TO­DAY IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

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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.

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