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This Day in Sports History: July 10

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day

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, July 10 is a day in which five Hall of Famers in a row struck out and women's sports drew its largest crowd.

 

1934: National League pitcher Carl Hubbell struck out five future Hall of Famers — Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons, and Joe Cronin — in a row in the MLB All-Star Game at New York's Polo Grounds. The American League won 9-7, but Hubbell's All-Star Game record for consecutive strikeouts has never been surpassed, only tied.

 

1953: Ben Hogan won the British Open by four strokes at the Carnoustie Golf Links in Carnoustie, Scotland.

 

1980: Ray Knight and Johnny Bench hit home runs as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Atlanta Braves 8-4 at Fulton County Stadium.

 

1991: The International Cricket Council readmitted the South African cricket team after the country repealed its apartheid law.

 

1999: Brandi Chastain scored the winning goal in an overtime shootout as the United States beat China 5-4 at the Rose Bowl in the FIFA Women's World Cup Final. Her celebration after the goal is one of the most iconic moments in sports history. The 90,185 spectators made up the largest crowd to ever watch a women's sporting event.

 

 

2010: David Reutimann won the Lifelock.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill.

 

— 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.

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