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This Day in Sports History — July 23

Kerri Strug
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Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on July 23:

1925 — Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees hit the first of his record 23 career grand slams in an 11-7 win over the Washington Senators. (More info.)

1955 — Bob Cerv and Elston Howard of the New York Yankees became the first men to hit consecutive pinch-hit home runs. (More info.)

1960 — Betsy Rawls won the U.S. Open golf tournament a record fourth time at Worcester Country Club in Massachusetts. (More info.)

1969 — The National League beat the American League, 9-3, in the MLB All-Star Game at RFK Memorial Stadium in Washington, D.C. (More info.)

1972 — Belgian cyclist Eddy Merckx won his fourth consecutive Tour de France in Paris. (More info.)

1974 — The National League beat the American League, 7-2, in the MLB All-Star Game at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh. (More info.)

1989 — American Greg LeMond won his second Tour de France title, beating Laurent Fignon by 8 seconds‚ the smallest margin of victory in the history of the race. (More info.)

1995 — John Daly won the British Open at St Andrews in Scotland. (More info.)

1995 — Miguel Indurain of Spain won the Tour de France for an unprecedented fifth consecutive time. (More info.)

1996 — Despite an injured ankle, American gymnast Kerri Strug landed her second vault to help the U.S. to a team gold medal in women’s gymnastics. (More info.)

2009 — Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White Sox threw a perfect game, defeating the Tampa Bay Rays, 5-0, in Chicago. (More info.)

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