THIS WEEK­END IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

Satur­day 1912 Games of the V Olympiad in Stock­holm closes. 1923 Wal­ter John­son be­comes the first to strike­out 3,000 in Ma­jor League Base­ball. 1926 Cincin­nati Reds’ Curt Walker ties record of two triples in an in­ning. 1955 Philadelphia Phillies long­est win streak since 1892 hits 11. 1962 Chicago White Sox player Floyd Robin­son goes 6 for 6 (all sin­gles). 1967 At­lanta Braves use a record five pitch­ers in the 9th in­ning. 1969 For the first time in Ma­jor League Base­ball his­tory, the All-star game is post­poned by rain. 1973 Sue Bern­ing wins her third US Golf Open cham­pi­onship. 1984 Kathy Whit­worth wins a record 85th pro golf tour­na­ment. 1987 Said Aouita of Mor­roco sets the 5 km record (12:58.39) in Rome, Italy. 1990 Greg LeMond of US wins bi­cy­cling’s third Tour de France. 1990 Nick Faldo of England wins the Bri­tish Open cham­pi­onship. 2006 Canada de­feats USA 15-11 in the 2006 World Lacrosse Cham­pi­onship. This marks only the sec­ond time the USA had not won the gold medal, and only the sec­ond time Canada had won the gold. Ge­off Snider is an­nounced as Most Valu­able Player. 2007 Yokozuna Asashoryu con­quers the Em­peror’s Cup at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tour­na­ment (Nagoya Basho) in Nagoya, Ja­pan. Sun­day 1866 The Cincin­nati Base­ball club (The Reds) is es­tab­lished. 1881 The Fed­er­a­tion In­ter­na­tionale de Gym­nas­tique (in­ter­na­tional sport fed­er­a­tion) is founded. 1921 Ed­ward Gour­din of the U.S. sets long jump record at 25 feet 2.75 inches. 1931 France an­nounces it can’t af­ford to send a team to 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. 1972 Eddy Mer­ckx (Bel­gium) wins his fourth con­sec­u­tive Tour de France. 1976 Bal­ti­more Ori­oles’ player Reg­gie Jack­son homers in 6th straight game. 1978 Philadelphia Phillies’ Steve Car­lon be­comes 78th pitcher to win 200. 1987 Pe­tra Felke (Ger­man Demo­cratic Repub­lic) throws javelin 78.89 me­tres (women’s record). 1987 Said Aouita of Morocco runs world record 5,000 me­tres (12:58.39). 1988 Saskatchewan Roughrid­ers’ Dave Ridg­way kicks record eight field goals ver­sus Ed­mon­ton Eski­mos. 2002 Vit­to­rio In­no­cente cy­cles a record depth un­der­wa­ter, 52.5m down on the ocean floor off Genoa, Italy. 2006 — Phonak team rider, Amer­i­can cy­clist Floyd Lan­dis wins the Tour de France; how­ever, tour of­fi­cials soon an­nounce that he has failed a dop­ing test.

Bel­gium’s Eddy Mer­ckx, re­garded as the great­est and most suc­cess­ful rider in the his­tory of cy­cling, won the fourth of his five Tour de France ti­tles, 45 years ago Sun­day.

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