TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
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.