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------- 1914 - Babe Ruth made his Major League pitching debut for the Boston Red Sox against Cleveland, and got the victory as the Sox beat the Indians, 4-3. Ruth was pinch-hit for in the seventh inning. Duffy Lewis' single drove in the winning run. 1916 - Legendary world-champion harness-racing horse Dan Patch died of heart disease. Patch, whose name became synonymous with "racehorse", had set a record in 1905 for pacing the mile, a record which had stood until 1938. 1939 - The American League defeated the NL All Stars, 3-1 in the second annual All Star Game in New York City. Bob Feller saved the game for the AL by enticing Arky Vaughan to hit into a doubleplay with one out and the bases loaded in the sixth inning. 1944 - Chicago Cubs Phil Cavaretta reached base five times on three walks, a triple and single as the NL All Stars pounded the AL, 7-1, at Forbes Field. 1950 - Red Schoendienst belted a home run in the 14th inning to give the NL All Stars a 4-3 victory over the AL. Even more newsworthy was that Ted Williams broke his elbow in the game while catching a ball against the left field fence. He missed most of the remainder of the season. 1960 - Willie Mays singled, doubled and tripled to lead the NL All Stars past the AL, 5-3 in Kansas City. The game featured five home runs, one each by Ernie Banks, Del Crandall, Stan Musial, Ken Boyer and Al Kaline. 1961 - The National and American League All Stars combined on a record seven errors in the NL's 5-4 victory over the AL. Willie Mays drove home Hank Aaron for the tying run and Roberto Clemente singled home the game-winner in the 10th inning. 1967 - Tony Perez' 15th-inning home run ended the longest All Star game, as the NL defeated the AL, 2-1. Earlier runs were scored on home runs by Richie Allen of the Phillies and Brooks Robinson of the Orioles. Ferguson Jenkins tied an All Star record held by Carl Hubbell and Johnny Vander Meer by striking out six batters during his stint. 1973 - Detroit's Jim Northrup drove in eight runs from the leadoff spot to lift the Tigers past the Texas Rangers, 14-2. 1976 - Meadow Blue Chip, driven by Ross Hayter, set the all-age world record for fillies and mares pacing on a five-eighths of a mile track by winning in 1:55.1 at Brandywine Raceway in Wilmington, Delaware. 1978 - The National League, behind Steve Garvey's tie-breaking triple, scored a 7-3 victory over the American League All Stars, its seventh in a row. 2000 - New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter went 3-3 with two RBI and a run scored to lead the American League to a 6-3 win over the National League in the 71st All-Star Game at Turner Field in Atlanta. 2001 - Pittsburgh Penguins traded high-scoring Jaromir Jagr to the Washington Capitals for three prospects. 2002 - The Ottawa Renegades won their first ever CFL game, as they defeated the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 25-24. 2003 - The Los Angeles Clippers named Mike Dunleavy their new head coach. - Former Indiana Pacers coach Larry Bird returned to the organization, as he was named President of Basketball Operations.

Birthdays: Rod Strickland (1966) - NBA point guard; Ron McAnally (1932) - Horse Trainer. Al MacInnis (1963) - hockey player. Andre Johnson (1981) - football player.

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