140 years ago
The Cincinnati Red Stockings defeated the Rockford Forest Citys 53-32 before 8,000 spectators at Ogden Park in Chicago for their third straight win over the Forest Citys.
110 years ago
Christy Mathewson made his professional debut, pitching for Taunton against Manchester in the New England League. Mr. Mathewson lost 6-5.
100 years ago
Sleepy Bill Burns lost a no-hitter with 2 out in the 9th inning as Otis Clymer singled, but Mr. Burns and the Chicago White Sox held on to edge Walter Johnson and the Washington Nationals 1-0 in the first game of a doubleheader.
90 years ago
American League President Ban Johnson suspended pitcher Carl Mays indefinitely, and ordered umpires not to let Mr. Mays pitch for the New York Yankees.
19-year-old Waite Hoyt made his major league debut, defeating the Detroit Tigers 2-1 in 12 innings. Babe Ruth, playing outfield, led the Boston attack with 2 singles and 2 doubles in 6 at bats.
The Cincinnati Reds swept a doubleheader from the Boston Braves, winning 5-0 and 2-0. Bob Fisher and Dolf Luque were the winning pitchers.
80 years ago
The New York Yankees routed the Chicago White Sox 16-2 at Yankee Stadium. Lou Gehrig led the Yankee attack as he hit a home run and reached base 5 times.
The Philadelphia Athletics scored 9 runs in the 4th inning to beat the Detroit Tigers 10-1.
Lance Richbourg hit 3 triples to lead the Boston Braves to a 7-1 win over the Chicago Cubs in the first game of a doubleheader. The Cubs won the second game 6-3.
60 years ago
The New York Giants swept a doubleheader from the Cincinnati Reds by scores of 10-0 and 9-0. Sid Gordon hit 2 home runs in the 2nd inning of game 2. Larry Jansen and Adrian Zabala were the winning pitchers.
Ted Gray and Fred Hutchinson each pitched shutouts as the Detroit Tigers swept a doubleheader from the Philadelphia Athletics 3-0 and 6-0.
50 years ago
Earl Wilson, the Boston Red Sox’ first Negro pitcher, made his first major league start. He gave up no hits but 9 bases on balls in 3 2/3 innings, and left with the Red Sox leading the Detroit Tigers 4-0. Despite allowing 6 more walks, the Red Sox won 6-5, with Mike Fornieles the winning pitcher.
The Chicago White Sox scored two runs in the 9th inning to beat the Washington Senators 2-1, handing the Senators their 14th straight loss.
40 years ago
The United States probe Mariner 6, launched February 24, flew by Mars, photographing the planet's surface and making measurements of its temperatures and atmospheric characteristics. Mariner 6 concentrated on the equatorial regions of Mars, while Mariner 7, which flew by Mars eight days later, concentrated on the polar regions.
U.S. President Richard Nixon was in India, where he expressed praise and support for the South Vietnamese government, and called South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu one of the best political leaders in the world.
Pope Paul VI became the first pontiff to visit Africa when he flew to Uganda to participate I the closing session of the all-Africa bishops’ parley, and to press for a settlement in the Nigeria-Biafra conflict. After a procession that included five African heads of state, the pope addressed the bishops in Rubaga Cathedral, Kampala, and warned them against altering church teaching in the name of Africanization. He urged them to become "missionaries to yourselves."
As Ted Kennedy returned to his U.S. Senate duties, Edward Dinis, United States District Attorney for southern Massachusetts, requested an inquest into the death of Mary Jo Kopechne.
Hamilton (1-0) 34 @ Toronto (0-1) 28
The Tiger-Cats rushed for 245 yards, led by Dave Fleming, who picked up 113 yards on just 6 carries. Tommy-Joe Coffey caught 3 passes for 61 yards and scored 2 touchdowns--one on a pass from Joe Zuger and the other when he raced downfield to recover a fumble in the end zone after he'd missed a field goal--and added 4 converts. Willie Bethea and Ed Buchanan also scored Hamilton touchdowns. Tiger-Cat quarterback Joe Zuger completed 9 of 15 passes for 150 yards and 2 touchdowns. Tom Wilkinson, who had won the Argonauts' starting quarterback job during the pre-season, completed 23 of 35 passes for 435 yards and 3 touchdowns in his first CFL start. Bobby Taylor led the Toronto receivers with 6 receptions for 113 yards. Mike Eben, whose end-zone fumble was recovered by Mr. Coffey, scored his first CFL touchdown on a pass from Mr. Wilkinson. Bill Symons, who rushed 13 times for 55 yards, added a 1-yard touchdown run for the Argonauts. Toronto kicker Dave Mann missed 3 field goals and 2 converts, which proved costly. In the last 2 minutes of the game, the teams combined for 3 touchdowns in 48 seconds. Tom Wilkinson threw 14 yards to Bobby Taylor, converted by Dave Mann, at 13:06 of the 4th quarter, to reduce the Hamilton lead to 28-22. Mr. Mann's short kickoff went right into the hands of Hamilton linebacker Henry Sorrell, who returned the kick 56 yards for a touchdown at 13:10 to make the score 34-22 (The Globe and Mail summary recorded the time of the earlier touchdown as 13:05, but even a 5-second difference sounded too unbelievable for their reporter). Mr. Wilkinson then brought the Argonauts back, and threw a 53-yard touchdown strike to Jim Thorpe (playing his first CFL game) at 13:54, making the final score 34-28.
30 years ago
Fromer Iranian prime Minister Shahpur Bakhtiar emerged from silent exile in Paris to denounce the rule of the Ayatollah Khomeini, saying that his Islamic regime had brought "chaos and dictatorship" to Iran.
The United States House of Representatives unanimously censured Rep. Charles Diggs, Jr. (Democrat--Michigan) for padding his office payroll and making personal use of public funds. The senior Negro member of Congress stood silently in the well of the chamber as the censure resolution was read. He was ordered to deliver a $40,000 promissory note to the Treasury to cover his misdeeds. It was the first time a member of the House had been censured since 1921 and was the most severe punishment short of expulsion.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted to give President Jimmy Carter strong authority to draft a standby plan for gasoline rationing, reversing a July 25 vote calling for a Congressional veto over any such program.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger appeared before the Senate hearings on the SALT-II arms limitation treaty with the U.S.S.R., and said that the Senators should approve the treaty only if President Carter made a binding commitment to increase military spending rapidly.
Chrysler Corporation reported a record quarterly deficit of $207.1 million. Chrysler officials announced that they had asked the United States government for $1 billion in aid to see the company through its financial crisis.
10 were killed and 78 others injured in a fire at a Holiday Inn in Cambridge, Ohio.
Toronto (2-2) 18 @ Ottawa (2-1) 16
Calgary (2-1) 9 @ Edmonton (3-0) 44
Saskatchewan (0-4) 15 @ British Columbia (4-0) 24
25 years ago
Eleusinian Rites, Mysteries and Drama Soirees put on its first performance, a murder mystery at the Youth Emergency Shelter in Edmonton.
20 years ago
The Minnesota Twins traded the previous year’s Cy Young Award winner, Frank Viola, to the New York Mets for five players: Rick Aguilera; David West; Tim Drummond; Kevin Tapani; and a player to be named later (Jack Savage).
10 years ago
The Chicago Cubs came back from a 7-0 deficit to beat the New York Mets 17-10 at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Steroid Sammy Sosa hit his major league-leading 39th and 40th home runs of the season to lead the Cubs’ attack, and Gary Gaetti added his 11th career grand slam. Robin Ventura went 4 for 5, with 2 home runs and 6 RBIs to lead the Mets’ offense.
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