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This Day in Sports History — July 20

Seve Ballesteros won the British Open
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Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on July 20:

1858 — Teams from Brooklyn and Manhattan played the first-ever baseball games for which admission was charged at the Fashion Park Race Course on Long Island. (More info.)

1912 — Sherry Magee of the Philadelphia Phillies stole home twice in the same game. (More info.)

1916 — The New York Giants traded 372-game winner Christy Mathewson, Edd Roush and Bill McKechnie to the Cincinnati Reds for Buck Herzog and Red Killefer. (More info.)

1924 — Johnny Weissmuller won the gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle at the Paris Olympics in an Olympic record time of 59.0 seconds. (More info.)

1937 — Don Budge of the U.S. rallied from two sets down to beat Gottfried von Cramm of Germany in the Davis Cup semifinals at Wimbledon. (More info.)

1954 — Maureen Connolly, the first woman to achieve the grand slam of tennis, suffered a broken leg as a result of a horse-back riding accident. The injury ended her career at age 19. (More info.)

1965 — Pitcher Mel Stottlemyre of the New York Yankees hit an inside-the-park grand slam against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. (More info.)

1970 — Bill Singer of the Los Angeles Dodgers no-hit the Philadelphia Phillies, 5-0, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. (More info.)

1973 — Pitcher Wilbur Wood of the Chicago White Sox started and lost both games of a doubleheader against the New York Yankees. (More info.)

1976 — Hank Aaron hit his 755th, and final, home run, as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the California Angels, 6-2, in Milwaukee. (More info.)

1979 — Seve Ballesteros won the British Open at Royal Lytham and St. Anne’s in Lancashire, England. (More info.)

2000 — Officials behind Salt Lake City’s winning bid for the 2002 Winter Olympics were indicted on charges of bribery, fraud, and racketeering. (More info.)

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