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Posted on: Thursday, June 25, 2009

On this date: 2008 Fresno State captures NCAA baseball's College World Series


Associated Press

June 25

1921 Jock Hutchinson is the first American to win the British Open, a nine-stroke victory over Roger Wethered in a playoff.

1932 Gene Sarazen wins the U.S. Open by shooting a 286, the lowest in 20 years.

1948 Joe Louis knocks out Jersey Joe Walcott in the 11th round in New York to defend his world heavyweight title. Louis announces his retirement after the fight.

1952 Jim Turnesa wins the PGA Championship with a 1-up victory over Chick Harbert in the final round.

1966 Buckpasser sets a world record in the 1-mile Arlington Classic in 1:32 3-5 and becomes the first 3-year-old to win more than $1 million.

1969 Pancho Gonzalez, 41, wins the longest tennis match in Wimbledon history by beating Charles Pasarell in a 112-game match that lasts 5 hours, 12 minutes.

1981 Sugar Ray Leonard wins the WBA junior middleweight title with a ninth-round knockout of Ayub Kalule in Houston.

1991 Nine-time champion Martina Navratilova survives a first-round scare from Elna Reinach to win her record 100th singles match at Wimbledon.

1995 Betsy King completes her 20-month quest to enter the LPGA Hall of Fame by winning the ShopRite LPGA Classic, her 30th title.

1999 San Antonio wins its first NBA championship, defeating the New York Knicks 78-77 in Game 5 of the Finals. The Spurs, keyed by finals MVP Tim Duncan's 31 points, becomes the first former ABA team to win the championship.

2004 Larry Walker hits three home runs the third in the 10th inning in Colorado's 10-8 victory over Cleveland.

2005 Serena Williams loses 6-3, 7-6 (4) to Jill Craybas in the third round at Wimbledon, her earliest exit from a major since 1999.

2006 Asafa Powell matches Wallace Spearmon's world best in the 200 meters, winning the Jamaican national championships in 19.90 seconds.

2006 Bernard Lagat becomes the first runner in the history of the U.S. track and field championships to sweep the 1,500 and 5,000 meters, after winning the shorter race.

2008 Fresno State captures its first national championship in a men's sport with a 6-1 victory over Georgia in Game 3 of the College World Series finals. Steve Detwiler homers twice and drives in all six runs.