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SATUR­DAY 1889 John L Sul­li­van wins by knock­out in 75 rounds in last bare-knuckle bout. 1898 Philadelphia Phillies’ pitcher Red Donahue no-hits Bos­ton Beaneaters, 5-0. 1900 First night base­ball, league game (Zanesville at Grand Rapids, Michi­gan). 1967 Bil­lie Jean King con­cludes Wim­ble­don sweep (sin­gles, dou­bles and mix). 1967 He­len We­ston of Detroit bowls a record 4,585 in 24 games. 1970 San Fran­cisco Gi­ants’ Jim Ray Hart is eighth to get six RBIs in an in­ning (5th). 1973 New York Mets are 12.5 games back in Na­tional League, and go on to win the pen­nant. 1974 New York Yan­kees’ short­stop Jim Ma­son ties record with four dou­bles in nine in­nings. 1978 Björn Borg of Swe­den wins third con­sec­u­tive ti­tle at Wim­ble­don. 1984 John McEnroe beats Jimmy Con­nors for Wim­ble­don sin­gles. 1990 Fed­eral Re­pub­lic of Ger­many de­feats Ar­gentina 1-0 for soc­cer’s 14th FIFA World Cup at Rome, Italy. 1990 Italy beats Eng­land in soc­cer’s FIFA World Cup con­so­la­tion game. 1990 Ste­fan Ed­berg beats Boris Becker for Wim­ble­don ti­tle. 1996 Martina Hingis be­comes the youngest per­son in his­tory (age 15 years and 282 days) to win at Wim­ble­don in the Ladies’ Dou­bles event. 2007 Roger Fed­erer wins the Men’s Sin­gles at Wim­ble­don for the fifth time in a row. SUN­DAY 1877 The All Eng­land Cro­quet and Lawn Ten­nis Club be­gins its first lawn ten­nis tour­na­ment at Wim­ble­don, out­side of Lon­don. The tour­na­ment orig­i­nates many rules of ten­nis, in­clud­ing court size, scor­ing of a game, wins in six game wins a set, and al­low­ing a server fault. 1932 Bos­ton Braves foot­ball team is formed. 1932 New York Yan­kees’ Ben Chap­man hits two in­side-the-park home runs, ty­ing record. 1933 Frank­ford Yel­low­jack­ets sold, rechris­tened Philadelphia Ea­gles. 1948 Satchel Paige, 42, de­buts in ma­jors pitch­ing two score­less in­nings for Cleve­land In­di­ans. 1953 Philadelphia Phillies’ Robin Roberts ends streak of 28 con­sec­u­tive com­plete games. 1969 Tom Seaver’s no-hit bid against Chicago Cubs ends with one out in the ninth. 1971 In the long­est shutout in Amer­i­can League his­tory, the Oak­land Ath­let­ics’ beat the Cal­i­for­nia An­gels, 1-0 in a 20in­ning game. 1976 Hous­ton Astros’ Larry Dierker no-hits Mon­treal Ex­pos, 6-0. 1989 First time Wim­ble­don has both men and women’s fi­nal on same day. 2006 Italy wins the 2006 FIFA World Cup by beat­ing France 5-3 on penal­ties. The score af­ter ex­tra time is 1-1.

Boxer John L Sul­li­van won his fi­nal bare-knuckle bout in the 75th round, 128 years ago to­day.

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