TO­DAY IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

1936 (to Aug. 16) The Games of the XI Olympiad are held in Ber­lin, Ger­many. 1950 First Ma­jor League base­ball player to fight in Korea (Curt Sim­mons). 1950 Amer­i­can Bowl­ing Congress ends all-white-males rule. 1957 Glen Gor­bous throws a base­ball a record 136 me­tres (445 feet 10 inches). 1959 New Con­ti­nen­tal base­ball league formed. 1962 Boston Red Sox player Bill Mon­bo­quette no-hits Chicago White Sox, 1-0. 1970 Wil­lie Stargell (Pitts­burgh Pi­rates) ties record of five ex­tra base hits in a game. 1972 Nate Col­bert of San Diego Padres hits record-ty­ing five home runs in a dou­ble­header. 1973 Thur­man Mun­son and Car­leton Fisk get into a brawl at Fen­way Park. 1974 Vir­ginia Squires trade Julius (Dr J) Erv­ing to the New York Nets. 1975 Billy Martin is named man­ager of New York Yan­kees, re­plac­ing Bill Vir­don. 1976 Seattle Sea­hawks play first (pre-sea­son) soc­cer game (San Francisco Gales 27, Seattle 20). 1978 Pete Rose goes hit­less, ends his 44-game hit­ting streak (ties Na­tional League record). 1980 Gerd Wes­sig of Ger­man Demo­cratic Repub­lic sets the high jump record. 1982 Hank Aaron, Frank Robin­son, Travis Jack­son, and Happy Chan­dler, are in­ducted into the Base­ball Hall of Fame. 1982 Amer­i­can Greg Louga­nis be­comes first diver to score 700 (752.67) in 11 dives. 1986 Min­nesota Twins’ pitcher Bert Blyleven be­comes the 10th ma­jor-league pitcher to record 3,000 strike­outs. 1987 Cross­bow bolt flight record (2,005 yards 1 foot 9 inches) set by Harry Drake in Ne­vada. 1987 Mike Tyson beats Tony Tucker to be­come undis­puted box­ing champ. 1996 At the Sum­mer Olympics in At­lanta, Ge­or­gia, Michael Johnson breaks the 200m world record by 0.30 sec­onds, with a time of 19.32 sec­onds. 2005 Rafael Palmeiro of the Bal­ti­more Ori­oles be­comes the high­est pro­file player to be sus­pended for vi­o­lat­ing the Ma­jor League Base­ball steroids pol­icy.

Pitts­burgh Pi­rates first base­man Wil­lie Stargell tied a record when he col­lected five ex­tra-base hits in a game, 47 years ago to­day.

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