TO­DAY IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

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1929 Chicago Car­di­nals be­come first NFL team to train out of state (Michi­gan). 1931 Chicago White Sox score 11 runs in 8th in­ning to beat New York Yan­kees 14-12. 1933 NFL di­vides into two five-team di­vi­sions. 1940 New York Yan­kees player Char­lie Keller hits three home runs to beat Chicago White Sox 10-9. 1971 Six­teen-time gold glove win­ner Brooks Robin­son com­mits three er­rors in 6th in­ning. 1976 Chicago White Sox player John Odom (5 in­nings) and Fran­cisco Bar­rios (4 in­nings) no-hits Oak­land Ath­let­ics. 1979 Dave King­man be­comes 6th to have a sec­ond, three-home run game. 1984 The Games of the XXIII Olympiad be­gin in Los An­ge­les. 1988 New York Yan­kees’ Tommy John makes three er­rors on one play yet beats Mil­wau­kee Brew­ers 16-3. 1991 Buf­falo Bills beat Philadel­phia Ea­gles, 17-13 in Amer­i­can Bowl foot­ball in Wem­b­ley. 1991 Mon­treal Ex­pos’ Den­nis Mar­tinez pitches base­ball’s 15th per­fect game, de­feat­ing the Los An­ge­les Dodgers. 1991 Miguel In­durain of Spain wins the Tour de France bi­cy­cle race. 2009 Gemma Spof­forth sets a world record of 58.12 sec­onds in the 100m back­stroke to win swim­ming gold at the World Cham­pi­onships in Rome, Italy. Canada’s Kylie Masse set a world record this week with a time of 58.10. 2009 Ger­many’s Paul Bie­der­mann beats Michael Phelps in the men’s 200m freestyle fi­nal to win gold, set­ting a world record of 1:42.00 at the World Cham­pi­onships in Rome.

Four-time All-Star Den­nis (El Pres­i­dente) Mar­tinez is hugged by team­mates af­ter pitch­ing a per­fect game for the Mon­treal Ex­pos over the LA Dodgers, 26 years ago to­day.

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