TO­DAY IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTING LIFE -

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.

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