TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
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.