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------- 1858 - Marked the first time admission was charged for a baseball game. The game featured Brooklyn and New York and admission was 50 cents at Fashion Race Course in Long Island. 1906 - The St. Louis Cardinals were no hit at home against Brooklyn's Malcolm Eason, 2-0. 1925 - Brooklyn's Dazzy Vance fanned 17 batters in its 4-3 10-inning victory over the Chicago Cubs. 1933 - Chicago's Babe Herman belted three home runs, one of which a grand slam, as the Cubs clubbed the Philadelphia Phillies 10-1 at Wrigley Field. 1941 - New York's Joe DiMaggio had three doubles and a homer in a 12-6, 17-inning Yankee victory over the Tigers in Detroit. 1951 - Six-year-old Citation, the first Thoroughbred to earn $1 million, was retired. 1954 - Tennis Champion Mo Connoly had her right leg crushed in a horseback riding accident. 1958 - Detroit's Jim Bunning twirled a 3-0 no hitter over the Boston Red Sox in the first game of a doubleheader. 1965 - Ground was broken for the new Belmont Park. 1970 - Los Angeles righthander Bill Singer pitched a no-hitter over the Philadelphia Phillies, 5-0 at home. 1974 - Carl Rosen's Chris Evert trounced Miss Musket by 50 lengths in the world's richest match race, a $350,000 winner-take-all contest at Hollywood Park. 1975 - Sandra Palmer won the U.S. Women's Open golf championship by four strokes over Nancy Lopez, Joanne Carner and Sandra Post. 1988 - John Galbreath, founder of Darby Dan Farm, died at age 90. He owned and bred winners of the Kentucky Derby (Proud Clarion) and the Epsom Derby (Roberto). 1999 - Diamondbacks pitcher Randy Johnson faced his former team the Mariners the first time. Johnson pitched a complete game shutout striking out 10 batters. The Diamondbacks won the game 6-0. 2001 - Veteran guard Mitch Richmond signed a one-year contract with the champion Los Angeles Lakers. - The Toronto Raptors re-signed signed center/forward Antonio Davis to a five-year deal worth a reported $60 million. - The New York Knicks signed free-agent forward Clarence Weatherspoon to a five-year deal worth a reported $27.5 million. 2002 - South African Ernie Els won the British Open in a sudden death playoff over Frenchman Thomas Levet. 2003 - The Chicago Bulls signed Scottie Pippen to a contract. Pippen spent 11 seasons in Chicago and helped guide the Bulls to six NBA Championships in the 1990's. - Ben Curtis, ranked 396th in the world, posted a two-under 69 to win the 132nd British Open Championship by one stroke.

Birthdays: Ray Allen (1975) - NBA player. Chuck Daly (1930) - ex NBA coach. Peter Forsberg (1973) - hockey player.

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