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THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY: 7/12

1901 – Red Sox pitcher Cy Young picks up career win #300.

1921 – Babe Ruth sets the MLB record for career home runs by hitting his 137th homer.

1949 – Major League Baseball owners agree to add warning tracks in front of the outfield fences.

1954 – The MLB Players Association is formed.

1979 – A White Sox promotion goes awry as Disco Demolition Night is held on the South Side. In between games of a double header against the Tigers, Chicago radio DJ Steve Dahl blew up a box of disco records in center field and several thousand fans stormed the field. The second game was not played.

1990 – White Sox pitcher Melido Perez throws a rain-shortened no-hitter against the Yankees, shutting them down for six innings.

1996 – Minnesota Twins great Kirby Puckett is forced to retire after 12 seasons following the loss of vision in one of his eyes.

1998 – France wins the World Cup with a 3-0 victory over Brazil.

2012 – For the first time in Olympic history, every country competing in the games has female athletes representing their country.

2014 – Germany wins the World Cup over Argentina after scoring in extra time. It is the first time that Germany won the title as a united country. West Germany won World Cup championships in 1954, 1974, and 1990.

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