The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

1929 New York to San Fran­cisco foot race ends af­ter 2.5 months.

1963 Sonny Lis­ton knocks out Floyd Pat­ter­son to re­tain heavy­weight cham­pi­onship.

1965 Casey Sten­gel re­signs as man­ager of the New York Mets.

1969 Hoyt Wil­helm pitches in a record 907th ma­jor league game.

1973 Na­tional League beats Amer­i­can League 7-1 in 44th all-star game (Roy­als Sta­dium, Kansas City).

1973 Sue Bern­ing wins U.S. Open for third time.

1978 Billy Martin re­signs as New York Yan­kees’ man­ager.

1983 Ge­orge Brett, bat­ting for the Kansas City Roy­als against the New York Yan­kees, has a game-win­ning home run nul­li­fied in the “Pine Tar In­ci­dent.”

1984 Seve Balles­teros wins the Bri­tish Open.

1988 U.S. and Ja­maica play score­less tie, in sec­ond round of 1990 World Cup of soc­cer.

2005 Lance Arm­strong wins a record seventh straight Tour de France bi­cy­cle race be­fore his sched­uled re­tire­ment.

Kansas City Roy­als’ Ge­orge Brett is re­strained by um­pire Joe Brinkman af­ter his bat, held by um­pire Tim McClel­land was ruled il­le­gal be­cause of pine tar be­yond the al­lowed limit on the han­dle af­ter Brett hit a home run that would have won the game against the Yan­kees. He was in­stead called out, 34 years ago to­day.

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