210 years ago
Born on this date
Elizabeth Gaskell. U.K. authoress. Mrs. Gaskell wrote novels, short stories, and biographies. Her fiction is regarded as a valuable depiction of the various strata of Victorian society. Mrs. Gaskell died of a heart attack on November 12, 1865 at the age of 55.
170 years ago
Pope Pius IX's bull Universalis Ecclesiae restored the Roman Catholic hierarchy in England and Wales.
140 years ago
Born on this date
Liberato Pinto. Prime Minister of Portugal, 1920-1921. Lieutenant Colonel Pinto served with the Republican National Guard, and was Prime Minister from November 30, 1920-March 2, 1921, while also holding three other cabinet posts. He died on August 4, 1949 at the age of 68.
125 years ago
Born on this date
Roscoe Turner. U.S. aviator. Mr. Turner served with the United States Army during World War I, but didn't begin flying until after the war. He won numerous trophies in the 1930s, including the Bendix Trophy (1933) and Thompson Trophy (1934, 1938, 1939). Mr. Turner was perhaps best known for flying on behalf of Gilmore Oil Company in the early 1930s, accompanied by a cub named Gilmore. When Gilmore grew big to fly in the mid-'30s, Mr. Turner placed him with the World Jungle Compound in California, paying for his food and visiting him whenever possible. Mr. Turner operated Roscoe Turner Aeronautical Corporation (RTAC) in the 1940s, but his ideas for air defense were repeatedly rejected by the U.S. government. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in 1952, and was inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame in 1975, five years after his death on June 23, 1970 at the age of 74.
120 years ago
Died on this date
Samuel Fenton Cary, 86. U.S. politician. Mr. Cary was a Republican, a Democrat, and a member of the Greenback Party at various times, but was consistent in his support for prohibition of alcohol. He represented Ohio's 2nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives (1867-1869), and was the Greenback Party candidate for Vice President of the United States in 1876.
110 years ago
Died on this date
Winslow Homer, 74. U.S. artist. Mr. Homer was a painter and printmaker who was known for his paintings of American life, marine scenes, and landscapes, and was one of the most prominent artists of the 19th century in the United States.
100 years ago
Born on this date
Peter D. Mitchell. U.K. biochemist. Dr. Mitchell was awarded the 1978 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for his contribution to the understanding of biological energy transfer through the formulation of the chemiosmotic theory." He died on April 10, 1992 at the age of 71.
Died on this date
Mark Creegan, 56. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Creegan was an outfielder with the Washington Nationals of the Union Association (1884), batting .152 with no home runs and 4 runs batted in in 9 games. He played 5 seasons in the minor leagues (1881, 1883-1885, 1894).
Smoky Joe Wood batted 3 for 4 with 2 runs and 2 runs batted in to help the Cleveland Indians defeat the St. Louis Browns 10-2 before 200 fans at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. Stan Coveleski (24-14) pitched an 8-hit complete game victory as the Indians moved 1½ games ahead of the idle Chicago White Sox, with 4 games remaining in the season for Cleveland and 3 for Chicago.
Babe Ruth hit his 54th home run of the season for the New York Yankees as they beat the Philadelphia Athletics 7-3 in the first game of a doubleheader before 7,000 fans at Shibe Park in Philadelphia. New York catcher Truck Hannah batted 2 for 4 with a run batted in, making 7 putouts in the 244th and last game of his 3-year major league career. Wally Pipp's 3-run homer with 2 out in the top of the 11th climaxed a 5-run inning, breaking a 4-4 tie as the Yankees won 9-4 to complete the sweep. Rip Collins (14-8) and Bob Shawkey (20-13) pitched respective complete game victories. The results mathematically eliminated the third-place Yankees from pennant contention.
90 years ago
The final section of Prince Edward Island's 3'6 gauge railway was converted to standard gauge; the work had started in 1919.
Hamilton Tigers 38 @ University of British Columbia 1
Brian Timmis, Dave Sprague, and Beano Wright scored touchdowns to help the defending Grey Cup champion Tigers take a 24-0 halftime lead, and Messrs. Timmis and Sprague added TDs in the 2nd half as they routed the defending intercollegiate champion UBC at Athletic Park in Vancouver in the first Canadian football game to be played at night. The touring Tigers defeated all seven western teams by a combined score of 195-19.
80 years ago
On the radio
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, on NBC
Tonight’s episode: The Empty House
Two Avro Ansons of the Royal Australian Air Force No. 2 Service Flying Training School collided in mid-air over Brocklesby, New South Wales, remained locked together after colliding, and then landed safely.
Brooklyn (1-1) 10 @ Pittsburgh (1-1-2) 3
Cleveland (1-1) 0 @ Detroit (1-1-1) 6
Chicago Cardinals (1-1-2) 6 Green Bay (2-1) 31 @ Milwaukee
Johnny Rucker hit a grand slam and drove in 7 runs in 2 consecutive innings as the New York Giants routed the Boston Bees 14-0 before 2,839 fans at the Polo Grounds in New York in the Bees' last game after five years under that name before reverting to the name Braves for 1941. Boston catcher Sig Broskie batted 1 for 3 in his 11th and last major league game.
Lee Grissom pitched a 2-hitter as the Brooklyn Dodgers blanked the Philadelphia Phillies 5-0 before 2,000 fans at Shibe Park in Philadelphia. Six Philadelphia players played their final major league game: catcher Bill Atwood (5 seasons, 342 games); third baseman Sam File (7 games); first baseman Art Mahan (1 season, 146 games); center fielder Mel Mazzera (5 seasons, 207 games); second baseman Ham Schulte (1 season, 120 games); and left fielder Neb Stewart (10 games).
75 years ago
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Till the End of Time--Perry Como with Russ Case and his Orchestra (Best Seller--3rd week at #1; Airplay--3rd week at #1; Juke Box--1st week at #1; Honor Roll of Hits--2nd week at #1)
At the movies
The Shanghai Cobra, directed by Phil Karlson, and starring Sidney Toler as Charlie Chan, opened in theatres.
Hamilton (1-0) 5 @ Montreal (0-1) 0
Ottawa (1-1) 8 @ Toronto (1-1) 6
The Hornets' loss to the Tigers at Molson Stadium was the first game for Lew Hayman as Montreal coach, and the Hornets' first game under that name.
70 years ago
Commander-in-Chief of the United Nations Command General Douglas MacArthur and South Korean President Syngman Rhee entered Seoul, restoring the city as South Korea's capital.
Politics and government
The West German government established an Office for Protection of the Constitution, to combat Communists and neo-Nazi groups.
United Nations commissioner for Libya Adrian Pelt said that Libya's three sectors--Tripolitania, Cyrenaica, and Fezzan--all favoured making Libya a single independent Muslim state.
The U.S. Air Force announced that Captain Richard Wheeler, in recent tests of new equipment, had parachuted from an altitude of 42,449 feet, probably a world record.
In the midst of a growing scandal over police connection with organized crime, New York's new police commissioner Thomas Murphy demoted and transferred all 336 plainclothesmen on the force back into uniform, in the biggest shakeup in New York history.
Economics and finance
East Germany joined the U.S.S.R.-sponsored Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (COMECON).
U.S. Labour Secretary Maurice Tobin created an Office of Defense Manpower to develop "plans, policies and programs" for supplying labour to defense plants.
Detroit (2-1) 21 @ New York Yanks (2-1) 44
The St. Louis Cardinals named former shortstop Marty Marion as their manager for 1951.
Al Rosen drove in 4 runs with a pair of doubles to help the Cleveland Indians rout the Detroit Tigers 12-2 before 9,814 fans at Briggs Stadium in Detroit. Bob Lemon (23-11) pitched a 6-hit complete game victory and had 2 hits of his own. The Tigers' loss clinched the American League pennant for the idle New York Yankees.
A pair of errors with 2 out led to 5 unearned runs for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the bottom of the 8th inning as they came from a 5-2 deficit to defeat the Boston Braves 7-5 in the first game of a doubleheader before 5,843 fans at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. The Dodgers scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 6th to tie the score and Jackie Robinson led off the 7th with a home run to break a 6-6 tie as the Dodgers won the second game 7-6 to complete the sweep, moving to within 2 games of the idle National League-leading Philadelphia Phillies, with 2 games remaining for both teams. Dan Bankhead (9-4) and Carl Erskine (7-6) were the respective winning pitchers, with Max Surkont (5-2) and Vern Bickford (19-14) the respective losers Mal Mallette, the second of four Brooklyn pitchers in the first game, allowed 2 hits and no runs in 1/3 inning in his second and last major league game, while Jim Romano, the second of three Brooklyn pitchers in the second game, allowed 3 hits and 2 runs--none earned--in 4 innings, striking out 3 batters and walking none, making 3 assists and batting 0 for 1 in his third and last major league game.
60 years ago
#1 single in New Zealand (Lever Hit Parade): Please Don't Tease--Cliff Richard and the Shadows (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): Tell Laura I Love Her--Ricky Valance
U.S.S.R. Premier Nikita Khruschchev pounded his desk and shouted interruptions at the United Nations General Assembly to show his disapproval of UN intervention in the former Belgian Congo.
50 years ago
#1 single in Sweden (Kvällstoppen): Mitt sommarlov--Anita Hegerland (5th week at #1)
#1 single in Switzerland (Swiss Hitparade): A Song of Joy--Miguel Ríos (2nd week at #1)
Died on this date
Edward Everett Horton, 84. U.S. actor. Mr. Horton was a character actor in plays, films, radio, television, and cartoons in a career spanning more than 60 years. His movies included The Front Page (1931); Lost Horizon (1937); and Arsenic and Old Lace (1944). Mr. Horton died of cancer.
The last six hostages, all of them Americans, were freed by their Palestinian captors from three jets that had been sitting in the Jordanian desert since being hijacked over western Europe on September 6. The six were turned over to the International Red Cross in Amman.
Boarding a ship of the U.S. 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean Sea, where the Soviet fleet had been much in evidence, U.S. President Richard Nixon cancelled a scheduled demonstration of firepower in deference to the death the previous day of Egyptian President Gamal Nasser.
U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew charged that the Presidential Commission on Campus Unrest had indulged in "scapegoating" in appealing to President Nixon for moral leadership.
Former world welterweight champion Curtis Cokes (59-11-3) won a 10-round unanimous decision over Harold Richardson (28-13-1) in a middleweight bout at Memorial Auditorium in Dallas.
Bobby Grich led off the bottom of the 10th inning with a single and scored on a bases-loaded sacrifice fly by Mark Belanger to give the Baltimore Orioles a 3-2 win over the Washington Senators in the first game of a doubleheader before 5,616 fans at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. Curt Motton led off the bottom of the 11th with a base on balls, advanced to second base on an infield single by Andy Etchebarren, and scored on a double by Frank Robinson to give the Orioles a 3-2 win in the second game to complete the sweep.
Joe Lahoud singled home Dick Schofield and Reggie Smith with 1 out in the bottom of the 9th inning to tie the score and Carl Yastrzemski followed with a single to score Mike Andrews, giving the Boston Red Sox a 5-4 win over the New York Yankees before 14,254 fans at Fenway Park in Boston.
Relief pitcher Ted Abernathy singled home Bobby Floyd with 2 out in the top of the 12th inning to break a 13-13 tie as the Kansas City Royals edged the Minnesota Twins 14-13 before 5,473 fans at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington. The Twins led 9-5 after 8 innings, but the Royals scored 6 runs in the top of the 9th and the Twins scored 2 in the bottom of the 9th. The teams combined to use 49 players--27 by the Twins--to set a major league record for a single game. Minnesota shortstop Leo Cardenas had 5 hits and 4 runs batted in. Each team amassed 20 hits. Al Fitzmorris was the starting pitcher for Kansas City but injured his shoulder while warming up, and was relieved by Paul Splittorff before facing a batter. Dave Morehead, the third of seven Kansas City pitchers, allowed 3 hits and 1 run--earned--in 1.1 innings, walking 2 batters and striking out none, and striking out in his only plate appearance in the 177th and last game of his 8-year major league career.
40 years ago
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Upside Down--Diana Ross
#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Hatto Shite! Good--Toshihiko Tahara
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Sun of Jamaica--Goombay Dance Band (3rd week at #1)
#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Santa Maria--Oliver Onions (2nd week at #1)
Researchers at the New York Blood Center reported that an experimental vaccine against hepatitis B had been shown to give virtually complete protection against the viral liver infection. The vaccine, manufactured by Merck, Sharpe & Dohme of West Point, Pennsylvania, reduced the incidence of hepatitis B in 92% of a group that took the vaccine. The vaccine resulted from research on hepatitis that had been carried out for 25 years.
Pinch hitter John Tamargo hit a 3-run home run in the bottom of the 9th inning to give the Montreal Expos a 5-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals before 34,064 fans at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, keeping the Expos ½ game ahead of the Philadelphia Phillies in the National League East Division pennant race.
The Philadelphia Phillies scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 15th inning to edge the Chicago Cubs 6-5 before 21,127 fans at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, with Manny Trillo singling home Garry Maddox with 2 out to end the game.
Dennis Martinez (6-4) and Steve Stone (25-7) were the respective winning pitchers for the Baltimore Orioles as they swept a doubleheader from the Boston Red Sox 5-2 and 4-3 before 23,002 fans at Fenway Park in Boston to move within 3½ games of the idle New York Yankees in the American League East division pennant race. The Orioles had 5 games remaining, the Yankees 6.
30 years ago
#1 single in Australia (Australian Music Report): Blaze of Glory--Jon Bon Jovi (3rd week at #1)
#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Sotto Questo Sole--Francesco Baccini; Ladri di Biciclette (5th week at #1)
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): I Can't Stand It--Twenty 4 Seven (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): Ritmo de la noche--Lorca
#1 single in France (SNEP): Maldòn--Zouk Machine (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in the U.K. (CIN): Show Me Heaven--Maria McKee
Netherlands Top 10 (De Nederlandse Top 40)
1 I've Been Thinking About You--Londonbeat (4th week at #1)
2 Verdammt - Ich Lieb' Dich--Matthias Reim
3 It's on You--M.C. Sar & the Real McCoy
4 Tom's Diner--DNA featuring Suzanne Vega
5 Nah Neh Nah--Vaya con Dios
6 Mooi Was Die Tijd--Corry Konings
7 Tonight--New Kids on the Block
8 Summer of '69--Bryan Adams
9 Hé Suzie--Henk Wijngaard
10 Praying for Time--George Michael
Singles entering the chart were Suicide Blonde by INXS (#23); Heel Alleen by Clouseau (#24); Cult of Snap by Snap! (#27); The Space Jungle by Adamski (#29); and Out of Love by Toto (#36).
U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 (Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection--Nelson
2 Close to You--Maxi Priest
3 Release Me--Wilson Phillips
4 Blaze of Glory--Jon Bon Jovi
5 Praying for Time--George Michael
6 Something Happened on the Way to Heaven--Phil Collins
7 Do Me!--Bell Biv DeVoe
8 Thieves in the Temple--Prince
9 Oh Girl--Paul Young
10 My, My, My--Johnny Gill
Singles entering the chart were Pray by M.C. Hammer (#44); The Boomin' System by LL Cool J (#54); So Close by Daryl Hall John Oates (#69); On the Way Up by Elisa Fiorillo (#89); Days Like These by Asia (#90); and Livin' in the Light by Caron Wheeler (#98).
U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Thieves in the Temple--Prince (2nd week at #1)
2 (Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection--Nelson
3 Blaze of Glory--Jon Bon Jovi
4 Something Happened on the Way to Heaven--Phil Collins
5 Close to You--Maxi Priest
6 Praying for Time--George Michael
7 Release Me--Wilson Phillips
8 Have You Seen Her--M.C. Hammer
9 Oh Girl--Paul Young
10 Can’t Stop Fallin’ Into Love--Cheap Trick
Singles entering the chart were So Close by Daryl Hall John Oates (#70); The Way You Do the Things You Do by UB40 (#78); I Don't Love You Anymore by London Quireboys (#80); On the Way Up by Elisa Fiorillo (#85); and Think by Information Society (#87).
Canada's Top 10 (RPM)
1 Blaze of Glory--Jon Bon Jovi
2 Release Me--Wilson Phillips
3 Something Happened on the Way to Heaven--Phil Collins
4 Oh Girl--Paul Young
5 Can't Stop Fallin' Into Love--Cheap Trick
6 Unskinny Bop--Poison
7 Come Back to Me--Janet Jackson
8 Have You Seen Her--MC Hammer
9 Thieves in the Temple--Prince
10 All the Lovers in the World--Gowan
Singles entering the chart were Stranded by Heart (#49); The World Just Keeps on Turning by Candi and the Backbeat (#51); Love Takes Time by Mariah Carey (#64); Rock and Bird by Cowboy Junkies (#66); Mansion on the Hill by Neil Young and Crazy Horse (#68); Sense of Purpose by the Pretenders (#74); Tell Diane by Eight Seconds (#78); Keep on Lovin' Me Baby by Colin James (#79); Down on the Riverbed by Los Lobos (#84); Justice in Ontario by Steve Earle (#85); and I Don't Want to Talk About It by Rod Stewart (#89).
On the radio
The Adventure of the Pimlico Poisoner, starring William Chubb and Crawford Logan, on BBC 4
This was a Sherlock Holmes pastiche. Go here and here to download the program.
The Lockheed YF-22 fighter plane, which would later become the F-22 Raptor, made its first flight at Palmdale, California.
Hamilton (4-9) 39 @ Toronto (8-5) 60
Rickey Foggie completed 18 of 28 passes for 395 yards and 7 touchdowns and rushed 10 times for 112 yards as the Argos won their fifth straight game and the Tiger-Cats lost their sixth straight. Darrell K. Smith caught 4 passes for 71 yards, with all of his receptions going for touchdowns. Mike "Pinball" Clemons caught 6 for 130 and 2 touchdowns, with the other touchdown pass going to Paul Masotti. Jeff Boyd caught 5 passes for 149 yards for the Argos. The other Toronto touchdown was scored by defensive tackle Rodney Harding when he recovered a Tiger-Cat fumble in the Hamilton end zone. Hamilton quarterback Mike Kerrigan completed 28 of 43 passes for 353 yards and 3 touchdowns--2 to Earl Winfield and 1 to Richard Nurse. Derrick McAdoo rushed for touchdowns of 4 and 1 yard. Richard Estell led Hamilton’s receivers with 9 receptions for 130 yards. A SkyDome crowd announced at 30,793 saw the head coaching debut of Dave Beckman, who had replaced Al Bruno at the Hamilton helm. The Argos had scored 286 points in their last 5 games--an average of 57.2--and 130 in their last 2.
The Cincinnati Reds, who held at least a share of first place in the National League West Division from opening day, clinched the division title when the San Francisco Giants defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 before 31,483 fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The Reds lost 3-1 to the San Diego Padres before 37,133 fans at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati in a game that was called after 6 1/2 innings because of rain.
Tom Brunansky hit 3 home runs and batted in 5 runs as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 7-5 before 35,444 fans at Fenway Park in Boston, withstanding a 5-run 9th-inning Toronto rally in extending their lead over the Blue Jays to 2 games with 4 games remaining for both teams in the American League East Division pennant race. Roger Clemens pitched the first 6 innings for Boston, allowing 4 hits and no runs, striking out 5, improving his 1990 record to 21-6. Todd Stottlemyre took the loss, dropping to 13-17. Rick Luecken, the fourth and last Toronto pitcher, allowed 2 hits and 1 run--earned--in 1 inning in the 56th and last game of his 2-year major league career.
25 years ago
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Fiskarna i haven--Idde Schultz (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Boombastic--Shaggy
Died on this date
Madalyn Murray O'Hair, 76; Jon Garth Murray, 40; Robin Murray O'Hair. U.S. atheists. Mrs. O'Hair founded American Atheists in 1963; she was best known for initiating the case Murray v. Curlett, resulting in the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 1963 that compulsory Bible-reading in public schools was unconstitutional. Her son Bill, the named plaintiff in the case, became a Christian in 1980 and was disowned by his mother. Jon Garth, Bill's half-brother, was named president of American Atheists in 1986, although his mother still effectively ran the organization. Mrs. O'Hair, Jon Garth Murray, and her granddaughter Robin disappeared from Austin, Texas. Former American Atheists employee and convicted felon David Roland Waters was convicted of the murders, and led authorities to the bodies in 2001. It's ironic that the deceased spent their lives fighting against God and His people, and were murdered by one of their own.
The United States Navy disbanded Fighter Squadron 84 (VF-84), nicknamed the "Jolly Rogers."
Politics and government
The Parti Québecois and other groups sponsored a pro-sovereignty rally at the Montréal Forum.
Toronto-based Falconbridge and Luxembourg-based Minorco SA announced plans to proceed with the $1.75-billion development of the Collahuasi copper deposit in northern Chile.
Winnipeg (5-10) 24 @ Hamilton (7-7) 20
Reggie Slack passed to Gerald Wilcox for a touchdown and rushed for another TD of his own, and Milt Stegall returned a punt 80 yards for a touchdown as the Blue Bombers scored all their points in the 1st half in defeating the Tiger-Cats before 20,727 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium. Hamilton quarterback Steve Taylor connected with Barry Rose and Earl Winfield for touchdowns before halftime, but the Tiger-Cats scored just 5 points in the 2nd half.
20 years ago
Died on this date
Lynn Lovenguth, 77. U.S. baseball pitcher. Mr. Lovenguth played with the Philadelphia Phillies (1955) and St. Louis Cardinals (1957), compiling a record of 0-2 with an earned run average of 3.67 in 16 games. He was 193-174 in 16 seasons in the minor leagues (1946-1961), with his best season being 1956, when he was 24-12 with a 2.68 ERA for the Toronto Maple Leafs, earning recognition as the International League's Pitcher of the Year.
John Grant, 67. U.K. politician. Mr. Grant, a journalist by trade, was a member of the Labour Party when he was first elected to the British House of Commons in 1970, representing Islington East until 1974 and Islington Central until 1983. He joined the Social Democratic Party shortly after its founding in 1981, but returned to Labour in 1989. Mr. Grant died of prostate cancer.
Four Palestinians were killed and 200 people were wounded when Israeli police retaliated after Palestinians stoned Jewish worshippers at the Western Wall of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
At the Summer Olympics in Sydney, the U.S. men’s basketball team barely beat Lithuania 85-83 in a semi-final game.
Saskatchewan (4-8-1) 30 @ Winnipeg (4-8-1-1) 38
Khari Jones completed 18 of 29 passes for 390 yards and 3 touchdowns to lead the Blue Bombers to victory before a Winnipeg Stadium crowd of 26,041. Milt Stegall caught 4 passes for 146 yards and touchdowns of 45, 6, and 82 yards. Teammate Robert Gordon caught 4 for 105. Cory Philpot carried 15 times for 89 yards and scored the other Winnipeg touchdown on a 1-yard rush. Troy Westwood added 4 converts, 3 field goals, and a single. Saskatchewan quarterback Henry Burris completed 26 of 41 passes for 409 yards and 2 touchdowns, both to Dan Farthing. Demetris Bendross scored the other Saskatchewan touchdown when he returned Mr. Westwood’s kickoff 96 yards with 1:51 remaining in the game, 17 seconds after Mr. Stegall’s third touchdown. Paul McCallum kicked 3 converts and 3 field goals for the Roughriders. Saskatchewan slotback Dylan Ching led all receivers with 163 yards on 6 receptions.
Bob Smith batted 3 for 4 with a double, 2 runs, and 3 runs batted in to help the Tampa Bay Devil Rays defeat the Boston Red Sox 8-6 before 18,290 fans at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. Boston left fielder Troy O'Leary was 3 for 5 with a home run, double, 2 runs, and 3 RBIs. The Boston loss clinched the American League East Division pennant for the New York Yankees.
The Baltimore Orioles scored 10 runs in the 2nd inning and coasted to a 13-2 win over the New York Yankees before 47,674 fans at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Chris Richard drove in 5 runs for the Orioles with a pair of home runs. Chuck McElroy (3-0) allowed 3 hits and 1 run--earned in 6 innings to get the win over Andy Pettitte (19-9).
Juan Encarnacion singled with 1 out in the bottom of the 1st inning, advanced to third base on a double by Bobby Higginson, and scored on a sacrifice fly by Dean Palmer for the game's only run as the Detroit Tigers edged the Minnesota Twins 1-0 before 28,604 fans at Comerica Park in Detroit. Jeff Weaver (11-15) allowed 6 hits, but was relieved by Todd Jones after Doug Mientkiewicz singled with 2 out in the 9th. Torii Hunter followed with a single, but Jacque Jones grounded out to shortstop to end the game, with Todd Jones getting his 42nd save of the season. Joe Mays (7-15) pitched a 7-hit complete game loss.
10 years ago
Died on this date
Joe Mantell, 94. U.S. actor. Mr. Mantell was a character actor in numerous movies and television programs in a career that spanned more than 40 years. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his supporting performance in Marty (1955).
Tony Curtis, 85. U.S. actor. Mr. Curtis, born Bernard Schwartz, appeared in more than 100 movies and numerous television programs in a career spanning more than 40 years. He was one of the biggest stars of the 1950s, in movies such as Sweet Smell of Success (1957); The Defiant Ones (1958); and Some Like it Hot (1959). The quality of his films declined in the 1960s, but he still worked steadily for many years. Mr. Curtis was also a surrealist painter. He had several addictions, and finally died from a lung disease that was the result of smoking, a habit he had quit 30 years earlier.
Jun-Chul, Kathleen, and Kenneth Chung of Burlington, Ontario were arrested on fraud charges after allegedly stealing a December 2003 Super 7 lottery ticket worth $12.5 million. Jun-Chul and Kenneth worked at a Burlington store that validated the winning ticket; they withheld it from the customer and instead gave it to Kathleen, who claimed the prize.
Greenwich Village, through the eyes of Jean Shepherd - Jean Shepherd was born 100 years ago today in Chicago, so I’m bumping up this older post in tribute to this wonderful New Yorker. Jean Shepherd, probabl...
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