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1903 | Boston Beaneaters pitcher Wiley Piatt loses two complete games to the Pittsburgh Pirates and is the only pitcher with this feat in the 20th century.

1912 | Ted Ray goes the distance atop the leader board at the Open Championship at Muirfield in Gullane, Scotland with a four stroke win over defending champion Harry Vardon.

1921 | Jock Hutchinson wins the Open Championship by nine strokes in a 36-hole playoff against amateur Roger Wethered at St. Andrews.

1926 | Bobby Jones wins his first of three Open Championships and does it with a two stroke lead over Al Waterous.

1928 | New York Giants first baseman Freddie Lindstrom ties a record for hits in a doubleheader with nine against the Philadelphia Phillies.

19XX | Gene Sarazen shoots a tournament record i66 n the final round to win the US. Open by three strokes.

1935 | Future championship boxer Joe Louis defeats Italy’s Primo Carnera with a 6th round TKO at New York’s Yankee Stadium and raises his record to 20-0.

1948 | Joe Louis defeats Jersey Joe Walcott by way of a knockout in the 11th round for the world heavyweight title.

1952 | Jim Turnesa wins the PGA Championship 1-up over Chick Harbert in the final.

1957 | New Zealand defeats Great Britain 29-21 in the 2nd Rugby League World Cup.

1968 | San Francisco Giants outfielder Bobby Bonds hits a grand slam in his first major league game.

1969 | American Pancho Gonzalez defeats Charlie Pasarelli of Puerto Rico in a five hour and 12 minute match that went for 112 games.

1977 | Australia defeats Great Britain 13-12 in the Final of the Rugby League World Cup.

1978 | Mario Kempes scored two goals in Argentina’s 3-1 extra time win over the Netherlands in the FIFA World Cup Final at El Monumental Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1983 | India defeats West Indies by 43 runs to pull off a dramatic upset om the Cricket World Cup in London.

1988 | Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken, Jr. plays in his 1,000th consecutive game.

1988 | The Netherlands defeats the Soviet Union 2-0 in the UEFA European Championship Final at Olympiastadion in Munich, Germany.

1991 | Martina Navratilova wins her 100th singles match at Wimbledon with a three-set first round victory over Elna Reinach 4-6, 6-2, 6-4.

1993 | New York Islanders goaltender Billy Smith is elected into the NHL Hall of Fame.

1997 | The San Antonio Spurs selected Tim Duncan with the first pick of the 1997 NBA Draft.

1997 | The NHL approves expansion franchises for Atlanta, Columbus, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Nashville.

1999 | The San Antonio Spurs defeat the New York Knicks 78-77 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. For the Spurs, it is their first title. Tim Duncan was named Finals MVP two years to the date after he was drafted.

2000 | Julie Inkster wins her second straight LPGA Championship defeating Stefania Croce on the second hole of a sudden death playoff.

2000 | The Rhein Fire defeats the Scottish Claymores 13-10 in World Bowl VIII at Waldstadion in Frankfurt, Germany.

2009 | The Los Angeles Clippers select Blake Griffin with the first pick in the NBA Draft.

2010 | The Edmonton Oilers selected Taylor Hall with the first pick in the NHL Entry Draft.

2014 | Argentina’s Luis Suarez is charged with biting during a game at the FIFA World Cup.

2015 | Karl Anthony Towns is selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the first overall pick in the NBA Draft.

2019 | Aaron Ekblad was selected by the Florida Panthers with the first overall pick in the NHL Entry Draft.

2020 | Liverpool FC clinches the English Premier League title for the first time in 30 years and did it with seven game left in the season.

2021 | Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Aaron Nola ties an MLB record of 10 consecutive strikeouts in a games the New York Mets would win, 2-1. The record was set by Tom Seaver 51 years prior.

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