TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
SATURDAY 1876 US major league baseball’s first no-hitter, St. Louis Brown Stockings’ George W. Bradley no-hits Hartford Dark Blues. 1901 New York Giants’ Christy Mathewson no-hits St. Louis Cardinals, 5-0. 1920 Babe Ruth ties his record of 29 home runs in a season. 1960 Baltimore Orioles’ Brooks Robinson goes five-for-five including the cycle. 1967 Los Angeles Wolves beat Washington Whips 6-5 in overtime to be United Soccer Association champions. 1967 Roberto DeVicenzo of Argentina wins golf’s British Open. 1968 New Jersey Americans move to Comack and become New York Nets (ABA). 1969 Cincinnati Reds’ Lee May hits four home runs in a doubleheader. 1969 Rod Carew ties the record with his seventh steal of home in a season. 1970 Denmark beats Italy 2-0 in first world female soccer championship. 1972 Lee Trevino wins his second consecutive golf’s British Open. 1973 California Angels’ Nolan Ryan second no-hitter, beats Detroit Tigers, 6-0. 1973 Willie McCovey becomes 15th to hit 400 home runs. 1980 Johnny Bench hits his 314th home run as a catcher, breaking Yogi Berra’s record. 1984 Hollis Stacy wins her third US women’s open golf title. 2007 Brazil defeats Argentina 3-0 in the Copa América 2007 Final. SUNDAY 1909 American League’s longest scoreless game, Washington Senators and Detroit Tigers 0-0 in 18 innings. 1920 Babe Ruth sets season home run record with 30 en route to 54. 1920 US wins Davis Cup sweeping Australia in five straight matches. 1941 Joe DiMaggio goes three for four, hitting in his 56th straight game. 1947 Bobo Newsom wins 200th game, first as a New York Yankees player and New York Yankees 18th straight. 1950 Uruguay beats Brazil 2-1 for soccer’s fourth World Cup in Rio de Janeiro. 1956 Detroit Tigers and Briggs Stadium sold for record US$5.5 million. 1960 205,000 (record sports attendance) see Brazil-Uruguay World Cup soccer. 1960 George Crowe sets record of 12 pinch-hit home runs with a runner on. 1970 Pittsburgh Pirates replaces Forbes Field with Three River Stadium. 1985 NBC is first TV network to air a program in stereo, the Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game. National League beats American League 6-1 at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 1987 Don Mattingly hits his fourth grand slam of the season and ties American League record. 1988 Jackie Joyner-Kersee sets women’s heptathlete record of 7,215 points. 2000 An 1919 Chicago ‘Black Sox’ autographed baseball is auctioned for US$93,666 on eBay. The ball’s autographs include “Shoeless” Joe Jackson. 2006 Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees records his 400th career save. becoming the fourth major-leaguer to reach the milestone.
Rod Carew tied the record withhis seventh steal of home ina season.