TO­DAY IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

SATUR­DAY 1876 Made­line (U.S.) beats Count­ess Duf­ferin (Canada) in fourth Amer­ica’s Cup. 1928 Games of the IX Olympiad close in Am­s­ter­dam. 1936 Diver Mar­jorie Gestring Be­comes the youngest Olympic gold medal­list (13 years, 268 days). 1950 New York Giants (NFL) beat the Roughrid­ers (CFL), 20-6, in Ot­tawa. 1960 Ralph Bos­ton of the U.S. sets long jump record at 26 feet, 11.25 inches. 1964 Tenth time Mickey Man­tle switch-hits home runs in a game, one goes 502 feet. 1969 Bos­ton Celtics team sold for an NBA record $6 mil­lion. 1974 Nolan Ryan strikes out 19 Bos­ton Red Sox play­ers. 1974 New York Yan­kees’ Mickey Man­tle and Whitey Ford be­come first team­mates elected to Base­ball Hall of Fame on the same day. 1984 Don Drys­dale, Harmon Kille­brew, Rick Fer­rell, Luis Apari­cio and Pee Wee Reese are in­ducted into the Base­ball Hall of Fame. 1986 Don Bay­lor gets hits by a pitch for a record 25th time in a sea­son. 1994 Ma­jor League Base­ball play­ers go on strike, even­tu­ally caus­ing the can­cel­la­tion of the World Se­ries and de­lay­ing open­ing of 1995 sea­son. 2007 Tiger Woods wins PGA Cham­pi­onship, his 13th ca­reer ma­jor. 2008 Michael Phelps wins Olympic gold in 200-me­tre freestyle swim­ming, be­com­ing only the fifth per­son to win nine ca­reer Olympic gold medals. His win also set a world record time of 1.42.96. 2008 Togo wins its first ever Olympic medal, bronze in the men’s sin­gle kayak slalom won by Ben­jamin Boukpeti. SUN­DAY 1910 Brook­lyn Dodgers and Pitts­burgh Pi­rates play to 8-8 tie; both have 38 at bats, 13 hits, 12 as­sists, two er­rors, five strike­outs, three walks, one passed ball and one hit by pitch. 1917 Philadel­phia Phillies steal five bases in an in­ning against the Bos­ton Braves. 1919 Man O’ War’s only de­feat (Up­set wins at Saratoga). 1928 Soviet Union’s Spar­ta­can Games be­gin. 1939 New York Yan­kees set Amer­i­can League shutout mar­gin with 21-0 vic­tory over Philadel­phia Ath­let­ics. 1948 Satchel Paige at age 42 pitches his first ma­jor-league com­plete game. 1963 War­ren Spahn sets left-han­der strike­out mark at 2,382. 1969 Bal­ti­more Orioles’ Jim Palmer no-hits Oak­land Ath­let­ics, 8-0. 1969 Tem­po­rary base­ball com­mis­sioner Bowie Kuhn is for­mally ap­pointed. 1978 New York Yan­kees score five runs in top of sev­enth, but rain causes game to be halted and thus score goes back to pre­vi­ous in­ning. Bal­ti­more Orioles win, 3-0. 1979 Lou Brock gets his 3,000th ca­reer hit. 1988 Bos­ton Red Sox win Amer­i­can League record 24 straight home games. 1988 Ron­ald J. Dossen­bach sets world record for pedalling across Canada from Van­cou­ver to Hal­i­fax in 13 days, 15 hours, four min­utes. 1988 U.S. beats Ja­maica, 5-1, in sec­ond round of soc­cer’s 1990 World Cup.

Man O’War lost his only race, 98 years ago Sun­day.

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