Monday, 14 September 2020

September 15, 2020

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Don Percy!

580 years ago
1440


Crime
Gilles de Rais, one of the earliest known serial killers, was taken into custody upon an accusation brought against him by Jean de Malestroit, Bishop of Nantes.

225 years ago
1795


War
British forces seized the Dutch Cape Colony in southern Africa to prevent its use by the Batavian Republic.

200 years ago
1820


World events
The Portuguese regency in Lisbon joined the movement to draw up a Constitution.

190 years ago
1830


Born on this date
Porfirio Díaz
. 29th President of Mexico, 1876; 1877-1880; 1884-1911. General Diaz seized power in a coup, and he and his allies ruled Mexico until the revolution of 1910, which resulted in his ouster. He fled to France, and died in exile on July 2, 1915 at the age of 84.

Died on this date
William Huskisson, 60
. U.K. politician. Mr. Huskisson, a Tory, was a financier before entering politics, representing various ridings in the House of Commons in a career spanning more than 30 years, and holding offices such as Secretary of State for War and the Colonies (1827-1828). He was attending the opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway at Parkside station when he stumbled between two trains, and was struck by the locomotive Rocket, suffering injuries that proved fatal several hours later. Mr. Huskisson was the first widely-reported passenger railway fatality.

Transportation
The Liverpool and Manchester Railway opened, but the event was marred by the death of William Huskisson.

150 years ago
1870


Golf
Tom Morris, Jr. shot a 3-round total score of 149 to win the British Open at Prestwick Golf Club in Prestwick, Scotland, 12 strokes ahead of Bob Kirk and Dave Strath. First prize money was £6.

140 years ago
1880


Baseball
The Chicago White Stockings beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-2 at Bank Street Grounds in Cincinnati to clinch the National League pennant.

130 years ago
1890


Born on this date
Agatha Christie
. U.K. authoress. Dame Agatha, born Agatha Miller, is one of the best-selling writers in history, mainly known for her 66 detective novels and story colections, mostly involving the characters Hercule Poirot and Jane Marple. She died on January 12, 1976 at the age of 85.

Baseball
Ledell "Cannonball" Titcomb pitched a no-hitter for the Rochester Hop Bitters as they blanked the Syracuse Stars 7-0 in an American Association game in Rochester.

110 years ago
1910


Baseball
Fred Blanding (1-0) pitched a 6-hit shutout in his first major league game, outduelling Walter Johnson (22-17), as the Cleveland Naps blanked the Washington Nationals 3-0 at League Park in Cleveland. Mr. Blanding walked 3 batters, struck out 8, and hit 2, batting 0 for 3, and making 2 assists. Mr. Johnson allowed just 4 hits, and struck out 9. Cleveland shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh also made his major league debut, batting 0 for 3, making 3 putouts and 3 assists and starting a double play.

90 years ago
1930


Died on this date
Milton Sills, 48
. U.S. actor. Mr. Sills was a professor of philosophy and psychology at the University of Chicago before entering acting in the mid-1900s, appearing in numerous plays. He began acting in movies in 1914, and became a star by the early 1920s. Mr. Sills' movies included The Spoilers (1923); Flaming Youth (1923); The Sea Hawk (1924); and The Sea Wolf (1930), which was released six days after his death from a heart attack while playing tennis at his home.

Baseball
The Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies split a doubleheader before 18,000 fans at National League Park in Philadelphia. Lefty O’Doul’s pinch-hit home run in the bottom of the 9th inning gave the Phillies a 12-11 win in the first game, while Hack Wilson’s 50th home run of the season was the highlight as the Cubs won the second game 6-4. Chicago right fielder Cliff Heathcote hit a home run in each game.

80 years ago
1940


On the radio



Died on this date
William B. Bankhead, 66
. U.S. politician. Mr. Bankhead, a Democrat, represented Alabama's 10th (1917-1933) and 7th (1933-1940) Districts in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was chairman of the House Rules Committee (1934-1935); House Majority Leader (1935-1936); and Speaker of the House from 1936 until his death from a stomach hemorrhage. Mr. Bankhead was the father of actress Tallulah Bankhead.

War
All single men in Canada aged 21-24 were called for military service. The U.S.S.R. announced the conscription of 19-20-year-olds for military service. Royal Air Force Fighter Command claimed victory in the Battle of Britain after a day of heavy bombing raids ended in big losses for the Germans. East End residents in London seized the ballroom of the Savoy Hotel as a shelter.

Defense
British authorities announced the recruitment of Arabs and Jews in Palestine to serve as guardsmen there.

Politics and government
Romanian Conducător and Prime Minister Marshal Ion Antonescu resolved a conflict between his cabinet and the Iron Gurad by swearing in a new cabinet; simultaneously, a royal decree declared Romania to be a "legionary state."

Disasters
A hurricane lashed Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island, cutting off Halifax from outside contact.

Football
NFL
New York (0-0-1) 10 @ Pittsburgh (0-0-2) 10
Brooklyn (0-1) 17 @ Washington (1-0) 24
Philadelphia (0-1) 0 @ Green Bay (1-0) 27
Detroit (0-0-1) 0 Chicago Cardinals (0-0-1) 0 @ Buffalo

The Cardinals were officially the home team in their game against the Lions at Civic Stadium. A huge electrical rainstorm just before the game kept the attendance down to 18,000, and the resulting muddy field helped to make it possibly the worst National Football League game ever played.

AFL
Columbus (0-1) 2 @ Milwaukee (1-0) 17

The Chiefs beat the Bullies at State Fair Park in West Allis, Wisconsin in the first game of the new American Football League.

75 years ago
1945


Hit parade
#1 single in the U.S.A. (Billboard): Till the End of Time--Perry Como with Russ Case and his Orchestra (Best Seller--1st week at #1; Airplay--1st week at #1); On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe--Johnny Mercer and the Pied Pipers with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (Juke Box--7th week at #1; Honor Roll of Hits--6th week at #1)

Died on this date
André Tardieu, 68
. Prime Minister of France, 1929-1930; 1930; 1932. Mr. Tardieu was a member of the Democratic Alliance and later the Republican Centre parties. He was a conservative who held several cabinet positions before and after his stints as Prime Minister. Mr. Tardieu died a week before his 69th birthday.

Linnie Marsh Wolfe, 64. U.S. librarian. Mrs. Wolfe worked in public and school libraries in Los Angeles, and took an interest in the work of naturalist John Muir. Her book Son of the Wilderness: The Life of John Muir (1945) was published four months before her death, and went on to win the 1946 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography.

Anton Webern, 61. Austrian composer and conductor. Mr. Webern was a leading figure among atonal composers. He was shot and killed by U.S. Army cook Private Raymond Bell during the American military occupation of Austria after stepping outside his house to avoid disturbing his grandchildren as he puffed on a cigar given to him by his son-in-law, who had just been arrested for black-market activities.

Harry Daghlian, 24. U.S. physicist. Mr. Daghlian was working with the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos Laboratory in New Mexico when he was irradiated as a result of a criticality accident on August 21, 1945, when he dropped a tungsten carbide brick onto a plutonium–gallium alloy bomb core. He had already been in a coma for some time when he died, becoming the first person known to have died in a criticality accident.

Diplomacy
The United States submitted to the Council of Foreign Ministers a plan to strip Italy of its colonies.

Politics and government
In response to American pressure for sterner action against guerrilla groups, the Philippine government announced the postponement of the election scheduled for early 1946.

Journalism
Allied Supreme Commander General Douglas MacArthur, dissatisfied with the way his September 10 directive was being enforced, placed 100% censorship on Japanese press and radio.

Labour
The Congress of Industrial Organizations United Auto Workers of America set aside a $4-million strike fund and decided to go all out to obtain a 30% wage increase and full employment in the auto industry.

Disasters
A hurricane in southern Florida and the Bahamas reached 143 miles per hour, destroying 366 planes and 25 blimps at NAS Richmond and causing an estimated $50 million damage.

70 years ago
1950


War
In a plan devised by General Douglas MacArthur, the United Nations landed 50,000 troops behind enemy lines at Inchon, on the west coast of Korea, in one of the greatest amphibious assaults in military history.



Diplomacy
Egypt complained to the United Nations Security Council that "Jewish terrorism" had recently driven 4,000 Arabs out of Israel.

Politics and government
The Canadian Parliament ended a 16-day special session after doubling the defense budget to $850 million; calling all of the country's regular armed forces to active duty; empowering the government to control essential materials; and approving government curbs on consumer installment buying as an anti-inflation measure.

General Vasili Chukov, head of the Soviet administration in Germany, said that East Germany would continue to have a multi-party system after October 15 elections, but demanded "closer and sincere cooperation of all patriotic elements."

Republican members of both houses of the U.S. Congress attacked General George Marshall during confirmation hearings on his nomination as Defense Secretary. Senator William Jenner (Republican--Indiana) called Gen. Marshall "a front man for traitors," accusing him of undermining the Chinese Nationalist government during his 1945 truce mission.

U.S. Attorney General J. Howard McGrath added 21 organizations, including the Associated Klans of America, to the Justice Department's subversive list.

Academia
The University of Virginia admitted its first Negro student, Gregory Swanson, in compliance with a federal court order that he be allowed to enter the university's law school.

Labour
Robert H. Denham ended his feud with the U.S. National Labor Relations Board by accepting U.S. President Harry Truman's request that he resign as the agency's general counsel.

The International Ladies Garment Workers Union and the Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union demanded a 15% wage increase for their 800,000 members.

Disasters
Volcanic Mount Hibok Hibok erupted on Camiguin Island in the Philippines, causing 84 deaths.

Baseball
The Detroit Tigers defeated the New York Yankees 9-7 before 23,900 fans at Briggs Stadium in Detroit to move ½ game ahead of the Yankees into first place in the American League. Johnny Mize hit 3 home runs and drove in 6 runs for the Yankees; it was the sixth time in his major league career that he’d hit 3 homers in a game, and it remains the record.

The Philadelphia Phillies swept a doubleheader from the Cincinnati Reds 2-1 and 8-7 in 19 innings before 20,673 fans at Shibe Park in Philadelphia. Bubba Church started on the mound for Philadelphia in the first game, but was hit in the face by a line drive off the bat of Ted Kluszewski in the 3rd inning; he didn't go down despite suffering a severe gash, but was hospitalized. Del Ennis batted 5 for 10 in the second game and drove in the winning run, and teammate Eddie Waitkus was 5 for 9.

Red Munger (6-7) achieved credit for a complete game without being the starting pitcher as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 6-2 before 6,329 fans at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. Cloyd Boyer was announced as the starting pitcher for the Cardinals, but he injured his arm while making his last warmup pitch, and Mr. Munger replaced him. Don Newcombe (17-10) allowed 9 hits and 4 earned runs in a complete game loss. Tommy Glaviano led off the game with a base on balls, and Red Schoendienst followed with a double to score Mr. Glaviano, who stepped on Brooklyn catcher Bruce Edwards' ankle and tumbled past home plate. Home plate umpire Dusty Boggess ruled Mr. Glaviano safe, reversed his call, and then reversed it again.

60 years ago
1960


Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (Lever Hit Parade): Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini--Brian Hyland

#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): Apache--The Shadows (4th week at #1)

Space
An attempt to recover the U.S. Discoverer 15 capsule failed, two days after its launch.

Hockey
NHL
Maurice "Rocket" Richard announced his retirement after 18 seasons as a right wing with the Montreal Canadiens. He retired with a then-record 544 goals in 978 regular season games, and 82 goals in 133 playoff games, helping the Canadiens win eight Stanley Cup championships.

Baseball
Willie Mays hit 3 triples, a double, and a single, with 2 runs and 2 runs batted in to lead the San Francisco Giants to an 8-6 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in 11 innings before 4,847 fans at Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia. His third triple drove in Don Blasingame to break a 6-6 tie, and he scored on a sacrifice fly by Willie McCovey.

50 years ago
1970


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Kvällstoppen): Mitt sommarlov--Anita Hegerland (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland (Swiss Hitparade): In the Summertime--Mungo Jerry (4th week at #1)

Austria's Top 10 (Ö3)
1 In the Summertime--Mungo Jerry
2 Yellow River--Christie
3 El condor pasa--Simon & Garfunkel
4 Up Around the Bend--Creedence Clearwater Revival
5 Spirit in the Sky--Norman Greenbaum
6 All Right Now--Free
7 A Song of Joy--Miguel Rios
8 Love Like a Man--Ten Years After
9 Lola--The Kinks
10 Goodbye Sam, Hello Samantha--Cliff Richard

Singles entering the chart were Lola; Goodbye Sam, Hello Samantha; Es geht mir gut, Chéri by Mireille Mathieu (#12); Sie kommt noch heut' by Alfie Khan und die Cornehlsen Singers (#13); and Neanderthal Man by Hotlegs (#14).

Religion
Pope Paul VI disbanded the pontifical military corps in Vatican City, but retained the 50-man Swiss Guard as his ceremonial bodyguard.

Labour
The United Auto Workers went on strike against General Motors at 12:01 A.M., idling 405,000 workers in the United States and Canada.

Boxing
Former world heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson (47-7-1) knocked out Charley "Devil" Green (13-7) at 1:57 of the 10th round of their bout at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Baseball
The Chicago White Sox hired Chuck Tanner as manager, replacing Bill Adair, who had served as an interim replacement for Don Gutteridge, who had been fired on September 3. With 16 games remaining in the season, the White Sox had a record of 53-93, worst in the major leagues. The team was 4-6 under Mr. Adair, 49-87 under Mr. Gutteridge.

40 years ago
1980


Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Moscow--Genghis Khan (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Junko/Namida no Serenade--Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi (5th week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Funkytown--Lipps Inc. (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Xanadu--Olivia Newton John/Electric Light Orchestra (2nd week at #1)

Austria's Top 10 (Ö3)
1 Xanadu--Olivia Newton John/Electric Light Orchestra
2 Funkytown--Lipps, Inc.
3 The Winner Takes it All--ABBA
4 Nerves--Jackie Shay
5 Matador--Garland Jeffreys
6 D.I.S.C.O.--Ottawan
7 You'll Always Find Me in the Kitchen at Parties--Jona Lewie
8 Sri Lanka...My Shangri-La--Jack Jersey
9 Psycho Chicken--The Fools
10 Shandi--Kiss

Singles entering the chart were Matador; Shandi; Sei come un Juke-Box by Edoardo Bennato (#13); Mariana by the Gibson Brothers (#14); and Midnite Dynamos by Matchbox (#15).

Died on this date
Bill Evans, 51
. U.S. musician. Mr. Evans was a jazz pianist and composer who performed mainly in trios for more than 30 years. He was a member of Miles Davis' band in the late 1950s, and then led trios in the 1960s. Mr. Evans was nominated for 31 Grammy Awards, winning 7. His compositions included Waltz for Debby (1956). Mr. Evans was a drug addict for much of his career, and his drug use eventually led to his death.

Jim Tyrer, 41. U.S. football player. Mr. Tyrer was an offensive tackle at Ohio State University (1958-1960), earning All-American honours. He played with the Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs (1961-1973) and Washington Redskins (1974), making the All-AFL team eight times and the all-time AFL team, and helping the Texans and Chiefs win American Football League Championships in 1962, 1966, and 1969, and the Super Bowl in January 1970. Mr. Tyrer became a salesman after his football career ended, but suffered financial reversals; the day after taking his son to a Chiefs game in Kansas City, he shot and killed his wife Martha and then shot himself. The murder-suicide is probably why Mr. Tyrer isn't in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

30 years ago
1990

Hit parade

#1 single in Australia (Australian Music Report): Blaze of Glory--Jon Bon Jovi

#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Sotto Questo Sole--Francesco Baccini; Ladri di Biciclette (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): I Can't Stand It--Twenty 4 Seven

#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): U Can't Touch This--MC Hammer (5th week at #1)

#1 single in France (SNEP): Soca Dance--Charles D. Lewis (6th week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (CIN): The Joker--The Steve Miller Band

Netherlands Top 10 (De Nederlandse Top 40)
1 I've Been Thinking About You--Londonbeat (2nd week at #1)
2 Tom's Diner--DNA featuring Suzanne Vega
3 U Can't Touch This--MC Hammer
4 Mooi Was Die Tijd--Corry Konings
5 Summer of '69--Bryan Adams
6 It Must Have Been Love--Roxette
7 It's on You--M.C. Sar & the Real McCoy
8 Ritmo de la Noche--Chocolate
9 Maldòn--Zouk Machine
10 Praying for Time--George Michael

Singles entering the chart were Livin' in the Light by Caron Wheeler (#31); Cinema by Ice MC (#32); Soca Dance by Charles D. Lewis (#33); Banned in the USA by Luke featuring the 2 Live Crew (#34); Poison by Bell Biv Devoe (#36); and Dat Bruine Café by Pierre Van Dam (#37).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 Release Me--Wilson Phillips
2 Blaze of Glory--Jon Bon Jovi
3 Do Me!--Bell Biv DeVoe
4 Have You Seen Her--M.C. Hammer
5 Unskinny Bop--Poison
6 (Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection--Nelson
7 Thieves in the Temple--Prince
8 If Wishes Came True--Sweet Sensation
9 Tonight--New Kids on the Block
10 Close to You--Maxi Priest

Singles entering the chart were Black Cat by Janet Jackson (#37); Love Takes Time by Mariah Carey (#73); Groove is in the Heart by Deee-Lite (#96); and The Way You Do the Things You Do by UB40 (#100).

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Blaze of Glory--Jon Bon Jovi (2nd week at #1)
2 Release Me--Wilson Phillips
3 Thieves in the Temple--Prince
4 Have You Seen Her--M.C. Hammer
5 Do Me!--Bell Biv DeVoe
6 (Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection--Nelson
7 Can't Stop Fallin' Into Love--Cheap Trick
8 Something Happened on the Way to Heaven--Phil Collins
9 Tonight--New Kids on the Block
10 If Wishes Came True--Sweet Sensation

Singles entering the chart were More than Words Can Say by Alias (#65); Love Takes Time by Mariah Carey (#71); Pray by M.C. Hammer (#78); Soul Inspiration by Anita Baker (#83); and Ooops Up by Snap! (#90).

Canada's Top 10 (RPM)
1 Vision of Love--Mariah Carey (4th week at #1)
2 Release Me--Wilson Phillips
3 Come Back to Me--Janet Jackson
4 Blaze of Glory--Jon Bon Jovi
5 Unskinny Bop--Poison
6 All the Lovers in the World--Gowan
7 Oh Girl--Paul Young
8 Tonight--New Kids on the Block
9 Something Happened on the Way to Heaven--Phil Collins
10 Can't Stop Fallin' Into Love--Cheap Trick

Singles entering the chart were Crime Against Love by Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts (#48); Papa was a Rolling Stone by Was (Not Was) (#65); She's on a Mountain by Five Guys Named Moe (#68); Heart in Pieces by Tim Feehan (#70); Stand by Paul Janz (#76); Black Cat by Janet Jackson (#79); Lift Me Up by Jeff Lynne (#80); My, My, My by Johnny Gill (#88); and How Much Love by Vixen (#91).

World events
Iraq opened the border between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia and allowed thousands of Kuwaitis to flee into exile, but the refugee flow dwindled when Iraq began seizing Kuwaiti men of military age. The refugees reported widespread incidences of torture and execution by Iraqi troops.

War
French President Francois Mitterand ordered 4,000 soldiers, as well as planes, helicopters, and tanks, sent to Saudi Arabia. West Germany announced a $2 billion aid package for the Persian Gulf defense effort.

Football
CFL
Toronto (6-5) 39 @ Hamilton (4-7) 16

Mike "Pinball" Clemons returned a punt 92 yards for a touchdown and scored another major on a 10-yard pass from Matt Dunigan to lead the Argos. Mr. Dunigan also connected on touchdown passes to Mike Campbell and Jeff Boyd and rushed for another Toronto major score. Mr. Campbell, a defensive lineman, was sent in on offense as an eligible receiver, and caught a 41-yard strike. Lance Chomyc added 5 converts, a field goal, and single, moving his career scoring total to 904 points, 5 past the former Toronto record held by Zenon Andrusyshyn. The Tiger-Cats’ only touchdown was scored by third-string quarterback Terry Andrysiak, who sneaked over from 1 yard in the 4th quarter. Paul Osbaldiston converted and added 3 field goals before 14,025 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium.

CIAU
Saskatchewan 5 @ Manitoba (1-1) 16
British Columbia (1-1) 23 @ Alberta 19

The Bisons rushed for 338 yards as they upset the Huskies at Pan-Am Stadium in Winnipeg, ending a 16-game losing streak extending back two years.

Alberta running back Dave Noonan fumbled at the B.C. 1-yard line in the last minute, and the Thunderbirds recovered to preserve their win over the Golden Bears at Varsity Stadium in Edmonton.

Baseball
Bobby Thigpen of the Chicago White Sox became the first pitcher to amass 50 saves in a season, in a 7-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox before 41,197 fans at Comiskey Park in Chicago.

25 years ago
1995


Hit parade
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Det vackraste--Cecilia Vennersten (7th week at #1)

#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Country House--Blur (5th week at #1)

Football
CFL
Baltimore (10-3) 24 @ Shreveport (4-9) 17
Winnipeg (4-8) 10 @ Edmonton (8-5) 64

Mike Pringle rushed for a touchdown and Brian White returned a blocked punt 20 yards for another TD to help the Stallions defeat the Pirates before 12,455 fans at Independence Stadium. Baltimore's Josh Miller punted 8 times for a 56.7-yard average.





Eric Blount set a team record for a single game with 5 touchdowns as the Eskimos routed the Blue Bombers before 27,718 fans at Commonwealth Stadium. Mr. Blount rushed for 3 touchdowns, caught a pass for another, and returned a punt 60 yards for another TD. Marc Tobert, Nick Mazzoli, and Jim Sandusky also caught TD passes for the Eskimos, and defensive back Morris Lolar returned an interception 72 yards for another Edmonton TD. Blaise Bryant rushed 16 yards for the Winnipeg touchdown in the 1st quarter. Edmonton receiver C.J. Davis suffered a season-ending broken jaw.

20 years ago
2000


Protest
Seven days of protests by truckers in Britain over high fuel prices ended.

Olympics
The Summer Olympic Games opened in Sydney, Australia, with 10,200 athletes from 199 countries participating.



Football
CFL
Saskatchewan (4-5-1) 44 @ Toronto (2-8-1) 17

Henry Burris threw touchdown passes of 81 yards to Eric Guliford and 13 yards to Curtis Marsh as the Roughriders scored 24 points in the 4th quarter to put away the Argonauts. Mr. Burris also rushed for a Saskatchewan touchdown, as did Darren Davis. The final Roughrider touchdown came with 23 seconds remaining in the game when Kerwin Bell’s pass was intercepted by Omarr Morgan, who returned it 56 yards before lateralling to Ladouphyous McCalla, who ran the remaining 25 yards to complete an 81-yard return. Paul McCallum added 5 converts and 3 field goals. Toronto quarterback Kerwin Bell completed 36 of 53 passes for 397 yards and a 14-yard touchdown to Mookie Mitchell. Ryan Terry rushed 1 yard for the Argonauts’ other touchdown, while Jacob Marini converted both and added a field goal. For Toronto head coach Mike "Pinball" Clemons, it was his final game as a player after 12 years, and he contributed 191 yards: 154 on 6 kickoff returns; 25 on 3 punt returns; and 12 on 2 pass receptions. His final play was a 49-yard kickoff return in the game’s final seconds. A lengthy tribute took place after the game in front of 28,724 fans, the largest SkyDome crowd for an Argonaut game in 3 years.





Baseball
Jason Giambi drove in 7 runs with a grand slam, double, and single to lead the Oakland Athletics to a 17-3 rout of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays before 14,087 fans at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. Mr. Giambi’s brother Jeremy also homered for the Athletics. Jon Ratliff, the last of four Oakland pitchers, pitched a perfect 9th inning in his only major league game.

Rickey Henderson scored 2 runs for the Seattle Mariners as they beat the Baltimore Orioles 10-2 before 38,510 fans at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mr. Henderson now had 2,175 career major league runs, moving him past Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron into second place, 70 behind Ty Cobb.

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