TO­DAY IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

1911 Ty Cobb goes 0 for 4 and ends a 40 game hit streak. 1914 First U.S. mo­tor­cy­cle race (300 miles, Dodge City, Kan.). 1919 Jack Dempsey beats Jess Wil­lard in Cuba for heavy­weight cham­pi­onship. 1939 Bos­ton Red Sox’ Jim Ta­bor hits two grand slams in one game. 1939 New York Yan­kees re­tire first uni­form (Lou Gehrig No. 4), first Old Timers Day. 1960 Mickey Man­tle hits ca­reer homer num­ber 300. 1967 Philadel­phia Phillies’ Clay Dairym­ple ties Na­tional League record of six walks in dou­ble­header. 1980 Nolan Ryan strikes out Ceasar Geron­imo to record his 3,000th ca­reer strike out. 1982 Jimmy Con­nors beats John McEn­roe for his last Wimbledon cham­pi­onship. 1984 Richard Petty wins his 200th ca­reer NASCAR vic­tory at the Fire­cracker 400 in Day­tona, Fla. 1985 In a 19-in­ning game (6 hours 10 min­utes), which goes un­til just be­fore 4 a.m. the next day, the New York Mets beat the At­lanta Braves, 16-13. 1987 Martina Navratilova wins sixth-straight Wimbledon, de­feat­ing St­effi Graf. 2009 Ser­ena Wil­liams de­feats sis­ter Venus at Wimbledon with a straight­sets vic­tory 7-6 (7-3) 6-2 giv­ing her a third Wimbledon ti­tle. 2010 Big Red Mike wins the 151st run­ning of the Queen’s Plate in Toronto. 2010 Rafael Nadal wins his sec­ond Wimbledon men’s ten­nis ti­tle and his eighth ca­reer Grand Slam sin­gles ti­tle, de­feat­ing To­mas Berdych 6-3, 7-5, 6-4.

Jimmy Con­nors won his fi­nal Wimbledon ti­tle by beat­ing John McEn­roe, 35 years ago to­day.

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