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Posted on July 12, 2013 at 6:01 AM

Updated Friday, Jul 12 at 6:35 AM

July 13

1881 — William Renshaw sets the record for the shortest men's championship match by time and games by beating John T. Hartley 6-0, 6-1, 6-1 in 37 minutes at Wimbledon.

1941 — The PGA tournament is won by Vic Ghezzi with a 1-up 38-hole victory over Byron Nelson.

1943 — The first night game in All-Star history is played at Philadelphia's Shibe Park. Boston's Bobby Doerr provides the big blow, a three-run homer, for the AL's 5-3 win.

1971 — Reggie Jackson hits a mammoth home run off the power generator on the right-field roof at Tiger Stadium to highlight a barrage of six homers — three by each team — as the AL beats the NL 6-4 in the All-Star game.

1972 — Robert Irsay buys the stock of the Los Angeles Rams for $19 million and swaps the franchise for the Baltimore Colts. The players and coaches are not affected.

1980 — Amy Alcott shoots a record score of 280 to win the U.S. Women's Open by nine strokes over Hollis Stacy.

1996 — Cigar matches Citation's modern North American record of 16 consecutive wins, pulling away to take the $1.05 million Arlington Citation Challenge by 3½ lengths.

1997 — Alison Nicholas holds off Nancy Lopez for a one-stroke victory in the U.S. Women's Open. Nicholas shoots a 72-hole total of 10-under 274, the most under par in the 52-year history of the event.

2003 — Beth Daniel becomes the oldest winner in LPGA Tour history, birdieing the final two holes to beat Juli Inkster by a stroke in the Canadian Women's Open. At 46 years, 8 months, 29 days, Daniel breaks the age record set by JoAnne Carner in 1985.

2010 — Brian McCann's three-run double in the seventh inning provides the NL all the offense it needs to capture its first Midsummer Classic since 1996 with a 3-1 victory.

2011 — Abby Wambach breaks a tense tie with a thunderous header in the 79th minute, and the United States earns its first trip to the Women's World Cup final since winning it in 1999 with a 3-1 victory over France. Japan upsets Sweden 3-1 in the other semifinal.

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