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1902 – White Sox pitcher Jimmy Callahan throws a no-hitter against the Tigers.

1908 – White Sox pitcher Frank Smith throws his second no-hitter, this time against Philadelphia.

1919 – Babe Ruth ties Ned Williamson’s single-season record of 27 home runs.

1924 – Cubs pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander picks up career win #300.

1932 – The Cubs clinch the National League pennant.

1933 – The Pittsburgh Steelers, then known as the Pirates, play their first NFL game. 

1953 – Mr. Cub Ernie Banks hits his first career home run.

1955 – Willie Mays becomes the 7th player in MLB history to hit 50 homers in a season.

1968 – Mickey Mantle hits career home run #536, the final one of his career.

1973 – Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in “The Battle of the Sexes” tennis match.

1973 – Willie Mays announces that he will retire at the end of the season.

1987 – Walter Payton sets an NFL record by recording his 107th career rushing touchdown.

1988 – Wade Boggs, then with the Red Sox, becomes the first player in MLB history to record 200 hits in six consecutive seasons.

2013 – Alex Rodriguez sets an MLB record by hitting his 24th career grand slam.

2021 – Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez his his 46th homer of the year, passing Johnny Bench for most home runs in a season by a catcher.

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