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On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1659 Peter Stuyvesant of New Netherlands forbids tennis playing during religious services (1st mention of tennis in US)
  • 1882 British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: Bob Ferguson wins third consecutive Open title; beats fellow Scot Willie Fernie by 3 strokes
  • 1887 8th America's Cup: New York Yacht Club’s cutter Volunteer beats Scottish challenger Thistle by 11:48.75 seconds on corrected time to win series, 2-0 off Newport, RI
  • 1904 White Sox lefty Doc White, pitches his 5th shutout in 18 days
  • 1915 Red Sox clinch AL pennant by beating Detroit
  • 1916 Giants lose to Braves 8-3, ends 26 consecutive win streak
  • 1922 Yanks clinch pennant #2, beating Boston 3-1
  • 1927 Yankees slugger Babe Ruth smacks his MLB record 60th home run off Tom Zachary in 8th inning of New York's 4-2 win over Washington Senators at Yankee Stadium
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1989 NBA legend Larry Bird (32) weds long-time girlfriend Dinah Mattingly in Terre Haute, Indiana
  • 2000 Tennis star player Pete Sampras (29) weds actress and former Miss Teen USA Bridgette Wilson (27) in Los Angeles, California