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This Day in Sports History — July 31

1984 US Mens Gymnastics
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Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on July 31:

1891 — Amos Rusie of the New York Giants no-hit the Brooklyn Bridegrooms — who later became the Dodgers, 6-0. (More info.)

1928 — Halina Konopacka of Poland became the first woman to win an Olympic track and field gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (More info.)

1932 — Babe Didrikson won the gold medal in the javelin at the Summer Olympics at Los Angeles. (More info.)

1934 — The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds, 8-6, in 18 innings at Cincinnati, as starting pitchers Dizzy Dean of the Cardinals and Tony Freitos of the Reds each pitched the entire game for their respective team. (More info.)

1961 —The American and National leagues tied, 1-1, after rain stopped the second MLB All-Star Game at Fenway Park in Boston. (More info.)

1973 — The Virginia Squires of the American Basketball Association traded Julius Erving to the New York Nets. (More info.)

1976 — Sugar Ray Leonard and brothers Michael and Leon Spinks were among five US boxers to win gold medals at the Summer Olympics in Montreal. (More info.)

1981 — The Major League Baseball Players’ strike ended after 42 days. (More info.)

1984 — The US men’s gymnastics team won the team gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. (More info.)

1990 — Nolan Ryan of the Texas Rangers became the 20th major league pitcher to win 300 games in his career by beating the Milwaukee Brewers, 11-3, at Arlington, Texas (More info.)

1997 — The Oakland A’s traded slugger Mark McGwire to the St. Louis Cardinals. (More info.)

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