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This Day in Sports History — July 17

Joe DiMaggio
Douglas Grundy, Hulton Archive

Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on July 17:


1924 — Jesse Haines of the St. Louis Cardinals no-hit the Boston Braves, 5-0. (More info.)

1941 — Joe DiMaggio of the New York Yankees went hitless against the Cleveland Indians to break his streak of 56 consecutive games with a base hit. (More info.)

1954 — The Brooklyn Dodgers become the first major league team to field a lineup with a majority of black players. (More info.)

1961 — Major League Baseball Commissioner Ford C. Frick ruled that Roger Maris of the New York Yankees must surpass Babe Ruth’s 60 home runs in 154 games, or the records would be entered separately in the record books. (More info.)

1976 — The opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics are held in Montreal, where African countries boycott because of New Zealand’s link to South Africa. (More info.)

1979 — Dave Parker of the Pittsburgh Pirates threw out two base runners from right field, as the National League beat the American League, 7-6, in the MLB All-Star Game at the Kingdome in Seattle. (More info.)

1983 — Tom Watson finished just ahead of Hale Irwin and Andy Bean to win his fifth British Open title at Royal Birkdale in Southport, England. (More info.)

1990 — The Minnesota Twins became the first team to turn two triple plays in a game in a 1-0 loss to the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. (More info.)

1994 — Brazil defeated Italy, 3-2, on penalty kicks to win soccer’s World Cup at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. (More info.)

2005 — Tiger Woods won the British Open at St. Andrews in Scotland to capture his 10th major championship. (More info.)

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