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On this Day in Sports History July 4

On this Day in Sports History July 4

MLB

On this day in 1908, New York Giants pitcher hurled a 10-inning no-hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies.

On this day in 1939, Lou Gehrig retired from baseball.

On this day in 1980, Houston Astros pitcher Nolan Ryan recorded his 3,000th career strikeout.

On this day in 1983, New York Yankees pitcher Dave Righetti threw a no-hitter against the Boston Red Sox.

On this day in 1986, the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 16-13 in 19 innings.  The game lasted until 4:00 am and the game was followed by a fireworks celebration.

On this day in 2004, San Francisco Giants outfielder Barry Bonds passed Ricky Henderson as the all-time walks leader.

On this day in 2006, New York Mets reliever Billy Wagner recorded his 300th career save.

NFL

On this day in 2009, former Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair was found shot dead.  He was 36.

Tennis

On this day in 2010, Rafael Nadal beat Tomas Berdych to win the Wimbledon crown.

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