TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
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.