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This Day in Sports History: July 13

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 13 is a day in which a player hit four home runs and four doubles in one game and six future Hall of Famers homered in the All-Star Game.

 

1896: Philadelphia Phillies left fielder Ed Delahanty hit four home runs and four doubles in a 9-8 loss to the Chicago Colts at West Side Park. He is the only player to accomplish this feat and two of his home runs were inside the park.

 

1963: Cleveland Indians pitcher Early Wynn recorded his 300th win in a 7-4 win over the Kansas City Athletics at K.C.'s Municipal Stadium. Wynn was suffering from gout and left the game in the fifth inning with the lead. The win was the last of his career.

 

1971: Johnny Bench, Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente, Reggie Jackson, Frank Robinson, and Harmon Killebrew hit home runs in the MLB All-Star Game at Tiger Stadium. The American League won 6-4.

 

1993: Davey Allison died at Carraway Methodist Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama, from injuries he received in a helicopter crash a day earlier. The winner of the 1992 Dayton 500 and son of Bobby Allison was 32.

 

1999: Ted Williams threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the MLB All-Star Game at Fenway Park. The American League won the game 4-1 and Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez was named MVP.

 

2016: Three-time NCAA hurdling champion Lolo Jones guest-starred on "Whose Line is it Anyway?"

 

— 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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