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1882 – Baseball’s first doubleheader is played between Providence and Rochester. 

1908 – Cubs pitcher Ed Reulach becomes the only pitcher in MLB history to throw a shutout in both games of a doubleheader.

1926 – The NHL grants franchises to Chicago and Detroit.

1934 – Lou Gehrig plays in his 1,500th straight game. 

1955 – Al Kaline becomes the youngest single season batting champion at age 20. 

1962 – Sonny Liston knocks out Floyd Patterson in the first round in a bout at Comiskey Park to win the world heavyweight title.

1965 – Satchel Paige, then 60 years old, pitches 3 scoreless innings for the Kansas City Athletics. 

1981 – Nolan Ryan throws his fifth career no-hitter, shutting down the Dodgers.

1982 – Thanks to 177 rushing yards from Ricky Jones, Northwestern football ends its 34 game losing streak with a 31-6 win over Northern Illinois.

1984 – Rusty Staub of the New York Mets joins Ty Cobb as the only players in MLB history to hit home runs as teenagers and in their 40s.

1985 – Rickey Henderson, then with the Yankees, sets a franchise record with 75 stolen bases in a season. 

1988 – Americans control the podium in the long jump at the Seoul Olympics with Carl Lewis taking gold, and teammates Mike Powell and Larry Myricks taking silver and bronze.

1989 – Wade Boggs becomes the first player in MLB history to record 200 hits and 100 walks for four consecutive seasons.

2000 – Vince Carter jumps over Frederic Weis, who is 7’2, at the Summer Olympics. 

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