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------- 1908 - Rube Waddell fanned 16 batters as the St. Louis Browns defeated the Philadelphia Athletics, 5-4. 1911 - Boston's Joe Wood twirled a no-hitter in the first game of a doubleheader as the Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Browns, 5-0. 1915 - Pittsburgh's Honus Wagner proved he still had sock in his bat at the ripe old age of 41 as he clubbed a grand slam off of Brooklyn's Jeff Pfeffer. 1916 - St. Louis' Dave Davenport pitched two complete games in one day, winning 3-1 and 3-2. 1936 - The Boston Red Sox became the first baseball team to fly from one city to another, travelling from St. Louis to Chicago. Five players refused to go on the trip. Up until that time, teams had travelled from city to city by train. 1953 - Jockey Walter Blum rode his first career winner at Saratoga Race Course. 1968 - Cincinnati's Joe Culver pitched a no-hitter over the Philadelphia Phillies, 6-1, in the second game of a doubleheader at Philadelphia. 1972 - In preparation for a July 31 race at Saratoga, Secretariat went three furlongs in :35. 1973 - Jockey Pat Day rode his first career winner, Forblunged, in a $2,000 claiming race at Prescott Downs, Prescott, Ariz. His mount earned $347 -- the winner's share of the $631 purse. 1983 - San Diego's Steve Garvey ended his consecutive playing streak at 1,207 games after a collision with Atlanta's Pascual Perez which resulted in Garvey dislocating his thumb. 1984 - The USA won the first of what will be an Olympic record 83 gold medals at the Los Angeles Games. Cyclist Connie Carpenter-Phinney barely edged teammate Rebecca Twigg in the 79.2-kilometer road race, although both clocked in the same time. 1986 - The United States Football League won and lost in its lawsuit against the NFL with the jury finding that the league violated antitrust laws, but the USFL was only rewarded $1 in damages. 1990 - Kit Lobell, driven by Berndt Lindstedt, set the world record for five- year-olds and older trotting on a half-mile track, winning in 1:57.2 at Yonkers Raceway in New York. 1991 - Jack Nicklaus beat Chi Chi Rodriquez by four strokes in a playoff to capture the U.S. Senior Open title. 1992 - The U.S. swim team captured the gold medal in the 400 meter freestyle relay. Matt Biondi and Tom Jager became the first U.S. male swimmers to win golds in three Olympics. - Lady Starlet, driven by Mike Lachance, won the Merrie Annabelle Trot in 1:59.2 at the Meadowlands Racetrack. 1995 - Jockey Russell Baze won his 5,000th career victory, aboard Cyrus Says, in the sixth race at Sonoma County Fair. He was the 15th rider to reach that plateau. 1996 - Carl Lewis won a record fourth consecutive gold medal in the long jump and his ninth gold overall for his career at the Atlanta Olympic Games, which tied Finnish distance runner Paavo Nurmi, U.S. swimmer Mark Spitz and Soviet Gymnast Larissa Latynina. Lewis' fourth consecutive gold medal in the same event tied American discuss thrower Al Oerter's record. - Shannon Miller, America's most decorated female Olympian in gymnastics, captured her first individual gold medal on the balance beam. - Michael Johnson set an Olympic record by blowing away the field in the 400 meter with a time of 43.49 seconds. It marked the first individual gold of his career. - Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda announced his retirement in his 20th year of managing the Dodgers. Lasorda cited health reasons for his decision, after suffering a heart attack several weeks back. Lasorda compiled a 1599-1439 record during his reign, two world championships, four National League pennants and eight western division titles. - FA Carling Premier scoring champions Alan Shearer was sold from the Blackburn Rovers to Newcastle United for a record transfer fee of $23.5 million and signed a 5-year $2.3 million deal to play for United. 1999 - Avalanche center Dale Hunter retired at the age of 38 after playing 19 years in the NHL. - American Cyclist Lance Armstrong won his third consecutive Tour de France. 2003 - The University of Washington named Keith Gilbertson the new head football coach. - Bill Mueller hit three home runs, including two grand slams, and drove in a career-high nine runs to lead Boston to a 14-7 win over Texas. Mueller was the first player in major league history to hit a grand slam from each side of the plate in the same contest. - The Canadian Football League revoked control of the Toronto Argonauts away from owner Sherwood Schwarz. Paul Robson, the league chairman, will handle the teams' day-to-day operations until further notice.

Birthdays: Bill Mott (1953) - horse trainer.

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