On this Day in Sports History July 16
On this day in 1920, New York Yankees outfielder Babe Ruth hit his 30th homer of the season breaking his previous single-season record of 29.
On this day in 1941, New York Yankees outfielder Joe DiMaggio extended his hitting streak to 56 games.
On this day in 1970, the Pittsburgh Pirates played their first ever game at Three Rivers Stadium.
On this day in 1975, the MLB owners elected Bowie Kuhn to a seven-year term as major league baseball commissioner.
On this day in 2006, New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera recorded his 400th career save.
On this day in 1938, Paul Runyan won the PGA Championship.