THIS DATE IN SPORTS HISTORY
1918 – Players on both the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs threaten to strike during the World Series unless they are guaranteed $2,500 for each player on the winning team and $1,000 for each player on the losing team.
1954 – Catcher Ray Katt of the Giants sets an MLB record with four passed balls in an inning while catching knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm.
1960 – Future Basketball Hall of Famer Jerry Lucas scores 23 points as the US wins their fifth straight men’s hoops gold medal.
1961 – Mickey Mantle becomes the seventh player in MLB history to hit 400 career home runs.
1967 – White Sox pitcher Joel Horlen throws a no-hitter against the Detroit Tigers.
1972 – American wrestler Dan Gable wins the 68kg gold medal at the Munich Olympics. He’s the only Olympic wrestler to not have a single point scored on him during the competition.
1989 – Indianapolis running back Eric Dickerson eclipses the 10,000 yard mark for his career in just his 91st game, the fastest in NFL history.
1997 – Mark McGwire joins Babe Ruth as the only players in MLB history to hit 50 or more homers in consecutive seasons.
2000 – Randy Johnson becomes the 12th pitcher in MLB history to record 3,000 career strikeouts.
2006 – Peyton Manning’s Indianapolis Colts defeat Eli Manning’s New York Giants in the first game in NFL history to feature brothers as the starting quarterback for both teams.
2016 – Kalen Ballage of Arizona State ties an NCAA record by scoring eight touchdowns in one game.
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