TO­DAY IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

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1932 Cleve­land Mu­nic­i­pal Sta­dium opens. Philadel­phia Ath­let­ics beat Cleve­land In­di­ans, 1-0. 1934 St. Louis Car­di­nals de­feat Cincin­nati Reds 8-6 in 18 in­nings. Pitch­ers Dizzy Dean and Tony Fre­itos go the dis­tance. 1938 New York Yan­kees sus­pend Jake Pow­ell af­ter he said on Chicago ra­dio he’d “hit every coloured per­son in Chicago over head with a club.” 1949 Light­ning strikes a base­ball field in Florida, killing the short­stop and third base­man. 1954 Mil­wau­kee Braves’ Joe Ad­cock sets record of 18 to­tal bases. 1972 Chicago White Sox player Dick Allen hits two in­side-the-park-homers in Min­ne­sota. 1973 ABA Vir­ginia Squires trade Julius Erv­ing to the New York Nets. 1981 The 50-day old base­ball strike is set­tled as own­ers and play­ers agree on a pool­ing sys­tems for free-agents com­pen­sa­tion. The all-star game will mark the end of base­ball’s first mid-sea­son work stop­page. 1982 Philadel­phia Phillies sec­ond base­man Manny Trillo ends his er­ror­less streak at 479 chances, a ma­jor-league record. 1983 Brooks Robin­son, Juan Marichal, Ge­orge Kell and Wal­ter Al­ston are in­ducted into the Base­ball Hall of Fame. 1984 U.S. men’s gym­nas­tics team wins team gold medal at Los An­ge­les Sum­mer Olympics. 1988 Wil­lie Stargell be­came 200th player in­ducted into Base­ball Hall of Fame. 1990 Nolan Ryan be­comes the 20th ma­jor league pitcher to win 300 games. 2005 Wade Boggs and Ryne Sand­berg are en­shrined into the Base­ball Hall of Fame. Also in­ducted are San Diego Padres an­nouncer Jerry Cole­man, win­ner of the Ford C. Frick Award, and sports­writer and broad­cast an­a­lyst Peter Gam­mon, re­cip­i­ent of the J.G. Tay­lor Spink Award.

Seven-time all-star, Na­tional League MVP and two-time World Se­ries win­ner with the Pitts­burgh Pi­rates, Wil­lie Stargell be­came the 200th player in­ducted in the Base­ball Hall of Fame, 29 years ago to­day.

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