Jul 1st 1910
The White Sox lose 2-0 to the St. Louis Browns in the first game ever at White Sox Park - later renamed Comiskey Park. The game was attended by 23,521 Chicagoans who couldn't get Cubs tickets.
Jun 30th 1908
41-year old Cy Young pitches his third career no-hitter as Boston beats New York. The performance all but secured his 41st straight Cy Young Award.
Jun 29th 1950
The U.S. soccer team shocks Great Britain, 1-0, to win the world soccer championship. The British blamed their defeat on being tied down at the same time in matches with France, Spain and the Dutch.
Jun 28th 1957
Baseball commissioner Ford Frick removes three Cincinnati Reds from the starting All-Star lineup after fans in Cincinnati stuff the ballot box. Frick also invalidated a write-in campaign that saw Ben Dover get the most votes for A.L. catcher.
Jun 27th 1972
It's a bad night in for the Quarry brothers in Las Vegas, as Muhammad Ali knocks out Jerry Quarry in the seventh round of their heavyweight bout, and Bob Foster knocks out Mike Quarry in the fourth round of their light heavyweight fight. The night was capped by Ali and Foster having an orgy with the Quarry's wives and mother.
Jun 26th 1972
Roberto Duran wins the world lightweight boxing title over Ken Buchanan of Scotland in the 13th round. Fans sitting ringside were shocked and disgusted to see the prone Buchanan was not wearing any underwear beneath his kilt.
Jun 25th 1977
Amateur basketball player Ted St. Martin breaks his own record when he makes 2,036 consecutive free throws. Every player on the opposing team fouled out in the game.
Dec 31st 1969
Richard Higham becomes the only umpire in major league history to be suspended for life after it is discovered he had informed gamblers on how to bet on games he was umpiring. In Higham's defense, he claimed he'd done so only because the gamblers had promised to buy him glasses in exchange for information.
Jun 23rd 1963
Jimmy Piersall of the New York Mets celebrates his 100th career home run by running around the bases backwards at Shea Stadium. Piersall admitted after the game that he ran backwards because he didn't want the opposing team to see how excited he had become watching his home run clear the outfield wall.
Dec 31st 1969
The Louisville Cardinals set a major league record for futility when they lose their 26th game in a row on the way to a 27-111 season. Without the losing streak, the Cardinals played solid 27-85 baseball.