Hank Aaron hits his 500th home run off Mike McCormick, becoming the eighth major leaguer to reach the milestone.
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In the 12th inning of the All-Star game, Pete Rose bowls over Ray Fosse at the plate to score the deciding run in an exciting 5-4 National League victory at Riverfront Stadium. The Indian catcher, whose career was shortened because of the collision, had entertained 'Charlie Hustle' as a dinner guest the previous night.
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Lee Trevino captures his second British Open title at Muirfield Gullane.
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Billy Martin becomes the first AL manager to be ejected from two games in one day.
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San Francisco Giants
Defeating their historical arch rivals, the Giants become the first team to win 10,000 games as a franchise by edging the Dodgers in Los Angeles, 4-3.
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Josh Hamilton, who at one point went deep 13 consecutive times, hit a record-setting 28 home runs in the first round of the Home Run Derby, but fell short in the finals, losing to Twins first baseman Justin Morneau, 5-3.
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Born on this Day
Roosevelt Grier (1934) Lee Elder (1934) Steve Stone (1947) Eric Heiden (1958) Brett J Ogle (1964) Robin Ventura (1967) Todd Rucci, (1970) Mark Strickland (1970) Mark Brandenburg (1970) Lou Roe (1972) Erick Dampier (1974) Tim Hudson (1975, pictured)
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