The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

1870 Magic (U.S.) de­feats Cam­bria (Eng­land) in sec­ond run­ning of Amer­ica’s Cup.

1876 Dan O’Leacy com­pletes 500-mile walk in 139 hours and 32 min­utes.

1920 The Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yan­kees, 1-0, in the short­est Amer­i­can League game: 73 min­utes.

1922 The Pitts­burgh Pi­rates set a base­ball record of 46 hits in a dou­ble­header (against the Philadel­phia Phillies).

1931 Wash­ing­ton Sen­a­tors pitcher Bob Burke no-hits the Bos­ton Red Sox, 5-0.

1961 The Tiger-Cats beat the Buf­falo Bills (NFL), 38-21, in Hamil­ton.

1970 The New York Yan­kees hon­our Casey Sten­gel, re­tir­ing his num­ber 37.

1972 New York Yan­kees sign a 30-year lease with New York City.

1977 Texas Rangers turn their first triple play (vs. the Oak­land A’s).

1984 Carl Lewis wins his third (200 me­tres) gold medal in the Olympics.

1987 Milwaukee Brew­ers’ Rob Deer strikes out five times in a game.

1988 Chicago Cubs starts first home game un­der lights (rained out).

1988 Pitcher Goose Gos­sage reg­is­ters ca­reer save num­ber 300.

1988 Jose Canseco of the Oak­land Ath­let­ics be­comes the 11th player to get 30 home runs and 30 steals in a sea­son.

1990 The Bal­ti­more Ori­oles pull their 10th triple play (1-6-3 ver­sus Oak­land Ath­let­ics).

1990 Carl­ton Fisk ties Johnny Bench, hit­ting 327 home runs as a catcher.

2008 In Bei­jing, China, the Games of the XXIX Olympiad open. An es­ti­mated one bil­lion peo­ple world­wide watch the open­ing cer­e­monies on TV.

Carl Lewis won his third gold medal of the Los An­ge­les Olympics when he claimed the 200-me­tre cham­pi­onship, 33 years ago to­day.

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