TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
1920 Resolute beats Shamrock IV (England) in 14th running of America’s Cup. 1924 Games of the VIII Olympiad close in Paris, France. 1946 Boston Red Sox player Rudy York hits two grand slams in one game. 1972 NHL star Maurice (Rocket) Richard signs with WHL Quebec Nordiques. 1973 Walter Blum becomes 6th jockey to ride 4,000 winners. 1984 Pete Rose passes Ty Cobb as the Major Baseball League all-time single base hit leader as he collects his 3,053rd. 1986 Greg LeMond wins the Tour de France. 1989 Atlanta Braves’ player Dale Murphy is 10th to get six RBIs in an inning (6th). 1996 The Centennial Olympic Park bombing at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta kills one and injures 111. 2008 Carlos Sastre wins the Tour de France bicycle race in France. 2008 Rafael Nadal wins his second Rogers Cup tennis championship in Toronto with a 6-3, 6-2 win over German Nicolas Kiefer in the final. In the men’s doubles final, Toronto’s Daniel Nestor and partner Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia defeat the American pairing of Bob and Mike Bryan 6-2, 4-6, 10-6. 2008 Relief pitcher Rich (Goose) Gossage and former manager Dick Williams are inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. 2012 The 2012 Summer Olympics begin in London, England.
Federal agents scour the area in Centennial Park in Atlanta where an explosion killed one person and injured 111 others during the Summer Olympics, 21 years ago today.