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Sports History

1876 - Candy Cummings (Hartford) pitched two complete games in one day. He won 14-4 and 8-4.

1902 - Jim Callaghan pitched the first no-hitter in Chicago White Sox history.

1927 - Babe Ruth hit his 60th home run of the season. He beat his own record of 59 that he set in 1921.

1955 - Ernie Banks (Chicago Cubs) set a major league record with his fifth grand slam of the year.

1968 - Denny McClain (Detroit Tigers) became the first player to achieve 31 wins in 37 years.

1973 - Willie Mays announced that he would retire at the end of the season.

1973 - In an exhibition tennis match, Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs in three straight sets. The event is viewed as a milestone in women's sports.

1981 - Marcus Allen (USC) rushed for 274 yards and scored two touchdowns in a 21-0 victory over Indiana.

1982 - The NFL Players Association announced that a strike would begin at the completion of the Packers-Giants game on Monday night.

1984 - Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds) recorded his 100th hit of the season. It was the 22nd consecutive season he had recorded at least 100 hits in a season.

1985 - Tommy Kramer (Minnesota Vikings) threw for 436 yards and three touchdowns. The Vikings lost to the Chicago Bears 33-24.

1986 - Tony Gwynn (San Diego Padres) stole five bases in one game against Houston.

1987 - Walter Payton scored his 107th touchdown to break the NFL record held by Jim Brown.

1993 - John Carney (San Diego Chargers) kicked six field goals to extend his consecutive field goal streak to 29 straight games. The Chargers beat the Houston Oilers 18-17.

1998 - Cal Ripken, Jr. (Baltimore Orioles) ended his record streak of playing in 2,632 games. He had played in every game since May 30, 1982.

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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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