This Day in Sports History: July 25

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 25 is a day in which a Hall of Fame pitcher won his 300th game and Michael Jordan sent his team to the Olympics on good footing.

 

1941: Boston Red Sox pitcher Lefty Grove won his 300th game with a 10-6 victory over the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park.

 

1958: New York Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford threw his sixth shutout of the season, a 6-0 win over the Cleveland Indians at Cleveland Municipal Stadium.

 

1970: Bobby Isaac won the Nashville 420 at Nashville's Fairgrounds Speedway.

 

1984: Michael Jordan scored 14 second-half points as the U.S. Men's Basketball team beat a squad of NBA players 91-86 at the San Diego Sports Arena. This was the squad's final exhibition game before the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

 

2003: "Seabiscuit" was released in movie theaters. The story of the exceptional but undersized racehorse grossed $148.3 million and was nominated for seven Academy Awards.

 

2009: Vernon Forrest was shot to death pursuing a man who robbed him at a gas station in Atlanta. The 38-year-old boxer won multiple titles at welterweight and super welterweight. Ultimately, three men were convicted in connection with his murder and are serving life sentences.

 

— 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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