Today is Saturday, July 23, 2016

Today in
Sports History

1969 - U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew threw out the first ball at the major league All-Star Game.

1972 - Eddie Merckx of Belgium won his fourth consecutive Tour de France bicycling competition.

1985 - Oddibe McDowell became the first Texas Ranger player to hit for the cycle.

2000 - Lance Armstrong won his second Tour de France.

2000 - Tiger Woods became the youngest player to complete a career Grand Slam when he won the British Open. He was 24.

2009 - Mark Buehrle (Chicago White Sox) pitched the 18th perfect game in major league history. The Sox beat Tampa bay 5-0.

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Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth
- Lou Gehrig
July 4, 1939

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