak­land Athletics, 8-0.

1973 Brothers Jim and Gay­lord Perry face each other for only time, Detroit Tigers beat Cleve­land In­di­ans 5-4, as Gay­lord loses.

1982 Martina Navratilova de­feats Chris Evert Lloyd at Wim­ble­don.

1983 Calvin Smith of US be­comes fastest man alive (9.93 sec­onds for 100 me­tre dash).

1983 John McEn­roe re­gains men’s sin­gles ti­tle at Wim­ble­don.

2008 The NBA’s Seat­tle Su­perSon­ics bas­ket­ball team an­nounces they will move to Oklahoma City next sea­son.

2009 Brothers Daniel and Hen­rik Sedin re-sign with the NHL’s Van­cou­ver Canucks for five-year deals worth US$30.5 million each.

2010 Amer­i­can Ser­ena Wil­liams de­feats Rus­sian 21st seed Vera Zvonareva 6-3, 6-2, to win a fourth women’s sin­gles ten­nis Wim­ble­don and 13th Grand Slam ti­tle.

John McEn­roe, the of­ten out­spo­ken player and tele­vi­sion com­men­ta­tor, won seven Grand Slam ti­tles, in­clud­ing the sec­ond ofthree Wim­ble­don championships, 34 years ago to­day.

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