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This Day in Sports History: June 13

This Day in Sports History: June 13

This Day in Sports History: June 13

The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different ones and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, Athlon Sports wanted to offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on a specific date.

With that in mind, June 13 is a day in which the Babe said goodbye to Yankee fans and Roger Clemens reached two career milestones in the same game.

1905: New York Giants pitcher Christy Mathewson threw a no-hitter in a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs at the West Side Grounds. The game lasted less than 90 minutes.

1935: James J. Braddock upset heavyweight champion Max Baer in a 15-round unanimous decision at the Madison Square Garden Bowl in New York City. The "Cinderella Man" was a 10-1 underdog going into the fight.

1948: Babe Ruth made his last appearance at Yankee Stadium to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the ballpark. He had lost a great deal of weight due to throat cancer and had to use a bat as a cane.

2003: New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens recorded his 300th win and 4,000th strikeout in a 5-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals at Yankee Stadium. He is the only player to reach this milestone in the same game and the third to accomplish this feat along with Nolan Ryan and Steve Carlton.

2010: Paul Pierce scored 27 points and Kevin Garnett snagged 10 rebounds as the Boston Celtics beat the Los Angeles Lakers 92-86 at the TD Garden to take a 3-2 lead in the NBA Finals. The Lakers would come back to win in seven games.

2012: San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain struck out 14 batters and threw a perfect game, a 10-0 victory over the Houston Astros at AT&T Park.

— Written by Aaron Tallent, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. Tallent is a writer whose articles have appeared in The Sweet Science, FOX Sports' Outkick the Coverage, Liberty Island and The Washington Post. Follow him on Twitter at @AaronTallent.