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--------- 1914 - The United States defeated Australia three matches to two to capture the Davis Cup. 1916 - Babe Ruth, who would later become renowned for his hitting prowess, outdueled future Hall-of-Famer Walter Johnson, as the Boston Red Sox nip the Washington Senators, 1-0 in 13 innings at Fenway Park. 1948 - Babe Didrikson Zaharias defeated Betty Hicks to win the U.S. Women's Open golf title. 1950 - Ezzard Charles KO'd Freddie Beshore in the 14th round to retain his world heavyweight crown. 1954 - Bob Toski won the Tam O' Shanter Golf Tournament and collected a record $50,000 grand prize. 1955 - Warren Spahn, recognized as one of the greatest lefthanded pitchers of all time, accomplished a remarkable feat that may not be equaled by homering off St. Louis Cardinals Mel Wright and give him at least one home run in every National League Park. 1965 - Dave Marr edged out Jack Nicklaus and Billy Casper to win the PGA Championship. 1966 - Jose Torres handled Eddie Cotton to retain his world heavyweight crown in a unanimous decision in Las Vegas. 1972 - The 15-race winning streak of England's Brigadier Gerard was ended by John Galbreath's American-bred Roberto, ridden to a three-length victory by Braulio Baeza in the Benson and Hedges Gold Cup at York Racecourse. Brigadier Gerard, who finished second in the Gold Cup, went on to post two more victories before retiring with a record of 18-17-1-0. 1975 - Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver, renowned for his hot temper, was thrown of one game, and two in one day, as umpire Ron Luciano took exception with Weaver's antics and tossed him from game one. Weaver was ejected from game two before it even started. 1987 - Kent Desormeaux began his career as a journeyman jockey. 1989 - San Francisco Giants lefthander Dave Dravecky, attempting to comeback from cancer surgery to his pitching arm, broke his arm in his second comeback start and would never pitch again. 1990 - Philadelphia's Terry Mulholland hurled the first home no-hitter in Veterans Stadium history, beating the San Francisco Giants, 6-0. - Oakland's Mark McGwire became the first player in major league history to belt 30 or more home runs in each of his first four seasons. McGwire unloaded a grand slam in the 10th inning to help the Athletics to a 6-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox. 1999 - Tiger Woods captured the PGA Championship, earning a one-shot victory Sunday over Sergio Garcia at Medinah Country Club in suburban Chicago. This was the second major golf tournament he has won in his career.

Birthdays: Gene Upshaw (1945) - former NFL player.

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