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    1870 All-pro Cincinnati Red Stockings suffer 1st loss in 130 games
    1880 14th Belmont: L Hughes aboard Grenada wins in 2:47
    1901 1st golf championship is played
    1933 Lou Gehrig & Joe McCarthy thrown out of game, McCarthy suspended 3 games but Gehrig isn't, so he continues his streak at 1,249 games
    1952 52nd US Golf Open: Julius Boros shoots a 281 at Northwood Club Dallas
    1952 Jim Peters runs world record marathon (2:20:42.2)
    1952 Braves Warren Spahn ties NL record of Jim Whitney with 18 strikeouts against the Cubs in 15-inning, 3-1 loss
    1958 58th US Golf Open: Tommy Bolt shoots a 283 at Southern Hills in Tulsa
    1959 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA American Women's Golf Open
    1963 NY Met Duke Snider hits his 400th HR
    1964 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
    1965 Cincinnati Red Jim Maloney no-hits NY Mets but loses in 11, 1-0
    1966 Miami beats St Petersburg (Florida State League) 4-3 in 29 innings longest uninterrupted game in organized baseball
    1969 Oakland As' Reggie Jackson gets 10 RBIs to beat Red Sox 21-7
    1974 Angels' Nolan Ryan strikes out 19 Red Sox in 12 innings
    1979 NY Giants Willie McCovey 513th HR is an NL lefty record
    1981 27th LPGA Championship won by Donna Caponi Young
    1985 Earl Weaver comes out of retirement to manage Balt Orioles
    1987 41st NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 4 games to 2
    1987 Colleen Walker wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
    1989 Nolan Ryan becomes 2nd pitcher to defeat all 26 teams
    1990 44th NBA Championship: Det Pistons beat Por Trailblazers, 4 games to 1
    1992 46th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Port Trailblazers, 4 games to 2
    1992 Anne-Marie Palli wins ShopRite LPGA Golf Classic
    1995 49th NBA Championship: Houston Rockets sweep Orlando Magic in 4 games
    1998 52nd NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Utah Jazz, 4 games to 2
    2000 Greg Maddux makes his 387th putout, breaking Jack Morris' career record
    2007 61st NBA Championship: San Antonio Spurs beat Cleveland Cavaliers, 4 games to 0
    2009 63rd NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Orlando Magic, 4 games to 1
    2009 55th LPGA Championship won by Anna Nordqvist

    BIRTHDAYS
    1926 Don Newcombe, baseball player
    1952 Pat Summitt, American basketball coach (University of Tennessee), born in Clarksville, Tennessee
    1955 Vince Evans, NFL quarterback
    1958 Eric Heiden, US speed skater
    1960 Tonie Campbell, 100m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1988)
    1961 Sam Perkins, NBA forward/center
    1964 Jamie Dukes, NFL center
    1966 Ricky Siglar, NFL tackle
    1966 Rod Stephens, NFL linebacker
    1967 Dedrick Dodge, NFL safety
    1967 Wendy Lian Williams, US diver (Olympic bronze 1988,
    1968 Brian Wiggins, NFL wide receiver
    1969 Eugene Chung, NFL guard
    1969 Steffi Graf, German tennis star who won 22 Grand Slam singles titles
    1970 Willie Beamon, American former-NFL cornerback
    1971 Bruce Bowen, NBA guard
    1971 Fred Baxter, NFL tight end
    1972 Jeff Kysar, NFL tackle
    1972 Rick Brunson, NBA guard
    1973 Sam Shade, NFL strong safety
    1973 Stepfret Williams, wide receiver
    1974 Rod Payne, corner
    1977 Chris McAlister, American football player
    1978 Annia Hatch, Cuban-American gymnast
    1983 John Stocco, football player
    1984 Lorenzo Booker, football player
     
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    1887 NY Giants beat Philadelphia Phillies 29-1
    1889 3rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Bertha Townsend beats Lida Voorhees (7-5, 6-2)
    1894 Phillies beat Cincinnati Reds, 21-8
    1901 7th US Golf Open: Willie Anderson shoots a 331 at Myopia Hunt Club MA
    1902 Minor League's most lopsided baseball game: Corsicana 51; Texarkana 3 Justin Clark of Corsicana, Texas minors hits 8 home runs in 1 game
    1906 46th British Golf Open: James Braid shoots a 300 at Muirfield
    1928 Ty Cobb, 41, steals home for 50th & final time
    1931 Eddie Collins & Harry Heilmann retire from baseball
    1938 1st night game at Brooklyn Ebbets Field (Reds 6, Dodgers 0) as Cincinnati Red Johnny Vander Meer hurls unprecedented 2nd consecutive no-hitter
    1947 47th US Golf Open: Lew Worsham shoots a 282 at St Louis CC in MO
    1948 1st night game at Briggs Stadium: Detroit Tigers beat Philadelphia A's (Tigers 4, Athletics 1)
    1951 Joe Louis scored his last knock out victory
    1957 89th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Gallant Man wins in 2:26.6
    1958 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
    1960 Angel Cordero wins his 1st of over 7000 horse races
    1962 Phillies score 10 runs in an inning against Reds en route to 13-8 win
    1963 Buddy Nobles runs world record marathon (2:14:28)
    1963 SF Giants Juan Marichal no-hits Houston Colt .45s, 1-0
    1965 Denny McLain in relief strikesout 1st 7 batters faced & record 14 in 6 2/3 innings, Bill Freehan ties catcher record of 19 putouts
    1968 15th Curtis Cup: US wins 10½-7½ at Royal County Down Golf Club (Newcastle, Northern Ireland)
    1969 69th US Golf Open: Orville Moody shoots a 281 at Champs GC in Houston Sport awardGolf Tournament
    1969 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
    1969 Mets help their power needs by adding 1st baseman Donn Clendenon
    1970 16th LPGA Championship won by Shirley Englehorn
    1975 Carol Mann wins Lawson's LPGA Golf Classic
    1975 74th Men's French Open: Bjorn Borg beats Guillermo Vilas (6-2, 6-3, 6-4)
    1975 74th Women's French Open: Chris Evert beats Martina Navratilova (2-6, 6-2, 6-1)
    1976 Rain out! Astrodome cancels game heavy rains make it difficult for visiting team and umpires to get through flooded streets to the stadium
    1977 NY Mets trade Tom Seaver to Reds for Pat Zachry
    1980 80th US Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 272 at Baltusrol GC NJ
    1980 Jorge Orta of Cleveland gets 6 hits in a baseball game
    1983 Cards trade Keith Hernandez to Mets for Neil Allen & Rick Ownbey
    1986 86th US Golf Open: Ray Floyd shoots a 279 at Shinnecock Hills GC NY
    1986 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
    1987 Michael Spinks TKOs Gerry Cooney in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
    1989 Balt Orioles pull their 9th triple play (vs Yankees)
    1994 NY Giants cut quarterback Phil Simms
    1997 97th US Golf Open: Ernie Els shoots a 276 Congressional CC Bethesda Md
    1997 Danielle Ammaccapane wins Edina Realty LPGA Classic
    2001 55th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Philadelphia 76ers, 4 games to 1
    2003 57th NBA Championship: San Antonio Spurs beat New Jersey Nets, 4 games to 2
    2003 103rd US Golf Open: Jim Furyk shoots a 272 at Olympia Fields CC IL
    2004 58th NBA Championship: Detroit Pistons beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 1
    2011 Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins defeat Vancouver Canucks 4-3
    2014 114th US Golf Open: Martin Kaymer shoots a 271 at Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina
    2014 68th NBA Championship: San Antonio Spurs beat Miami Heat, 4 games to 1

    BIRTHDAYS
    1925 Gene Baker, baseball player
    1938 Billy Williams, baseball player (Cubs)
    1942 Bruce DalCanton, baseball player
    1946 Ken Henderson, baseball player
    1948 Champ Summers, baseball player
    1949 Dusty Baker, baseball player
    1955 Cathy Morse, LPGA golfer
    1956 Lance Parrish, baseball player
    1957 Brett Butler, MLB center fielder
    1958 Wade Boggs, Nebraska, Red Sox/Yank 3rd baseman (AL bat champ 1985-88)
    1960 Denise Haigh, LPGA golfer
    1968 Tim Lester, NFL fullback
    1970 Zan Tabak, NBA center (Toronto Raptors)
    1972 Andrew Pettitte, Baton Rouge LA, pitcher (NY Yankees)
    1972 Justin C G Leonard, PGA golfer
    1972 Tony Clark, Newton KS, infielder (Detroit Tigers)
    1973 Matt Stevens, safety (Philadelphia Eagles)
    1975 Rachel Wacholder, American beach volleyballer
    1977 Michael Doleac, American basketball player
    1978 Zach Day, American baseball player
    1981 Jeremy Reed, American baseball player
    1983 Derek Anderson, American football player
    1984 Tim Lincecum, American baseball player
     
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    1883 1st baseball "Ladies' Day" (NY Gothams beat Cleve Spiders 5-2)
    1903 1st Highlander (Yankee) shut-out victory 1-0 over White Sox
    1909 Jim Thorpe makes his pro baseball pitching debut for Rocky Mount (ECL) with 4-2 win, this will cause him to forfeit his Olympic medals
    1917 49th Belmont: James Butwell aboard Hourless wins in 2:17.8
    1927 31st US Golf Open: Tommy Armour shoots a 301 at Oakmont CC in Pa
    1929 Otto E Funk, 62, ends marathon walk (NY to SF, 4165 miles in 183 days)
    1938 Boston Red Sox Jimmie Foxx is walked a record 6 consecutive times by St Louis Browns
    1945 70th Preakness: Wayne D Wright aboard Polynesian wins in 1:58.8
    1946 46th US Golf Open: Lloyd Mangrum shoots a 284 at Canterbury GC Cleve
    1951 51st US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 287 at Oakland Hills CC, Michigan
    1956 56th US Golf Open: Cary Middlecoff shoots a 281 at Oak Hill CC NY
    1956 88th Belmont: David Erb aboard Needles wins in 2:29.8
    1957 White Sox reliever Dixie Howell hits 2 HRs to beat Washington Senators 8-6
    1963 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Women's Golf Open
    1968 Lee Trevino is 1st to play all 4 rounds of golf's US open under par
    1974 74th US Golf Open: Hale Irwin shoots a 287 at Winged Foot GC NY
    1974 Sandra Haynie wins Lawson's LPGA Golf Open
    1974 73rd Men's French Open: Bjorn Borg beats Manuel Orantes (2-6, 6-7, 6-0, 6-1, 6-1)
    1974 73rd Women's French Open: Chris Evert beats Olga Morozova (6-1, 6-2)
    1977 Ron Guidry's 1st complete game, 7-0 over KC Royals
    1978 Cincinnati Red Tom Seaver no-hits St Louis Cards, 4-0
    1979 Carl Yastrzemski hits his 1,000th extra base hit
    1984 Edwin Moses wins his 100th consecutive 400-meter hurdles race
    1985 85th US Golf Open: Andy North shoots a 279 at Oakland Hills CC Mich
    1985 Willie Banks of USA sets triple jump record (58 feet 11 inches) in Indianapolis
    1988 Boston Red Sox Barrett steals home
    1988 In Santa Barbara, CA, a team of 32 divers begin cycling underwater on a standard tricycle, to complete 116.66 mi in 75 hrs 20 mins
    1991 Minnesota Twins win a team record 15 games in a row
    1992 Colorado Rockies 1st minor league team's (Bend Oregon in Class A) game
    1992 Red Sox Mark Reardon sets record of 342 saves (vs Yanks 1-0)
    1995 Marlins outfielder Andre Dawson hits his 400th NL career HR (429)
    1995 Salt Lake City awarded the XIX Winter Olympics in 2002
    1996 50th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Seat Supersonic, 4 games to 2
    2002 102nd US Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 277 at Bethpage State Park NY
    2008 108th US Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 283 at Torrey Pines GC CA
    2015 69th NBA Championship: Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers, 4 games to 2

    BIRTHDAYS
    1916 Hank Luisetti, NBA forward (1st to use a one-handed shot)
    1925 Richard Jacobs, philanthropist/sports owner (Cleveland Indians)
    1933 Ken Johnson, MLB player - 1st pitcher to lose a complete game nine-inning no-hitter, born in West Palm Beach, Florida
    1948 Ron LeFlore, American baseball player
    1955 Tree Rollins, NBA center (Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Winter Haven, Florida
    1962 Wally Joyner, American baseball player
    1965 J. J. Birden, American NFL wide receiver
    1968 Alton Montgomery, NFL safety (Atlanta Falcons)
    1968 Matt Turk, NFL punter (Washington Redskins)
    1969 Kevin Young, Alpena MI, infielder (KC Royals)
    1969 L B Stephens, NFLer (Jacksonville Jaguars)
    1970 Phil Mickelson, PGA golfer (five-time major winner), born in San Diego, California
    1971 Andre President, tight end (Philadelphia Eagles)
    1971 Chris Gomez, American baseball infielder (San Diego Padres), born in Los Angeles, California
    1972 Shawnelle Scott, NBA center (Cleveland Cavaliers)
    1977 Kerry Wood, American baseball player
    1977 Petros Papadakis, American sportscaster, former USC football player
     
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    1930 Chuck Klein sets Phillies hitting streak at 26 straight games
    1939 44th Men's French Championships: Don McNeill beats Bobby Riggs
    1943 Player-manager Joe Cronin of Red Sox hits two 3-run pinch home runs
    1953 Most runs scored in 1 inning (17 by Red Sox)
    1954 Rocky Marciano beats Ezzard Charles in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
    1960 Ted Williams hit his 500th HR
    1962 62nd US Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 283 at Oakmont CC PA
    1962 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open
    1973 73rd US Golf Open: Johnny Miller shoots a 279 at Oakmont CC PA
    1976 ABA (Nets, Pacers, Nuggets & Spurs) merges into NBA
    1979 79th US Golf Open: Hale Irwin shoots a 284 at Inverness Club in Toledo
    1979 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament
    1992 Philadelphia 76ers trade Charles Barkley to Phoenix Suns
    1994 O.J. Simpson doesn't turn himself in on murder charges, LA cops chase his Ford Bronco for 1½ hours, eventually gives up
    2003 Moneyball, a book about the 2003 Oakland Athletics baseball team and GM Billy Beane's sabermetric approach, inspired by Bill James, is published
    2007 107th US Golf Open: Ángel Cabrera shoots a 285 at Oakmont GC PA
    2008 62nd NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 2
    2010 64th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 4 games to 3
    2012 112th US Golf Open: American golfer, Webb Simpson shoots a 281 at Olympic Club CA

    BIRTHDAYS
    1861 Pete Browning, American baseball player
    1923 Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch, AAFC, NFL halfback, end (LA Rams)
    1938 Judy Kimball-Simon, LPGA golfer
    1940 Bobby Bell, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
    1945 Tony Roche, Australian tennis player and coach, born in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
    1948 David Concepcion, Venezuela, all star shortstop
    1962 Ed Brady, American NFL linebacker
    1963 Kevin Glover, NFL center
    1965 Dan Jansen, West Allis Wisc, speed skater (Olympic gold 1984, 88, 92)
    1965 Danny McManus, CFL quarterback (Edmonton Eskimos)
    1965 Dermontti Dawson, NFL center (Pittsburgh Steelers)
    1965 Mike Magnante, pitcher (KC Royals), born in Glendale, California
    1965 Ray Seals, NFL defensive end
    1966 Fred Barnett, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
    1967 Keith Sims, NFL guard (Miami Dolphins)
    1967 Pearl Sinn, LPGA golfer
    1967 Terry Davis, NBA forward/center
    1970 Jason Hanson, NFL kicker
    1970 Ron "Popeye" Jones, American NBA forward
    1972 James McKnight, NFL wide receiver
    1977 Mark Tauscher, American football player
    1980 Venus Williams, American tennis star considered one of the all-time greats of women's tennis
    1981 Kyle Boller football quarterback
     
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    1916 Yanks score in every inning but 8th to beat Indians 19-3
    1938 Babe Ruth is signed as a Dodgers coach for the rest of the season
    1941 Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
    1947 Cincinnati Red Ewell Blackwell no-hits Boston Braves, 6-0
    1948 Phillies pitching great Robin Roberts debut, loses 2-0 to Pirates
    1950 Cleveland Indians score 14 runs in 1st inning, beat A's 21-2
    1953 Eugene Stephens is 1st to get 3 hits & Red Sox score 17 runs in 1 Inning (7th) Red Sox beat Detroit 23-3
    1960 60th US Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots 280 at Cherry Hills in Denver
    1960 Giants hire Tom Sheehan as baseball's oldest debuting manager (66)
    1961 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open
    1967 67th US Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots 275 at Baltusrol GC NJ
    1967 Houston Don Wilson no-hits Atlanta Braves, 2-0
    1967 Susie Maxwell wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open
    1972 72nd US Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 290 at Pebble Beach, California
    1972 US Supreme Court, 5-3, confirms lower court rulings in Curt Flood case, upholding baseball's exemption from antitrust laws
    1975 Fred Lynn gets 10 RBIs in a Red Sox 15-1 victory over Tigers
    1976 Bowie Kuhn voids A's sales, totaling $35 million, of Joe Rudi & Rollie Fingers to Red Sox, & Vida Blue to Yankees
    1977 Billy Martin & Reggie Jackson get into a dug out altercation
    1978 78th US Golf Open: Andy North shoots a 285 at Cherry Hill CC in Denver
    1978 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Bankers Trust Golf Classic
    1984 84th US Golf Open: Fuzzy Zoeller shoots a 276 at Winged Foot GC NY
    1985 Boston Red Sox Fred Lynn gets 10 RBIs
    1986 Don Sutton becomes 19th pitcher to win 300 games
    1989 89th US Golf Open: Curtis Strange wins by 3 from Scott Simpson for first back-to-back Open titles since Ben Hogan 1950-51
    1989 Laura Davies wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
    1991 Yankee pitchers pick-off 3 Toronto Blue Jays
    1993 Expo's Dennis Martínez is 92nd to win 200 games
    2000 100th US Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 272 at Pebble Beach, California
    2001 101st US Golf Open: Retief Goosen shoots a 276 at Southern Hills CC OK
    2006 106th US Golf Open: Geoff Ogilvy shoots a 285 at Winged Foot GC NY

    BIRTHDAYS
    1924 George Mikan, American NBA center (6-time all-pro), born in Joliet, Illinois (d. 2005)
    1939 Lou Brock, one-time baseball stolen base leader (St Louis Cards)
    1961 Andres Galarraga, Venezuelan infielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Caracas
    1963 Bruce Smith, NFL defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
    1963 Joe Walter, NFL tackle (Cin Bengals)
    1966 Robert Kempainen, marathoner (Olympics 1996), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
    1966 Sandy Alomar, catcher (Cleveland Indians)
    1980 Antonio Gates, American football player
    1992 Bob Kempainen, marathoner (Olympics-66),
     
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    1846 First offically recognised baseball game (played by Cartwright Rules) - NY Nines 23 defeat Knickerbockers 1 at Hoboken, New Jersey
    1867 1st Belmont: J Gilpatrick aboard Ruthless wins in 3:05
    1894 28th Belmont: Willie Simms aboard Henry of Navarre wins in 1:56.5
    1936 German boxer Max Schmeling World Champion KOs Joe Louis
    1938 Paul Waner (Pirates) homers off Pete Sivess (Phillies) in DH
    1938 Reds Johnny Vander Meer extends his string of hitless baseball innings to 21 2/3 before Debs Garms singles for Boston in 4th
    1942 Paul Waner is 7th to get 3,000 baseball hits
    1943 NFL's Philadelphia Eagles & Pittsburgh Steelers merge, (dissolves on Dec 5)
    1952 Bkln Dodger Carl Erskine no-hits Chicago Cubs, 5-0
    1954 54th US Golf Open: Ed Furgol shoots a 284 at Baltusrol GC in NJ
    1954 Betty Jameson wins LPGA Western Golf Open
    1955 Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 100
    1955 Phils beat Cubs 1-0 in 15, ties longest shut out in Phillies history
    1960 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open
    1961 NY Yankee Roger Maris hits his 25th of 61 HRs
    1966 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open
    1973 Pete Rose & Willie Davis both get career hit # 2,000
    1974 KC Royal Steve Busby 2nd no-hitter beats Milwaukee Brewers, 2-0
    1977 77th US Golf Open: Hubert Green shoots a 278 at Southern Hills Tulsa
    1977 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
    1977 Red Sox set 3 game record of 16 HRs, all against Yanks
    1985 Reggie Jackson hits his 513th HR to move into 10th place
    1991 NY Yankee Steve Howe records his 1st major league save since 1987
    1992 Evander Holyfield beats Larry Holmes in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
    1992 NY Yankees 1st game in Baltimore Oriole's Camden Yards
    2000 Los Angeles Lakers beat Indiana Pacers 4-2 in NBA finals MVP: Shaquille O'Neal, L.A.
    2000 Tiger Woods wins golf's US Open by 15 shots, a record for all majors, with a US Open to-par record score of -12
    2000 54th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Indiana Pacers, 4 games to 2
    2005 105th US Golf Open: Michael Campbell shoots a 280 at Pinehurst GR NC
    2006 Stanley Cup: first time winners Carolina Hurricanes defeat Edmonton Oilers 4-3
    2011 111th US Golf Open: Rory McIlroy shoots a 268 at Congressional GC MD
    2016 116th US Golf Open: Dustin Johnson wins with a one-under-par 69 by three shots, controversially penalised 1 stroke at Oakmont, Pennsylvania
    2016 NBA Finals: Cleveland Cavaliers win their first title defeating Golden State Warriors 4–3 - 1st team to overcome 3–1 deficit

    BIRTHDAYS
    1903 Lou Gehrig [Henry Louis Gehrig], American first baseman (NY Yankees), nicknamed "The Iron Horse"
    1912 Don Gutteridge, American baseball player
    1924 Leo Nomellini, NFL defensive tackle
    1940 Shirley "Cha Cha" Muldowney, drag racer (1st woman Top Fuel champ),
    1942 Willie Frazier, AFL/NFL tight end (Houston Oilers),
    1968 Jud Buechler, NBA guard/forward (Chicago Bulls)
    1970 Chris Gray, NFL guard (Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears)
    1970 Scott Brumfield, guard (Cincinnati Bengals)
    1973 Jahine Arnold, wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)
    1973 Yasuhiko Yabuta, Japanese baseball player
    1974 Doug Mientkiewicz, American baseball player
    1975 Anthony Parker, NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers)
    1975 Brandon Mitchell, defensive end (New England Patriots)
    1976 Darnell Autry, running back (Chicago Bears)
    1977 Peter Warrick, American NFL running back (
    1978 Claudio Vargas, Dominican baseball player
    1979 Quentin Jammer, American football player
    1980 Dante Robinson, American football player
    1982 David Pollack, American football player
    1986 Marvin Williams, American basketball player
    1987 Rashard Mendenhall, American football player
     
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    1912 NY Giants lead Bost Braves 14-2 into 9th, Giants win 21-12
    1914 46th Belmont: Merritt Buxton aboard Luke McLuke wins in 2:20
    1920 Yanks win protest of 1-0 White Sox win & game is replayed
    1930 65th British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 291 at Hoylake Hoylake
    1936 Jesse Owens of US sets 100 meter record at 10.2
    1940 Joe Louis TKOs Arturo Godoy in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
    1950 Joe DiMaggio's 2,000th hit, Yanks beat Indians 8-2
    1951 Cleve Indian Bobby Avila hits 3 HRs, double & single vs Red Sox
    1956 At Detroit's Briggs Stadium, Mickey Mantle hits 2 Billy Hoeft pitches into right center field bleachers (no else hits 1 there)
    1960 Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
    1963 1st Mayor's Trophy Game (New York), Mets beat Yankees 6-2
    1964 64th US Golf Open: Ken Venturi shoots a 278 at Congressional CC MD
    1965 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open
    1966 66th US Golf Open: Billy Casper shoots a 278 at Olympic CC in San Francisco
    1967 Muhammad Ali convicted of refusing induction into armed services
    1967 Phillies Larry Jackson beats NY Mets for 18th straight time
    1968 Jim Hines becomes 1st person to run 100 meters in under 10 seconds
    1971 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Heritage Golf Open
    1973 Chicago's Cy Acosta is 1st AL pitcher to bat since DH rule (strikeout)
    1973 SF Giants Bobby Bonds sets NL record with 22 lead off HRs
    1976 76th US Golf Open: Jerry Pate shoots a 277 at Atlanta AC in Duluth Ga
    1978 1st 6 teams of Women's Pro Basketball League (WBL) granted-Iowa, NJ, Milwaukee, Chicago, Minnesota & Dayton
    1980 California Angels Freddie Patek, hits 3 HRs & double to beat Red Sox 20-2
    1980 Roberto Duran takes WBC welterweight title from Sugar Ray Leonard
    1982 82nd US Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 282 at Pebble Beach Golf Links California
    1982 Pete Rose is 5th to appear in 3,000 games (Cobb, Musial, Aaron, Yaz)
    1983 NY Yankee Bobby Murcer retires
    1984 Oakland A's Dave Kingman hits his 3rd grand slam & 14th lifetime
    1986 Jim Fregosi replaces Tony La Russa as White Sox manager
    1988 88th US Golf Open: Curtis Strange wins playoff by 4 from Briton Nick Faldo
    1993 47th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Phoenix Suns, 4 games to 2
    1993 93rd US Golf Open: Lee Janzen shoots a 272 at Baltusrol GC NJ
    1993 Tammie Green wins LPGA Rochester International Golf Tournament
    1994 94th US Golf Open: Ernie Els shoots a 279 at Oakmont CC in Oakmont Pa
    1994 O.J. Simpson arraigned on murder of Nicole Simpson & Ronald Goldman
    1999 99th US Golf Open: Payne Stewart shoots a 279 at Pinehurst CC
    2006 60th NBA Championship: Miami Heat beat Dallas Mavericks, 4 games to 2
    2013 LeBron James is named NBA finals MVP for the second straight year
    2013 67th NBA Championship: Miami Heat beat San Antonio Spurs, 4 games to 3
    2017 Tiger Woods checks into a clinic to manage his pain medication and sleep disorder, following his arrest for driving under the influence

    BIRTHDAYS
    1908 Billy Werber, American baseball player
    1943 Andy Etchebarren, baseball catcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in Whittier, California
    1944 Dave Nelson, baseball player
    1953 Raul Ramirez, tennis player
    1958 Dickie Thon, baseball player
    1958 Ron Hornaday, American racecar driver
    1960 Donna Mayhew, Taylor Penn, javelin thrower
    1961 Gary Varsho, baseball player
    1968 Fred McAfee, NFL running back
    1969 Gerald Dixon, NFL linebacker
    1971 Rodney Rogers, NBA forward
    1971 William Gaines, NFL defensive tackle
    1972 Paul Bako, American baseball player
    1976 Carlos Lee, Panamanian baseball player
    1976 Rob Mackowiak, American baseball player
    1978 LaVar Arrington, American football player
    1978 Bobby Seay, American baseball player
    1983 Darren Sproles, American football player
    1983 Josh Childress, American basketball player
    1985 Darko Milicic, Serbian basketball player
     
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    1879 Infielder William White plays one game for the Providence Grays with conjecture was the first African-American to play MLB even though he appeared Caucasian
    1900 Dodgers score 7 in top of 11th to go ahead of Phillies, 20-13, In bottom of 11th Phillies stalls so umpire forfeits game to Dodgers
    1904 Boston Herald tells of Red Sox trade "Dougherty as a Yankee," 1st known reference to NY club as Yankees (became Yankees in 1913)
    1932 Jack Sharkey beats Max Schmeling in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
    1938 Baseball's Pinky Higgins gets 12th straight hit
    1939 NY Yankees announce Lou Gehrig's retirement after doctors reveal he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    1964 Phillies Jim Bunning pitches perfect game (Mets) on Fathers day, in 2nd game of DH, Mets get 3 hits, 3 being fewest hits in NL DH
    1965 65th US Golf Open: Gary Player shoots 282 at Bellerive CC in St Louis
    1967 Yanks take 5-3 lead in 11th & lose 6-5, in 2nd game Red Sox lead 3-2 in 9th & Yanks beat them 6-3
    1969 John Pennel pole vaults world record (5.45 m)
    1970 70th US Golf Open: Tony Jacklin shoots a 281 at Hazeltine National Minn
    1970 Judy Rankin wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
    1971 71st US Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 280 at Merion GC in Ardmore PA
    1971 Indians Ken Harrelson retires from baseball to play pro golf
    1983 Tennis ace Arthur Ashe undergoes double bypass heart surgery
    1986 Bo Jackson, Heisman Trophy winner, signs with KC Royals
    1986 Heike Drechsler of East Germany long jumps 7.45 m (women's record)
    1987 87th US Golf Open: Scott Simpson shoots a 277 at Olympic Club in San Francisco
    1988 42nd NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Detroit Pistons, 4 games to 3
    1989 Carlton Fisk becomes AL catcher HR hitter, 307th at Yankee stadium
    1994 Steffi Graf becomes 1st defending tennis champ to lose in 1st round of a major tournament (Wimbledon to Lorrie McNeal)
    1997 Women's National Basketball Association begins as NY Liberty beats LA Sparks
    1998 98th US Golf Open: Lee Janzen shoots a 280 at Olympic Club SF
    2002 Lennox Lewis retains boxing's WBC world Heavyweight crown with an eight round knockout over Mike Tyson
    2012 Miami Heat win the 2012 NBA finals after defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder 4 games to one
    2012 66th NBA Championship: Miami Heat beat Oklahoma City Thunder, 4 games to 1
    2015 Jordan Spieth wins 115th U.S. Open at Chambers Bay (68-67-71-69-275)

    BIRTHDAYS
    1918 Eddie Lopat, American baseball player (NY Yankees), born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)
    1927 Jackie Collum, baseball player
    1930 Mike McCormack, NFL offensive tackle (NY Yankees, Cleveland, Philadelphia)
    1953 Charlie Moore Jr, baseball player
    1956 Rick Sutcliffe, pitcher (LA Dodgers, Chicago Cubs)
    1959 Tom Chambers, NBA forward, center
    1963 Jeff Musselman, baseball player
    1963 Mike Sherrard, NFL wide receiver
    1966 David Williams, NFL tackle
    1967 Derrick Coleman, NBA forward
     
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    1889 Louisville Colonels set ML baseball record with 26th consecutive loss
    1926 Cardinals pick up 39-year-old Grover Alexander on waivers from Cubs
    1929 Mel Ott (Giants) homers off Leo Sweetland (Phillies) in doubleheader
    1930 Lou Gehrig hits 3 HRs in a game, Ruth hits 3 in doubleheader
    1937 Joe Louis KOs James J Braddock in 18 for heavyweight boxing title
    1944 Longest shut out in Phillies history, Phils beat Braves 1-0 in 15 inn
    1946 Bill Veeck purchases Cleveland Indians
    1949 Ezzard Charles beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for National Boxing Association world heavyweight title
    1959 Most Phillies strike out in a game (16 by Sandy Koufax)
    1969 Susie Berning wins LPGA Pabst Ladies' Golf Classic
    1975 Betsy Cullen wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Classic
    1976 SD Padre pitcher Randy Jones ties record of 68 innings without a walk
    1979 Larry Holmes TKOs Mike Weaver in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
    1982 Pete Rose gets his 3,772nd hit, moves past Aaron into 2nd place
    1986 Judy Dickinson wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
    1987 Tom Seaver retires after 3rd try with NY Mets
    1990 Braves replace manager Russ Nixon with GM Bobby Cox
    1990 Longest game in Toronto, Yanks beat Blue Jays 8-7 in 15 inns
    1993 NY Met Anthony Young ties record of 23rd straight loss
    1994 48th NBA Championship: Houston Rockets beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 3

    BIRTHDAYS

    1903 Carl Hubbell, pitcher (NY Giants)-253 wins, 2.97 lifetime ERA
    1947 "Pistol" Pete Maravich, American NBA star (Atlanta Hawks), born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
    1962 Clyde "Glide" Drexler, NBA Guard (Houston Rockets, Port Trailblazers
    1964 Greg Anderson, NBA forward/center (San Antonio Spurs, Atlanta Hawks)
    1964 Mark Royals, NFL punter
    1968 Darrell Armstrong, NBA guard
    1970 Rastko Cvetkovic, NBA center
    1971 Brant Brown, infielder (Chicago Cubs)
    1971 Kurt Warner, American football player
    1973 Cory Alexander, NBA guard
    1978 Champ Bailey, American football player
    1979 Brad Hawpe, American baseball player
    1982 Ian Kinsler, American baseball player
     
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    1894 The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne, Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin
    1917 Ernie Shore replaces Red Sox pitcher Babe Ruth with a runner on, he throws him out & retires all 26 he faces for a perfect game
    1918 Boston Red Sox Dutch Leonard's 2nd no-hitter beats Tigers, 5-0
    1922 57th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 300 at Royal St George
    1927 Lou Gehrig hits 3 HRs in 11-4 victory over Red Sox
    1930 Chicago Cubs beat Philadelphia Phillies 21-8
    1932 Lou Gehrig plays 1,103rd successive game in a NY uniform, equaling Joe Sewell's record with one team (Cleveland)
    1939 Bronko Nagurski beats Lou Thesz in Houston, to win National Boxing Association world heavyweight title
    1945 77th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Pavot wins in 2:30.2
    1953 Patty Berg wins LPGA All-American Women Golf Tournament
    1961 Cubs Ernie Banks ends his 717 consecutive-games-played streak
    1961 Phillies overcome 9-0, losing 11-2 they score 4 in 8th & 6 in 9th
    1962 Larry Doby retires from Cleveland Indians to play in Japan
    1963 63rd US Golf Open: Julius Boros shoots a 293 at The Country Club Mass
    1963 NY Mets Jimmy Piersall hits his 100th HR, he circles bases backwards
    1969 Joe Frazier TKOs Jerry Quarry in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
    1971 Phillies Rick Wise no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 4-0
    1972 US President Nixon signs act barring sex discrimination in college sports
    1973 Phillies Ken Brett 4th consecutive game HR in which he pitched
    1974 20th LPGA Championship won by Sandra Haynie
    1981 Longest game in Professional Baseball: Pawtucket Red Sox finally beat Rochester Red Wings 3-2 in 33 innings (game began 18th April)
    1985 Alice Miller wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
    1985 Laffit Pincay Jr becomes 2nd jockey to win $100 million
    1988 Charlotte Hornets & Miami Heat begin their NBA expansion draft
    1988 Yanks manager Billy Martin's 5th term ends, Lou Pinella named manager
    1994 Replay shows Oakland Athletics's Bobby Witt beat Kansas City's Greg Gagne to 1st in 6th but umpire Gary Cedarstrom calls him safe, ruining Witt's perfect game
    1996 Dottie Pepper wins LPGA Rochester International Golf Tournament
    2003 Barry Bonds steals second base against the LA Dodgers, becoming the first player in MLB history to have 500 career homers and 500 steals
    2005 San Antonio Spurs beat Detroit Pistons 4-3 in NBA finals MVP: Tim Duncan (his third), San Antonio
    2008 Félix Hernández of the Seattle Mariners hits a grand slam home run against New York Mets, 1st pitcher since Steve Dunning in 1971

    BIRTHDAYS
    1925 Art Modell [Arthur Bertram], American businessman (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, Modells Stores), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
    1940 Wilma Rudolph, St Bethlehem Tenn, runner (Olympic-3 gold-1960)
    1956 Tony Hill, American football player
    1966 Barbara Jordan, US softball outfielder (Olympic gold 1996)
    1967 Derrick Walker, NFL tight end
    1969 Elbert Ellis, NFL wide receiver
    1970 Mike Bartrum, tight end
    1970 Robert Brooks, NFL wide receiver
    1972 Larry Whigham, NFL safety
    1974 Dontonio Wingfield, NBA forward
    1974 Mark Hendrickson, NBA forward
    1975 Kevin Dyson, American football player
    1988 Chellsie Memmel, American gymnast
    1992 Gator Bridget Sloan, American gymnast