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THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY: 7/23

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THIS DATE IN SPORTS HISTORY

1921 – At the annual Harvard-Yale vs. Cambridge-Oxford track meet, Harvard’s Edward Gourdin becomes the first person to surpass 25 feet in the long jump.

1925 – Lou Gehrig hits his first of a record 23 career grand slams.

1930 – Pie Traynor of the Pittsburgh Pirates wins both games of a doubleheader with home runs. In the first game, he homers in the ninth and in the second game he homers in the 13th.

1944 – Bill Nicholson of the Cubs hits a combined four home runs in a doubleheader.

2000 – At 24 years old, Tiger Woods becomes the youngest golfer in history to win the career grand slam, winning the British Open.

2009 – White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle becomes the 18th pitcher in MLB history to throw a perfect game, shutting down the Tampa Bay Rays.

2012 – The NCAA hands out penalties to the Penn State football program following the Jerry Sandusky scandal. The school is fined $60 million, banned from postseason play for four years and has their number of scholarships reduced.

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