TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
1910 — Philadelphia Athletics’ Jack Coombs and Ed Walsh of the Chicago White Sox pitch a 16-inning scoreless tie. 1934 — New York Giants player Mel Ott sets record of six runs in game and beats Philadelphia Phillies 21-4. 1945 — Golfer Byron Nelson records most tournament wins (18) in a season. 1945 — Boston Red Sox player Tom McBride is third to get six RBIs in an inning (fourth). 1953 — Vic Raschi sets pitcher record by driving in seven runs and wins 15-0. 1979 — Opening game of the American Football Bundesliga played between Frankfurter Löwen and Düsseldorf Panther, first-ever league game of American football in Germany. 1982 — New York Mets’ Joel Youngblood singles in Chicago Cubs’ day game, then singles for Montreal Expos in Philadelphia night game. (He was traded in between). 1984 — Carl Lewis wins gold in 100m dash at Los Angeles Summer Olympics. 1984 — Cliff Johnson sets a record with his 19th pinch hit home run. 1985 — California Angels’ Rod Carew gets his 3,000th hit. 1985 — Phil Rizzuto Day, New York Yankees retire uniform number 10. 1989 — Toronto Blue Jays’ Dave Stieb’s perfect game is broken up in ninth inning with two outs by New York Yankees’ Roberto Kelly. 1996 — The Games of the XXVI Olympiad conclude in Atlanta, Georgia. 2010 — New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez hits 600th home run of his career, at Yankee Stadium. He is the seventh player to hit 600, and the youngest (35).
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Dave Stieb had a perfect game bid broken up with two outs in the ninth inning by New York Yankee Roberto Kelly, 28 years ago today.