This Day in Sports History: 7/4

  • 1908 – Giants pitcher George “Hooks” Wiltse no-hits the Phillies.

  • 1911 – White Sox pitcher Ed Welsh shuts down Ty Cobb in his four at bats, ending Cobb’s hitting streak at 40 games.

  • 1939 – Lou Gehrig gives his famous “Luckiest man on the face of the Earth” speech as the Yankees retire his #4.

  • 1954 – West Germany wins the World Cup after defeating Hungary 3-2.

  • 1960 – Mickey Mantle becomes the 18th player in MLB history to hit 300 career home runs.

  • 1980 – Nolan Ryan strikes out his 3,000th career hitter – he’s the fourth pitcher in MLB history to reach that mark.

  • 1981 – John McEnroe defeats Bjorn Borg to win his first Wimbledon title and end Borg’s streak of them at five.

  • 1984 – On the four year anniversary of Nolan Ryan getting strikeout #3,000, Yankees pitcher Phil Niekro reaches the same mark.

  • 1983 – Yankees pitcher Dave Righetti no-hits the Red Sox. It’s the first no-hitter thrown by a Yankees pitcher since Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series.

  • 1993 – Pete Sampras wins the first of his record seven Wimbledon titles.

  • 1999 – Jose Canseco, then with the Rays, hits his 30th homer of the season, making him the first player in MLB history to have a 30 home run season for four different teams. Canseco did it with Tampa, Oakland, Texas & Toronto.

  • 2005 – Super Bowl winning coach, and Gary native, Hank Stram passes away.

 

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