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)
1907 US Open Men’s Golf, Philadelphia Cricket Club: Alec Ross of Scotland posts 4 sub-80 rounds to win his only major title, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Gilbert Nicholls
1907 British Open Men’s Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Frenchman Arnaud Massy wins by 2 strokes from J.H. Taylor; first non-Briton to win Open Championship
1916 Boston Red Sox pitcher Rube Foster no-hits New York Yankees, 2-0 at Fenway Park
1932 German champion Max Schmeling loses NYSAC, NBA and lineal heavyweight boxing titles in controversial split points decision to American Jack Sharkey in NYC, New York
1938 Baseball’s Pinky Higgins gets 12th straight hit
1951 LPGA Western Open Women’s Golf, Whitemarsh Valley CC: Patty Berg defeats Pat O’Sullivan, 2-up in the final
1960 German sprinter Armin Hary runs world record 100m (10.0)
1964 UEFA European Championship Final, Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain: Marcelino scores the winner as Spain beats Soviet Union, 2-1
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 US Open Men’s Golf Hazeltine National GC: Englishman Tony Jacklin shoots sub-par in all 4 rounds on his way to a 7-stroke win ahead of Dave Hill
1971 Indians Ken Harrelson retires from baseball to play pro golf
1975 Cricket World Cup, Lord’s, London: Player of the Match Clive Lloyd scores 102 as West Indies beats Australia by 17 runs; first major limited overs One Day International (ODI) tournament
1975 Ruffian leads all the way to win the Coaching Club American Oaks at Belmont and clinch American thoroughbred racing’s Triple Tiara for fillies
1981 US Open Men’s Golf, Merion GC: David Graham wins his second major title and becomes the first Australian to win the US Open, 3 strokes ahead of runners-up George Burns and Bill Rogers
1986 1985 Heisman Trophy winner Bo Jackson, signs 3-year contract to play baseball with the Kansas City Royals
1986 Heike Drechsler of East Germany long jumps 7.45 m (women’s record)
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
1990 At Yankee Stadium rally, Nelson Mandela dons a NY Yankee baseball cap and proclaims ”I am a Yankee!”
1997 Women’s National Basketball Association begins as NY Liberty beats LA Sparks
2009 ICC Women’s Cricket T20 World Cup, Lord’s: England 86/4 win inaugural event; beat New Zealand 85; England’s Katherine Brunt takes 3 for 6
2018 NBA Draft: Arizona center Deandre Ayton first pick by Phoenix Suns
2019 NHL Draft: US NTDP center Jack Hughes first pick by New Jersey Devils
2021 New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is the first openly transgender athlete to be selected for the Olympics
2021 Carl Nassib becomes the first openly gay player in the NFL in a post on Instagram

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