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On this Day in Sports History July 15

On this Day in Sports History July 15

MLB

On this day in 1973, California Angels pitcher Nolan Ryan threw a no-hitter agains the Detroit Tigers.  The future Hall of Famer struck out 17 in the game.

On this day in 1980, Cincinnati Reds catcher Johnny Bench hit his 314th career home run to pass Yogi Berra for first on the all-time catchers list.

On this day in 1990, Chicago White Sox closer Bobby Thigpen recorded his 30th save of the year, becoming the fastest player to ever reach the mark during the regular season.

On this day in 2005, Baltimore Orioles first baseman Rafael Palmeiro recorded his 3,000th career hit against the Seattle Mariners.

On this day in 2011, the Atlanta Braves won their 10,000th game in franchise history.

NBA

On this day in 2004, the Los Angeles Lakers resigned star shooting guard Kobe Bryant to a seven-year, $136.4 million contract.

On this day in 2014, the Dallas Mavericks resigned Dirk Nowitzki to a three-year, $25 million contract.

NFL 

On this day in 2002, Tennessee Titans offensive guard Bruce Matthews announced that he would retire.

On this day in 2014, the New Orleans Saints signed tight end Jimmy Graham to a four-year, $40 million deal.

Golf

On this day in 1945, Byron Nelson won the PGA Championship.

On this day in 1972, Lee Trevino won the British Open by one stroke over Jack Nicklaus.

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