2009: New York Yankees pitcher Chien-Ming Wang allows four runs and six hits in 2-2/3 of an inning during a 6-5 loss to the Boston Red Sox, leaving Wang with an earned run average of 21.61 as a starter, the highest starter’s ERA through five starts since 1913, the year baseball began keeping the statistic.
2006: Paraguay captain Carlos Gamarra heads in an own-goal in the third minute of Paraguay’s 1-0 loss to England in a first-round World Cup match. It’s the first time in history that a 1-0 World Cup game is decided on an own-goal.
1971: The World Hockey Association (WHA) is incorporated. The league lasts seven seasons before folding in 1979.
1944: Trailing 13-0, the Cincinnati Reds call on pitcher Joe Nuxhall—aged 15 years, 10 months and 11 days—to pitch an inning of relief against Stan Musial and the St. Louis Cardinals. The youngster trips on the top step of the dugout and falls on his face when summoned to warm up, then gives up five runs in two-thirds of an inning before getting pulled. Eight years later, Nuxhall resumes his major league career, compiling a 135-117 record before retiring in 1966. To this day, Nuxhall remains the youngest player ever to appear in a modern major league baseball game.