TO­DAY IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

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1907 St. Louis Car­di­nals pitcher Ed Karger pitches a perfect game ver­sus the Bos­ton Braves, 4-0 in seven in­nings. 1919 The Green Bay Pack­ers foot­ball club is founded. 1926 Cleve­land In­di­ans’ Tris Speaker hits his 700th ma­jor-league dou­ble. 1929 Babe Ruth be­comes the first player in Ma­jor League Base­ball his­tory to hit 500 homers. 1950 Bos­ton Braves pitcher Vern Bick­ford no-hits the Brook­lyn Dodgers, 7-0. 1951 The New York Giants (NFL) beat the Roughrid­ers (CFL), 38-6 in Ottawa. 1961 War­ren Spahn records vic­tory num­ber 300, beat­ing the Chicago Cubs, 2-1. 1967 Al Down­ing be­comes the 12th ma­jor-league pitcher to strike out the side on nine pitches. 1971 Har­mon Kille­brew hits home runs 500 and 501. 1974 Lee Trevino wins the PGA Cham­pi­onship. 1980 Reggie Jack­son hits his 400th ca­reer homer. 1984 Carl Lewis du­pli­cates Jesse Owens’ 1936 feat, wins four Olympic track golds. 1985 Hu­bert Green wins the PGA Cham­pi­onship. 1985 Ru­dolf Po­var­nitsin of the USSR sets a new high-jump world record (2.40 me­tres). 1986 Bob Tway wins the PGA Cham­pi­onship. 1988 Gary Carter (New York Mets) be­comes the 59th player to hit 300 ca­reer home runs. 1990 New York Yan­kees’ Kevin Maas is the fastest to hit 13 home runs (110 at-bats). 1991 Rookie golfer John Daly wins the PGA ti­tle. 2008 Kirsty Coven­try of Zim­babwe breaks the world record in the semi­fi­nals of the women’s 100-me­tre back­stroke at 58.77 sec­onds at the Summer Olympics in Bei­jing, China.

Lee Trevino, pic­tured, won the PGA Cham­pi­onship — his fifth ma­jor — 43 years ago to­day. It was the fourth ma­jor he won in which Jack Nick­laus was the run­ner-up.

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