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THIS DATE IN SPORTS HISTORY

1859 – Amherst defeats Williams 66-32 in the first ever intercollegiate baseball game.

1904 – The Olympic Games open in St. Louis. They are the first Olympics held in the United States.

1910 – Comiskey Park opens on the South Side of Chicago, with the St. Louis Browns defeating the White Sox 2-0.

1916 – At 42 years and four months old, Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Honus Wagner becomes the oldest player in MLB history to hit an inside the park home run.

1917 – Reds pitcher Fred Toney pitches complete game shutouts in both games of a double-header. Toney allows just three hits in each game.

1920 – Walter Johnson throws the only no-hitter of his career, shutting down the Red Sox at Fenway Park.

1931 – Cleveland Municipal Stadium opens. It was the home for both the Indians and Browns until it was demolished in 1996.

1945 – Hank Greenberg is the first MLB star to return from serving in WWII. He homers in his first game back.

1948 – Future Hall of Famer Roy Campanella makes his debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

1982 – Cal Ripken Jr. makes his first of what would be a record 2,216 consecutive starts for the Orioles.

1995 – The NBA locks out the players, making it the first work stoppage in league history.

1997 – The Nevada Athletic Commission suspends Mike Tyson indefinitely and withholds the $20 million purse for biting Evander Holyfield’s ear during their bout.

2018 – The Los Angeles Lakers sign LeBron James to a four year, $154 million contract.

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