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1914 Babe Ruth makes his baseball de­but, pitch­ing for the Bos­ton Red Sox. 1928 First tele­vised ten­nis match. 1931 Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Car­di­nals hit a record 23 dou­bles in a game (sec­ond game of des­ig­nated hit­ter). 1946 Vance Dinges hits the only Philadel­phia Phillies’ pinch hit in­side-the-park home run. 1949 Amer­i­can League beats Na­tional League 11-7 in 16th all-star game, Na­tional League makes a record five er­rors. 1949 Baseball own­ers agree to erect warn­ing paths be­fore each fence. 1950 ILTF read­mits Ger­many and Ja­pan in Davis Cup, Poland and Hun­gary with­draw. 1951 New York Yan­kees’ Al­lie Reynolds no-hits Cleve­land In­di­ans, 8-0. 1954 Ma­jor League Baseball Play­ers As­so­ci­a­tion founded. 1955 Na­tional League beats Amer­i­can League 6-5 (12 in­nings) in 22nd all-star game (Mil­wau­kee). 1966 Na­tional League beats Amer­i­can League 2-1 (10 in­nings) in 37th all-star game (Busch, St. Louis). 1967 Fifth Mayor’s Tro­phy Game, New York Mets beat New York Yan­kees, 4-0. 1979 A Disco De­mo­li­tion Night pub­lic­ity stunt goes awry at Comiskey Park, forc­ing the Chicago White Sox to for­feit their game against the Detroit Tigers. 1987 Philadel­phia Phillies’ Kent Tekulve pitches his 900th game in re­lief. 1989 New York Yan­kees pitch­ing great Ron Guidry re­tires (170-91 .651, 3.29 ERA). 1990 Chicago White Sox pitcher Melido Perez no-hits the New York Yan­kees 8-0 in the rain. 1998 France de­feats Brazil, 3-0, to win the 1998 FIFA World Cup.

Zine­dine Zi­dane and his French side won the World Cup, 3-0, over Brazil, 19 years ago to­day.

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