1987: Hartford's Marlon Starling won the WBO welterweight championship in Columbia, S.C., with an 11th-round knockout of Mark Breland on Aug. 22, 1987. 1987: Two-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker defeated three-time Wimbledon champ and four-time U.S. Open champ John McEnroe 4-6, 15-13, 8-10, 6-2, 6-2 in what was then the longest match in Davis Cup history, at the Civic Center, July 24. Becker was 19, McEnroe, 28. The match began at 4:37 p.m. and ended at 11:17 p.m., almost seven hours. 1987: The longest home run in Muzzy Field history? Probably the shot hit by Seton Hall's Mo Vaughn off UConn's Charlie Nagy in the 1987 Big East tournament. The homer sailed over the pine trees.