This Day in Sports History

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1960: Abebe Bikila runs Olympic/World record marathon (2:15:16.2).

1966: Muhammad Ali TKOs Karl Mildenberger in 12 for heavyweight boxing title.

1974: Lou Brock ties (104) & then sets (105) baseball stolen base mark.

1997: Mark McGwire joins Babe Ruth as the only players to hit 50 HRs in two consecutive years.

2011: US Open Women’s Tennis: Samantha Stosur becomes first Australian to win a Grand Slam title since 1980; upsets Serena Williams 6-2, 6-3

2019: St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and Jamaica Tallawahs slugged it out in a CPL runfest to make statisticians rejoice, producing the second highest successful chase in T20 cricket. Six fiend Chris Gayle featured prominently, lashing 116 at the top of the order, with ten sixes; 37 were hit in the match overall, a record. For Patriots, Evin Lewis responded with the fastest CPL fifty, off 17 balls. Either side of him, Devon Thomas and Laurie Evans made 112 together, off 60 balls. In the end it didn’t matter that Carlos Brathwaite made zero: Patriots won, and the match produced 483 runs between the two teams.

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