The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTING LIFE -

1877 The fi­nal match of the first ten­nis tour­na­ment at Wim­ble­don is held. W. Spencer Gore de­feats Wil­liam Mar­shall 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 in 48 min­utes.

1909 First base­man Neil Ball turns unas­sisted triple-play.

1927 Ty Cobb gets his 4,000th Ma­jor League Base­ball hit.

1952 (to Aug. 3) The Games of the XV Olympiad are held in Helsinki, Fin­land.

1957 Don Bow­den be­comes first Amer­i­can to break four-minute mile (3:58.7).

1960 San Fran­cisco Giants’ Juan Marichal de­buts with a one hit­ter against Phil­a­del­phia Phillies.

1963 Phil­a­del­phia Phillies’ Roy Siever hits home run No. 300.

1973 Wil­lie Mays named to Na­tional League all star team for 24th time (ties Stan Mu­sial).

1977 Na­tional League beats Amer­i­can League 7-5 in 48th All Star Game (Yan­kee Sta­dium, New York).

1980 (to Aug. 3) The Games of the XXII Olympiad are held in Moscow, USSR. USA and other coun­tries boy­cott the games due to the Soviet oc­cu­pa­tion of Afghanistan.

1986 Cleve­land In­di­ans’ pitcher Phil Niekro wins his 307th game.

1990 Cincin­nati Reds’ player Pete Rose is sen­tenced to five months for tax eva­sion.

1991 With New York Yan­kees vic­tory, 10 of 14 Amer­i­can League teams are at .500 or bet­ter.

1994 Four 26-pound ceil­ing tiles fall from the roof of the King­dome in Seat­tle, Wash­ing­ton, just hours be­fore a sched­uled Seat­tle Mariners game.

1996 (to Aug. 4) Games of the XXVI Olympiad are held in At­lanta, Ga.

Char­maine Crooks of Van­cou­ver car­ries the Cana­dian flag to lead the Cana­dian team into the Olympic Sta­dium dur­ing open­ing cer­e­monies of the Games in At­lanta, 21 years ago to­day.

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