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This Day in Sports History — July 15

Johnny Bench and Yogi Berra
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Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on July 15:

1876 — George Bradley of the St. Louis Brown Stockings threw baseball’s first-ever no-hitter against the Hartford Dark Blues. (More info.)

1901 — Christy Mathewson of the New York Giants pitched a no-hitter, as his team defeated the St. Louis Cardinals, 5-0, at the Polo Grounds in New York. (More info.)

1909 — Ty Cobb of the Detroit Tigers hit two inside-the-park home runs in his team’s 7-0 win over the Washington Senators. (More info.)

1923 — Bobby Jones defeated Bobby Cruickshank in an 18-hole playoff to win the U.S. Open golf championship at Inwood Country Club in New York at age 21. (More info.)

1972 — Lee Trevino beat Jack Nicklaus by a stroke to win his second straight British Open title. (More info.)

1973 — Nolan Ryan of the California Angels no-hit the Detroit Tigers, 6-0, at Tiger Stadium in Detroit. (More info.)

1975 — The National League beat the American League, 6-3, at the MLB All-Star Game at County Stadium in Milwaukee. (More info.)

1978 — Jack Nicklaus won his third British Open title on the Old Course at St Andrews. (More info.)

1980 — Johnny Bench of the Cincinnati Reds hit his 314th home run as a catcher to break the record held by Yogi Berra of the New York Yankees. (More info.)

1986 — The American League beat the National League, 3-2, at the MLB All-Star Game at the Astrodome in Houston. (More info.)

1994 — Mike Keenan stepped down as the New York Rangers’ head coach just a month after leading the team to the Stanley Cup. He agreed to become coach and general manager of the St. Louis Blues two days later. (More info.)

1999 — The San Diego Padres defeated the Seattle Mariners, 3-2, in the first game played at Safeco Field in Seattle. (More info.)

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