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THIS DATE IN SPORTS HISTORY

1878 – Providence center fielder Paul Hines records the first unassisted triple play in baseball history.

1909 – Chief Bender of the Philadelphia Athletics hits two inside the park home runs in a game against Boston.

1915 – “Regret” becomes the first filly to win the Kentucky Derby.

1954 – William Parry O’Brien becomes the first man to throw the shot put more than 60 feet.

1961 – Citizens of New York vote for the name of their new National League baseball team, choosing the Mets.

1967 – Muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in the US Army.

1970 – The New York Knicks win their first NBA title after defeating the Lakers in game seven of the NBA Finals.

1971 – Joe Frazier hands Muhammad Ali his first career pro loss in a bout at Madison Square Garden.


1973 – Ralph Miller, the last surviving baseball player who played in the 19th century, dies at age 100.

1984 – Kirby Puckett makes his MLB debut for the Twins, picking up four hits.

1984 – The Soviet Union announces that it will boycott the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles in retaliation for the US boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympics.

1993 – Lennox Lewis defeats Tony Tucker in a 12 round decision in his first WBC heavyweight title defense.

1995 – Mark Messier becomes the third player in NHL history to record 100 career playoff goals.

2000 – Mark McGwire hits his 534th career home run, tying Jimmie Foxx for ninth place on the all-time list.

2000 – Jason and Jeremy Giambi of the Oakland A’s become the 10th pair of brothers to homer in the same game.

2012 – Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers is the 16th player to hit four home runs in one game.

2014 – The Houston Texans draft South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney with the first overall pick in the NFL Draft.

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