TO­DAY IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

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SATUR­DAY 1921 First ra­dio base­ball broad­cast, Harold Ar­lin on KDKA ra­dio Pitts­burgh, Pitts­burgh Pi­rates beat Philadel­phia Phillies 8-5. 1927 Philadel­phia Phillies’ Cy Williams hits for the cycle in just four at bats. 1936 At Berlin Olympics, Jesse Owens wins his third Olympic medal. 1937 Ranger (US) beats En­deav­our II (Eng­land) in 17th Amer­ica’s Cup. 1954 Van­cou­ver hosts the British Em­pire Games. 1954 Box­ing Hall of Fame’s first elec­tion se­lects 24 mod­ern and 15 pi­o­neers. 1959 Chicago Car­di­nals (NFL) beat Toronto Arg­onauts 55-26 in Toronto. 1960 Detroit Tigers trade man­ager Jimmy Dykes for Cleve­land In­di­ans’ man­ager Joe Gor­don. 1961 Chicago Bears (NFL) beat Mon­treal Alou­ettes 34-16 in Mon­treal. 1969 Pitts­burgh Pi­rates’ player Wil­lie Stargell be­comes the first player to hit a home run com­pletely out of Dodger Sta­dium, trav­el­ling 512 feet. 1973 At­lanta Braves’ Phil Niekro no-hits San Diego Padres, 9-0. 1975 Philadel­phia Phillies’ first eight bat­ters get hits for a ma­jor league record, win 13-5. 1979 Wil­lie Mays, War­ren Giles and Hack Wil­son are in­ducted into the Base­ball Hall of Fame. 1984 Joan Benoit (US) wins first Olympic marathon for women (2:24:52). 1984 Toronto Blue Jays’ Cliff John­son sets record with 19 pinch hit home runs. 1985 Base­ball play­ers go on strike for two days. 1985 Chicago White Sox player Tom Seaver wins game 300 over New York Yan­kees at Yan­kee Sta­dium. 1986 San Fran­cisco Gi­ants’ pitcher Steve Carl­ton throws his 4,000th strike-out. 2016 (to Au­gust 21) The 2016 Sum­mer Olympics are held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. SUN­DAY 1948 Fanny Blankers-Koen (Nether­lands) is first women to win three golds at Olympics. 1960 Pitts­burgh Steel­ers (NFL) beat Toronto Arg­onauts 43-16 in Toronto. 1967 Min­nesota Twins’ Dean Chance pitches a per­fect game against Bos­ton Red Sox, 2-0 in five in­nings. 1984 Carl Lewis wins his sec­ond (long jump) gold medal in Sum­mer Olympics. 1986 Bal­ti­more Ori­oles (Dwyer and Sheets) and Texas Rangers (Har­rah) hit record three grand slams. 1989 Bos­ton Red Sox re­tire Carl Yas­trezem­ski’s num­ber 8. MON­DAY 1972 Base­ball Hall of Fame in­ducts Yogi Berra, Sandy Ko­ufax, Lefty Gomez, and Early Wynn. 1983 First World Track and Field Cham­pi­onships. 1984 Ja­pan beats US for Olympic gold medal in base­ball. 1985 Ma­jor League Base­ball play­ers end their two-day mid-sea­son strike. A five-year agree­ment be­tween the union and own­ers is con­cluded. 1987 Bill Maze­roski’s uni­form jer­sey No. 9 is of­fi­cially re­tired from ac­tive ser­vice by the Pitts­burgh Pi­rates. 2001 Black Betsy, Shoe­less Joe Jack­son’s 40-ounce warped hick­ory bat, is won in a 10-day eBay auc­tion. The $577,610 price tag is be­lieved to be the largest amount ever paid for a base­ball bat. 2007 At AT&T Park in San Fran­cisco, Cal­i­for­nia, San Fran­cisco Gi­ants’ player Barry Bonds sur­passes Hank Aaron as the all-time home run leader with his 756th home run.

Hack Wil­son wasin­ducted into base­ball’s hall offame 39 years ago to­day.

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