1845 1st baseball team, NY Knickerbockers organize, adopt rule code
1868 British Open Men’s Golf, Prestwick GC: Tom Morris Jr. beats his father, Tom Morris Sr. by 3 strokes; at 17 young Morris remains youngest Open champion
1873 Tom Allen beats Mike McCale for Heavyweight Boxing title
1892 British Open Men’s Golf, Muirfield: Harold Hilton wins by 3 shots from amateur John Ball, Sandy Herd & Hugh Kirkaldy
1908 Giant Fred (Bonehead) Merkle fails to touch 2nd, causes 3rd out in 9th & disallows winning run (game ends tied, Cubs win replay & pennant)
1914 Reds drop their 19th straight game, then beat Boston Braves
1925 Washington shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh is named AL MVP
1933 MLB New York Yankees commit 5 errors (3 by shortstop Frankie Crosetti), but beat Red Sox 16-12 at Fenway Park, Boston
1937 Yankees lose 9-5 but clinch pennant when Red Sox beat Detroit
1939 Cookie Lavagetto goes 6 for 6-Dodgers get 27 hits & beat Phillies 22-4
1948 Braves clinch NL pennant
1952 1st closed circuit pay-TV telecast of a sports event
1952 Brooklyn Dodgers clinch NL pennant with a record of 96-57 over the New York Giants 92-62
1955 Yanks clinch pennant by beating Red Sox, 3-2
1957 Milwaukee Braves clinch NL pennant by beating Cards 4-2
1962 LA Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills breaks Ty Cobb’s 1915 MLB steals record, recording #97 on his way to 104
1979 St Louis MLB legend Lou Brock steals 938th & final base of his career
1983 Gerrie Coetzee KOs Michael Dokes in 10 for heavyweight boxing title in Ohio
1988 Portuguese world champion Rosa Mota runs 2:25:40 to score a famous Olympic marathon win over Australian Lisa Martin at the Seoul Games
1988 Americans Christopher Jacobs, Troy Dalbey, Tom Hunter & Matt Biondi swim world record 3:16.53 to win 4 x 100m freestyle relay at the Seoul Olympics
1988 East German swimmer Uwe Dassler sets world record 3:46.95 to win 400m freestyle gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; edges Australian Duncan Armstrong by 0.2s
1989 Blue Jays bat out of order against Brewers in 6th inning
1992 Bill Comrie purchases BC Lions from CFL
1992 1st female to play in a NHL exhibition game (Manon Rheaume, goalie) for Tampa Bay Lightning – gives up 2 goals on 9 attempts in 1 period
1997 Seattle Mariners break record for most HRs in a year (258)
2018 Laver Cup Men’s Tennis, Chicago: Alexander Zverev beats Kevin Anderson 6-7, 7-5, 10-7 to complete a 13-8 win for Team Europe over Team World

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