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On this Day in Sports History July 5

On this Day in Sports History July 5

MLB

On this day in 1947, Larry Doby of the Cleveland Indians was the first African-American to ever play in the American League.

On this day in 1998, Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Roger Clemens recorded his 3,000th career strikeout.

On this day in 2002, the Chicago Cubs fired manager Don Baylor.

On this day in 2002, Hall of Fame outfielder Ted Williams died at the age of 83.

Tennis

On this day in 2009, Roger Federer defeated Andy Roddick in five sets to win the Wimbledon crown.

Golf

On this day in 2009, Tiger Woods defeated Hunter Mahan in the AT&T National, which is a tournament that he hosts.

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