1844 Canada defeats USA by 23 runs in the first cricket international match at the grounds of the St George’s Cricket Club in Manhattan, NYC
1866 (Leonard W) Jerome Park opens in Bronx for horse racing
1882 1st baseball doubleheader (Providence & Worcester)
1908 Cubs’ Ed Reulbach becomes only pitcher to throw doubleheader shutout
1920 US National Championship Women’s Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory beats Marion Zinderstein 6-3, 6-1 for her 5th US singles crown
1924 Malcolm Campbell sets world auto speed record at 146.16 miles per hour
1926 NHL grants franchises to Chicago Black Hawks & Detroit Red Wings
1926 Yankees take a doubleheader from Browns to clinch AL pennant
1934 Rainbow (US) beats Endeavour (England) in 16th America’s Cup
1941 Brooklyn Dodgers win their 1st pennant in 21 years
1949 Despite 71 injuries, Yankees have been in 1st place all season until Red Sox move into a tie for 1st place
1955 Detroit outfielder Al Kaline, 20, is youngest batting champ
1956 Brooklyn Dodger Sal Maglie no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 5-0
1960 NY Yankees clinch AL pennant
1960 Phillies beat Reds 7-1, ending 16 consecutive Sunday loses
1962 Weatherly (US) beats Gretel (Aust) in 19th running of America’s Cup
1962 Yankees clinch AL pennant
1966 Smallest Yankee stadium crowd, 413 see White Sox win 4-1
1979 California Angels win their 1st NL West pennant
1982 Keke Rosberg becomes the first Fin to win the Formula 1 World Drivers Championship when he finishes 5th in season ending Caesars Palace Grand Prix in Las Vegas; wins by 5 points from Didier Pironi
1986 Houston Astro Mike Scott no-hits SF Giants, 2-0
1988 American sprinter Florence Griffith Joyner wins women’s 100m in Olympic record 10.54; beats teammate Evelyn Ashford by 0.29; 1st leg of sprint double at Seoul Games
1988 Romanian gymnast Daniela Silivaș wins 3 gold medals in one day at the Seoul Olympics; balance beam, floor exercise & uneven bars events; records record equalling 7 perfect scores of 10
1988 Phoebe Mills finishes third in the balance beam at the Seoul Olympics to become the first American female gymnast to win a medal at a fully attended Games
1988 East German swimmer Kristin Otto swims Olympic record 25.49 to win the 50m freestyle gold at the Seoul Olympics; her 6th gold medal of the Games
1988 Super swimmer Matt Biondi wins his 5th gold medal of the Seoul Olympics anchoring the victorious American 4 x 100m medley relay team
1988 Hungarian swimmer Tamás Darnyi wins the 200m individual medley gold medal at the Seoul Olympics in world record 2:00.17; wraps up medley double at the Games
1989 Wade Boggs is 1st to get 200 hits & 100 walks in 4 consecutive seasons
1990 1st 8 NY Yankees hit safely vs Baltimore Orioles to tie record
1990 Oakland A’s clinch 3rd straight AL West title
1991 3rd World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in 100m
1997 WNBA announces it will add Detroit & Washington, D.C. franchises
2000 American basketball player Vince Carter jumps over 7 foot 2 Frédéric Weis in 2000 Summer Olympics, known in France as ”le dunk de la mort” (the dunk of death)
2005 Spanish Renault driver Fernando Alonso takes 3rd place in the Brazilian Grand Prix at Autódromo José Carlos Pace to clinch his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship
2011 Solheim Cup Women’s Golf, Killeen Castle, Ireland: Europe regain Cup 15-13; Azahara Muñoz beats Angela Stanford 1-up to clinch the Cup for Europe
2013 Oracle Team USA defeats Team New Zealand 9-8 to win the America’s Cup
2016 Tour Championship Men’s Golf, East Lake GC: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland wins in a playoff with Kevin Chappell & Ryan Moore; biggest winner’s prize in golf, US$10m

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