On This Day in Sports Odds History


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1989 (Boxing): Mike Tyson improves to 36-0 after knocking out Carl "The Truth" Williams 93 seconds into the first round. Tyson, who was a heavy
-2000 favorite for the fight, would lose his next fight to Buster Douglas nearly 7 months later.


1990 (MLB): Ben McDonald, who was the first overall pick in the previous June's draft, makes his first MLB start and throws a complete game 4-hit shutout in the Baltimore Orioles 2-0 victory over Jack McDowell and the Chicago White Sox. The Orioles were +100 home underdogs as McDonald retired the final 16 batters he faced.


2013 (Golf): At Muirfiled in Gullane, Scotland - Phil Mickelson shoots a 5-under 66 to win his first Open Championship by three strokes over Henrik Stenson. Mickelson, who birdied 4 of the last 6 holes, entered the tournament at 25-1 to win the tournament and entered the final round at 20-1 as he was tied for 9th and 5 strokes back of leader Lee Westwood.