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This Day in Sports History — July 30

Bruce Jenner
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Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on July 30:

1844 — The New York Yacht Club, the first of its kind in the US, was founded in New York. (More info.)

1930— Uruguay beat Argentina, 4-2, to win the inaugural version of soccer’s World Cup in Montevideo, Uruguay. (More info.)

1932 — The Summer Olympics opened in Los Angeles, California. (More info.)

1933 — Pitcher Dizzy Dean of the St. Louis Cardinals struck out a major-league record 17 batters in an 8-2 win over the Chicago Cubs at Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis. (More info.)

1948 — Emile Zatopek of Czechoslovakia won the gold medal in the 10,000 meters in an Olympic record time of 29:59.6 minutes at the Summer Olympics in London. (More info.)

1951 — While speaking to a Congressional committee, Hall of Famer Ty Cobb testified in support of baseball’s reserve clause, which allowed teams to prevent baseball players from becoming free agents. (More info.)

1959 — In his major league debut, future Hall of Fame first-baseman Willie McCovey of the San Francisco Giants went 4-for-4 against future Hall of Fame pitcher Robin Roberts of the Philadelphia Phillies at Seals Stadium in San Francisco. (More info.)

1962 — In the second MLB All-Star Game of the year, the American League beat the National League, 9-4, at Wrigley Field in Chicago. (More info.)

1966 — Geoff Hurst’s overtime goal, his third of the match, allowed England to beat West Germany, 4-2, and win soccer’s World Cup at Wembley Stadium in London. It was the first World Cup for England. (More info.)

1973 — Pitcher Jim Bibby of the Texas Rangers no-hit the Oakland Athletics, 6-0, at the Oakland-Almeda County Coliseum in Oakland. (More info.)

1976 — American Bruce Jenner won the gold medal in the decathlon at the Montreal Olympics with a world record-setting 8,618 points. (More info.)

1990 — Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent forced George Steinbrenner to resign as principal partner of the New York Yankees as a result of his $40,000 payout to known gambler Howard Spira. (More info.)

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