This Day in Sports History: 7/12

  • 1901 – Cy Young picks up career win #300.

  • 1921 – Babe Ruth sets the career home run record by hitting his 137th homer. He’d finish his career with 714.

  • 1931 – The Cubs and Cardinals combine for 23 doubles in a game – the most in MLB history.

  • 1931 – MLB games average 13.6 runs per game over the course of the day – a mark that is the record high until 1996.

  • 1949 – MLB owners agree to add warning tracks along the outfield fences.

  • 1951 – Yankees pitcher Allie Reynolds throws a no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians.

  • 1954 – The Major League Baseball Players Association is formed.

  • 1979 – “Disco Demolition Night” is held at Comiskey Park, leading to fans storming and destroying the field causing the White Sox to forfeit game #2 of a double header.

  • 1990 – White Sox pitcher Melido Perez throws a rain-shortened six inning no-hitter against the Yankees.

  • 1996 – Kirby Puckett announces his retirement from baseball after three separate eye surgeries couldn’t repair vision lost due to glaucoma.

  • 1998 – France defeats Brazil 3-0 to win the World Cup.

  • 2003 – White Sox reliever Tom Gordon records a save against Cleveland, making him the 14th player in MLB history to have 100 career wins and 100 career saves.

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