The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

1914 New York Gi­ants beat Pitts­burgh Pi­rates, 3-1, in 21 in­nings.

1918 Long­est er­ror­less Ma­jor League base­ball game, Chicago Cubs beat Phil­a­del­phia Phillies 2-1 in 21 in­nings.

1919 New York Yan­kees get 21 hits, St. Louis Browns get 17 hits; Browns win, 7-6 in 17 in­nings, on squeeze play.

1923 Carl Mays gives up 13 runs and 20 hits in 13-0 loss to the Cleve­land In­di­ans.

1924 St. Louis Car­di­nals pitcher Jesse Haines no-hits the Bos­ton Braves, 5-0.

1941 Joe DiMag­gio’s 56-game base­ball hit­ting streak ends.

1966 Jim Ryun sets mile record (3:51.3).

1974 Bob Gib­son be­comes sec­ond pitcher to strike-out 3,000.

1976 (to Au­gust 1) The Games of the XXI Olympiad are held in Mon­treal. 1976 ABA merges into the NBA. 1979 Na­tional League beats Amer­i­can League, 7-6, in 50th all-star game (King­dome, Seat­tle, Wash.).

1979 Se­bas­tian Coe runs world record 3:49 mile in Oslo, Nor­way.

1987 New York Yan­kees first base­man Don Mat­tingly be­comes the first Amer­i­can League player to hit a home run in seven con­sec­u­tive games.

1988 Florence Grif­fith Joyner of the USA sets the 100-me­tre woman’s record (10.49s).

1990 New York Yan­kees player Deion San­ders hits an in­side-the-park homer.

1990 The Min­nesota Twins be­come the first team in base­ball his­tory to turn two triple plays in the same game, against the Bos­ton Red Sox.

1994 Brazil wins the 1994 FIFA World Cup, de­feat­ing Italy, 3-2, in penal­ties (full-time score 0-0).

1997 Daniel Komen breaks the two-mile world record, in a time of 7:58.61.

Joe DiMag­gio’s 56-game hit­ting streak ended 76 years ago to­day. It’s a record that still stands.

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