• 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 19 years, 7 months old when he played in the Summer Classic.

  • 1989 – The Bulls hire Phil Jackson as head coach, replacing Doug Collins.

  • 1990 – Wrigley Field hosts its third All-Star Game as the AL beats the NL 2-0. AL pitchers gave up just two hits.

  • 1993 – Kenyan runner Yobes Ondiecki becomes the first man to run 10,000 meters in less than 27 minutes.

  • 1999 – The US Women’s Soccer team defeats China to win the World Cup. Brandi Chastain scores the game winning goal in a shootout.

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