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  • 1919 Fastest major league game (51 mins), Giants beat Phillies 6-1
  • 1920 8 White Sox indicted, threw 1919 World Series (Black Sox scandal)

Sport awardGolf Major

1921 4th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Inwood CC Far Rockaway NY

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • 1923 Yanks slaughter Red Sox 24-4

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1930 Lou Gehrig's errorless streak ends at 885 consecutive games

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1932 1932 Baseball World Series opens with the Chicago Cubs vs. NY Yankees (6-12)
  • 1936 Brooklyn & Boston play a penalty free NFL game
  • 1938 Homer in the Gloamin' - famous walk-off home run hit by Gabby Hartnett of the Chicago Cubs against the Pittsburgh Pirates
  • 1941 Phillies lose club record 111th game

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1941 Ted Williams ended the baseball season with .406 batting avg

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1942 NY Americans NHL team folded
  • 1951 Norm Van Brocklin of Rams passes for NFL record 554 yards
  • 1955 1st World Series color TV broadcast on NBC-TV (Yanks beat Dodgers)
  • 1960 Ted Williams hits his final homer #521 (off Jack Fisher)
  • 1964 53rd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Cleveland (3-2)
  • 1969 Joe Kapp (Minnesota Vikings) passes for 7 touchdowns vs Balt Colts (52-14)
  • 1970 Intrepid (US) beats Gretel II (Aust) in 22nd America's Cup
  • 1972 Canada defeats the USSR in the eigth and final game of the ice hockey Summit Series.

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1974 California Angel Nolan Ryan 3rd no-hitter beats Minn Twin, 4-0

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1975 6th NYC Marathon won by Tom Fleming in 2:19:27
  • 1975 Oakland A's Vida Blue, Glenn Abbott, Paul Linblad & Rollie Fingers, no-hits California Angels 5-0

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1976 Muhammad Ali beats Ken Norton in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1979 Larry Holmes TKOs Earnie Shavers in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • 1980 Jerilyn Britz wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic
  • 1984 Cleve Indians down 0-10 to Minnesota Twins, win 11-10
  • 1986 Record 23,000 start in a marathon (Mexico City)
  • 1986 Tight end Brian Foster of RI catches NCAA record 18 passes for 327 yds
  • 1986 Cleveland Browns' Gerald McNeil sets the team record for the longest punt return with an 84-yard run (and TD), Browns 24, Detroit 21
  • 1988 Javed Miandad scores his 19th Test Cricket century (v Aus, Faisalabad)
  • 1991 NY Yankees set record of 75 games without a complete pitched game

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1993 Dennis Martínez is 7th to win 100 games in AL & NL

MLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez
MLB Pitcher
Dennis Martínez
  • 1994 "Baseball" TV Miniseries last airs on PBS
  • 1995 Dennis Martínez pitch breaks Kirby Puckett's jaw in Indians 12-4 win
  • 1995 Troy Dixon scores cricket century on 1st-class debut for Qld v W Prov
  • 1996 NY Yankee Jim Leyitz is 2nd catcher to wear a hockey mask
  • 1996 Orioles' Roberto Alomar suspended 5 games for spitting at ump
  • 1996 Troy Davis of Iowa State ran for 378 yards, 3rd highest in college football games (others: Michigan, Notre Dame, Texas & Alabama)
  • 1997 32nd Ryder Cup: Europe wins 14½-13½ to retain the Cup at Sotogrande Spain

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1997 St Louis Cardinals Mark McGwire hits his 58th HR of 1997 (34 with Oak A's)

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • 1997 Wendy Ward wins LPGA Fieldcrest Cannon Classic
  • 2014 40th Ryder Cup: Europe wins 16.5-11.5 at Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland