SportsGuyMike’s: “Today In Sports History for July 22nd.”
Today In Sports History has some pretty interesting “Fun Facts” in it for you all today. Unfortunately there weren’t a whole lot of EXCITING things happen on this day in sports. With that being said, Here Ya’ Go!
1909 – Ty Cobb steals three bases in one inning when the first-place Tigers beat the Red Sox, 6-0. The game took place at Boston’s Huntington Avenue Grounds.
1923 – At League Park, the Indians complete a 31-game home stand in which every American League team pays a visit.
1941 – Dick Wakefield becomes baseball’s first “Bonus Baby” when he signs with the Tigers for $52,000 and a new car. To
bad he recorded one hit in seven at-bats (.143) that season.
1954 – Yankee Skipper Casey Stengel shifts Mickey Mantle to shortstop from center field in the top of the ninth inning. The
move works when Mick hits a walk-off homer in the bottom of the tenth giving the Yankees a 4-3 victory over Chicago.
1993 – Yankee Great Don “Donnie Baseball” Mattingly hits his 200th HR
2000 – The Ranger-Mariner game is delayed by rain due to Safeco Field’s retractable roof failing to close. The contest is continued after 54-minutes giving the roof time to overcome its electrical problem and providing the grounds keepers an opportunity to dry the field.
Today In Sports Birthday’s!
67 – Sparky Lyle, Ptcher (NY Yankees)
55 – Michael Spinks, Middleweight Boxer (Olympic Gold Medalist in 1976)
45 – Tim Brown, NFL Wide Receiver (Oakland Raiders)
39 – Keyshawn Johnson, NFL Wide Receiver (NY Jets, Dallas Cowboys)
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