1793 Tennis is 1st mentioned in an English sporting magazine
1880 1st pro baseball game at Polo Grounds, NY Metropolitans beat Washington Nationals 4-2 in 5 innings
1908 Calgary Rugby Football Union forms
1914 Boston Braves, who were in last place in mid-July, clinch NL pennant
1915 Philadelphia Phillies clinch their 1st pennant
1923 PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Pelham CC: Defending champion Gene Sarazen beats Walter Hagan in 38 holes for 3rd of his 7 major titles
1924 Senators clinch pennant, finishing 2 games in front of Yankees
1927 Yankees slugger Babe Ruth ties MLB record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games; New York’s 7-4 win v Philadelphia A’s and 15-4 rout of Washington Senators
1928 Yanks (17) Tigers (28) set 9 inning hit record (45)-Tigers win 19-10
1935 Ryder Cup Golf, Ridgewood CC: US wins, 9-3; first of 7 consecutive wins by the Americans
1937 Frans Slaats cycles a world hour record time (45,563 km)
1941 Million jam downtown Brooklyn to cheer NL champ Dodgers in a parade
1944 Browns last in AL attendance, only 6,172 watch them sweep Yanks in DH
1945 Chicago Cubs clinch NL pennant with record of 98–56
1946 1st time NL pennant ends in a tie (Cards & Dodgers)
1946 Los Angeles (previously Cleveland) Rams play 1st NFL game in LA
1947 Former Yank manager Joe McCarthy signs to manage Red Sox
1954 Bennekom (Netherlands) soccer team forms
1956 Yanks Mickey Mantle hits his 52nd HR of season
1957 NFL NY Giants play their last game at Polo Grounds, 9-1 loss to Pittsburgh
1959 Dodgers win game 2 of playoff, 6-5, & take NL pennant
1965 Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27′ 4 3/4”
1965 Phillies catcher Pat Corrales sets record by reaching base twice on catcher’s interference in one game & 6 times in one season
1967 American boxer Emile Griffith regains his world middleweight crown on points in a brawling re-match with Italian Nino Benvenuti at Shea Stadium, NY; second of famous trilogy of fights
1968 Chuck Latourette, sets NFL record 47.7 yd punt return avg (3 punts)
1969 Red Sox Rico Petrocelli hits shortstop record 40th HR of season
1969 Steve O’Neal of NY Jets, kicks longest NFL punt; 98 yards vs Denver
1973 Insurance ind announces auto racers get into more highway accidents
1974 New York City Marathon: Norbert Sander wins men’s race in 2:26:30; Katherine Switzer takes out women’s event in 3:07:29
1976 San Francisco Giant John Montefusco no-hits Atlanta Braves, 9-0
1977 Eva Shain is 1st woman to referee a heavyweight championship
1979 Astros’ J R Richard strikes out NL season righty record of 313
1979 LA Dodger Manny Mota hits record 146th pinch hit
1983 Oakland A’s Mike Warren no-hits Chicago White Sox, 3-0
1985 Houston QB Warren Moon sacked NFL tying record 12 times (by Cowboys)
1986 Indians Jay Bell is 10th to hit a HR on 1st major league pitch he sees
1986 Mary Lou Retton retires as a gymnast
1988 American sprinter Florence Griffith Joyner sets women’s 200m world record 21.34; completes sprint double at the Seoul Olympics
1988 American athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee wins her second gold medal of the Seoul Olympics by taking the long jump with an Olympic record leap of 7.40m; previously won the heptathlon
1988 East German athlete Christian Schenk beats countryman Torsten Voss by 89 points to win the decathlon gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; Canadian Dave Steen is another 71 points back in third place
1988 US men’s basketball team beats Australia 78-49 to take the bronze medal at the Seoul Olympics; last time US represented by a team that doesn’t feature NBA players
1988 US retain women’s basketball title at he Seoul Olympics with a 77-70 win over Yugoslavia; star guard Teresa Edwards top scores for the Americans with 18 points
1992 Atlanta Braves wins 2nd straight NL West title
1995 Trial for former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson sent to the jury
1996 34th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Spain in Atlantic City USA (5-0)
1996 Baltimore Orioles end season with record 257 HRs
1996 Orioles Brady Anderson is 14th to hit 50 HRs
1996 San Diego Padres sweep LA Dodgers in race for NL West title
2002 Ryder Cup Golf, The Belfry: Europe wins 15½-12½ after teams tied at 8 points going into Sunday singles matches
2002 Seattle running back Shaun Alexander sets NFL record for most touchdowns in a half with 5 in 1st half of 48-23 win v Minnesota Vikings at Seahawks Stadium; runs for 4 plus 80-yard reception
2005 Chicago White Sox clinch their first division title since 2000 and become just the 10th team in the history of baseball to be in first place on every day of the season
2018 NY Yankees Venezuelan 2nd baseman Gleyber Torres smashes a 2-run homer in 8-5 win v Boston at Fenway Park; Yankees MLB record 265th homer of the season; Giancarlo Stanton adds #266 in 7th

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