TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
1914 Babe Ruth makes his baseball debut, pitching for the Boston Red Sox. 1928 First televised tennis match. 1931 Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals hit a record 23 doubles in a game (second game of designated hitter). 1946 Vance Dinges hits the only Philadelphia Phillies’ pinch hit inside-the-park home run. 1949 American League beats National League 11-7 in 16th all-star game, National League makes a record five errors. 1949 Baseball owners agree to erect warning paths before each fence. 1950 ILTF readmits Germany and Japan in Davis Cup, Poland and Hungary withdraw. 1951 New York Yankees’ Allie Reynolds no-hits Cleveland Indians, 8-0. 1954 Major League Baseball Players Association founded. 1955 National League beats American League 6-5 (12 innings) in 22nd all-star game (Milwaukee). 1966 National League beats American League 2-1 (10 innings) in 37th all-star game (Busch, St. Louis). 1967 Fifth Mayor’s Trophy Game, New York Mets beat New York Yankees, 4-0. 1979 A Disco Demolition Night publicity stunt goes awry at Comiskey Park, forcing the Chicago White Sox to forfeit their game against the Detroit Tigers. 1987 Philadelphia Phillies’ Kent Tekulve pitches his 900th game in relief. 1989 New York Yankees pitching great Ron Guidry retires (170-91 .651, 3.29 ERA). 1990 Chicago White Sox pitcher Melido Perez no-hits the New York Yankees 8-0 in the rain. 1998 France defeats Brazil, 3-0, to win the 1998 FIFA World Cup.
Zinedine Zidane and his French side won the World Cup, 3-0, over Brazil, 19 years ago today.