This Day in Sports History: 7/23

  • 1925 – Lou Gehrig hits the first of his 23 career grand slams.

  • 1955 – Bob Cerv and Elston Howard of the Yankees become the first players in MLB history to hit consecutive pinch-hit home runs.

  • 1962 – Bob Feller and Jackie Robinson are inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

  • 1972 – Belgian cyclist Eddy Merckx won his fourth straight Tour de France.

  • 1978 – Phillies pitcher Steve Carlton picks up career win #200.

  • 1989 – Greg LeMond wins his second career Tour de France, defeating Laurent Fignon by just eight seconds. It’s the smallest margin of victory in the history of the race.

  • 1996 – Competing with an injured ankle, American gymnast Kerri Strug lands her second vault to help the US team win the gold medal at the Olympics.

  • 2000 – At 24 years old, Tiger Woods becomes the youngest golfer in history to record a career Grand Slam by winning the British Open.

  • 2009 – Mark Buehrle of the White Sox throws the 18th perfect game in MLB history, shutting down the Tampa Bay Rays.

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