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  1. gatorjjh

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

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1882 NL expels umpire Richard Higham for dishonesty
    1894 Decision to hold modern Olympics every 4 years
    1922 US football team Chicago Staleys become Chicago Bears
    1924 59th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 301 at Hoylake Hoylake
    1936 Joe DiMaggio becomes 5th to hit 2 HRs in 1 inn, Yanks beat Browns 18-4
    1947 Jackie Robinson swipes home for 1st of 19 times in his career
    1947 Jim Ferrier wins PGA golf tournament
    1950 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Western Women's Golf Open
    1956 2nd LPGA Championship won by Marlene Hagge
    1962 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA J E McAuliffe Golf Tournament
    1962 Jack Reed's 22nd-inning HR wins longest NY Yankee game in history
    1968 14th LPGA Championship won by Sandra Post
    1968 Joe Frazier TKOs Manuel Ramos in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
    1974 Steve Busby retires 1st 9 White Sox to set AL record with 33 consecutive batters retired
    1979 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
    1979 Rickey Henderson debuts for Oakland & steals his 1st base
    1983 Don Sutton becomes 8th pitcher to strikeout 3,000 batters
    1984 Laurie Rinker wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
    1988 Cleve pitcher Doug Jones sets record of 14 consecutive saves
    1988 Red Sox begin AL record 23rd consecutive home win streak
    1992 Commissioner Fay Vincent permanently bans Steve Howe from baseball
    1994 Jeff Bagwell of Astros is 28th to hit 2 HRs in an inning
    1995 Stanley Cup: NJ Devils sweep Detroit Red Wings in 4 games
    1997 Mark McGwire hits a 538 foot home run
    1997 Seat Mariner Randy Johnson strikes out 19 Oakland A's but loses
    2001 47th LPGA Championship won by Karrie Webb
    2010 In the longest match in tennis history, John Isner of the U.S. defeats Nicolas Mahut of France at Wimbledon after 11 hours, 5 minutes of play over three days


    1895 Jack Dempsey, American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1919-26), born in Manassa, Colorado (d. 1983)
    1931 Billy Casper, American golfer and three time PGA Player of the Year
    1938 Don Mincher, Huntsville, Alabama, Major League Baseball 1st baseman
    1960 Juli Inkster, LPGA golfer
    1970 Carlos Yancy, NFL cornerback
    1972 Mitch Berger, punter
    1973 Michael Cheever, corner
    1984 J.J. Redick, American basketball player
    1986 Phil Hughes, American baseball player
    2001 Mo'ne Davis, American Little League baseball pitcher, 1st girl to pitch a shutout, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  2. gatorjjh

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

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1903 Yanks & White Sox end deadlocked at 6-6 in 18
    1903 Boston Beaneater Wiley Piatt is only 20th-century pitcher to lose 2 complete games in one day, falling to Pittsburgh 1-0 & 5-3
    1904 18th U.S. Women's National Championship: May Sutton beats Elisabeth Moore (6-1, 6-2)
    1912 52nd British Golf Open: Ted Ray shoots a 295 at Muirfield
    1921 56th British Golf Open: Jock Hutchison shoots a 296 at St Andrews
    1926 61st British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 291 at Royal Lytham
    1932 36th US Golf Open: Gene Sarazen shoots a 286 at Fresh Meadows NY
    1934 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits for the cycle beating White Sox 11-2
    1934 Yank pitcher John Broaca ties record by striking out 5 times
    1935 Joe Louis defeats Primo Carnera at Yankee Stadium
    1947 Heavyweight Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello
    1948 Joe Louis KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
    1952 34th PGA Championship: Jim Turnesa at Big Spring CC Louisville
    1961 Baltimore and California use a record 16 pitchers in a game (8 each) in 14 inns
    1967 Carol Mann wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational
    1968 Bobby Bonds hits a grand slam in his 1st major league game (Giants)
    1969 Pancho Gonzalez beats Charles Pasarell in 112 game (5hr12m) marathon
    1972 Bernice Gera becomes 1st female umpire in pro baseball
    1976 Ranger Toby Harrah is only shortstop not to handle a fielding chance in doubleheader
    1986 Phillies give Steve Carlton, 41, his unconditional release
    1988 Cal Ripken Jr plays in his 1,000th consecutive game
    1989 Betsy King wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
    1991 Martina Navratilova wins record 100th singles match at Wimbledon
    1994 Cleveland Indians 18 game home win streak ends to Yanks 11-6
    1995 Betsy King wins ShopRite LPGA Golf Classic

    1939 Allen Fox, American Tennis Player
    1942 Willis Reed, American NBA hall of fame MVP center/coach (NY Knicks), born in Hico, Louisiana
    1949 Phyllis George-Brown, Miss America (1971)/sportscaster
    1962 Dan Turk, American footballer, NFL center
    1963 Mike Stanley, catcher (NY Yankees, Boston Red Sox)
    1964 Dell Curry, NBA guard
    1967 Joan Smith, biathelete (Olympics 1994)
    1970 Aaron Sele, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
    1971 Michael Tucker, South Boston VA, outfielder
    1972 Amy Wickus, Baraboo Wisconsin, 800m/1500m runner
    1972 Carlos Delgado, Aguadilla Puerto Rico, infielder
    1974 Leeland McElroy, running back (Arizona Cardinals)
    1974 Vernon Crawford, linebacker (New England Patriots)
    1978 Luke Scott, American baseball player
  3. gatorjjh

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

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1916 Cleveland Indians experiment with numbers on their jerseys (one game)
    1925 60th British Golf Open: Jim Barnes shoots a 300 at Prestwick Golf Club
    1938 Cincinnati Red Lonny Frey hits 8 doubles in a doubleheader
    1944 Yanks, Dodgers & Giants play unique 6 inn game for War Bonds, each playing successive innings, final score Dodgers-5, Yanks-1 & Giants-0
    1959 Ingemar Johansson TKOs Floyd Patterson in 3 for heavyweight boxing title
    1962 Boston Red Sox Earl Wilson no-hits LA Angels, 2-0
    1966 Carol Mann wins LPGA Waterloo Women's Golf Open Invitational
    1970 Frank Robinson hits 2 grand slams as Orioles beat Senators 12-2
    1976 WS shortstop Toby Harrah plays DH without touching a batted ball
    1983 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
    1987 Losing 9-0 to Red Sox, Yanks score 11 in 3rd & win 12-11 in 10 inn
    1988 Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
    1991 Charlotte Hornets make Larry Johnson of UNLV, NBA's #1 draft pick
    1993 NY Met Eddie Murray is 20th to get 1,600 RBIs
    1994 Kirby Puckett pass Rod Carew with 2,088 hit as Twin's top hit leader

    1819 Abner Doubleday, Union general-major and inventor (baseball), born in Ballston Spa, New York
    1903 Floyd "Babe" Herman, Brooklyn Dodgers' slugger (.324 lifetime average)
    1907 Debs Garms, American baseball player (d. 1984)
    1911 Babe Didrikson Zaharias, American all-round athlete (10 LPGA majors, Olympic gold medals 80m hurdles, javelin 1932), born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 1956)
    1960 Jumpy Geathers, NFL defensive end
    1968 Shannon Sharpe, NFL tight end
    1969 Troy Auzenne, NFL tackle
    1971 Carlton Gray, NFL cornerback
    1972 Jerris McPhail, running back
    1973 Reggie Brown, NFL fullback
    1974 Derek Jeter, American baseball shortstop (NY Yankees, Rookie of Year 1996)
    1974 Jason Kendall, catcher
    1976 Chad Pennington, American football player
    1980 Michael Vick, American football player
    1980 Chris Shelton, American baseball player
    1984 Elijah Dukes, American baseball player
    1984 Raymond Felton, American basketball player
    1984 Deron Williams, American basketball player
  4. gatorjjh

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

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1890 George Dixon becomes 1st black boxing champ (Bantam weight)
    1914 Jack Johnson beats Frank Moran in 20 for heavyweight boxing title
    1917 1st baseball player (Hank Gowdy) to enter WW I military service
    1939 Brooklyn Dodgers tie Boston Braves, 2-2, in 23 innings
    1956 Indians trailing Orioles 9-1 come back to win 12-11 in 11 innings
    1963 Phillies Johnny Callison hits for cycle, but Phillie centerfielder Tony Gonzalez's error ends his record 205 consecutive errorless games
    1965 Carol Mann wins LPGA Carling Golf Open
    1979 Heavyweight Muhammad Ali confirms that his 3rd retirement is final (it isn't)
    1980 Dodgers' Jerry Reuss no-hits SF Giants 8-0
    1982 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
    1983 Mariners bat out of order against White Sox in 2nd inning
    1984 Supreme Court ends NCAA monopoly on college football telecasts
    1986 Robby Thompson (SF Giants) sets record, caught stealing 4 times in 1 game
    1988 Mike Tyson KOs Michael Spinks in 91 seconds, in Atlantic City ($67m)
    1988 Reds bat out of order against Padres in 1st inning
    1992 193rd ranked Andrei Olhovsky defeats #1 seed Jim Courier at Wimbledon
    1993 11th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Jim Colbert
    1993 NY Met pitcher Anthony Young loses record 24th straight game
    1993 Shelley Hamlin wins ShopRite LPGA Golf Classic
    2017 Tennis star Serena Williams poses pregnant and nude for the cover of "Vanity Fair"

    1932 Eddie Kasko, baseball player
    1943 Rico Petrocelli, American baseball player
    1956 Brad Childress, American football coach
    1967 Lester Archambeau, NFL defensive end (Atlanta Falcons)
    1967 Michelle Torres, tennis star, born in Chicago, Illinois
    1970 Ricardo Jordan, Delray Beach Fla, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
    1970 Jim Edmonds, American baseball player
    1971 Brant Boyer, linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
    1973 Jennifer Brundage, US softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996)
    1973 Wendell Davis, cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
    1974 Juran Bolden, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
    1975 Daryle Ward, American baseball player
    1976 Johnny Estrada, American baseball player
  5. gatorjjh

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

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1887 Phillies most lopsided shut-out beating Indianapolis 24-0
    1892 Phillies tie club record of 16 straight victories
    1898 15th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats L Martin (6-4 6-4)
    1898 22nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: R.F. Doherty beats younger brother Laurence Doherty 6-3, 6-3, 2-6, 5-7, 6-1
    1907 Nationals steal a record 13 bases off catcher Branch Rickey
    1919 Carl Mazes pitches a complete doubleheader against NY Yankees
    1923 Dodgers lost 7-0 lead, as Phillies score 8 in bottom of 9th
    1939 Joe Louis TKOs Tony Galent in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
    1946 Permanent radio play-by-play of Cleveland Indians games begins
    1953 8th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls
    1957 Frick overrules and names Stan Musial, Willie Mays, & Hank Aaron to All Star team
    1959 Phils Wally Post is only outfielder to throw out 2 runners in an inning twice (Losing to Giants 6-0)
    1966 Ernie Terrel beats Doug Jones in 15 wba for heavyweight boxing title
    1971 Phillies' Rick Wise hits 2 HRs and no-hits Reds
    1971 US Supreme Court (8-0) overturns draft evasion conviction of Muhammad Ali
    1973 Black Sports Hall of Fame forms: Paul Robeson, Elgin Baylor, Jesse Owens, Jim Brown, Wilma Rudolph, Joe Louis and Althea Gibson elected
    1975 Golfer Lee Trevino is struck by lightning at Western Open
    1987 Deb Richard wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
    1987 Don Baylor sets career hit-by-pitch mark at 244 (Pitcher Rick Rhoden)
    1992 US Dream Team beats Cuba in 1st exhibition basketball game, 133-57
    1993 Jacques Lemaire is named NJ Devils 8th Head Coach
    1993 Carlton Fisk, 45, released by White Sox, as all time leader of most games caught and most HRs by a catcher
    1994 NY Met Pitcher Dwight Gooden suspended for 60 days due to drug charges
    2007 Craig Biggio of the Houston Astros becomes the 27th member of the 3000 hit club, going 5 for 5 against the Colorado Rockies
    2013 Jay Onrait and Dan O'Toole's final "Sportscentre" broadcast on TSN

    1931 Junior Johnson, NASCAR driver
    1937 Ron Luciano, baseball umpire (d. 1995)
    1941 Al Downing, baseball player
    1949 Don Baylor, Tx, baseball player (Rockies, 1979 AL RBI leader, 267 HBP)
    1957 Mike Skinner, racecar driver
    1960 John Elway, NFL quarterback
    1961 Jay Schroeder, NFL quarterback (Wash Redskins, LA Raiders)
    1961 Jeff Malone, NBA guard
    1964 Bryan Barker, NFL punter
    1965 Michele Timms, WNBA guard
    1967 Anthony Smith, NFL defensive end (Oakland Raiders)
    1967 Matt Karchner, pitcher (Chicago White Sox)
    1971 Bobby Hurley, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings)
    1971 Gary Downs, NFL running back
    1971 Greg Keagle, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
    1971 Jeff Cothran, NFL fullback
    1971 Ron Mahay, baseball player
    1972 Marvin Jones, NFL linebacker
    1974 Karim Abdul-Jabaar, running back
    1974 Rob Dyrdek, Professional skateboarder
    1975 Chad Green, baseball outfielder
    1977 Chris Spurling, baseball player
    1979 Randy McMichael, football player
  6. gatorjjh

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

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1897 Chicago beats Louisville 36-7 (baseball)
    1904 21st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats Charlotte Cooper 6-0, 6-3
    1961 Willie Mays is 4th major leaguer with 3 or more HRs twice in a season
    1969 24th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young
    1969 On Billy Williams Day in Chicago, the Cubs outfielder passes Stan Musial's NL record for consecutive games played (896)
    1980 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament
    1983 Angel Cordero wins his 5,000th horse races
    1984 Pete Rose plays in record 3,309th game, surpassing Carl Yastrzemski
    1986 Boston Red Sox trade for Tom Seaver
    1986 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
    1986 Sparky Anderson is 1st to win 600 games as manager in both leagues
    1990 NY Mets tie their team career high 11 game win streak
    1990 A's Dave Stewart no-hits Blue Jays & Dodger's Fernando Valenzuela no-hits St Louis 6-0, 1st time no-hitters in both leagues
    1995 George Foreman loses IBF boxing title for refusing to re-fight Axel Schulz
    1997 18th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Graham Marsh
    1997 Greg Norman wins PGA St Jude Classic
    1997 Michelle McGann wins ShopRite LPGA Classic

    1881 Harry Frazee, American baseball team owner
    1910 Burgess Whitehead, American baseball player
    1933 Bob Shaw, baseball player
    1936 David Jenkins, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1960)
    1936 Harmon Killebrew, baseball player (Minnesota Twins)
    1941 John Boccabella, American baseball player
    1942 Larry Snyder, American jockey
    1949 Dan Dierdorf, NFLer, sportscaster
    1954 Rick Honeycutt, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
    1956 Pedro Guerrero, baseball player
    1958 Richard Mettee, horse trainer
    1959 Edward F Humenik, PGA golfer
    1964 Pepper Johnson, NFL linebacker
    1967 John Wehner, infielder
    1970 Troy Drayton
    1970 Mike Vallely, American skateboarder
    1971 Wendee Espinosa, female outfielder (Silver Bullets)
    1981 Joe Johnson, American basketball player
    1985 Quintin Demps, American football player
  7. gatorjjh

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

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1908 Boston's Cy Young's 2nd no-hitter, beats NY Highlanders, 8-0
    1909 Jack Johnson fights Tony Ross to no decision in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
    1910 27th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats Dora Boothby 6-2, 6-2
    1910 34th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Anthony Wilding beats Arthur Gore 6-4, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2
    1913 NY Giants score 10 in 10th to beat Phillies 11-1
    1916 22nd US Golf Open: Chick Evans shoots a 286 at Minikahda Club MINN
    1929 33rd US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 294 at Winged Foot CC NY
    1933 Card's Dizzy Dean strikes out 17 Cubs to win 8-2
    1934 NFL's Portsmouth Spartans become Detroit Lions
    1948 Cleve Indian Bob Lemon no-hits Detroit Tigers, 2-0
    1954 Yank pitcher Tom Morgan ties record by hitting 3 batters in 1 inning This was also Bobby Brown's last game; he retired to become a doctor
    1962 17th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Murle Lindstrom
    1962 LA Dodger Sandy Koufax no-hits NY Mets, 5-0
    1965 NFL grants Atlanta Falcons a franchise
    1967 Phillies Cookie Rojas pitches, plays 9th position since joining Phils
    1968 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
    1970 Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium opens, Braves beat Reds 8-2
    1972 Cincinnati Reds are 11 games back in NL, & go on to win pennant
    1975 Muhammad Ali beats British boxer Joe Bugner in a 15 round unanimous decision to retain the WBC & WBA heavyweight title
    1978 Larry Doby becomes manager of Chicago White Sox
    1988 Chicago agrees to build a new stadium so White Sox won't move to Florida
    1994 Giants outfielder Darren Lewis errors after record 392 flawless games
    1995 Indians' Eddie Murray, is 20th to reach 3,000 hits
    1996 Dottie Pepper wins ShopRite LPGA Golf Classic

    1912 Dan Reeves, NFL team owner (Cleveland/LA Rams)
    1913 Harry Wismer, Port Huron Mich, AFL owner (NY Titans)
    1938 Billy Mills, 10k (Olympic gold 1964), born in Pine Ridge, South Dakota
    1944 Ron Swoboda, baseball outfielder/sportscaster (NY Yankees, NY Mets)
    1957 Sarah McGuire, LPGA golfer (1983 United Va Bank-5th), born in Springfield, Illinois
    1957 Sterling Marlin, American race car driver (NASCAR)
    1961 Karolyn Kirby, US beach volleyball player (Goodwill-gold-94)
    1962 Tony Fernández, Dominican baseball player
    1965 Mitch Richmond, NBA guard
    1966 Mike Tyson, American boxer (youngest ever heavyweight champion 1986-90, 20 years
    1966 Louie Aguiar, NFL punter
    1967 Sheila Hudson, US triple jumper (US record 1992)
    1968 Dan Peltier, outfielder (SF Giants)
    1972 Garret Anderson, outfielder (California Angels), born in Los Angeles, California
    1972 Tyrone Davis, NFL tight end
    1981 Ben Utecht, American football Player
    1982 Mitch Maier, American baseball player
    1983 Marlin Jackson, American football player
    1985 Michael Phelps, American swimmer (world record 28 Olympic medals)
  8. Speedofsand

    Speedofsand VIP Member

    Apr 8, 2007
    20 years ago.
    20 years ago Florida was on fire. 500,000 acres burned. 121,000 in Volusia County. At the time, it was the largest aerial fire suppression operation in the U.S. A record-breaking number of firefighters — 10,000 — helped battle 2,200 blazes across Florida.

    "On Saturday June 20, 35 more wildfires broke out and forced the closing of U.S. 92, a main east-west transportation mute. Aircraft fighting the fires from above had to stop operating out of the DeLand airport because of smoke blowing into the area.

    During the week of June 21, 10 active fires were battled in Volusia County. On Sunday, 18,000 acres were burned or burning. Between 200 and 300 homes (INCLUDING MINE) were threatened. None of the major fires were under control.

    By Tuesday June 23, so many fires were burning that it was impossible to successfully initiate attacks on all of them. Also, the fires were beginning to converge. One fire covered more than 20,000 acres. 22 fires were being fought in Volusia County.

    Officials met on Tuesday June 30 to discuss concerns about traffic connected with the upcoming NASCAR race. Because of smoke, which was everywhere, visibility was poor. The cost of fighting the fires was estimated at $155,000 per day, excluding statewide mutual aid and additional expenditures from municipalities. The federal government declared Volusia County a disaster area. At that point, over 100,000 acres (156 square miles) had burned in Volusia and Flagler counties.

    On Wednesday July 1, more fires broke out as increasing winds picked up embers from old fires and started new ones. A Flagler County fire had entered Volusia County and had necessitated the evacuation of about 20,000 people. Ormond Beach was threatened, and all roads into the city were closed except A1A. Approximately one-third of the city was forced to evacuate; 15,000 people were affected. Some residents who were trapped by fire and had no other means of escape were evacuated in the county sheriff's helicopter. For those who could go home from work, the drive was surreal. The sky was painted with an eerie orange-hued glow. Smoke permeated everything, affecting visibility and health. Stories were heard of citizens waking from a sound sleep choking because of smoke in their homes. Ten areas in the cities of Daytona and Ormond Beach were under mandatory evacuation orders. The Emory L. Bennett Veterans Nursing Home was in the line of the sweeping fires and had to evacuate 300 patients. By 11 p.m., 1-95 was closed from Jacksonville to Titusville, a distance of 135 miles.

    By Thursday July 2, fires had forced the evacuation of 40,000 people. Winds at speeds of 20 miles per hour were blowing embers half a mile in front of the main fire line. The fires in Daytona Beach traveled 10 miles in four hours. The first-ever nighttime Pepsi 400 NASCAR race - which was sold out - was postponed until October 17, 1998. It was the first time a 400 race had been postponed for any reason since NASCAR had started racing in 1959."
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  9. gatorjjh

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

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    great post, I remember the fires and the scars they left - not long after we set up a second residence in Palm Coast, Flagler Cty was a fire victim as well as Volusia
  10. gatorjjh

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

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1893 San Francisco Bay City Club opens 1st US bicycle race track, made of wood
    1897 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: England's Blanche Bingley wins her 4th title beating Charlotte Cooper 5-7, 7-5, 6-2
    1910 Chicago's Comiskey Park (originally White Sox Park) opens - St Louis Browns beat White Sox 2-0
    1916 Pittsburgh shortstop Honus Wagner, at 42 and 4 months, connects at Cincinnati to become the oldest to hit an inside-the-park HR
    1917 In contradiction of a state law, the Robins (Dodgers) play their 1st Sunday MLB game in Brooklyn. Owner and manager arrested but escape with a fine
    1920 Washington Senators pitching legend Walter Johnson no-hits Boston Red Sox 1-0 at Fenway Park, the only no-hitter of his illustrious career
    1920 St Louis Cardinals become tenants of their AL rival St Louis Browns, as they abandon Robison Field midway through the MLB season and return to Sportsman's Park
    1938 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Don Budge beats England's Henry Austin 6-1, 6-0, 6-3 for the 3rd leg of his Grand Slam
    1938 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Helen Jacobs 6-4, 6-0 in 4th final between the pair (Wills Moody won all 4)
    1941 Joe DiMaggio, on way to a record 56, ties Willie Keeler's 44 game MLB hit streak in a win over Boston at Yankee Stadium
    1945 First MLB superstar to return from WW II, Hank Greenberg homers in his 1st game (Detroit beats Philadelphia A's 9-5)
    1948 Brooklyn's future Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Roy Campanella debuts with 3 hits in a 6-4 loss to the rival NY Giants
    1949 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Ted Schroeder beats multi-national Jaroslav Drobny 3-6, 6-0, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 for his only Wimbledon singles title
    1949 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Louise Brough beats fellow American Margaret duPont 10-8, 1-6, 10-8 for the second of 3 straight Wimbledon titles
    1951 Cleveland Indians veteran hurler Bob Feller pitches his 3rd career no-hitter beating Detroit Tigers, 2-1
    1952 The first NASCAR Grand National event is run outside of the US with Buddy Shuman winning the 200-lap race at Stamford Park, Ontario, Canada
    1960 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Neale Fraser beats Rod Laver 6-4, 3-6, 9-7, 7-5
    1967 Bobby Unser wins both races at Mosport, Ontario, Canada, the first Champ Car races ever run outside the United States
    1974 NFL players go on strike for 41 days challenging the "Rozelle Rule" but had to wait until 1977 for new collective bargaining agreement
    1982 Cal Ripken Jr. makes the first of his record 2,216 consecutive MLB starts at shortstop for the Baltimore Orioles.
    1984 US Open Senior Golf, Oak Hill CC: Miller Barber wins by 2 strokes from Arnold Palmer
    1987 New York City radio station WFAN-AM commences first 24 hour all sports radio format
    1990 US Open Senior Golf, Ridgewood CC: Lee Trevino wins by 2 strokes from Jack Nicklaus for his first Seniors tour major title
    1997 Nevada Athletic Commission suspends Mike Tyson for biting Evander Holyfield's ear during their heavyweight title fight
    2005 Texas Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers is suspended for 20 games and fined $50k for shoving a cameraman - sentence later overturned
    2007 US Open Women's Golf, Pine Needles: American Christie Kerr wins by 2 strokes from Lorena Ochoa & Angela Park
    2011 NBA owners begin the second player lockout in 12 years, shortening the season by 16 games before a salary agreement was reached

    1857 Roger Connor, American Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman (career HR record 138 stood for 23 years)
    1861 John Clarkson, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Triple Crown 1889),
    1888 Ben Taylor, American Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman/manager (Negro Leagues), born in Anderson, South Carolina
    1906 Ed Gordon Jr, American long jumper (Olympic gold 1932), born in Jackson, Mississippi
    1907 Bill Stern, American sportscaster
    1910 Glen Hardin, American athlete (Olympic gold 1936 400m hurdles)
    1916 Bob Prince, American sportscaster (Pittsburgh Pirates)
    1922 Don Whitmire, American College Football Hall of Fame tackle (Alabama, Navy - All American at both)
    1925 Art McNally, American sports referee (NFL Head of Officiating 1968-91)
    1933 Sam Rutigliano, American NFL coach/broadcaster
    1944 Diron Talbot, American NFL defensive tackle (Pro Bowl 1974,
    1953 Pat Donovan, American NFL offensive lineman
    1953 Mike Hayes, College/Pro Football Halls of Fame cornerback (9-time Pro Bowl)
    1958 Nancy Lieberman, American Basketball Hall of Fame point guard/coach
    1958 Dave Waymer, American NFL safety
    1961 Carl Lewis, American sprinter/long jumper (9 Olympic gold 1984, 88, 92, 96)
    1966 Patrick McEnroe, American tennis player/coach/broadcaster (coach US Davis Cup win 2007)
    1969 Gary Brown, American NFL running back/coach (Houston Oilers)
    1985 Chris Perez, American MLB reliever (All Star 2011-12)
    1986 Charlie Blackmon, American MLB outfielder (NL Batting champion 2017)
    1991 Michael Wacha, American MLB pitcher (All Star 2015)
    1992 Aaron Sanchez, American MLB pitcher (All Star 2016)
  11. gatorjjh

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

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1902 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty wins his first title beating Arthur Gore 6-4, 6-3, 3-6, 6-0
    1903 National League MLB batting champion Ed Delahanty, disappears after being removed from a train by force, found dead at bottom of Niagara Falls 2 weeks later
    1903 Pitcher Jack Doscher, debuts for the Chicago Cubs, the first son of a major leaguer to play MLB, father Herm 1882-92
    1907 US National Women's Tennis Championship: Evelyn Sears beats fellow American Carrie Neely 6-3, 6-2 for her only major singles title
    1911 Detroit Tigers legend Ty Cobb hits in his 40th straight game in 14-6 rout of Cleveland. Streak ends next game
    1921 Jack Dempsey KOs French boxer Georges Carpentier in 4 in 3rd heavyweight title defence, crowd of 91,000 brings in 1st million dollar gate ($1.7m)
    1927 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-French final Henri Cochet beats Jean Borotra 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-5
    1930 Carl Reynolds becomes only the 2nd player in MLB history to hit home runs in 3 consecutive innings in 15-4 White Sox victory at Yankee Stadium
    1932 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats fellow American Helen Jacobs 6-3, 6-1 for her 5th of 8 titles
    1932 American golfer Walter Hagan wins his 5th and last Western Open in Cleveland, 16 years after he won his first
    1933 NY Giants pitcher Carl Hubbell works 18 innings of shutout ball to beat St Louis Cardinals 1-0
    1941 Joe DiMaggio hits a 3-run homer off Boston's Dick Newsome to pass Willie Keeler's MLB record 44 game hitting streak
    1948 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Bob Falkenburg beats John Bromwich of Australia 7-5, 0-6, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 for his only Grand Slam singles title
    1948 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Louise Brough beats fellow American Doris Hart 6-3, 8-6 for the first of 3-straight Wimbledon singles titles
    1949 "Red Barber's Clubhouse" sports show premieres on CBS (later NBC) TV
    1961 Amidst 5 NY Yankee homers v Washington, Roger Maris hits 29th and 30th en route to 61 for the season
    1963 Giants legend Willie Mays breaks up classic Juan Marichal/Warren Spahn pitching dual with a HR in 16th off Spahn for 1-0 win over Braves
    1966 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: American Billie Jean King beats Maria Bueno of Brazil 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 for the first of her 12 Grand Slam singles titles
    1970 NY Yankees infielder Horace Clarke breaks up a potential no-hitter in the 9th inning for 3rd time in 28 days
    1972 American pole vaulter Bob Seagren breaks world record for the 4th and final time with 5.63m in Eugene, Oregon
    1976 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: American Chris Evert beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley of Australia 6-3, 4-6, 8-6 for second of 3 Wimbledon singles titles
    1977 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Sweden's Björn Borg beats American Jimmy Connors 3-6, 6-2, 6-1, 5-7, 6-4 for the second of 5 consecutive Wimbledon singles titles
    1978 MLB pitcher Ron Guidry beats Detroit 3-2 for a NY Yankee record 13-0 start to the season
    1983 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Andrea Jaeger 6-0, 6-3 for the 4th of 9 Wimbledon singles titles
    1986 Boston Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens (14-0) suffers his 1st loss, one win short of AL record for consecutive wins to start season
    1988 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Germany's Steffi Graf beats Martina Navratilova 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 for the third leg of her Golden Slam
    1989 US Open Senior Golf, Laurel Valley GC: Orville Moody wins by 2 from Frank Beard, 20 years after his US Open triumph in 1969
    1989 American jockey Steve Cauthen wins Irish Derby on Old Vic to become the first rider in history to sweep the world's 4 major Derbies (Kentucky, Epsom, French, Irish)
    2005 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams beats fellow American Lindsay Davenport 4-6, 7-6, 9-7 for the 3rd of her 5 Wimbledon singles titles
    2006 Michael Schumacher wins US F1 Grand Prix for the 5th time, 1st driver in any series to win 5 races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
    2013 Reds pitcher Homer Bailey no-hits SF Giants 3-0 in Cincinnati, his second no-hitter in 10 months


    1901 Arthur Rex Alston, sports commentator
    1904 René Lacoste, French tennis player (7 Grand Slam titles, Lacoste clothing)
    1937 Dick Berardino, baseball player
    1937 Richard Petty "The King", American NASCAR Driver (7x NASCAR Championship, 7x Daytona 500), born in Level Cross, North Carolina
    1947 Ervin Hall, 100m hurdler (Olympic silver 1968), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    1953 Tony Armas, baseball player
    1964 Joe Magrane, baseball player
    1964 Jose Canseco, outfielder (Oak A's, Red Sox, 1988 AL MVP)
    1971 Troy Brown, NFL wide receiver (NE Patriots)
    1974 Sean Casey, American baseball player
    1975 Catalina Cristea, Bucharest Rom, tennis star
    1980 Nicole Manske, American beauty queen and motorsports television commentator
    1981 Angel Pagán, Puerto Rican baseball player
    1985 Rhett Bomar, American football player
    1985 Chad Henne, American football player
  12. gatorjjh

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

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1901 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Arthur Gore beats R.F. Doherty 4-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-4 for his 1st of 3 Wimbledon singles titles
    1905 American boxer Marvin Hart scores a 12th round KO of Jack Root in Reno, Nevada for world heavyweight title
    1908 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper Sterry wins her 5th and final Wimbledon title with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Agnes Morton
    1908 Wimbledon Mens' Tennis: Arthur Gore takes his 2nd of 3 Wimbledon titles beating Herbert Roper-Barrett 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 3-6, 6-4
    1912 NY Giants pitcher Rube Marquard ties Tim Keefe's 1888 record 19 game win-streak (started April 11)
    1920 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bill Tilden, becomes first American male to win Wimbledon beating defending champion Gerald Patterson of Australia
    1931 German boxer Max Schmeling beats American Young Stribling by TKO in 15 in Cleveland, his first heavyweight title defence
    1931 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: In an all-German final Cilly Aussem beats Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling 6-2, 7-5
    1932 After 30 years as manager of the New York Giants, John McGraw retires from baseball (2,583 wins / 1,948 losses NY)
    1951 PGA Championship, Oakmont GC: Sam Snead beats Walter Burkemo 7 & 6 for his 3rd PGA Championship title
    1959 British Open Golf, Muirfield: South African Gary Player wins by 2 from Fred Bullock and Flory Van Donck
    1966 Atlanta Braves Tony Cloninger, 1st NL player and only pitcher to hit 2 grand slams in a MLB game (17-3 v SF Giants)
    1968 Cleveland pitcher Luis Tiant strikes out a record 19 Minnesota Twins (10 inns) for another record 32 Ks in consecutive games
    1970 California Angels pitcher Clyde Wright no-hits Oakland A's, 4-0
    1971 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Newcombe of Australia beats American Stan Smith 6-3, 5-7, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 for his third and final Wimbledon singles title
    1974 Pitching in MLB-record 13th consecutive game for Dodgers, Mike Marshall saves Tommy John's 4-1 win over the Reds
    1980 Biggest MLB crowd in 7 years, 73,096 watch Indians beat Yankees, 7-0 at Cleveland Stadium
    1981 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Chris Evert beats Hana Mandlíková 6-2, 6-2 for her third and final Wimbledon singles title
    1982 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 for the first of 6-straight Wimbledon singles titles
    1983 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American John McEnroe outclasses Chris Lewis of New Zealand 6-2, 6-2, 6-2
    1987 Controversial NY Mets star Darryl Strawberry threatens teammates for criticising his play
    1988 A's Gene Nelson becomes 1st AL pitcher to steal a base since 1973 in 9-8 win over Toronto
    1991 Gateway Board of Trustees approve a 20-year lease for the Cleveland Indians to play MLB at Jacobs Field
    2004 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maria Sharapova becomes first Russian player to win Wimbledon beating defending champion Serena Williams
    2010 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams successfully defends her crown overpowering Vera Zvonareva of Russia 6-3 6-2

    1922 Art Fowler, baseball player
    1940 Cesar Tovar, baseball player
    1940 Lance Larson, American 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic silver 1960)
    1953 Frank Tanana, baseball pitcher (California Angels)
    1954 Debbie Skinner, LPGA golfer
    1955 Matt Keough, baseball player (Oakland A's, NY Yankees)
    1957 Danny Heep, baseball player
    1960 Jack Daugherty, baseball player, born in Hialeah, Florida.
    1963 Don August, baseball player
    1964 Warren Newson, Newnan GA, outfielder
    1965 Dan Land, NFL cornerback/safety (Oakland Raiders)
    1965 Greg Vaughn, outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers, SD Padres), born in Sacramento, California
    1965 Vinson Smith, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears)
    1966 Moises Alou, MLB outfielder (Montreal Expos)
    1966 Neil O'Donnell, NFL quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
    1967 Brian Cashman, American major league baseball executive
    1973 Devin Bush, NFL strong safety
    1975 John Hargis, American 100m butterfly (Olympics 1996)
    1979 David Bacani, American baseball player
    1984 Manny Lawson, American Football player