Thursday, 1 October 2020

October 1, 2020

450 years ago

Died on this date
Frans Floris, 51
. Flemish artist. Mr. Floris was a painter and printmaker who was mainly known for his history paintings, allegorical scenes and portraits, and was a major figure in the genre known as Romanism. He died after a brief illness.

220 years ago

Spain ceded Louisiana to France in the secret Treaty of San Ildefonso.

130 years ago

Born on this date
Stanley Holloway
. U.K. actor. Mr. Holloway had a lengthy career on stage, mainly in comic roles, but was best known for playing Alfred P. Doolittle in the stage and screen versions of My Fair Lady. He died on January 30, 1982 at the age of 91.

The United States Congress established Yosemite National Park in California.

Economics and finance
The U.S. Tariff Act of 1890, commonly known as the McKinley Tariff, became law, raising the average duty on imports to almost 50%, an act designed to protect domestic industries from foreign competition.

110 years ago

Born on this date
Bonnie Parker
. U.S. criminal. Miss Parker and Clyde Barrow went on a bank-robbing spree in 1934; she was 23 when the couple were ambushed and gunned down by police on a rural road in Bienville Parish, Louisiana on May 23, 1934.

A large bomb planted by J.B. McNamara destroyed the Los Angeles Times building, killing 21.

Moose Jaw 16 Regina 6

The Tigers defeated the Regina Rugby Club in the first game for the latter, soon to become known as the Roughriders.

Rookie Lefty Russell (1-0) pitched an 8-hit shutout in his first major league game as the Philadelphia Athletics blanked the Boston Red Sox 3-0 at Shibe Park in Philadelphia. Ray Collins (12-11) pitched a 6-hit complete game loss.

Russ Ford (25-6) pitched a 7-hit complete game with 7 strikeouts and no walks to outduel Dolly Gray (8-18), who allowed 9 hits in a complete game, as the New York Highlanders beat the Washington Nationals 7-2 at Hilltop Park in New York.

100 years ago

Born on this date
Walter Matthau
. U.S. actor. Mr. Matthau, born Walter Matthow, appeared in plays and television programs, but was best known as a supporting actor and star in movies. He won a Tony Award for his supporting role in A Shot in the Dark (1961) and originated the role of Oscar Madison in the play The Odd Couple (1965) (winning another Tony), and reprising his role in the movie (1968). Mr. Matthau won an Academy Award for his supporting performance in The Fortune Cookie (1966), the first of 10 movies in which he appeared with Jack Lemmon. He was nominated for Oscars for his starring performances in Kotch (1971) and The Sunshine Boys (1975) , and was nominated for and won numerous other awards. Mr. Matthau was noted for playing tough guys and villains in his early years, but eventually became better known for his comic roles. He died of a heart attack on July 1, 2000 at the age of 79, after suffering from heart problems for many years.

David Herbert Donald. U.S. historian. Dr. Donald won Pulitzer Prizes for his biographies Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War (1960) and Look Homeward: A Life of Thomas Wolfe (1987), but was probably best known for his biography Lincoln (1995). He died on May 17, 2009 at the age of 88.

The Cleveland Indians clinched at least a tie for the American League pennant when they split a doubleheader with the Detroit Tigers at Navin Field in Detroit. In the first game, the Indians blew a 4-0 lead and lost 5-4 in 10 innings. Howard Ehmke (15-18) pitched a 7-hit complete game victory for Detroit, while Jim Bagby (30-12), the third Cleveland pitcher, lost on an unearned run. The Indians were leading the second game 10-3 in the 8th inning when the game was called because of darkness. Ray Caldwell (20-10) allowed 10 hits and no earned runs in a complete game victory in the second game.

The St. Louis Browns knocked Red Faber (23-13) out of the box with 5 runs in the 3rd inning as they overcame a 3-0 deficit to beat the Chicago White Sox 8-6 before 3,000 fans at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis, leaving the White Sox 2 games behind the Indians with 2 games remaining for both teams. Dixie Davis (18-12) pitched an 11-hit complete game victory.

Grover Alexander (27-14) of the Chicago Cubs and Jesse Haines (13-20) of the St. Louis Cardinals both pitched complete games as the Cubs edged the Cardinals 3-2 in 17 innings at Cubs Park. Dode Paskert singled home Babe Twombly with the bases loaded and 1 out in the bottom of the 17th to end the game.

90 years ago

Staten Island (2-1-1) 7 @ Newark (0-4-1) 7
Frankford (2-2) 0 @ Providence (1-1) 14

World Series
St. Louis Cardinals 2 @ Philadelphia Athletics 5 (Philadelphia led best-of-seven series 1-0)

Mickey Cochrane and Al Simmons hit home runs for the Athletics, with Lefty Grove (1-0) pitching a 9-hitter to win over Burleigh Grimes (0-1), who allowed just 5 hits. 32,295 fans at Shibe Park saw a game that was over in 1 hour 48 minutes.

80 years ago

On the radio

The Pennsylvania Turnpike, often considered the first superhighway in the United States, opened to traffic.

75 years ago

Hit parade
U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Till the End of Time--Perry Como with Russ Case and his Orchestra (2nd week at #1)
--Dick Haymes
--Les Brown and his Orchestra
2 On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe--Johnny Mercer and the Pied Pipers with Paul Weston and his Orchestra
--Bing Crosby
--Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra
--Judy Garland and the Merry Macs
3 Chopin's Polonaise--Carmen Cavallaro and his Orchestra
4 If I Loved You--Perry Como
--Bing Crosby
--Frank Sinatra
5 Gotta Be This or That--Benny Goodman and his Orchestra
--Sammy Kaye and his "Swing and Sway" Orchestra
6 Tampico--Stan Kenton and his Orchestra
7 It's Only a Paper Moon--Benny Goodman and his Orchestra --Ella Fitzgerald and the Delta Rhythm Boys 8 I'm Gonna Love that Gal (Like She’s Never Been Loved Before)--Perry Como
9 Sentimental Journey--Les Brown and his Orchestra (vocal chorus by Doris Day)
--Hal McIntyre and his Orchestra
--The Merry Macs
10 Bell Bottom Trousers--Tony Pastor and his Orchestra
--Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians
--Kay Kyser and his Orchestra
--Louis Prima and his Orchestra
--Jerry Colonna

Singles entering the chart were That's for Me, with versions by Dick Haymes and Jo Stafford (#23); I'll Be Walkin' with My Honey (Soon, Soon, Soon) by Sammy Kaye and his "Swing and Sway" Orchestra (#25); (Why Don’t You Look Me Up) Down in Chi-Chi Hotcha Watchee by Vaughn Monroe and his Orchestra (#28); Jose Gonzalez, with versions by Tony Pastor and his Orchestra; and Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians (#40); and Rosemary by Kay Kyser and his Orchestra (#41). The version of Jose Gonzalez by Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians was the other side of No Can Do, charting at #39.

On the radio
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, on MBS
Tonight's episode: The Problem of Thor Bridge

70 years ago

On the radio
Le Chapelet en famille (The Family Rosary Hour), recited by Cardinal Paul-Emile Léger from the Marie-Reine-du-Monde Cathedral in Montreal, was first broadcast on CKAC. It was on every evening at 7:00 P.M. after the 6:00 P.M. news, with over 65% of the Québec population tuned in. Cardinal Léger left for missionary work in Africa in 1967; the broadcast ended in 1970 as religious practice declined in Quebec.

Died on this date
Red Howell, 41
. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Howell was an outfielder with the Cleveland Indians (1941), batting .286 with no home runs and 2 runs batted in in 11 games. He played over 2,000 games in 17 seasons in the minor leagues (1928-1944), hitting at least 216 homers.

South Korean forces crossed the 38th Parallel on the east coast as Commander-in-Chief of the United Nations Command General Douglas MacArthur broadcast a surrender demand to orth Korean Premier Kim Il Sung.

United Press reported that the newly-created U.S. Civil Defense Office had sent maps of the nation's 250 "critical" atomic bomb targets to state governors and mayors of major cities.

Politics and government
Colonel Clarence Wallace was installed as Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.

Local, state, and federal police in West Germany broke up Communist plans for a "national resistance" demonstration, arresting more than 1,400 protesters in Hamburg and other cities.

Hamilton (3-3) 18 @ Montreal (2-4) 31

Windsor (0-4) 10 @ Toronto (2-1) 24

This was the second game for Balmy Beach in as many days, having beaten the University of Toronto Varsity Blues 25-12 in an exhibition game the previous day.

Pittsburgh (1-2) 26 @ Washington (1-2) 7
New York Giants (2-0) 6 @ Cleveland (2-1) 0
Chicago Bears (2-1) 21 @ Green Bay (2-1) 31
Los Angeles (2-1) 35 @ San Francisco (0-3) 14

With the Philadelphia Phillies 1 game ahead of the Brooklyn Dodgers in the National League pennant race with 1 game to play, the teams were tied 1-1 before 35,073 fans at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn when Philadelphia center fielder Richie Ashburn threw out Cal Abrams at home plate in the bottom of the 9th inning. In the top of the 10th, Dick Sisler hit a 3-run home run off Don Newcombe, and the Phillies won 4-1 to take their first pennant in 35 years. Pee Wee Reese hit an inside-the-park home run for the Dodgers’ only run. Robin Roberts (20-11), making his third start in five days, pitched a 5-hit complete game victory and singled and scored the winning run, while Mr. Newcombe (19-11) pitched an 11-hit complete game.

Paul Lehner and Joe Astroth drove in 2 runs each to help the Philadelphia Athletics defeat the Washington Nationals 5-3 before 1,387 fans at Shibe Park in Philadelphia. It was the last game in Connie Mack's 50-year career as manager of the Athletics, and the 7,749th and last game in his 53-year Hall of Fame career as a manager in the major leagues.

Dave Philley singled to lead off the bottom of the 9th inning, advanced to second base on a wild pitch, and scored on a double by Eddie Robinson to give the Chicago White Sox a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Browns in the first game of a doubleheader before 4,548 fans at Comiskey Park in Chicago. Del Wight (10-16) pitched a 5-hit complete game victory to outduel Ned Garver (13-18), who pitched an 11-hit complete game. Gus Zernial hit a 2-run home run for Chicago in the first game, and drove in 5 runs with 3 homers in the second game, but the Browns won 10-6. Mr. Zernial finished the season with 29 home runs, a White Sox team record at the time. Chicago shortstop Luke Appling batted 1 for 4 in the second game, making 3 putouts and 4 assists, participating in a double play in the 2,422nd and last game of his 20-year Hall of Fame major league career.

Ted Williams batted 4 for 5 with a double and 3 runs batted in to help the Boston Red Sox defeat the New York Yankees 7-3 before 27,729 fans at Fenway Park in Boston. Harry Taylor (2-0) pitched a 10-hit complete game, winning over Ernie Nevel (0-1). New York first baseman Hank Workman was 1 for 4 with a run, making 7 putouts and participating in a double play in his second and last major league game. Tommy Henrich came to bat as a pinch hitter for New York in the 9th inning and grounded into a double play in the 1,284th and last game of his 11-year major league career.

60 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Come On and Take My Hand/Don't You Know (Pretty Baby)--Johnny O'Keefe

#1 single in Italy: Il nostro concerto--Umberto Bindi (9th week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Honolulu-Strand-Bikini--Club Honolulu (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Record Mirror): Tell Laura I Love Her--Ricky Valance

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 The Twist--Chubby Checker (4th week at #1)
2 My Heart Has a Mind of its Own--Connie Francis
3 Kiddio--Brook Benton
4 Mr. Custer--Larry Verne
5 Chain Gang--Sam Cooke
6 It’s Now or Never--Elvis Presley
7 A Million to One--Jimmy Charles and the Reveletts
8 Walk--Don’t Run--The Ventures
9 Save the Last Dance for Me--The Drifters
10 Theme from The Apartment--Ferrante and Teicher with their Orchestra & Chorus

Singles entering the chart were I Want to Know by Suger Pie DeSanto (#88); Love Lost by Santo & Johnny (#91); The Last One to Know by the Fleetwoods (#92); North to Alaska by Johnny Horton (#96); Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go by Hank Ballard and the Midnighters (#98); Hush-Hush by Jimmy Reed (#99); I Wish I'd Never Been Born by Patti Page (#100); Summer's Gone by Paul Anka (also #100); and Everglades by the Kingston Trio (also #100).

Vancouver's Top 10 (CFUN)
1 Blue Angel--Roy Orbison (2nd week at #1)
2 A Million to One--Jimmy Charles and the Reveletts
3 Cincinnati Fireball--Johnny Burnette
4 Devil or Angel--Bobby Vee
5 You Talk Too Much--Joe Jones
6 Let's Have a Party--Wanda Jackson
7 So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)--The Everly Brothers
8 Run Samson Run--Neil Sedaka
9 Shortnin' Bread--Paul Chaplain
10 My Heart Has a Mind of its Own--Connie Francis

Singles entering the chart were Poetry in Motion by Johnny Tillotson (#27); Sailor (Your Home is the Sea) by Lolita (#30); Brontosaurus Stomp by the Piltdown Men (#35); Summer's Gone by Paul Anka (#42); Togetherness by Frankie Avalon (#44); Sleep by Little Willie John (#45); Tonights the Night by the Shirelles (#47); What a Dream by Conway Twitty (#48); If She Should Come to You (La Montana) by Anthony Newley (#49); and So Little Time by Hannah Dean (#50).

Camelot, a musical with music by Frederick Loewe and lyrics and book by Alan J. Lerner, directed by Moss Hart, and starring Richard Burton, Julie Andrews, and Robert Goulet, received its premiere performance to mark the opening of O'Keefe Centre in Toronto.

Nigeria gained its independence from the United Kingdom.

All-Star Game @ Montreal Forum
All-Stars 2 @ Montreal 1

Andy Hebenton of the New York Rangers scored shorthanded with 4:45 remaining in the 2nd period to break a 1-1 tie as the All-Stars edged the defending Stanley Cup champion Canadiens before 13,949 fans. All the scoring took place in the 2nd period, with Frank Mahovlich of the Toronto Maple Leafs opening the scoring at 40 seconds and Claude Provost scoring for Montreal exactly 11 minutes later.

Hamilton (2-7) 27 @ Ottawa (6-3) 18
Montreal (3-6) 15 @ Toronto (7-2) 50

Calgary (2-8-2) 21 @ Winnipeg (11-1) 31

19,264 fans at Lansdowne Park saw Hamilton quarterback Bernie Faloney throw 4 touchdown passes in a 20-minute span in the first half. He completed touchdown passes of 16 and 27 yards to Tommy Grant; 32 yards to John Barrow on a tackle-eligible play; and 34 yards to Garney Henley. Gerry McDougall converted 3 of the touchdowns for the Tiger-Cats, who led 27-4 after 3 quarters. Gary Schreider kicked a field goal for the Rough Riders in the 1st quarter, and fullback Dave Thelen was credited with a single when he fumbled into the Hamilton end zone in the 2nd quarter, and it was recovered by the Tiger-Cats. Ottawa finally scored 2 touchdowns in the 4th quarter: Quarterback Russ Jackson rushed for the first one, and Ron Lancaster, who replaced Mr. Jackson, threw to Bob Simpson for the other on the last play of the game. Mr. Schreider converted both. The Tiger-Cats used Bob Jarus as a running back, and he carried 11 times for 46 yards in his first CFL game.

24,145 fans at CNE Stadium saw Toronto quarterback Tobin Rote tie a CFL record for a single game by throwing 7 touchdown passes against the Alouettes.

15,950 fans at Winnipeg Stadium saw the Blue Bombers defeat the Stampeders.

Sarnia (3-4) 42 @ London (4-2) 20

Canadian university
British Columbia (1-0) 8 @ Saskatchewan (0-1) 0

The Thunderbirds scored single points in the 3rd and 4th quarters and an unconverted touchdown in the 4th quarter as they shut out the Huskies at Griffiths Stadium in Saskatoon.

New York Yankees' coach Jim Hegan, who had been activated as a player on September 2, was released as a player without seeing action in any games in 1960.

Catcher Doug Camilli dropped a foul fly for an error in the top of the 14th inning, leading to 2 unearned runs to break an 8-8 tie as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-8 in a game that lasted 4 hours and 54 minutes before 18,817 fans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Chicago left fielder Billy Williams hit his 1st major league home run in the top of the 9th inning off Stan Williams to give the Cubs an 8-5 lead, but the Dodgers rallied for 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th. Glenn Hobbie (16-20) allowed 6 hits but no runs in 4.2 innings to get the win. Pinch hitter Grady Hatton singled home Lee Thomas with the winnng run and was stranded at third base in the 1,312th game of his 12-year major league career. Irv Noren struck out as a pinch hitter for Los Angeles in the 13th in the 1,093rd and last game of his 11-year major league career.

John Romano and Jimmy Piersall hit 2-run home runs in the 8th inning to tie the score, and Mr. Romano scored Vic Power with a sacrifice fly in the 9th to break an 8-8 tie as the Cleveland Indians defeated the Chicago White Sox 9-8 before 5,128 fans at Comiskey Park in Chicago. Don Newcombe relieved Dick Stigman on the mound for Cleveland with 2 out in the 5th and allowed a run-scoring single before retiring Frank Baumann to end the inning; it was the 452nd and last game of Mr. Newcombe's 10-year major league career. He was relieved by Jack Harshman, who allowed 1 hit in 2 innings with no walks or strikeouts in the 258th and last game of his 10-year major league career.

50 years ago

World events
Dozens of people were crushed or battered to death as millions of people filled the streets of Cairo for the funeral of Egyptian President Gamal Nasser.

North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops cut or attacked three main highways leading from the Cambodian capital, Pnompenh.

Soviet vessels were banned from fishing in the Big Bank region off the west coast of Vancouver Island after collisions between Soviet and Canadian ships.

A report issued by the U.S. President’s Commission on Campus Unrest charged that the police fusillade that killed two Negro youths and wounded 12 others at Jackson State College in May was "completely unwarranted" and a case of "unreasonable, unjustified overreaction."

A revolt at the 300-inmate New York house of detention in Queens spread to other prisons in the area, including Manhattan’s Tombs, the scene of earlier riots. The prisoners, mostly Negroes and Puerto Ricans, held 32 guards hostage. As in earlier disturbances, they complained of delays in hearings; food "fit for pigs;" and abuse by guards. The revolt petered out after negotiations with officials and press conferences in which the prisoners aired their complaints.

A panel of three U.S. federal judges from the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Buffalo struck down a 1969 New York state law barring the forced busing of public school children to achieve racial integration. The judges unanimously ruled, in effect, that the neighbourhood school concept had to give way to integration.

Tim McCarver singled with 2 out in the bottom of the 10th inning, stole second base, and scored on a single by Oscar Gamble to give the Philadelphia Phillies a 2-1 win over the Montreal Expos, finishing ½ game ahead of the Expos for 5th place in the National League East Division. Dick Selma (8-9) pitched 1.2 innings of perfect relief to get the win. It was the last major league game at Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia, and many of the 31,822 in attendance ran onto the field at the end of the game and began destroying the field and the stadium. A post-game prize giveaway ceremony was cancelled.

Ferguson Jenkins (22-16) gave up just 2 hits and Joe Pepitone hit a 2-run home run as the Chicago Cubs beat the New York Mets 4-1 before 48,314 fans at Shea Stadium in New York to finish 1 game ahead of the defending World Series champions for second place in the National League East Division. Jim McAndrew (10-14) took the loss.

Bill Melton hit his 33rd home run in the top of the 13th inning to break a 3-3 tie, but pinch hitter Mel Queen singled home Billy Cowan with 1 out in the bottom of the inning to conclude a 2-run rally as the California Angels defeated the Chicago White Sox 5-4 before 5,689 fans at Anaheim Stadium. California left fielder Alex Johnson grounded out in his first at bat and then left the game after hitting singles in his next 2 at bats, finishing the season with an average of .3289, edging out Carl Yastrzemski of the Boston Red Sox, who batted 12 for 20 in his last 6 games and finished at .3286, for the American League batting title.

Merv Rettenmund singled with 1 out in the bottom of the 9th inning, advanced to second base on a single by Chico Salmon, and scored on a single by Dave Johnson to give the Baltimore Orioles a 3-2 win over the Washington Senators before 4,358 fans at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. Frank Robinson hit a home run for the Orioles as they ended the regular season with their 11th straight win, while the Senators ended the season with 14 straight losses.

Mickey Stanley led off the bottom of the 1st inning with a single, advanced to third base on a single by Elliott Maddox, and scored on a sacrifice fly by Ike Brown for the game's only run as the Detroit Tigers edged the Cleveland Indians 1-0 before 3,875 fans at Tiger Stadium. John Hiller (6-6) pitched a 2-hit shutout, striking out 11 batters to win the pitchers' duel over Mike Paul (2-8).

Jim Kaat (14-10) allowed 3 hits in 7 innings and hit his only home run of the season to lead the Minnesota Twins over the Kansas City Royals 4-0 before 6,008 fans at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington. Bob Johnson (8-13) pitched a 9-hit complete game loss in his last game in a Kansas City uniform.

Bobby Brooks hit a 2-run home run in the 8th inning and Reggie Jackson doubled home Joe Rudi and Sal Bando with 1 out in the bottom of the 9th inning as the Oakland Athletics rallied from a 4-1 deficit to defeat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-4 before 4,045 fans at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Mr. Brooks' homer was his 2nd of the season and the 5th and last in the major leagues. It was the last game for John McNamara as manager of the Athletics.

40 years ago

Hit parade
Austria's Top 10 (Ö3)
1 Xanadu--Olivia Newton John/Electric Light Orchestra (3rd week at #1)
2 Matador--Garland Jeffreys
3 Funkytown--Lipps, Inc.
4 Santa Maria--Oliver Onions
5 Nerves--Jackie Shay
6 D.I.S.C.O.--Ottawan
7 Upside Down--Diana Ross
8 The Winner Takes it All--ABBA
9 You'll Always Find Me in the Kitchen at Parties--Jona Lewie
10 Psycho Chicken--The Fools

Singles entering the chart were Upside Down; Emotional Rescue by the Rolling Stones (#13); Es geht um mehr by Howard Carpendale (#16); No Doubt About It by Hot Chocolate (#17); and Can't Stop the Music by Village People (#19).

Died on this date
Pat Veltman, 74
. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Veltman was a utility player with the Chicago White Sox (1926); New York Giants (1928-1929, 1932); Boston Braves (1931); and Pittsburgh Pirates (1934), batting .132 with no home runs and 2 runs batted in in 23 games. He batted .312 with 42 home runs in 928 games in 10 seasons in the minor leagues (1926-1937).

The Boston Red Sox fired manager Don Zimmer and replaced him with Johnny Pesky. The Red Sox were in fourth place in the American League East Division with a record of 82-73. Mr. Zimmer had taken over as manager midway through the 1976 season.

The Detroit Tigers scored 2 runs in the 2nd inning and 6 in the 3rd as they defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 11-7 before 12,426 fans at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto. Detroit starting pitcher Mark "The Bird" Fidrych (2-3) allowed 7 hits and 5 runs--4 earned--in 5 innings, walking 3 batters and striking out 3, making 4 assists in the 59th and last game of his 5-year major league career. The Blue Jays scored 4 runs in the 5th, but the Bird left with an 8-5 lead, and was credited with the win. Jack Kucek, the third of four Toronto pitchers, allowed 3 hits and 1 run--earned--in 3 innings, walking 3 batters and striking out 2 in the 59th and last game of his 7-year major league career.

The New York Yankees scored 5 runs in the 2nd inning and 6 in the 3rd en route to an 18-7 win over the Cleveland Indians before 19,037 fans at Cleveland Stadium. Bobby Brown, batting ninth in the New York lineup, was 4 for 5 with a home run and 3 runs. New York starting pitcher Tommy John was 1 out away from pitching the minimum 5 innings required to get credit for the win, but was unable to get the third out in the 5th inning and was relieved by Gaylord Perry (10-13), who pitched the remaining 4.1 innings. Len Barker (19-11) took the loss. Marshall Brant made his major league debut with the Yankees, pinch hitting for designated hitter Bobby Murcer to lead off the 9th inning, and striking out.

Charlie Moore, batting ninth in the order, hit for the cycle for the Milwaukee Brewers, scoring 3 runs and driving in 3 as they beat the California Angels 10-7 before 20,891 fans at Anaheim Stadium. Paul Molitor led off the game with a home run and finished 4 for 5 with a double, 2 runs, and 2 RBIs, while Ben Oglivie added to the Milwaukee attack by hitting his 40th homer of the season and adding 3 singles.

Steve Carlton (24-9) pitched a 2-hitter, while Greg Luzinski and Mike Schmidt hit consecutive home runs in a 4-run 6th inning as the Philadelphia Phillies blanked the Chicago Cubs 5-0 before 25,658 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago to remain ½ game behind the Montreal Expos in the National League East Division pennant race.

David Palmer (8-6) struck out 10 and walked none for the Montreal Expos as they shut out the St. Louis Cardinals 8-0 before 20,063 fans at Olympic Stadium in Montreal.

Junior Kennedy singled to lead off the bottom of the 9th inning and George Foster followed with a home run to give the Cincinnati Reds a 2-1 win over the San Diego Padres before 11,764 fans at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati. Tom Hume (9-10) pitched a scoreless 9th inning to get the win in relief of Tom Seaver, while Bob Shirley (11-12) pitched a 5-hit complete game loss. Cincinnati catcher Vic Correll batted 0 for 3 and made 5 putouts in the 410th and last game of his 8-year major league career.

30 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): Thunderstruck--AC/DC (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Tom's Diner--DNA featuring Suzanne Vega (4th week at #1)

Died on this date
Curtis LeMay, 83
. U.S. military officer. General LeMay was credited with devising a campaign of strategic bombing in the Pacific theatre of operations during World War II. After the war, he initiated the Berlin airlift, reorganized the Strategic Air Command, and served as U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff from 1961-1965. Gen. LeMay was the American Independent Party's candidate for Vice President of the United States in 1968, as the running mate of Alabama Governor George Wallace.

U.S. President George Bush addressed the United Nations General Assembly and said that he hoped for a diplomatic solution to the crisis involving the invasion of Kuwait by Iraqi forces in August and the subsequent buildup of western forces in nearby countries.

The United States House of Representatives voted 380-29 to adopt a resolution endorsing the actions of President George Bush in the Persian Gulf.

Politics and government
Bob Rae was sworn in as Premier of Ontario, leading the province's first New Democratic Party government.

The Canadian government of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney announced that it would privatize Petro-Canada, which had 3,300 outlets and $6.8 billion in assets. The move limited foreign ownership to 25%, with no one investor to own more than 10% of the company.

Dwight Evans singled home Ellis Burks with 1 out in the bottom of the 8th inning with the winning run as the Boston Red Sox, who had allowed 3 runs in the top of the 8th, edged the Chicago White Sox 4-3 before 31,118 fans at Fenway Park in Boston to clinch at least a tie for the American League East Division title.

Mike Devereaux and Sam Horn each hit home runs to help the Baltimore Orioles defeat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 before 24,442 fans at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, leaving the Blue Jays 2 games behind the Boston Red Sox with 2 games to play for each team in the American League East Division pennant race.

Juan Samuel hit a home run to lead off the 8th inning and Eddie Murray singled home Jose Offerman with none out in the 9th to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 2-1 win over the San Diego Padres before 23,730 fans at Dodger Stadium, giving Ramon Martinez his 20th win of the season. Andy Benes took the loss, allowing 7 hits and 1 earned run in pitching a complete game.

25 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Boombastic--Shaggy

#1 single in Austria (Ö3): I Wanna Be a Hippy--Technohead

#1 single in Switzerland: You are Not Alone--Michael Jackson

10 Muslims, led by Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, were convicted in New York on 48 of 50 counts of conspiracy to conduct a terrorist campaign, including bombings and assassinations, in the New York City area.

Shreveport (4-11) 20 @ Birmingham (8-6) 34
Baltimore (12-3) 28 @ Saskatchewan (5-9) 24
British Columbia (9-5) 36 @ Edmonton (10-5) 39 (OT)

Matt Dunigan threw touchdown passes to Keith Woodside, Marcus Grant, Jason Phillips, and Eddie Britton to lead the Barracudas over the Pirates before 6,314 fans at Legion Field. Freeman Baysinger opened the scoring for Shreveport when he returned the opening kickoff 86 yards for a touchdown. Quarterback Billy Joe Tolliver rushed 1 yard for the other Shreveport TD late in the 4th quarter.

Tracy Ham rushed 45 yards for a touchdown and Carlos Huerta converted to give the Stallions a 1-point lead in the 4th quarter, which they extended to 4 points as they defeated the Roughriders before 30,738 fans at Taylor Field in Regina. Mike Pringle rushed for 2 Baltimore touchdowns. Saskatchewan quarterback Tom Burgess completed 2 touchdown passes and a 2-point convert pass to Don Narcisse.

Kerwin Bell completed a 15-yard touchdown pass to Shalon Baker in the 2nd half of overtime to give the Eskimos their win over the Lions before 30,046 fans at Commonwealth Stadium. After Lui Passaglia's fifth field goal of the game had given B.C. a 29-26 lead, Mr. Bell drove the Eskimos 75 yards in 28 seconds, rushing 1 yard for his second touchdown of the game with 1 second remaining in regulation time, with Sean Fleming's convert tying the game 29-29 and sending the game into overtime. Mr. Fleming kicked a 12-yard field goal to give the Eskimos the lead in the 1st half of overtime, but B.C. quarterback Danny McManus promptly answered with a 75-yard touchdown pass to Matt Clark, with Mr. Passaglia converting to give the Lions a 36-32 lead. Michael Soles scored the other Edmonton touchdown on a 12-yard rush in the 4th quarter. Zed Robinson rushed 14 yards to open the scoring for B.C. in the 1st quarter, and Robert Gordon scored the other B.C. TD on a pass from Mr. McManus with 1:36 remaining in the game to give the Lions a 26-22 lead after Mr. Passaglia's convert. Mr. Bell completed 28 of 48 passes for 395 yards. It was the first CFL game for Edmonton defensive lineman Pat McNerney.

20 years ago

Died on this date
Charlie Brewster, 83
. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Brewster was a shortstop with the Cincinnati Reds (1943); Philadelphia Phillies (1943); Chicago Cubs (1944); and Cleveland Indians (1946), batting .221 with no home runs and 14 runs batted in in 69 games. He played more than 1,600 games in 16 seasons in the minor leagues (1937-1954).

Palestinian rioting spread beyond the Gaza Strip and the West bank to towns inside Israel. Israeli soldiers used antitank rockets and grenades fired from helicopters.

On the final day of the Summer Olympics in Sydney, Daniel Igali of Canada won a gold medal in men’s wrestling.

A record 114,714 attended the closing ceremony at Stadium Australia in Sydney.

British Columbia (5-8-0-1) 42 @ Edmonton (8-5) 49 (3 OT)

With the Eskimos leading 28-18, the Lions scored 10 points in the last 21 seconds of regulation time to tie the game. The teams traded touchdowns in the first 2 overtime possessions before the Eskimos scored in the third overtime possession and prevented the Lions from scoring. Nealon Greene started at quarterback for Edmonton and handed off to Shawn Daniels for a touchdown and passed to Nigel Williams for another before leaving the game with an injury. Dan Crowley relieved and rushed for a touchdown of his own in regulation time, and completed a touchdown passes in overtime to Kez McCorvey, handed off to Mark Nohra for another touchdown, and passed 5 yards to Mr. Williams for the winning score. Former Eskimo quarterback Damon Allen completed a 19-yard touchdown pass to another former Eskimo, Don Blair, in the 2nd quarter. Robert Drummond rushed 1 yard for a B.C. touchdown early in the 4th quarter, and after a pass interference penalty against the Eskimos, Chuck Levy rushed 1 yard for a 2-point convert. Backup quarterback Doug Nussmeier, who had entered the game after Mr. Allen injured a knee with 6 minutes remaining in the 4th quarter, completed a 28-yard pass to Mr. Blair with 21 seconds remaining, which reduced Edmonton’s lead to 28-25 after Lui Passaglia’s convert. Mr. Passaglia’s first short kickoff was recovered by the Lions, but was called back on a penalty. A second attempt was successful, and a desperation bomb from Mr. Nussmeier was incomplete, but the Eskimos were penalized for pass interference, allowing B.C. to scrimmage from the Edmonton 1-yard line with time for one more play. Mr. Drummond rushed for what would have been the winning touchdown, but Bernard Williams was called for holding. Mr. Passaglia kicked an 18-yard field goal with no time remaining to send the game into overtime. After Mr. McCorvey’s touchdown gave the Eskimos the lead, the Lions struck back on a 28-yard pass from Mr. Nussmeier to Alfred Jackson and then took the lead on a 6-yard touchdown pass from Mr. Nussmeier to Mr. Drummond. Mark Nohra, who rushed 27 times for 170 yards, ran 15 yards for a touchdown, tying the score at 42 after Sean Fleming’s convert. Nigel Williams then scored his second touchdown of the game, but the Lions failed to respond, as Eskimo defensive back Eric Edwards knocked down Mr. Nussmeier’s third-down pass. The touchdowns for Nigel Williams were his first of the season, and his first as an Eskimo. Attendance at Commonwealth Stadium was 28,865, many of whom (but not this blogger) departed before the late-game excitement.

Terry Francona was fired as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, effective the end of their last game of the season. The Phillies lost 7-5 to the Florida Marlins before 21,055 fans at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, finishing fifth in the National League East Division with a record of 65-97.

The Chicago Cubs edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-9 before 55,352 fans at the last major league game at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh. The Pirates scored a run in the 9th and had runners on second and third bases with 1 out, but Warren Morris struck out and John Wehner grounded out to third to end the game.

Shane Halter of the Detroit Tigers became the fourth player in major league history to play all 9 positions in a single game, batting 4 for 5 and scoring the winning run in the bottom of the 9th inning, as the Tigers edged the Minnesota Twins 12-11 before 28,293 fans at Comerica Park in Detroit. The teams combined to use 15 pitchers.

Tim Hudson (20-6) allowed 4 hits in 8 innings for the Oakland Athletics as they shut out the Texas Rangers 3-0 before 45,606 fans at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum to clinch the American League West Division pennant.

The Seattle Mariners beat the Anaheim Angels 5-2 before 30,473 fans at Edison International Field of Anaheim to clinch the AL wild card playoff spot, finishing ½ game behind the Athletics.

10 years ago

Politics and government
David Johnston was installed as Governor General of Canada, succeeding Michaëlle Jean.

Montreal (9-4) 21 @ Calgary (10-3) 46

Acadia 10 @ St. Mary's (1-3) 45)
Manitoba (1-4) 3 @ Saskatchewan (3-2) 64

Nick Naylor's 22-yard field goal with just under 6 minutes left in the game enabled the Bisons to avert a shutout at Griffiths Stadium in Saskatoon in their most lopsided loss to the Huskies in their history.

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