TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
1910 Chicago’s Comiskey Park opens, visiting St. Louis Browns win 2-0 over Chicago White Sox.
1914 Boston Red Sox purchase Babe Ruth from the Baltimore Orioles.
1929 In game between Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies, nine home runs are hit, one in each inning.
1932 Jack Burnett gets nine hits, Eddie Rommel relieves in second and continues to 18-17 victory in 18 as his Philadelphia Athletics beat Cleveland Indians in longest relief job.
1934 Carl Hubbell strikes out Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Jimmie Foxx in the all-star game.
1934 American League beats National League 9-7 in second All-Star Game at the Polo Grounds in New York.
1936 Philadelphia Phillies’ Chuck Klein becomes fourth to hit four home runs in a game.
1947 Cleveland Indians’ Don Black no-hits Philadelphia Athletics, 3-0.
1969 National League votes to split into two divisions.
1982 Miguel Vasquez makes first public quadruple somersault on trapeze.
The Boston Red Sox bought the contract of Babe Ruth from the Baltimore Orioles, 103 years ago today.