THIS WEEK­END IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

Satur­day

1874 - Ma­jor Wal­ter Cop­ton Wing­field patents a por­ta­ble ten­nis court.

1899 - First mo­tor­cy­cle race is held, in Man­hat­tan Beach, New York.

1899 - South­ern Cal­i­for­nia Golf As­so­ci­a­tion forms.

1908 – St. Louis Browns’ pitcher Rube Wad­dell strikes out 16 Philadel­phia Ath­let­ics’ play­ers.

1924 - Paul Run­yan wins the PGA golf cham­pi­onship.

1948 - The Games of the XIV Olympiad be­gin in Lon­don, Eng­land.

1955 - Smokey Burgess hits three home runs to help Pitts­burgh Pi­rates beat Cincin­nati Reds 16-5.

1956 - Cathy Cor­nelius wins the U.S. Women’s Golf Open in a play­off.

1965 - Ma­jor league record 26 strike­outs in a game: Philadel­phia Phillies (16), Pitts­burgh Pi­rates (10).

1974 – St. Louis Car­di­nals’ player Lou Brock steals his 700th base.

1978 - Penny Dean swims English Chan­nel in record 7 hours, 40 min­utes.

1983 - Steve Gar­vey ends his Na­tional League record 1,207 con­sec­u­tive games played streak.

1986 - New York jury rules NFL vi­o­lated an­titrust laws, awards USFL $1 in dam­ages.

1986 - Sparky An­der­son be­comes the first base­ball man­ager to win 600 games in both the Na­tional and Amer­i­can Leagues.

1989 - Javier So­tomayor of Cuba sets high jump record (8 feet) in San Juan.

1989 - Philadel­phia Phillies re­tire Steve Carl­ton’s No. 32.

1989 - Vince Cole­man’s record streak stopped at 50 straight stolen bases.

1990 - Bos­ton Red Sox set ma­jor league record with 12 dou­bles in a game.

2008 - Rus­sia’s Ye­lena Is­in­bayeva breaks her own pole vault world record, clear­ing 5.04m at the Su­per Grand Prix meet­ing in Monaco.

Sun­day

1874 - First base­ball teams to play out­side USA, Bos­ton and Philadel­phia in Bri­tish Isles.

1909 - John A. Hey­der be­comes pres­i­dent of base­ball’s Na­tional League.

1930 - Uruguay beats Ar­gentina 4-2 for FIFA soc­cer’s first World Cup in Mon­te­v­ideo.

1932 - The Games of the X Olympiad be­gin in Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia.

1937 - Philadel­phia Phillies’ Dolph Camilli plays first base and reg­is­ters no put outs.

1960 - First AFL pre-sea­son game: Bos­ton Pa­tri­ots de­feat Buf­falo Bills in Buf­falo 28-7.

1966 - Eng­land beats Fed­eral Repub­lic of Ger­many 4-2 for soc­cer’s 8th World Cup in Lon­don, Eng­land.

1968 - Wash­ing­ton Se­na­tors’ Ron Hansen makes first unas­sisted triple-play in 41 years.

1976 - Ja­panese beats the USSR for Olympic gold in women’s volleyball.

1983 - Weightlifter Sergei Didyk of USSR jerks a record 261kg.

1988 - Cincin­nati Reds’ pitcher John Franco sets a record of 13 saves in one month.

1990 - Ge­orge Stein­bren­ner is forced by Com­mis­sioner Fay Vin­cent to re­sign.

Six-times the Na­tional League’s stolen base leader, Vince Cole­man, who is the only player to have 100 stolen bases in a sea­son in three con­sec­u­tive years, fi­nally got caught af­ter 50 straight steals, 28 years ago to­day.

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