Matthew Webb English Channel Swim

August 25, 2012 by  

Matthew Webb English Channel Swim, Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on August 24:

1875 – Matthew Webb of England became the first man to swim the English Channel.

1908 -Tommy Burns knocked out Bill Squires in the 13th round of their fight in Sydney, Australia to win the heavyweight boxing title.

1940 – Slugger Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox pitched the last two innings of a 12-1 Boston loss to the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park.

1963 -John Pennel became the first outdoor pole-vaulter to clear 17 feet, jumping 17 feet 3/4 inches at the Florida Gold Coast A.A.U. meet in Miami.

1975 – Ed Halicki of the San Francisco Giants no-hit the New York Mets, 6-0, at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

1989 – Baseball Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti permanently banned all-time major league hits leader Pete Rose from baseball after he concluded that Rose had bet on games, including those involving the Cincinnati Reds, whom he managed.

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