TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
1920 New York Yankees score team record 14 runs in one inning versus Washington Senators. 1929 St. Louis has two 10-run innings and beats Philadelphia Phillies 28-6. 1933 First All-Star baseball game, American League wins 5-2 (Chicago’s Comiskey Park). 1935 Helen Wills Moody wins her seventh Wimbledon championship. 1938 National League beats American League 4-1 in sixth All Star Game (Crosley Field, Cincinnati, Ohio). 1941 New York Yankees unveil a monument to Lou Gehrig in centre field. 1942 American League beats National League 3-1 in 10th All Star Game (New York Giants host). 1945 Washington Senators’ Rick Ferrell catches for a record 1,722 games. 1962 Mickey Mantle hits his third and fourth consecutive homers. 1983 Fred Lynn of California Angels hits All-Star game first grand slam (American League wins 13-3). 2000 The American Sportscasters Association vote Vin Scully the No. 1 sportscaster of the 20th century. 2005 The International Olympic Committee awards the 2012 Summer Olympics to London. 2008 Rafael Nadal beats Roger Federer 6-4, 6-4, 6-7, (5-7), 6-7, (8-10), 9-7 in men’s singles tennis to win his first Wimbledon title.
Dodgers play-by-play man Vin Scully was named top sportscaster of the 20th century, 17 years ago today.