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1894 – A boxing match is captured on film for the first time as William K.L. Dickson, an employee of Thomas Edison, films the exhibition bout between James J. Corbett and Peter Courtney.

1939 – Indians pitcher Bob Feller, aged 20, becomes the youngest pitcher to win 20 games in a season.

1958 – Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente ties an MLB record by hitting three triples in a game.

1963 – Braves pitcher Warren Spahn ties Christy Mathewson’s record of 13 seasons with 20 wins.

1965 – Bert Campaneris of the A’s plays in all nine positions in one game.

1972 – Cubs pitcher Fergie Jenkins wins his 20th game for the 6th straight season.

1985 – Pete Rose ties Ty Cobb’s hit record by picking up career hit #4,191.

1989 – George Brett gets his 2,500th career hit. 

1993 – The American League officially approves MLB’s plan to switch to three divisions in each league.

1998 – Mark McGwire breaks Roger Maris’ home run record by hitting his 62nd homer of the season.

2001 – Another Williams v Williams U.S. Open final, this time, the elder child wins, as Venus defeats Serena in straight sets.

2002 – The Houston Texans defeat the Dallas Cowboys 19-10 to become just the second expansion team ever to win their first ever game.

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