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This Day in Sports History: July 15

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 14 is a day in which one of Satchel Paige's no-hitters was actually recorded and MLB held its first Home Run Derby.

 

1932: Pittsburgh Crawfords pitcher Satchel Paige threw a no-hitter in a 6-0 win over the New York Black Yankees at Greenlee Field. Paige is estimated to have pitched more than 50 no-hitters during his time in the Negro leagues, but this is one of only two that are recorded.

 

1961: Arnold Palmer won the British Open at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England. It was the first of two consecutive Open victories for Palmer.

 

1972: Lee Trevino won the British Open by one stroke over Jack Nicklaus at Muirfield Golf Links in Gullane, Scotland. It was Trevino's second straight Open win.

 

1984: The Philadelphia Stars kept the ball for more than 43 minutes and held the Arizona Wranglers to 119 yards to win the USFL Championship Game 23-3 at Tampa Stadium.

 

1985: Cincinnati Reds right fielder Dave Parker won the first-ever Home Run Derby at Minneapolis' Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.

 

1999: Because their collective bargaining agreement did not allow them to strike, 57 Major League umpires formally resigned to force a new labor agreement. The move backfired, as MLB accepted 22 of the resignations and hired new umpires.

 

— 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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