TO­DAY IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

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.

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