TO­DAY IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

1893 The first U.S. bowl­ing mag­a­zine,

Gut Holz, is pub­lished in New York. 1923 The New York State Golf As­so­ci­a­tion is formed. 1925 The only time Babe Ruth is pinch-hit for; Bobby Veach flies out. 1936 Jesse Owens wins his fourth gold medal at the Ber­lin Olympics. 1946 For the first time, all of the Ma­jor League Base­ball games on the sched­ule (eight) are played at night. 1975 In the first Na­tional Foot­ball League game in Louisiana Su­per­dome, the Hous­ton Oil­ers beat the New Or­leans Saints, 13-7. 1976 Pittsburgh Pi­rates pitcher John Can­de­laria no-hits the Los An­ge­les Dodgers, 2-0. 1977 The Na­tional Hockey League re­fuses a merger with six World Hockey As­so­ci­a­tion clubs. 1978 The New York Yan­kees score five in the bot­tom of the ninth to beat the Mil­wau­kee Brew­ers, 8-7. 1981 Ma­jor League Base­ball re­sumes from a strike with the 52nd all-star game in Cleve­land’s Mu­nic­i­pal Sta­dium. The Na­tional League beats the Amer­i­can League, 5-4. 1984 Da­ley Thomas of Bri­tain sets the de­cathlon record (8,847) in Los An­ge­les. 1987 The Los An­ge­les Rams beat the Dal­las Cow­boys, 28-27, in Lon­don, Eng­land (NFL expo). 1988 The Chicago Cubs beat the New York Mets, 6-4, in their first of­fi­cial night game at Wrigley Field. 1988 The Ed­mon­ton Oil­ers trade Wayne Gret­zky to the Los An­ge­les Kings for $15 mil­lion to $20 mil­lion. 1992 The Games of the XXV Olympiad close in Barcelona, Spain. 2004 Bri­tish foot­ball player Lee Hughes, 28, is sen­tenced to six years in prison and banned from driv­ing for 10 years af­ter be­ing found guilty of caus­ing death by dangerous driv­ing. Hughes also has his con­tract ter­mi­nated by his em­ployer West Bromwich Al­bion.

Wayne Gret­zky was traded to the Los An­ge­les Kings, 29 years ago to­day.

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