TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
1913 Pittsburgh Pirates’ Max Carey goes hitless, but scores five runs against Philadelphia Phillies.
1920 Boston Red Sox turn triple-play, but Babe Ruth’s 35th home run leads New York Yankees to 8-2 win.
1930 Philadelphia Athletics triple steal in the first and fourth innings versus Cleveland Indians.
1941 Boston Red Sox player Lefty Grove becomes 12th to win 300 games (his last victory).
1949 St. Louis Cardinals’ Stan Musial hits for the cycle beating Brooklyn Dodgers 14-1.
1952 CBC covers a Montreal Royals baseball game on TV, the first experimental Canadian telecast.
1961 New York Yankees’ Roger Maris hits home runs 37, 38, 39 and 40 in a doubleheader.
1966 New York Yankees’ manager Casey Stengel elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.
1978 Bob Lemon replaces Billy Martin as New York Yankees’ manager.
1978 Cincinnati Reds’ Pete Rose sets National League record hitting in 38 consecutive games.
1990 Kansas City Royals’ player George Brett hits for the cycle.
1990 Roseanne Barr “sings” the national anthem at San Diego Padres game.
1992 The Games of the XXV Olympiad begin in Barcelona, Spain.
1999 Lance Armstrong wins his first Tour de France.
2002 Queen Elizabeth opens the XVII Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England. The Games run until Aug. 4.
2004 Paul Molitor and Dennis Eckersley are inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
2004 Lance Armstrong of Austin, Texas wins an unprecedented 6th consecutive Tour de France cycling title.
2005 The 2004-2005 National Hockey League lockout ends.
2010 Carl Pettersson of Sweden wins a one-shot victory (67) at the Canadian Open of golf at St. George’s Golf and Country Club in Toronto.
2010 Alberto Contador of Spain wins his third Tour de France bicycle race in four years.
Lance Armstrong won an unprecedented sixth consecutive Tour de France victory, 13 years ago today.