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July 11, 2014
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July 11
1944 Chicago Cubs Phil Cavaretta reached base five times on three walks, a triple and single, as the National League All Stars pounded the American League, 7-1, at Forbes Field.
1950 Red Schoendienst belted a home run in the 14th inning to give the National League All Stars a 4-3 victory over the American League.
1960 Willie Mays singled, doubled and tripled to lead the National League All Stars past the American League, 5-3 in Kansas City.
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.
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 traded high-scoring Jaromir Jagr to the Washington Capitals for three prospects.
2002 The Ottawa Renegades won their first ever CFL game. They defeated the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 25-24.
2003 The Los Angeles Clippers named Mike Dunleavy their new head coach.
2003 Former Indiana Pacers coach Larry Bird returned to the organization, as he was named President of Basketball Operations.
2005 Pitchers Chris Carpenter of St. Louis and Mark Buehrle of the White Sox were named the starters for this year's All-Star Game.
2006 The American League improved its record to 9-0-1 in the last 10 All- Star games with a 3-2 win over the National League. Michael Young tripled in two runs in the ninth inning and was named the game's MVP.
2009 Arturo Gatti, a former world boxing champion, was found dead in northeastern Brazil. He was 37.
2010 Longtime New York Yankees public address announcer Bob Sheppard passed away. He was 99 years old.
2010 Paula Creamer won the LPGA's US Open at Oakmont, PA.
2010 Baseball's first half came to a close, highlighted by the White Sox overtaking the Tigers for first place in the AL Central.
2010 Spain won the World Cup, 1-0, over the Netherlands on a goal by Andres Iniesta in the 116th minute.
2011 Anaheim's Jered Weaver and Philadelphia's Roy Halladay were named starting pitchers for the All-Star Game in Phoenix.
2011 New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano won the Home Run Derby,
2011 Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Mike Vrabel decided to retire and join Ohio State, his alma mater, as an assistant coach.
2011 So Yeon Ryu birdied two of the three playoff holes to defeat Hee Kyung Seo and win the U.S. Women's Open.
2012 The Miami Heat signed free-agent Ray Allen to a 2-year, $6.5 million contract.
2012 The Brooklyn Nets re-signed guard Deron Williams to a 5-year, $98 million contact.
2012 The LA Lakers and Phoenix Suns agreed on a sign-and-trade with guard Steve Nash.
2012 The LA Clippers signed forward Blake Griffin to a 5-year, $95 million contract extension.
2013 New Jersey Devils forward Ilya Kovalchuk announced his retirement from the NHL.

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