On this Day in Sports History July 25
On this day in 1939, New York Yankees pitcher Atley Donald won his 12th straight game defeating the St. Louis Browns, 5-1.
On this day in 1941, Boston Red Sox pitcher Lefty Grove won his 300th career game.
On this day in 1996, Oakland Athletics first baseman Mark McGwire hit the longest home run in the history of the Skydive in Toronto. It is reported that the ball went 488 feet.
On this day in 2012, the Philadelphia Phillies signed Cole Hamels to a six-year, $144 million extension.
On this day in 2004, Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams retired.
On this day in 2013, the Atlanta Falcons signed Matt Ryan to a five-year extension worth $103.75 million.