TO­DAY IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

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1852 First in­ter­col­le­giate row­ing race in USA, Har­vard beats Yale by four lengths. 1881 US Na­tion Lawn Ten­nis As­so­ci­a­tion re­moves “Na­tion” from name. 1930 For the sec­ond time in 1930, Chuck Klein of Philadel­phia Phillies hits in 26 straight games. 1933 New York Yan­kees are shut out for first time in 308 games. 1949 Basketball As­so­ci­a­tion of Amer­ica and Na­tional Basketball League merge to form the Na­tional Basketball As­so­ci­a­tion. 1952 Games of the XV Olympiad close in Helsinki, Fin­land. 1955 Au­to­mo­bile As­so­ci­a­tion of Amer­ica ends sup­port of auto rac­ing. 1956 Wil­lie Wil­liams of the U.S. sets 100-me­tre dash record at 10.1 sec­onds. 1959 The Amer­i­can League beats the Na­tional League, 5-3, in the 27th all-star game (Dodger Sta­dium). 1962 New York Mets’ Frank Thomas hits his sixth home run in three games. 1969 The Cincin­nati Reds beat the Philadel­phia Phillies, 19-17. 1970 Four-day NFL strike ends. 1975 Louisiana Su­per­dome is ded­i­cated. 1980 Duke Snider and Al Ka­line en­ter base­ball’s Hall of Fame. 1982 Clyde King re­places Gene Michaels as New York Yan­kees man­ager. 1989 Fifth jockey to win 6,000 races (Jorge Va­lesquez). 1989 Cincin­nati Reds send record 20 men to bat with a record 16 hits in one in­ning as they score 14 runs in the first. 1989 Rickey Hen­der­son sets Amer­i­can League mark of 50 steals in nine sea­sons. 1990 New York Yan­kees’ player Kevin Mass sets record with 10th home run in first 72 at bats. 1991 Pan Am Games open in Ha­vana, Cuba.

Rickey Hen­der­son stole his 50th base for the ninth straight sea­son, 28 years ago to­day.

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