This Day in Sports History: 7/31

  • 1891 – Amos Rusie of the New York Giants thows a no-hitter against the Brooklyn Bridegrooms (who later change their name to the Dodgers).

  • 1928 – Poland’s Halina Konopacka becomes the first woman to win a track and field gold medal.

  • 1954 – Joe Adcock of the Milwaukee Braves sets an MLB record with 18 total bases in a game after hitting four home runs and a double. The record would last until 2002.

  • 1961 – The MLB All-Star Game ends in a tie when it begins to rain in the 9th inning of the game taking place in Boston.

  • 1972 – Dick Allen of the White Sox becomes the 7th player in MLB history to hit two inside the park home runs in one game.

  • 1973 – In the ABA, Dr. J is traded from the Virginia Squires to the Nets.

 

  • 1981 – After seven weeks, the MLB players strike comes to an end.

  • 1987 – Eddie Murray hits his 300th career home run.

  • 1990 – Nolan Ryan becomes the 20th pitcher in MLB history to win 300 games.

  • 1997 – The A’s trade slugger Mark McGwire to the Cardinals for three players.

  • 2004 – The Red Sox trade Nomar Garciaparra to the Cubs.

  • 2004 – Ichiro Suzuki gets his 50th hit of the month – he’s the first player since Joe Medwick in 1936 to have two 50 hit months in the same season and he’s the first since Pete Rose to have three 50 hit months in his career.

  • 2005 – Ryne Sandberg and Wade Boggs are inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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