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THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY: 7/14

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THIS DATE IN SPORTS HISTORY

1912 – Kenneth McArthur sets an Olympic record in the marathon, finishing in 2:12:54.8.

1951 – A horse race aired on CBS is the first color telecast of a sporting event.

1967 – Eddie Matthews of the Houston Astros hits career home run #500.

1968 – Future home run king Hank Aaron hits his 500th career home run.

1985 – The Baltimore Stars defeat the Oakland Invaders 28-24 to win the USFL championship.

1987 – Major League Baseball changes the name of the Rookie of the Year award to honor Jackie Robinson.

1988 – Mike Schmidt hits career home run #537, passing Mickey Mantle for seventh most all-time.

1996 – Yankees closer John Wetteland sets an MLB record with 24 consecutive saves.

2013 – Jordan Spieth wins the John Deere Classic, making him (at 19 years old) the youngest winner on the PGA Tour in 82 years.

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