TO­DAY IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

1864 Sec­ond Saratoga Race­track (New York) opens. 1929 Philadel­phia Phillies’ Don Hurst sets Na­tional League record of six con­sec­u­tive games with a home run. 1932 Char­lie Grimm re­places Roger Hornsby as man­ager of Chicago Cubs. 1938 First test of a yel­low base­ball (Brook­lyn Dodgers vs. St. Louis Car­di­nals). 1959 Mil­wau­kee Braves’ Bill Bru­ton hits two bases-loaded triples. 1961 St. Louis Car­di­nals (NFL) beat Toronto Arg­onauts (Cana­dian Foot­ball League) 36-7 in Toronto. 1980 U.S. swim­mers set three world records at na­tional cham­pi­onships. 1985 Chicago White Sox back­stop Carl­ton Fisk tags out two New York Yankee run­ners at home plate dur­ing the same play. 1986 Jackie Joyner-Kersee (U.S.) sets record for hep­tathlon (7,161 points). 1987 Cincin­nati Reds’ Eric Davis be­comes sev­enth and ear­li­est 30-home-run, 30-steal man. 1987 Don Brown sets flight record for hand­bow (1,336 yards, 1 foot, 3 inches). 1987 Kevin Seitzer (Kansas City Roy­als), gets six hits in one base­ball game. 1987 Michael An­dretti runs fastest Indy car race in his­tory (171.49 m.p.h.).

Jackie Joyner Kersee set the world record for the hep­tathlon (7,161 points), 31 years ago to­day.

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