This Day in Sports History: 7/14

1912 – South African distance runner Kenneth McArthur sets an Olympic record by running the marathon in 2 hours 36 minutes and 54.8 seconds at the summer games in Sweden. 1946 – Indians manager Lou Boudreau uses a shift with six defenders on the right side of the diamond to stop Ted Williams. All [...]

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This Day in Sports History: 7/12

1901 – Cy Young picks up career win #300. 1921 – Babe Ruth sets the career home run record by hitting his 137th homer. He’d finish his career with 714. 1931 – The Cubs and Cardinals combine for 23 doubles in a game – the most in MLB history. 1931 – MLB games average [...]

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This Day in Sports History: 7/10

1914 – The Boston Red Sox purchase the contract of Babe Ruth from the Baltimore Orioles (a minor league franchise at the time). 1934 – The AL defeats the NL 9-7 in the second ever All-Star Game. 1984 – Dwight Gooden becomes the youngest pitcher to appear in an All-Star Game. He was just [...]

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This Day in Sports History: 7/7

1924 – US long jumper Robert LeGendre sets a world record jump of 25’ 5 ½”. 1973 – Billie Jean King defeats Chris Evert in the first Wimbledon final where both competitors are American women. 1974 – West Germany defeats the Netherlands 2-1 to win the World Cup. 1982 – Pitching great Don Sutton [...]

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This Day in Sports History: 7/6

1932 – Cubs shortstop Bill Jurges is shot twice in his hotel room by a former girlfriend. 1933 – The first baseball All-Star Game is held, taking place at Comiskey Park. Babe Ruth homers as the AL wins 4-2. 1957 – Althea Gibson wins the Wimbledon women’s singles title. She’s the first African American [...]

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This Day in Sports History: 7/5

1919 – Babe Ruth hits two home runs in a game for the first of 72 times in his career. 1937 – Joe DiMaggio hits his first career grand slam. 1947 –Larry Doby makes his debut with the Cleveland Indians, making him the first African American player in AL history. 1968 – The 76ers [...]

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This Day in Sports History: 7/4

1908 – Giants pitcher George “Hooks” Wiltse no-hits the Phillies. 1911 – White Sox pitcher Ed Welsh shuts down Ty Cobb in his four at bats, ending Cobb’s hitting streak at 40 games. 1939 – Lou Gehrig gives his famous “Luckiest man on the face of the Earth” speech as the Yankees retire his [...]

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This Day in Sports History: 7/3

1932 – John McGraw retires from the Giants. He was hired as manager on 7/1/02. 1966 – Braves pitcher Tony Cloninger is the first player in NL history to hit two grand slams in one game. 1976 – Swedish tennis star Bjorn Borg beats Ilse Nastase to win his first of five consecutive Wimbledon [...]

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This Day in Sports History: 6/7

1892 – John J. Doyle of the Cleveland Spiders becomes the first player to come in to pinch hit in baseball history. 1906 – The Cubs score 11 runs in the first inning on their way to a 19-0 rout of the Giants. 1966 – The Mets draft Steve Chilcott with the #1 overall [...]

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This Day in Sports History: 5/22

1884 – Hugh Daily of the Washington Nationals strikes out 13 batters in a game. Daily’s nickname was “One Arm” as he was missing most of his left arm. 1962 – Roger Maris is intentionally walked a then record four times in one game. 1970 – NHL franchises are granted to the cities of [...]

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