TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
1916 St. Louis Browns’ Ernie Koob pitches all 17 innings in a 0-0 tie versus Boston Red Sox. 1934 New York Times (incorrectly) declares Babe Ruth 700 home-run record to stand for all time. 1934 Philadelphia Phillies score 11 runs in an inning, beat Cincinnati Reds, 18-0. 1946 Cleveland Indians’ Lou Boudreau hits four doubles and home run but Boston Red Sox win, 11-10, on Ted Williams’ three home runs with eight RBIs. 1951 First colour telecast of a sporting event (horse race on CBS). 1951 Citation becomes first horse to win $1 million in races. 1955 Two killed, many dazed when lightning strikes Ascott racetrack, England. 1956 Boston Red Sox’ pitcher Mel Parnell no-hits Chicago White Sox, 4-0. 1962 Atlanta Brave’s Hank Aaron hits home run number 500. 1967 Houston Astros’ Eddie Matthews hits his 500th home run off San Francisco Giants’ Juan Marichal. 1968 Atlanta Braves’ Hank Aaron hits his 500th home run off San Francisco Giants’ Mike McCormick. 1968 Houston Astros’ Don Wilson strikes-out 18, beats Cincinnati Reds 6-1. 1969 “Futbol War” between El Salvador and Honduras begins. 1970 National League wins eighth straight All Star Game, 5-4 in 12 innings (Riverfront, Cincinnati). 1985 Kathy Baker beats Judy Clark to win golf’s U.S. Women’s Open. 1985 Last USFL game; Baltimore Stars defeats Oakland Invaders, 28-24. 1986 Jane Geddes beats Sally Little to win golf’s U.S. Women’s Open. 1987 National League defeats American League, 2-0 in 13, in 58th all-star game in Oakland, Calif. 1988 Mike Schmidt passes Mickey Mantle with his 537th home run into seventh place.
Mike Schmidt hit his 537th career home run, passing Mickey Mantle, 29 years ago today.