The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTING LIFE -

1904 Camille Je­natzy sets world auto speed record at 65.79 m.p.h. 1921 Cleve­land In­di­ans (9) and New York Yan­kees (7) hit a record 16 dou­bles. 1923 Philadelphia Phillies score 12 in 6th in­ning and beat Chicago Cubs 17-4. 1945 Detroit Tigers and Philadelphia Ath­let­ics play 24 in­nings in a 1-1 tie. 1956 Cincin­nati Reds’ pitcher Brooks Lawrence loses af­ter 13 straight wins. 1973 Hank Aaron be­comes sec­ond ma­jor league player to hit 700 home runs. 1975 Billy Martin fired as Texas Rangers’ man­ager. 1975 New York Mets’ Felix Mi­lan hits four sin­gles; erased by Joe Tor­res’ four dou­ble plays. 1984 Marita Koch of Ger­man Demo­cratic Repub­lic sets world women’s mark for 200-me­tres, 21.71s. 1989 Greg LeMond (U.S.) wins Tour de France in fastest time. 1989 Mike Tyson TKOs Carl (the Truth) Wil­liams in 1:33 of first round. 1990 Good­will Games opens in Seat­tle, Wash. 2006 New York Yan­kees player Alex Ro­driguez records his 2,000th ca­reer hit, and at the same time be­comes the youngest player to bat 450 home runs. Later in the day, San Diego Padres catcher Mike Pi­azza also makes his 2,000th hit.

First-bal­lot Hall of Famer, 25-time All-Star, “Ham­merin’ Hank” Aaron, who broke Babe Ruth’s all-time home run to­tal of 714 on April 8, 1974 on his way to a ca­reer to­tal of 755, smacked his 700th, 43 years ago to­day.

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