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PHOTO OF THE DAY:
THIS DAY IN SPORTS-MAY 25, 1965
NEW YORK TIMES
LEWISTON, Me.-Cassius Clay retained the heavyweight championship tonight when he knocked out Sonny Liston in the first round of their rematch in the schoolboy hockey arena here. Radio and television observers timed the knockout at 1 minute 42 seconds, but Maine boxing officials said it came at one minute. However, the bout, which slipped from the control of Jersey Joe Walcott, the referee, was not declared over until 2 minutes 17 seconds had elapsed. Clay and Liston actually squared off to fight again after it was over.
It will be listed as the fastest knockout on record in a heavyweight title bout, but some of the 4,280 spectators yelled “Fake, fake, fake!” Many were angered by the controversial ending as were those who witnessed the confusing finish of their first bout 15 months ago. The punch-a short right hand-that sent the 215- pound Liston to the canvas for the first time in his career did not seem to have knockout power. It all happened something like this:
Clay, weighing 204 pounds, leaped out at the opening bell, skipping forward in his high white shoes, his 8-ounce red gloves far in front of him. He connected immediately with a right to Liston’s head, then a left. Liston seemed to shake off the blows, as the crowd, for once, cheered for him. For what seemed longer than the official 48 fighting seconds, Clay danced around Liston counter-clockwise, jabbing him lightly, once more connecting with a solid right. Then he fired the short right and missed with a left hook as Liston sagged to his knees.
Liston collapsed slowly, like a falling building, piece by piece, rolling onto his back, then flat on his stomach, his face pressed against the canvas. Clay danced around him, waving at him, taunting him. Walcott, once the heavyweight champion, tried to wave Clay to a neutral corner. In doing so, he apparently lost the knockdown count being made by Francis McDonough across the ring. As Walcott turned and leaned toward McDonough, Liston began to climb heavily to his feet.
McDonough, a retired Portland printer, continued to count as Liston got back up to his knees, then went down again. McDonough reached the count of 12 before he and Walcott made contact. By then, Liston was up again, squaring off with Clay and ready to fight. Walcott, confused, rushed across the ring and grabbed Clay. He held up Clay’s arm, and Clay’s entourage poured into the ring. Liston merely dropped his hands to his sides and stood impassively.
Few in the sparse crowd in the cement block Central Maine Youth Center realized what had happened. The immediate confusion was much like that of the night in Miami Beach when Clay won the title. For six rounds that night Clay out boxed Liston, bobbing out of range of long left hooks. He opened a cut under Liston’s left eye, but did not seem to do much real damage to the so-called “ugly bear,” who had twice scored one-round knockouts over Floyd Patterson. But Liston never answered the bell for the seventh, remaining on his stool as the Miami crowd leaped, screaming, to its feet. Later, Liston said he had injured his left arm in the first round and was unable to use it. Tonight there was the same kind of consternation. As the crowd surged forward against a cordon of state and city policemen-some yelling “Fix! Fix!”-Clay stood against the blue velvet ropes, telling the fans to “shaddup,” telling them his victory was a triumph of the “righteous life.”
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TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY MAY 25
1901 During a fluke snowstorm in Cleveland, Ted Lewis becomes the first Boston American (Red Sox) hurler to throw a shutout when he blanks the Tribe at League Park, 5-0. The 28 year-old right-hander from Wales will become better known later in life as the president of Massachusetts State College and the University of New Hampshire.
1903 The entire Schenectady Frog Alleys squad is arraigned for playing baseball on a Sunday after hosting the Albany Senators yesterday in a New York State League contest played at Island Park. The players, after being detained by county officials for violating blue laws, are discharged when the jury acquits Captain Ben Ellis, who was the plaintiff of a test case for the charges against the Class D team.
1906 The Americans (Red Sox) halt a twenty-game losing streak, with 19 of the losses occurring at home, when Jesse Tannehill goes the distance, blanking Chicago at the Huntington Avenue Grounds, 3-0. Boston will finish the season in last place in the American League with a woeful 49-105 record.
1910 In the nightcap of a twin bill in Chicago, Jack Coombs’ scoreless streak ends at 53 innings during a 5-2 loss in a game shortened by darkness. The A’s right-hander will throw 13 shutouts in 38 games he starts and will finish the season with a 31-9 record and an ERA of 1.30.
1919 Casey Stengel, traded by the Dodgers in the off-season to the Pirates, calls time, steps out of the batter’s box to give the razzing Ebbets Field fans the ‘bird’. The Pittsburgh right fielder doffs his hat, allowing a sparrow to fly out, much to the amazement and amusement of the fans.
1922 After being called out for trying to stretch a single into a double, Babe Ruth throws dirt the umpire’s eye, then goes after a heckler in the stands, and finishes his tirade by standing on the dugout roof calling the crowd “yellow” cowards. These actions will result in a one game suspension and a $200 fine, and will cost the ‘Bambino’ his Yankee captaincy, a position he has held for less than a week.
1923 Crossing the plate for the 1,741st time, Ty Cobb surpasses Honus Wagner’s record for most runs scored in a career. The ‘Georgia Peach’ will tally 2,245 runs during his 24-year tenure in the major leagues, a mark which will not be equaled until 2001, when Rickey Henderson breaks the record.
1935 At Forbes Field, Boston Braves outfielder Babe Ruth hits three homers and a single in an 11-7 loss to the Pirates in Pittsburgh. The ‘Sultan of Swat’s’ seventh-inning solo shot off Gary Bush, a blast which clears the ballpark’s roof, will be the Bambino’s 714th and final home run.
1937 Future Hall of Famer Mickey Cochrane’s career ends after he is beaned by Yankee hurler Bump Hadley with a 3-1 inside fastball. Near death at first, the Tiger catcher/manager will spend six weeks in the hospital and will return to the team only as its skipper.
1941 In a 10-3 victory over New York at Yankee Stadium, Red Sox left fielder Ted Williams goes 4-for-5 to raise his batting average to over .400 for the first time this season. The ‘Splendid Splinter’ will finish the campaign batting .406.
1945 Leon Culberson completes a rare unassisted double play in the Red Sox’ 5-0 loss to St. Louis at Fenway Park. The Boston outfielder, after making a running catch of a short fly to center, races into the infield and steps on second base to double up Vern Stephens.
1951 At Shibe Park, the much-heralded Giant rookie Willie Mays makes his major league debut against the Phillies. The 20 year-old outfielder, who hit .477 in 35 games with the Minneapolis Millers before being called up, goes hitless in five trips to the plate, but makes two outstanding defensive plays to contribute to New York’s 8-5 victory.
1953 En route to a 10-3 Braves victory over Cincinnati at County Stadium, Max Surkont establishes a major league record by striking out eight consecutive batters, a feat which will not be surpassed until future Hall of Famer Tom Seaver mows down ten straight San Diego hitters in 1970. After his streak reaches seven, the Milwaukee moundsman has to endure a thirty-five minute rain delay before getting Andy Seminick, leading off in the fifth inning, to look at a third strike to set the mark.
1960 At Busch Stadium, George Crowe’s two-out ninth-inning pinch-hit home run to deep right field gives the Cardinals a 5-3 walk-off victory over Milwaukee. The round-tripper is “Big George’s” major league leading 11th career homer coming off the bench, breaking the mark he shared with Smoky Burgess and Gus Zernial when the season began.
1979 When Pirates left fielder Bill Robinson loses Joel Youngblood’s ball in the Shea Stadium outfield mist, the umpires stop play. Due to the fog, the 11-inning contest ends after a 73-minute delay in a 3-3 tie.
1981 Joining Ty Cobb, Stan Musial, and Hank Aaron, Carl Yastrzemski becomes the fourth major leaguer to appear in 3,000 games. Yaz makes it memorable by scoring the winning run in the Red Sox’ 8-7 victory over Cleveland at Fenway Park.
1982 Future Hall of Famer Ferguson Jenkins reaches the 3,000 strikeout plateau when he whiffs Gary Templeton in the third frame of the Cubs’ 2-1 loss to San Diego at Jack Murphy Stadium. Next season, the 39 year-old Canadian-born right-hander will finish his 19-year major league career with a total 3,192 K’s in 4,500.2 innings.
1983 In the third inning of an eventual 6-0 loss to the Braves at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Pirates’ starter Jim Bibby (4) and reliever Jim Winn (3) combine to walk seven consecutive batters to tie a major league mark. In 1909, Senators’ southpaw hurler Dolly Gray, who will win only 15 games of his 66 career decisions during his three big league seasons, established the dubious record in his rookie year.
1998 Cardinals first baseman Mark McGwire becomes the first player in major league history to hit 25 home runs before June 1. Ken Griffey Jr. is the only other player to hit 24 home runs before the start of the sixth month.
1999 The Diamondbacks tie a 68 year-old major league record when their catcher, Damian Miller, starts three double plays. Arizona’s 3-2 victory over San Diego at Bank One Ballpark also features two 100-mph pitches thrown by southpaw Randy Johnson.
2000 The Devil Rays released Dwight ‘Doc’ Gooden (2-3, 6.63). The former Cy Young Award winner was acquired from the Houston Astros on April 13 for cash considerations, giving the right-hander the opportunity to pitch for his hometown team.
2001 At Fenway Park, Hideo Nomo strikes out 14 en route to a 4-0 one-hitter against Toronto. The 32 year-old Japanese right-hander faces one batter over the minimum of 27, yielding a leadoff double to Shannon Stewart in the fourth inning.
2001 Kerry Wood gives up only one hit, a seventh-inning leadoff single to Mark Loretta, in the Cubs’ 1-0 victory over Milwaukee. The 24 year-old right-hander strikes out 14 batters in the Wrigley Field gem.
2002 With four homers on Thursday (5/23), one on Friday (5/24), and two more on Saturday (5/25), Shawn Green becomes the first major leaguer to hit seven round-trippers in three games. The Dodger outfielder’s nine big flies in a week also breaks a National League record, established by Ralph Kiner with eight and tied by Ted Kluszewski and Nate Colbert.
2002 Getting his 3,509th K, Diamondback southpaw Randy Johnson passes Walter Johnson to become seventh on the all-time career strikeout list. After fanning Shawn Green in the first to catch the ‘Big Train’, Dodger outfielder Brian Jordan swings and misses a 2-2 pitch in the second inning to become the ‘Big Unit’s’ historic victim.
2002 Former major league pitcher David Cone is hired as a part-time television analyst by the YES cable network. The assignment also includes serving as a studio analyst on selected pregame and postgame shows, covering five games for the Staten Island Yankees (Class A) and being a WCBS announcer for the June 14th Yankees-Mets game.
2003 Buddy Groom throws two-thirds of a scoreless eighth inning in the Orioles’ 13-10 victory over Texas at The Ballpark in Arlington. The outing is the 38 year-old southpaw’s 638th major league contest with zero plate appearances, surpassing Bob Stanley’s mark for the most games pitched without coming to bat.
2005 In a game against the Orioles, the Mariners battery consists of a pair of 42 year-olds as Jamie Moyer throws to backstop Pat Borders. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it marks the first time in major league history that two players 42 years or older have been the starting pitcher and catcher for a team.
2006 At Tokyo’s Jingu Stadium, California-born Rick Guttormson becomes the first pitcher to throw a no-hitter in interleague play in Japan. The former Padres minor league pitcher of the year holds the Golden Eagles hitless as the Yakult Swallows beat Rakuten, 6-0.
2006 After having a 6-0 lead over the Tigers in the first inning, the Royals lose, 13-8, when the bullpen gives up eight runs in the last two innings. The defeat is the 13th consecutive loss for Kansas City.
2007 Mark Reynolds, batting cleanup for the first time in his brief career, goes 5-for-5 in the Diamondbacks’ 13-3 victory over the Astros. The Arizona rookie third baseman falls a double shy of the cycle, hitting a home run in his last at bat which barely clears the right-field fence at Chase Field.
2008 Former major league pitcher Geremi Gonzalez is killed by lightning standing on a dock in western Venezuela. The 33 year-old pitcher, who was signed by the Cubs as an amateur free agent in 1991, also hurled for the Devil Rays, Red Sox, Mets, and Brewers before being released by Milwaukee in 2006.
2009 The Indians, trailing by ten runs in the fourth, rally to beat the Rays, 11-10. Victor Martinez’s walk-off, two-out, two-run single off Jason Isringhausen in the bottom of the seven-run ninth inning puts the finishing touch on the incredible comeback at Progressive Field
2011 Paul Splittorff, the winningest pitcher in Royals history, dies at the age of 64 of complications from skin cancer. The likable left-hander became a popular broadcaster for the team, serving as an analyst for the FOX Sports affiliate in Kansas City.
2011 In the 12th inning of an eventual 7-6 loss to Florida, Giants catcher Buster Posey is lost for the season as a result of a brutal collision at home plate with Scott Cousins, who scores the go-ahead run. An MRI will confirm last season’s Rookie of the Year has a fractured left fibula and three torn ligaments in his left ankle, and will need season-ending surgery to repair the damage.
2011 Yankee closer Mariano Rivera becomes the first pitcher to appear in 1,000 games for the same team. The 41 year-old Panamanian right-hander, who has compiled 572 saves and 75 wins during his 17 seasons with the Bronx Bombers, is closing in on the all-time saves record established by Trevor Hoffman with 601.
2013 Angel Pagan becomes the first Giant to hit a walk-off, inside-the-park home run since Bill Terry accomplished the feat at the Polo Grounds in 1931. The center fielder’s tenth-inning, two-run round-tripper gives San Francisco a dramatic 6-5 victory over Colorado.
TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY: MAY 25
- 1868 – Australian Aboriginal Cricket tour of England begins versus Surrey Gentlemen.
- 1876 – First tie in National League history (Philadelphia Athletics and Louisville Grays, 2-2 in 14 innings).
- 1876 – 4th Preakness: G Barbee aboard Shirley wins in 2:44.75.
- 1895 – 20th Preakness: Fred Taral aboard Belmar wins in 1:50.5.
- 1899 – 33rd Belmont Stakes: R Clawson aboard Jean Beraud wins in 2:23.
- 1900 – Eyre M Shaw, age 78, becomes oldest gold medalist in the Olympics.
- 1904 – 38th Belmont Stakes: George Odom aboard Delhi wins in 2:06.6.
- 1906 – After 20 straight wins, Boston Pilgrims lose to Chicago White Sox 3-0.
- 1915 – Chicago Whales’ pitcher Claude Hendrix no-hits Pittsburgh Rebels (Federal League), 10-0.
- 1922 – Babe Ruth suspended one day and fined $200 for throwing dirt on an umpire.
- 1935 – Babe Ruth hits his last three home runs, in game of Boston Braves versus Pittsburgh Pirates.
- 1935 – Jesse Owens equals or breaks six world athletics records in one hour.
- 1939 – Carl Storck becomes the second NFL president.
- 1941 – Ted Williams raises his batting average over .400 for first time in 1941.
- 1948 – 30th PGA Championship: Ben Hogan at Norwood Hills Country Club in Saint Louis, Missouri.
- 1953 – Milwaukee Braves’ pitcher Max Surkont strikes out record eight Cincinnati Reds’ players in a row.
- 1959 – US Supreme Court rules that Louisiana prohibiting black-white boxing is unconstitutional.
- 1960 – George Crowe’s record 11th pinch-hit homerun.
- 1963 – Early Wynn wins his 300th baseball game.
- 1963 – Great Britain ends its amateur-professional classes in cricket.
- 1964 – Ground is broken for a new sports stadium in Saint Louis, Missouri.
- 1965 – Muhammad Ali knocks out Sonny Liston in first round for heavyweight boxing title.
- 1966 – Peru and Argentina soccer fans fight in Lima, Peru; 248 die.
- 1967 – Celtic wins 12th Europe Cup 1 in Lisbon.
- 1968 – BPAA All-Star Bowling Tournament won by Jim Stefanich.
- 1968 – BPAA US Women’s Bowling Open won by Dotty Fothergill.
- 1969 – Mickey Wright wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational.
- 1970 – Third ABA Championship: Indiana Pacers beat Los Angeles Stars, 4 games to 2.
- 1973 – Borussia Mönchengladbach wins second UEFA Cup at Mönchengladbach.
- 1975 – 29th NBA Championship: Golden State Warriors sweep Washington Bullets in four games.
- 1975 – Cleveland Indians’ Dennis Eckersley debuts shutting out the Oakland Athletics 6-0.
- 1975 – Joanne Carner wins LPGA American Defender Golf Classic.
- 1976 – Heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali knocks out Richard Dunn in five rounds for heavyweight boxing title in Munich, Germany.
- 1977 – Liverpool wins 22nd Europe Cup 1 in Rome.
- 1978 – Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 2.
- 1979 – Raul Gonzáles of México completes 50,000-metre walk in record 3:41:38.4.
- 1980 – Jacek Wszoka of Poland sets high jump record (7 feet 8 inches).
- 1980 – Indianapolis 500: Johnny Rutherford wins for a third time in car owner Jim Hall’s revolutionary ground effect Chaparral car; the victory is Hall’s second as an owner.
- 1980 – Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic.
- 1981 – Texas Rangers’ Bill Stein sets American League record with seven consecutive pinch hits.
- 1982 – Chicago Cubs’ Fergie Jenkins becomes the seventh pitcher in major league history to strike out 3,000 batters.
- 1983 – Kirk Gibson (Detroit Tigers) and Jorge Orta (Toronto Blue Jays) hit inside park homeruns.
- 1984 – Boston Red Sox trade pitcher Dennis Eckersley to Chicago Cubs for Bill Buckner.
- 1984 – Detroit Tigers loss to Seattle Mariners 7-3 ends record-tying 17 consecutive wins.
- 1985 – Allan Border scores fourth successive first class 100 (versus Derbyshire).
- 1986 – Kansas City Royals’ George Brett gets his 2,000th hit.
- 1986 – Laurie Rinker wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic.
- 1986 – In Indianapolis, Indiana, the 70th Indianapolis 500 race is held. An unmodified production yellow 1986 Corvette convertible is the official pace car, driven by retired Air Force General Chuck Yeager. The car is given to the race winner, Bobby Rahal.
- 1988 – PSV wins Europe Cup.
- 1989 – Seattle Mariners trade Mark Langston to Montreal Expos for Randy Johnson.
- 1989 – The Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League win their first Stanley Cup with a 4-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens.
- 1991 – NHL Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Minnesota North Stars, 4 games to 2.
- 1992 – New York Yankees score 9 runs before first out in 8th inning, beat Milwaukee Brewers 13-7.
- 1995 – The Quebec Nordiques (NHL) are sold and move to Denver, Colorado.
- 1997 – David Frost wins Golf’s Colonial Final in Fort Worth, Texas.
- 1997 – Minnesota Twins retire Kirby Puckett’s uniform number.
- 1997 – Rosie Jones wins LPGA Corning Classic.
- 1997 – Todd and Mel Stottlemyre become first father and son to win 100 Major League Baseball games.
- 2002 – The Boston Celtics come back from 26 points down to defeat the New Jersey Nets in Game three of the National Basketball Association’s Eastern Conference Finals.
- 2005 – Liverpool F.C. wins the UEFA Champions League of soccer by defeating AC Milan 3-2 in a penalty shootout in Istanbul.
- 2007 – Ozeki Hakuho clinches the Emperor’s Cup at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament (Natsu Basho) in Tokyo, Japan.
- 2007 – Danish former professional bicyclist Bjarne Riis admits to having used doping when winning the 1996 Tour de France.
- 2008 – In Indianapolis, Indiana, the 89th running of the Indianapolis 500 race is held. Winner is Scott Dixon of Target Chip Ganassi Racing.
SPORTS BIRTHDAY’S MAY 25
- 1845 – Birth of William Muldoon in Belfast, New York, USA; boxing commissioner (help find PAL).
- 1897 – Birth of Alan Kippax; cricket player (22 Tests for Australia 1924-34, brilliant bat).
- 1898 – Birth of Gene Tunney; world heavyweight boxing champion (1926-30).
- 1918 – Birth of Peder Lunde in Norway; yachtsman (Olympics-silver-1952).
- 1919 – Birth of Lindsey Nelson in Pulaski, Tennessee, USA; sportscaster (New York Mets).
- 1932 – Birth of K C Jones in Taylor, Texas, USA; basketball player (Olympics-gold-1956).
- 1936 – Birth of Rusi Surti; cricket player (Indian slow lefty, hat-trick for Queensland 1969).
- 1938 – Birth of Ludmil Buldakova in USSR; volleyball player (Olympics-gold-1972).
- 1949 – Birth of Lalith Kaluperuma; cricket player (two Tests for Sri Lanka 1982).
- 1953 – Birth of Donald Albert Weibring Junior in Quincy, Illinois, USA; PGA golfer (1979 Quad Cities).
- 1961 – Birth of Hiro Saito; wrestler (All-Japan/NJPW/Calgary).
- 1962 – Birth of Amy Read in Birmingham, Michigan, USA; golfer (1994 Healthsouth Palm Beach-15th).
- 1962 – Birth of Zulqarnain; cricket player (last person in alphabetical order to play Test).
- 1964 – Birth of David Shaw in Saint Thomas; NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning).
- 1965 – Birth of Stefka Kostadinova in Bulgaria; high jumper (world record 1987).
- 1966 – Birth of Bill Haselman in Long Branch, New Jersey, USA; catcher (Boston Red Sox).
- 1966 – Birth of Dave Hollins in Buffalo, New York, USA; infielder (Minnesota Twins).
- 1966 – Birth of Melissa McNamara in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA; LPGA golfer (1991 Stratton Mountain Classic).
- 1967 – Birth of Danny Gonzales; jockey.
- 1967 – Birth of Juan Jimenez; WLAF quarterback/receivers coach (Barcelona Dragons).
- 1967 – Birth of Luc Nilis; Belgian soccer player (RSC Anderlecht/PSV).
- 1967 – Birth of Ruthie Bolton in McClain, Mississippi, USA; basketball guard (Olympics-gold-1996).
- 1968 – Birth of Debbi Miho Koyama; LPGA golfer (1995 US Women’s Open-28th).
- 1968 – Birth of Kendall Gill; NBA guard/forward (New Jersey Nets).
- 1968 – Birth of Nathalie Schneyder in San Francisco, California, USA; synchronized swimmer (Olympics-gold-1996).
- 1968 – Birth of Shawn Bouwens; NFL guard (Jacksonville Jaguars).
- 1970 – Birth of Danni Roche in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; field hockey midfielder (Olympics-1996).
- 1970 – Birth of Heather Simmons-Carrasco in Mountain View, California, USA; synchronized swimmer (alternate-Olympics-1996).
- 1970 – Birth of Joey Eischen in West Covina, California, USA; pitcher (Los Angeles Dodgers).
- 1970 – Birth of Robert Croft; cricket player (Glamorgan off-spinner, England 1996-).
- 1970 – Birth of Sandra Dopfer in Lustenau, Austria; tennis star (1995 Futures-Lerida).
- 1971 – Birth of Alan Kline; NFL tackle (New Orleans Saints).
- 1971 – Birth of Keith Hamilton; NFL defensive tackle (New York Giants).
- 1971 – Birth of Larry Thompson; Canadian Football League/NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks, British Columbia Lions).
- 1971 – Birth of Tim Kroeker in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada; 110 metre hurdler (Olympics-1996).
- 1972 – Birth of Antonio Lang; NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers).
- 1972 – Birth of Tony Ronaldson in Adelaide, South Australia; basketball forward (Olympics-1996).
- 1973 – Birth of Duncan Free; Australian rower (Olympics-1996).
- 1973 – Birth of Earl Mackey; NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings).
- 1973 – Birth of Jeff Smith; NFL/WLAF corner (Scotland Claymores/Kansas City Chiefs).
- 1973 – Birth of Josée Corbeil in Pointe-Claire, Québec, Canada; volleyball player (Olympics-1996).
- 1973 – Birth of Maria Jose Gaidano in Buenos Aires, Argentina; tennis star (1993 Belgian doubles).
- 1973 – Birth of Racquel Spurlock; WNBA center (Houston Comets).
- 1974 – Birth of Dennis Stallings; linebacker (Tennessee Oilers).
- 1975 – Birth of Adam Saathoff in Tuscon, Arizona; running target (Olympics-1996).
- 1976 – Birth of Tarik Glenn; offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts).
- 1982 – Birth of Alexandr Ivanov; Russian javelin thrower.
1935: In the space of an hour during the Big Ten championships in Ann Arbor, Mich., Jesse Owens of Ohio State University became a national celebrity: he broke three world records, in the broad jump, the 220-yard dash and the 220-yard hurdles, and tied another, in the 100-yard dash.
SPORTS FUN FACT:
1994: Mark Messier made good on a public “guarantee,” scoring three goals to lead the Rangers to a come-from-behind 4-2 victory over the Devils in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference playoff series at Byrne Meadowlands Arena. It was the turning point of the series, which the Rangers won two nights later. Within three weeks, New York won the Stanley Cup
1903 The entire Schenectady Frog Alleys squad is arraigned for playing baseball on a Sunday after hosting the Albany Senators yesterday in a New York State League contest played at Island Park. The players, after being detained by county officials for violating blue laws, are discharged when the jury acquits Captain Ben Ellis, who was the plaintiff of a test case for the charges against the Class D team