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  1. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1911 Red Sox Joe Wood strikes out 3 pinch hitters in 9th for 5-4 win
    1920 A's VP Thomas Shibe denies charges that baseballs are livelier
    1941 Sandor Szabo beats Hall Of Fame Bronko Nagurski in St Louis, to become wrestling champ
    1948 Phillies Richie Ashburn sets NL rookie consecut hitting streak at 23
    1952 Jersey Joe Walcott beats Ezzard Charles in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
    1955 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits 550' HR off Chicago Billy Pierce
    1966 Cincinnati Red Leo Cardenas hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader
    1966 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Clayton Federal Golf Invitational
    1966 65th Men's French Championships: Tony Roche beats Istvan Gulyas (6-1, 6-4, 7-5)
    1974 As' Reggie Jackson and Bill North engage in clubhouse fight at Detroit
    1977 LA Dodgers retire Walt Alston's #24
    1977 76th Men's French Open: Guillermo Vilas beats Brian Gottfried (6-0, 6-3, 6-0)
    1981 Astro's Nolan Ryan passes Early Wynn as all-time walk leader (1,777)
    1985 Steve Cauthen wins aboard Slip Anchor at Epsom Downs to become the only jockey to win both the Kentucky Derby (1978) and The Derby
    1988 Laura Davies wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
    1988 87th Women's French Open: Steffi Graf beats Natalia Zvereva (6-0, 6-0)
    1989 Billy Smith, last original NY Islander, retires
    1989 Toronto Blue Jays Skydome stadium opens, Milwaukee Brewers win 5-3
    1993 125th Belmont: Julie Krone aboard Colonial Affair wins in 2:29.8
    2011 110th Men's French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Roger Federer (7-5, 7-6, 5-7, 6-1)
    2011 110th Women's French Open: Li Na beats Francesca Schiavone (6-4, 7-6)


    1874 Jack Chesbro, baseball pitcher (NY Highlanders - won 41 in 1904),
    1916 Eddie Joost, baseball player
    1925 Art Donovan, NFL defensive tackle
    1941 Duane Duke Sims, baseball player
    1941 Robert Kraft, American owner of the New England Patriots
    1944 Tommie Smith, US sprinter (Olympic gold 1968)
    1945 John Carlos, track star (Olympic bronze 1968)
    1966 Bill Spiers, Orangeburg SC, infielder
    1970 Todd Burger, guard (Chicago Bears)
    1973 Brady Smith, defensive end (New Orleans Saints)
    1974 Russ Ortiz, American baseball player
    1983 Bill Bray, baseball player
    1983 Marques Colston, football player
  2. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1932 37th Women's French Championships: Helen Wills Moody beats Simonne Mathieu (7-5, 6-1)
    1937 Phillies trailing 8-2 to St Louis, forfeit game
    1939 NY Giants beat Reds 17-3, with 5 HRs in 4th inning
    1942 74th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Shut Out wins in 2:29.2
    1944 Baseball cancels all games honoring D-Day invasion
    1946 11 Basketball of America Association teams meet to schedule 1st season
    1946 The Basketball Association of America is formed in New York City.
    1965 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Blue Grass Golf Invitational
    1965 Yankees Tom Tresh bangs 3 consecutive HRs beating White Sox 12-0
    1966 NFL & AFL announce their merger
    1969 Joe Namath resigns from NFL after Pete Rozelle, football commissioner, said he must sell his stake in a bar
    1971 Willie Mays hits record 22nd & last extra inning HR
    1971 70th Women's French Open: Evonne Goolagong beats Helen Gourlay (6-3, 7-5)
    1975 Nolan Ryan's bid for 2nd no-hitter broken in 6th inning
    1976 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Girl Talk Golf Classic
    1982 81st Men's French Open: Mats Wilander beats Guillermo Vilas (1-6, 7-6, 6-0, 6-4)
    1982 81st Women's French Open: Martina Navratilova beats Andrea Jaeger (7-6, 6-1)
    1983 Twins draft pitcher Tim Belcher #1
    1986 Jurgen Schull sets world discus record (74.07 m)
    1987 NY Yankees play their 13,000th game
    1989 Mets turn their 1st triple play in 7 years but lose to Cubs 8-4
    1990 Stump Merrill replaces Bucky Dent as NY Yankee manager
    1992 NY Met Eddie Murray sets RBI record by a switch hitter
    1993 92nd Women's French Open: Steffi Graf beats Mary Joe Fernandez (4-6, 6-2, 6-4)
    2010 109th Men's French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Robin Soderling (6-4, 6-2, 6-4)
    2015 114th Women's French Open: Serena Williams beats Lucie Safarova (6-3, 6-7, 6-2)
    2015 147th Belmont: Victor Espinoza aboard American Pharoah wins in 2:26.65, 1st horse in 37 years to win the Triple Crown
    2017 Scooter Gennet hits four home runs in Cincinnati Reds 13-1 victory against at home against St. Louis Cardinals, 17th player to do so

    1907 Bill Dickey, NY Yankee hall-of-fame catcher (1928-43) and manager,
    1935 Bobby Mitchell, American NFL running back and wide receiver
    1956 Björn Borg, Swedish tennis champion (Wimbledon 1976-79)
    1961 Bill Bates, American football safety
    1965 Sally McDermid, Australian softball outfielder
    1967 Michael Timpson, NFL wide receiver
    1969 Mike Croel, NFL linebacker
    1970 Randy Jordan, NFL running back
    1972 Gary Downs, running back
    1973 Jon Hesse, NFL linebacker
    1973 Olindo Mare, kicker
    1980 Matt Belisle, baseball player
  3. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1881 15th Belmont: T. Costello aboard Saunterer wins in 2:47
    1892 John J. Doyle of Clev Spiders is 1st to pinch hit in a baseball game
    1900 40th British Golf Open: J.H. Taylor shoots a 309 at St Andrews
    1906 Chicago Cubs score 11 in 1st inning, beating NY Giants 19-0
    1930 62nd Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:31.6
    1932 Pitcher John Quinn, 47, is oldest player to have an extra-base hit (a double) & bat in a run, as the Dodgers beat the Cubs 9-2
    1939 Cleveland Indians sets AL record of 16 inning game without striking out, however lose game 5-4 to NY Yankees
    1941 45th US Golf Open: Craig Wood shoots a 284 at Colonial Club Fort Worth
    1941 73rd Belmont: Eddie Arcaro wins aboard Whirlaway to claim first of 2 Triple Crowns
    1966 NY Mets pass up Reggie Jackson to draft Steve Chilcott #1
    1967 NY Yankees draft Ron Blomberg #1
    1969 101st Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Arts & Letters wins in 2:28.8
    1970 Jockey Willie Shoemaker passes Johnny Longden with his 6,033 win
    1972 Pirate's Gene Alley bases-loaded walk, beats Padres 1-0 in 18th
    1973 Rangers draft Texas high school pitcher David Clyde #1
    1974 Padres draft Brown University shortstop Bill Almon #1
    1975 Sri Lanka's 1st one-day international, v WI Cricket World Cup
    1977 White Sox draft Harold Baines #1
    1978 32nd NBA Championship: Wash Bullets beat Sea Supersonics, 4 games to 3
    1981 80th Men's French Open: Bjorn Borg beats Ivan Lendl (6-1, 4-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1)
    1982 NY Mets draft Dwight Gooden, Roger McDowell & Randy Myers
    1983 Steve Carlton temporarily passes Nolan Ryan with his 3,552 strike out
    1986 Pirates draft 3rd baseman Jeff King #1
    1987 Betsy King wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
    1987 86th Men's French Open: Ivan Lendl beats Mats Wilander (7-5, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6)
    1987 86th Women's French Open: Steffi Graf beats Martina Navratilova (6-4, 4-6, 8-6)
    1989 23 year old olympic barefoot South African runner Zola Budd retires
    1989 Wayne Gretzky wins his 9th NHL Hart (MVP) Trophy in 10 years
    1989 1st Baseball game to start outdoors & end indoors, as Toronto Blue Jays stadium closes roof during game at 8:48, & beat Brewers 4-2
    1992 91st Women's French Open: Monica Seles beats Steffi Graf (6-2, 3-6, 10-8)
    1994 A's outfielder Rickey Henderson steals his 1,100th career base
    2009 108th Men's French Open: Roger Federer beats Robin Soderling (6-1, 7-6, 6-4)
    2014 113th Women's French Open: Maria Sharapova beats Simona Halep (6-4, 6-7, 6-4)

    1933 Herb Score, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)
    1937 Bert Sugar, American sports writer (Sting like a Bee), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2012)
    1947 Thurman Munson, baseball catcher/captain (NY Yankees)
    1966 Heathcliff Slocumb, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
    1968 Melissa Coombes, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets)
    1970 Chad Fann, NFL tight end
    1971 Terrell Buckley, NFL cornerback (Miami Dolphins)
    1972 Jeff Burris, NFL cornerback/punt returner (Buffalo Bills)
    1973 Napoleon Kaufman, NFL running back (Oakland Raiders)
    1973 Robert Barr, NFL tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
    1975 Allen Iverson, NBA guard
    1977 Odalis Pérez, Dominican baseball player
    1981 Anna Kournikova, Russian tennis player
    1981 Kevin Kyle, Scottish footballer
    1982 Virgil Vasquez, American baseball player
    1983 Mark Lowe, American baseball player
  4. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1899 39th British Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 310 at Royal St George's Golf Club
    1920 Reds' Edd Roush falls asleep in center during long infield argument Heinie Groh goes to wake him, but umpire ejects Roush for delay of game
    1921 Babe Ruth arrested for speeding, fined $100, & held in jail until 4 PM
    1927 Tony Lazzeri hits 3 HRs Yanks beat White Sox 12-11
    1929 61st Belmont: Mack Garner aboard Blue Larkspur wins in 2:32.8
    1935 39th US Golf Open: Sam Parks Jr shoots a 299 at Oakmont CC PA
    1935 Lou Gehrig collides with Carl Reynolds & leaves the game
    1940 72nd Belmont: Fred A Smith aboard Bimelech wins in 2:29.6
    1950 Boston Red Sox beat St Louis Browns 29-4 (win by record 25 runs)
    1952 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Eastern Women's Golf Open
    1955 Dodgers option Tommy Lasorda to make room on roster for Sandy Koufax
    1961 Milwaukee sets record of 4 consecutive HRs (Eddie Mathews, Hank Aaron, Joe Adcock & Frank Thomas)
    1963 95th Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Chateaugay wins in 2:30.2
    1966 NFL & AFL announce plans to become NFC and AFC in 1970
    1969 Mickey Mantle Day, 60,096 saw #7 retired
    1969 68th Men's French Open: Rod Laver beats Ken Rosewall (6-4, 6-3, 6-4)
    1969 68th Women's French Open: Margaret Court beats Ann Jones (6-1, 4-6, 6-3)
    1971 White Sox draft Danny Goodwin #1, he refuses to sign
    1972 Padres draft Dave Roberts #1, Indians draft Rick Manning #2
    1976 Houston Astros draft Floyd Bannister #1
    1976 Bobby Orr signs a five-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks
    1977 Nolan Ryan notches his 4th career 19-strikeout game
    1978 Braves draft Bob Horner #1
    1980 26th LPGA Championship won by Sally Little
    1980 79th Men's French Open: Bjorn Borg beats Vitas Gerulaitis (6-4, 6-1, 6-2)
    1980 79th Women's French Open: Chris Evert beats Virginia Ruzici (6-0, 6-3)
    1981 Seattle Mariners draft Mike Moore #1
    1982 36th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Philadelphia 76ers, 4 games to 2
    1985 117th Belmont: Eddie Maple aboard Creme Fraiche wins in 2:27
    1986 40th NBA Championship: Celtics beat Houston Rockets, 4 games to 2
    1986 Juli Inkster wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
    1986 Longest 9 inning AL game (4h16m), Balt Orioles beat Yankees 18-9
    1989 Pirates score 10 in 1st (their best inning since 1942), prompts Pirate broadcaster Jim Rooker to say he would walk from Pitts to Philadelphia if Pirates lost, Phillies beat them 15-11, Rooker walks at end of season
    1991 Former NY Jet Mark Gastineau wins 1st pro boxing fight in 12 seconds
    1992 NY Yankee pitcher Steve Howe is banned from baseball for 7th time
    1996 128th Belmont: Rene Douglas aboard Editor's Note wins in 2:28.96
    2013 112th Women's French Open: Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova (6-4, 6-4)

    1911 Van Lingle Mungo, SC, pitcher (Dodgers, Giants)
    1917 Byron R Whizzer White, Ft Collins, NFLer/Supreme Court Just (1962-93)
    1925 Del Ennis, baseball player
    1939 Herb Adderley, NFL hall of famer
    1944 Mark Belanger, American baseball player (d. 1998)
    1957 Don Robinson, American baseball player
    1958 Stan Brock, NFL tackle (San Diego Chargers)
    1960 Linda Hanley, Laguna Beach California, beach volleyballer (Olympic 4th 1996)
    1968 Dave Mlicki, pitcher (NY Mets)
    1970 Troy Vincent, NFL cornerback
    1971 Tom Nutten, CFL/NFL center
    1972 David Sloan, NFL tight end
    1973 Michael Sheldon, NFL offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills)
    1974 Gabe Northern, defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
    1979 Pete Orr, Canadian baseball player
  5. igabradley

    igabradley GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 9, 2007
    I was going to mention this the week of the Derby but failed to, so I'll mention it now.

    1929 61st Belmont: Mack Garner aboard Blue Larkspur wins in 2:32.8
    1940 72nd Belmont: Fred A Smith aboard Bimelech wins in 2:29.6
    1963 95th Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Chateaugay wins in 2:30.2
    1996 128th Belmont: Rene Douglas aboard Editor's Note wins in 2:28.96

    It's interesting to me that horses haven't gotten any faster in the last 100 years.
  6. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    I've noticed that as well, that week around the race someone call the Steve Russell show on WRUF and pointed out the same thing, evolution was complete I guess, whereas humans have developed better nutrition and perfected training
    and diet
  7. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1877 11th Belmont: C Holloway aboard Cloverbrook wins in 2:46
    1883 17th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard George Kinney wins in 2:42.5
    1887 21st Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Hanover wins in 2:43.5
    1898 38th British Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 307 at Prestwick Golf Club
    1899 James J. Jeffries KOs Bob Fitzsimmons in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
    1901 NY Giants get record 31 hits to beat Cincinnati Reds 25-13
    1905 45th British Golf Open: James Braid shoots a 318 at St Andrews
    1914 Honus Wagner is 2nd to get 3,000 hits
    1923 55th Belmont: Earl Sande riding Zev wins in 2:19
    1928 60th Belmont: Clarence Kummer aboard Vito wins in 2:33.2
    1933 Walter Johnson takes over as Cleveland manager
    1945 71st Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Hoop Jr scores his third of record 5 Derby wins
    1945 Following an 8-7 win over the Phils, Brooklyn manager Leo Durocher is arrested on a complaint by a fan that Durocher slugged him
    1946 Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
    1960 ABC and AFL sign a 5 year contract
    1961 Ryne Duren sets AL record with 7 straight strikeouts against Red Sox
    1962 94th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Jaipur wins in 2:28.8
    1963 1st Sunday night game in baseball SF Giants lose to Houston Colts 3-0
    1964 Jack Nicklaus wins British Open golf tournament
    1966 5 Minnesota Twins (Rich Rollins, Zolio Versailes, Tony Oliva, Don Michner, & Harmon Killebrew) all homer in 7th inning to beat A's 9-4
    1968 Carol Mann wins LPGA Bluegrass Ladies Golf Invitational
    1978 Larry Holmes beats Ken Norton in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
    1979 111th Belmont: Ruben Hernandez aboard Coastal wins in 2:28.6
    1979 Phillies wear burgundy uniforms for 1st and last time
    1980 Phillies and SF Giants end their game at 3:11 AM
    1985 39th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 4 games to 2
    1985 Alice Miller wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
    1985 84th Men's French Open: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (3-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2)
    1985 84th Women's French Open: Chris Evert beats Martina Navratilova (6-3, 6-7, 7-5)
    1986 Angel Don Sutton (298 wins) beats White Sox Tom Seaver (306 wins) 3-0
    1990 Dodger Eddie Murray ties Mickey Mantle with baseball's switch hit HRs in 10 games
    1991 90th Men's French Open: Jim Courier beats Andre Agassi (3-6, 6-4, 2-6, 6-1, 6-4)
    1991 90th Women's French Open: Monica Seles beats Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (6-3, 6-4)
    1997 Detroit Tigers baseball team bat out of order against Oakland A's in 1st inning
    2002 48th LPGA Championship won by Se Ri Pak
    2002 101st Women's French Open: Serena Williams beats Venus Williams (7-5, 6-3)
    2015 Chris Heston of the San Francisco Giants becomes the first pitcher to throw a no-hitter in the 2015 MLB season

    1893 Irish Meusel, American baseball player (d. 1963)
    1926 Roy Smalley, shortstop (Cubs, Braves, Phillies, Twins, Yankees)
    1931 Bill Virdon, 2nd baseman (St Louis Cards)/mgr (NY Yankees)
    1940 Dick Vitale, American sportscaster
    1968 Tom Rouen, NFL punter (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
    1969 Keith Alex, NFL guard (Minnesota Vikings)
    1971 D'Marco Farr, defensive tackle (St Louis Rams)
    1971 Roderick Lewis, NFL tight end (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
    1972 Wardell Rouse, NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs)
    1973 Chris Villarrial, center/guard (Chicago Bears)
    1973 Tedy Bruschi, linebacker (New England Patriots)
    1974 Jon Harris, defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
    1974 Randy Winn, American baseball player
    1977 Peja Stojakovic
    1980 Mike Fontenot, American baseball player
    1980 Udonis Haslem, American basketball player
    1985 Sebastian Telfair, American basketball player
  8. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1871 5th Belmont: W Miller aboard Harry Basset wins in 2:56
    1876 10th Belmont: William Donohue aboard Algerine wins in 2:40.5
    1890 24th Belmont: Pike Barnes riding Burlington wins in 2:07.75
    1891 25th Belmont: Ed Garrison riding Foxford wins in 2:08.75
    1893 27th Belmont: Willie Simms aboard Commanche wins in 1:53.25
    1921 Babe Ruth becomes all time HR champ with #120
    1932 67th British Golf Open: Gene Sarazen shoots a 283 at Prince's England
    1933 37th US Golf Open: Johnny Goodman shoots a 287 at North Shore Ill
    1944 Joe Nuxhall, 15, of Cincinnati Reds is youngest player in major league
    1950 50th US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 287 at Merion Golf Club PA
    1952 Chicago White Sox Sam Mele is 6th to get 6 RBIs in an inning
    1957 3rd LPGA Championship won by Louise Suggs
    1972 Hank Aaron's grandslammer (14) ties him for NL lead with Gil Hodges & moves him ahead of Willie Mays as #2 HR hitter (649)
    1974 Mike Schmidt hits a ball off public address speaker on Astrodome roof
    1978 110th Belmont: Steve Cauthen wins aboard Affirmed to wrap up the Triple Crown
    1979 25th LPGA Championship won by Donna Caponi Young
    1979 Balt Orioles pull their 8th triple play (5-4-3 vs Cleve)
    1981 Pete Rose ties Stan Musial's NL record of 3,630 hits
    1984 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA McDonald's Kids Golf Classic
    1984 Zhu Jian Hua of China high jumps a record 7'10" (2.39m)
    1984 83rd Men's French Open: Ivan Lendl beats John McEnroe (3-6, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, 7-5)
    1984 83rd Women's French Open: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert (6-3, 6-1)
    1986 A Bartlett Giamatti becomes president of baseball's NL
    1990 8th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Jack Nicklaus
    1990 89th Women's French Open: Monica Seles beats Steffi Graf (7-6, 6-4)
    1995 Orioles Jeff Manto, hits his 4th consecutive homer
    1997 Kevin Brown of Florida Marlins no hits SF Giants 9-0
    2000 132nd Belmont: Pat Day aboard Commendable wins in 2:31.20

    1910 Frank Demaree, American baseball player
    1947 Ken Singleton, baseball player (Orioles)
    1951 Dan Fouts, NFL quarterback
    1968 Kevin Donnalley, NFL guard/tackle
    1969 Tony McCoy, NFL defensive tackle
    1971 DeWayne Dotson, NFL linebacker
    1976 Freddy García, American baseball player
  9. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1898 23rd Preakness: Willie Simms riding Sly Fox wins in 1:49.75
    1903 43rd British Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 300 at Prestwick Golf Club
    1904 Cubs' Bob Wicker no-hits NY Giants, wins in 12th on 1 hitter, 1-0
    1911 Tigers trailing White Sox 13-1 come back to win 16-15
    1919 23rd US Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 301 at Brae Burn CC Massachusetts
    1927 Babe Ruth hits 19th and 20th of 60 HRs
    1938 Cincinnati Red Johnny Vander Meer no-hits Boston Braves, 3-0
    1949 49th US Golf Open: Cary Middlecoff shoots a 286 at Medinah CC ILL
    1955 87th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Nashua wins in 2:29
    1959 Charlie Sifford becomes the 1st African American to play in a US Golf Open
    1961 Roger Maris hits 19th & 20th of 61 HRs
    1967 A. J. Foyt and Dan Gurney drive a Ford to victory in Le Mans
    1967 Chicago Cubs (7) & NY Mets (4) tie record of 11 HRs in a game
    1978 24th LPGA Championship won by Nancy Lopez
    1978 77th Men's French Open: Bjorn Borg beats Guillermo Vilas (6-1, 6-1, 6-3)
    1979 78th Women's French Open: Chris Evert beats Wendy Turnbull (6-2, 6-0)
    1981 Mariners beat Orioles 8-2 at Kingdome, then players go on strike
    1982 Larry Holmes TKOs Gerry Cooney in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
    1988 Yanks' Rick Rhoden becomes 1st pitcher to DH (0 for 1 with an RBI)
    1989 7th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Orville Moody
    1989 Robin Hood 16 wins LPGA Planters Pat Bradley Points Golf International
    1990 Nolan Ryan pitches his 6th no-hitter beating Oakland, in 9th he retires Ken Phelps, Rickey Henderson & Willie Randolph (all ex Yanks)
    1992 Tracy Austin, 29, is youngest inductee of International Tennis Hall of Fame
    1992 US Olympic baseball team plays 1st exhibtion game, beat Venez 20-0
    1994 126th Belmont: Pat Day aboard Tabasco Cat wins in 2:26.8
    1995 Julie Larsen wins Edina Realty LPGA Golf Classic
    2005 137th Belmont: Jeremy Rose aboard Afleet Alex wins in 2:28.75
    2006 52nd LPGA Championship won by Se Ri Pak
    2012 111th Women's French Open: Maria Sharapova beats Sara Errani (6-3, 6-2)

    1879 Roger Bresnahan, baseball player (d. 1944)
    1903 Ernie Nevers, NFL fullback (Duluth Eskimos, Chicago Cardinals)
    1911 Russ Hodges, Dayton Tn, sportscaster (Wednesday Night Fights)
    1913 Vince Lombardi, American football coach (Green Bay Packers), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1970)
    1939 Jackie Stewart, Scotland, driver/sports announcer (27 Grand Prix)
    1943 Buster Mathis, American heavyweight boxer, born in Sledge, Mississippi
  10. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1880 John Lee Richmond pitches 1st major league perfect game, Worcester 1, Cleveland's Forest City 0
    1922 St Louis Brown Hub Pruett strikes out Babe Ruth 3 straight times
    1922 St Louis gets record 10 hits in a row & beats Phillies 14-8
    1925 William DeHart Hubbard of US, sets long jump record at 25' 10 3/4"
    1926 58th Belmont: Albert Johnson aboard Crusader wins in 2:32.2
    1928 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits 2 triples & 2 HRs to beat White Sox 15-7
    1930 34th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 287 at Interlachen CC Minn
    1930 Max Schmeling beats Jack Sharkey on a foul in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
    1939 43rd US Golf Open: Byron Nelson shoots a 284 at Philadelphia Cricket Club PA
    1939 Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, NY
    1947 Babe Didrikson is 1st American to win British Women's Amateur Golf Championship
    1948 48th US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 276 at Riviera CC in LA
    1950 Connie Mack named Honorary Manager of the All-Star Game
    1954 Milwaukee Braves Jim Wilson no-hits Phillies, 2-0
    1957 Stan Musial plays in 823rd game (new NL consecutive-game streak)
    1959 SF Giants Mike McCormick no-hits Phillies, 3-0 in 5 inning game
    1961 An ailing Bill Veeck sells his interest in White Sox to Arthur Allyn
    1965 Morio Shigematsu runs world record marathon (2:12:00)
    1967 Washington Senators beat Chicago White Sox 6-5 in 22 innings
    1970 Pitts Pirate Doc Ellis no-hits San Diego Padres, 2-0
    1975 Hank Aaron's 1st HR in Milwaukee since 1965
    1979 Tigers fire manager Les Moss, hiring Sparky Anderson
    1981 Baseball players begin a 50 day strike, their 3rd strike
    1981 Larry Holmes TKOs Leon Spinks in 3 for WBC heavyweight boxing title
    1990 NY Yankee reliever Dave Righetti becomes 9th to record 200 saves
    1990 Oakland A's Rickey Henderson becomes 2nd to steal 900 bases
    1990 Orioles Cal Ripken plays in his 1,308th consecutive game to move past Everett Scott into 2nd place on the all-time list
    1990 NY Mets beat Chicago Cubs 19-8 at Wrigley Field, Cubs outfielder Doug Dazcenzo pitched a scoreless 9th inning
    1991 45th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 1
    1994 Liselotte Neumann wins Minnesota LPGA Golf Classic
    1997 1st ever baseball inter-league game SF Giants beat Texas Rangers 4-3
    2002 Los Angeles Lakers beat New Jersey Nets 4-0 in NBA finals MVP: Shaquille O'Neal, L.A.

    1941 Marv Albert, American "Yes!" sportscaster
    1960 Mark Calcavecchia, American professional golfer
    1968 Scott Aldred, pitcher (Minnesota Twins)
    1970 Damon Buford, outfielder (Texas Rangers)
    1971 Ryan Klesko, outfielder (Atlanta Braves)
    1972 Scott Dawes, Australian baseball catcher
    1973 Jason Caffey, NBA forward
    1974 Kerry Kittles, NBA guard
    1974 Hideki Matsui, baseball player
    1975 Ryan Tucker, NFL center
    1977 Andrea Schwartz, 200m butterfly (Olympics 1996)
    1979 Dallas Clark, American football player
    1980 Larry Foote, American football player
  11. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1874 8th Belmont: G Barbee aboard Saxon wins in 2:39.5
    1908 Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
    1918 Phillies and Cards tie 8-8 in 19 innings
    1921 Yanks' pitcher Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs beating Tigers 11-8
    1925 57th Belmont: Albert Johnson aboard American Flag wins in 2:16.8
    1935 James J Braddock beats Max Baer in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
    1937 Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive HRs against St Louis Browns
    1947 1st night game at Fenway Park (Red Sox 5, White Sox 3)
    1948 Babe Ruth's final farewell at Yankee Stadium, he dies Aug 16th
    1953 53rd US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 283 at Oakmont CC in Oakmont PA
    1953 85th Belmont: Eric Guerin aboard Native Dancer wins in 2:28.6
    1953 Jim Peters runs world record marathon (2:18:40.2)
    1957 Ted Williams becomes 1st ALer to have 2, 3-HR games in a season
    1959 59th US Golf Open: Billy Casper shoots a 282 at Winged Foot GC NY
    1959 91st Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Sword Dancer wins in 2:28.6
    1964 Basil Heatley runs world record marathon (2:13:55)
    1965 Susie Maxwell wins LPGA Western Golf Open
    1973 Garvey, Lopes, Cey & Russell play together for 1st time, set record of staying together as an infield for 8½ years (LA Dodgers)
    1976 4th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Donna Caponi
    1988 45th time opposing pitchers hit HRs, Mark Davis (Padres)/Mike Krukow
    1988 Boston Red Sox are 10 games back in AL, & go on to win AL East
    1989 43rd NBA Championship: Detroit Pistons sweeps LA Lakers in 4 games
    1991 The National, 1st all-sports daily newspaper, ceases publication
    1994 Chicago Cub 2nd baseman Ryne Sandberg, retires due to poor play, he forfeits $15.7 million of his $25 million contract
    1995 Indians' Dennis Martínez no-hits Balt 11-0
    1997 51st NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Utah Jazz 4, games to 2
    2012 San Francisco Giants' Matt Cain pitches first perfect game in the franchise's history against the Houston Astros

    1903 Harold "Red" Grange, American "Galloping Ghost" of football (University of Illinois, Chicago Bears), born in Forksville, Pennsylvania
    1915 Don Budge, American tennis player (6 Grand Slam singles titles, Grand Slam 1938)
    1922 Mel Parnell [Melvin], Major League Baseball pitcher
    1939 Tom Cheek, American baseball player
    1941 Marcel Lachemann, American baseball player
    1951 Mike Weaver, American WBA World Heavyweight Champion,
    1962 Hannah Storm, sports journalist (CNN, NBC)
    1969 Robert Harris, American former NFL defensive end
    1973 Sam Adams, NFL defensive tackle