This Day in Sports History: 7/30

  • 1930 – Uruguay defeats Argentina 4-2 to win the first World Cup.

  • 1932 – The Summer Olympics open in Los Angeles.

  • 1959 – Willie McCovey goes 4-4 in his MLB debut.

  • 1960 – The Boston Patriots defeat the Buffalo Bills 28-7 in the first ever AFL pre-season game.

  • 1966 – England defeats West Germany 4-2 to win the World Cup.

  • 1969 – Hank Aaron hits his 537th career homer to move past Mickey Mantle on the career list.

  • 1973 – Rangers pitcher Jim Bibby throws a no-hitter against the A’s.

  • 1976 – Bruce Jenner wins the decathlon at the Olympics in Montreal.

  • 1990 – MLB commissioner Fay Vincent forces George Steinbrenner to resign as principal partner of the Yankees after a $40,000 payout to a gambler.

  • 1994 – Tigers catcher Chad Kreuter ties an MLB record by hitting three sacrifice flies in one game.

  • 1995 – Mike Schmidt is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

  • 2000 – Tom Glavine wins his 200th career game.

 

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