This Day in Sports History: 7/16

  • 1902 – The New York Giants hire John McGraw as their manager.

  • 1914 – Babe Ruth loses as a pitcher for the first time in his career.

  • 1941 – Joe DiMaggio hits in his 56th consecutive game – a record that still stands up today.

  • 1947 – Rocky Graziano knocks out Tony Zale to win the world middleweight title.

  • 1950 – Uruguay upsets Brazil 2-1 to win the World Cup.

  • 1968 – Indians outfielder Jose Cardenal records his second unassisted double play of the season. He’s only the fourth outfielder in MLB history to have two in one year.

  • 1988 – Jackie Joyner-Kersee sets a women’s heptathlon record of 7,215 points.

  • 1993 – Giants outfielder Darren Lewis sets an MLB record by playing in his 267th consecutive game without an error.

  • 2004 – Bobby Abreu becomes the fourth player in MLB history to have six consecutive 20 homer/20 steal seasons.

  • 2006 – Chipper Jones ties an MLB record that went back to 1927 by recording extra base hits in 14 straight games.

  • 2006 – Mariano Rivera records his 400th career save.

  • 2017 – Roger Federer wins a record eighth Wimbledon championship.

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