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On this Day in Sports History July 8

On this Day in Sports History July 8

MLB

On this day in 1935, the American League All-Stars defeated the National League, 4-1, in the third annual All-Star game.

On this day in 1952, the National League beat the American League, 3-2.  The game was shortened to five innings due to rain.

On this day in 1962, Stan Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals hit three homers in a 15-1 win over the Mets.

On this day in 1997, the American League defeated the National League, 3-1.  Sandy Alomar won the MVP in front of his home fans.

On this day in 2002, Jason Giambi defeated Sammy Sosa to win the Home Run Derby at Miller Park in Milwaukee.

Tennis

On this day in 1984, John McEnroe beat Jimmy Connors in three sets to win the Wimbledon title.

On this day in 1991, Michael Stitch beat Boris Becker in three sets to win the Wimbledon crown.

On this day in 2000, Venus Williams defeated Lindsay Davenport in two sets to win the Wimbledon title.

On this day in 2012, Roger Federer won the Wimbledon championship, defeating Andy Murray in four sets.

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