The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTING LIFE -

1743 — Ear­li­est recorded prize-fight­ing rules for­mu­lated.

1888 — New York Gi­ants pitcher Tim Keefe sets a 19-game win streak record.

1900 — First Davis Cup Ten­nis Tour­na­ment (held in Mas­sachusetts); U.S. beats Eng­land.

1901 — Chicago White Sox player Frank Is­bell strands a record 11 team­mate base run­ners.

1907 — Prince Scipone Borch­esi wins Pek­ing to Paris, 7,500-mile auto rally.

1944 — Bos­ton Braves’ Red Barrett throws only 58 pitches to beat Cincinnati Reds, 2-0.

1954 — Sir Gor­don Richards re­tires as a jockey with record 4,870 wins.

1977 — Philadel­phia Phillies and Mon­treal Ex­pos play a dou­ble­header that ends at 3:23 a.m.

1980 — Jack Nick­laus wins PGA Cham­pi­onship for fifth time.

1981 — The Philadel­phia Phillies’ Pete Rose passes Stan Mu­sial as the all-time Na­tional League hits leader when he col­lects his 3,631st off St. Louis Car­di­nals pitcher Mark Lit­tell.

1984 — Mary Decker trips on the heel of Zola Budd in the 3,000-me­tre Olympic run.

1986 — New York Yan­kees cel­e­brate Billy Martin Day at Yan­kee Sta­dium and re­tire his uni­form, No. 1.

1991 — NFL sports­caster Paul Maguire suf­fers a heart at­tack at age 53.

1994 — The 1994 Bam­bino World Se­ries takes place in Hen­der­son, Ky., for the first time. Two years’ work of vol­un­teers and funds led up to this event. It is played at Hen­der­son’s Park field with over 5,000 peo­ple at­tend­ing.

2008 — At the Bei­jing Olympics, Amer­i­can swim­mer Michael Phelps wins the 400-me­tre in­di­vid­ual med­ley in a world-record 4:03.84. Stephanie Rice of Aus­tralia wins the women’s 400-me­tre in­di­vid­ual med­ley in a world record time of 4:29.45.

Mary Decker, pic­tured, tripped over the foot of South African Zola Budd at the Los An­ge­les Games, 33 years ago to­day.

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