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THIS DATE IN SPORTS HISTORY

1896 – The first American intercollegiate bicycle race is held in Manhattan Beach, New York.

1907 – White Sox pitcher Ed Walsh throws a no-hitter against the New York Highlanders.

1925 – Ty Cobb becomes the first player in MLB history to reach 1,000 career extra base hits.

1930 – Joe Sewell of the Cleveland Indians strikes out twice in a game against the White Sox. Sewell would only have three strikeouts on the season.

1956 – Althea Gibson becomes the first African-American woman to win a major tennis championship, defeating Angela Mortimer to capture the French Open.

1959 – Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Harvey Haddix pitches 12 perfect innings before losing 1-0 to the Brewers in 13 innings.

1988 – The Edmonton Oilers win their fourth Stanley Cup in five years, sweeping the Boston Bruins.

1990 – The Philadelphia Phillies retire Mike Schmidt’s #20.

1993 – In a game against Texas, Indians outfielder Carlos Martinez hits a long fly ball to the warning track. Seemingly in position to make the catch, Rangers outfielder Jose Canseco misses the ball and it bounces off his head and over the fence for a home run.

1996 – For the 16th time in American League history, a team hits four home runs in one inning as Frank Thomas, Harold Baines, Robin Ventura, and Chad Kreuter all homered in the eighth inning of a 12-1 White Sox win over Milwaukee.

1997 – In the sixth inning of a 2-1 Cubs win over Pittsburgh, Chicago’s Sammy Sosa and Tony Womack of the Pirates each hit an inside the park home run. It was the first time since 1977 that two inside the park homers had been hit in the same inning.

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