TO­DAY IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

1969 Rod Laver wins his fourth Wimbledon cham­pi­onship.

1975 Arthur Ashe wins men’s sin­gle cham­pi­onship at Wimbledon. 1983 New Jer­sey Devils pur­chase AHL Maine Mariners as their farm team.

1986 (to July 20) Good­will Games are held in Moscow.

1987 Aus­tralian Pat Cash wins Wimbledon, up­sets No. 1 seed Ivan Lendl. 1989 Barry Bonds’ home run sets father-son (with Bobby) home-run record at 408.

1989 Mark McGwire gets 100th home run, sec­ond fastest (1,400 at bats) (to Kiner).

1990 Zina Gar­ri­son up­sets St­effi Graf in Wimbledon semi­fi­nals.

1991 In a unan­i­mous vote, fi­nal ap­proval is given by base­ball own­ers for the Colorado Rock­ies and the Florida Mar­lins to join the Na­tional League in 1993.

2004 Pitcher Eric Gagne of the Los An­ge­les An­gels of Ana­heim sets a record streak of 84 con­sec­u­tive saves, as he gives up a win on his 85th game.

2005 Bos­ton Red Sox left fielder Manny Ramirez hits his 20th ca­reer grand slam, the sec­ond-most in ma­jor league his­tory.

2008 Venus Wil­liams beats her sis­ter Ser­ena, 7-5, 6-4, cap­tur­ing her fifth Wimbledon ten­nis ti­tle. 2008 Daniel Nestor of Canada and team­mate Ne­nad Zi­mon­jic of Ser­bia win the Wimbledon dou­bles ten­nis match, de­feat­ing Jonas Bjork­man of Swe­den and Kevin Ul­lyett of Zim­babwe, 7-6, 6-7, 6-3, 6-3.

2009 Roger Fed­erer de­feats Andy Rod­dick in the Wimbledon men’s ten­nis fi­nal, winning a five-set match, 5-7, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5), 3-6, 16-14, for a record 15th Grand Slam cham­pi­onship.

Arthur Ashe won the men’s ti­tle at Wimbledon 42 years ago to­day.

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