TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
1894 — Philadelphia Phillies’ Billy Hamilton steals 7 bases.
1895 — First pro football game (quarterback John Brallier is paid $10 and won 12-0).
1900 — Brooklyn Dodgers’ pitcher Brickyard Kennedy walks six straight Philadelphia Phillies’ players.
1934 — In the first football all-star game, Chicago Bears tie collegians 0-0 in Chicago.
1950 — Brooklyn Dodgers’ Gil Hodges hits four home runs and a single in a game versus Boston Braves.
1972 — Olga Korbut, USSR, wins Olympic gold medal in gymnastics.
1983 — Edwin Moses of USA sets the 400 m hurdle record (47.02) in Koblenz.
1984 — Pinklin Thomas defeats Tim Witherspoon for the WBC heavyweight title. 1985 — Prakas sets trotting mile record of 1:53.4 at Du Quoin, Illinois.
1987 — Curtis Strange sets golf’s earning for the year record at $697,385 US.
1996 — The Big 12 Conference is inaugurated with a football game between Kansas State University and Texas Tech University in Manhattan, Kansas.
Gil Hodges, the eight-time All-Star, three-time World Series winner and three-time Gold Glove winner at first base, hit four home runs in a single game, 67 years ago today.