TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
1913 After 68 straight innings, New York Giants’ pitcher Christy Mathewson gives up a walk.
1947 Detroit Tigers shut out New York Yankees 2-0, ending 19-game win streak.
1948 Pat Seerey of Chicago White Sox hits four home runs in a game.
1951 Jersey Joe Walcott knocks out Ezzard Charles in five rounds for heavyweight belt. At age 37, Walcott is the oldest boxer to win the title.
1954 St. Louis Cardinals, losing 8-1 to Philadelphia Phillies begin stalling in 5th hoping for rain; they forfeit game.
1960 Baseball’s National League votes to add Houston and New York franchises.
1970 Ron Hunt gets hit by a pitch for a record 119th time. 1970 Willie Mays gets hit No. 3,000. 1978 Billy Martin suspends Reggie Jackson for not bunting.
1987 New York Yankees’ Don Mattingly ties major league record (Dale Long, 1956) of home runs in eight consecutive games.
1994 Trailing 11-0 after three innings, the Houston Astros pull off a major comeback defeating the St. Louis Cardinals, 15-12.
1999 David Cone pitches a perfect game, the 16th in history, as the New York Yankees defeat the Montreal Expos, 6-0, to celebrate Yogi Berra Day. 2004 Todd Hamilton wins The Open Championship at Royal Troon Golf Club.
New York Yankees pitcher David Cone is carried on the shoulders of Joe Girardi and Chuck Knoblauch after he pitched a perfect game against the Montreal Expos, 18 years ago today.