TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
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.