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July 12, 2014
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1901 Boston's Cy Young notched his 300th career win with a 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Athletics.
1945 Boston Braves' Tommy Holmes had his NL record 37-game hitting streak halted.
1951 New York Yankees hurler Allie Reynolds outdueled Cleveland's Bob Feller, 1-0 with a no-hitter.
1955 Stan Musial's 12th-inning home run gave the National League a 7-5 victory in the first-ever All-Star Game in Milwaukee.
1966 Hometown hero Tim McCarver scored the winning run on a single by Maury Wills, as the NL All Stars defeated the AL 2-1 in 10 innings at St. Louis.
1971 Bold Ruler, sire of 82 stakes winners, including Secretariat, died at Claiborne Farm.
1977 Escort, driven by Carl LeCause, won the inaugural Meadowlands Pace in 1:54.4 at The Meadowlands.
1979 The Chicago White Sox were forced to forfeit the second game of their doubleheader with the Detroit Tigers because of an ill-conceived promotion "Disco Demolition" in which thousands of fans overran the field at Comiskey Park.
1996 Kirby Puckett announced his retirement from baseball after 12 seasons following an operation which revealed an irreversible damage to his right eye.
1996 Andres Galarraga tied a major-league record when he was hit by a pitch twice in the seventh inning against the San Diego Padres.
1996 Boxing received another ugly scar when a riot broke out following the Riddick Bowe and Andrew Golota heavyweight bout at Madison Square Garden. Golota, who was leading throughout much of the match, was suddenly disqualified in the seventh round of a 10-round bout for numerous low blows against Bowe.
1997 Pittsburgh's Francisco Cordova and Ricardo Rincon combined on a 10- inning no hitter before pinch-hitter Mark Smith won the game for the Pirates with a dramatic three-run homer for a 3-0 victory over the Houston Astros.
1998 France won the World Cup, beating heavily-favored Brazil, 3-0.
1998 St. Louis first baseman Mark McGwire bashed his 39th and 40th home runs to lift the Cardinals past the Houston Astros, 6-4.
2001 The NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee adopted new bracketing procedures designed to enable more teams to stay closer to their home regions in the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament.
2001 The San Antonio Spurs resigned free-agent center David Robinson to a two-year deal worth $25 million.
2005 Baltimore's Miguel Tejada took home MVP honors with a homer and two RBI, as the American All-Stars beat their NL counterparts, 7-5 at the 76th annual Mid-Summer Classic.
2006 Darryl Sutter resigned as head coach of the Calgary Flames, but would remain with the team as general manager. Jim Playfair was named the new head coach.
2008 Former New York Yankees outfielder and broadcaster Bobby Murcer passed away after a long battle with brain cancer. He was 62 years old.
2009 Korea's Eun Hee Ji birdied the final two holes to win the U.S. Women's Open.
2010 Tampa Bay's David Price and Colorado's Ubaldo Jimenez were named starting pitchers for the All-Star Game in Anaheim.
2010 Boston's David Ortiz won the Home Run Derby.
2011 Milwaukee's Prince Fielder hit the go-ahead three-run homer in the fourth inning, helping the National League to a 5-1 triumph over the American League at the All-Star Game at Chase Field. Fielder was also named MVP.
2011 The Minnesota Timberwolves fired basketball coach Kurt Rambis.
2012 The Cleveland Browns selected WR Josh Gordon in the second round of the NFL Supplemental Draft.

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