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This Day in Sports History — June 12

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Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on June 12:

1880 — John Richmond of Worcester pitched the first-ever perfect game in professional baseball in Worcester, MA. (More info.)

1930 — Max Schmeling of Germany won the world heavyweight championship when Jack Sharkey of Boston was disqualified for throwing a low blow in the fourth round of the bout at Yankee Stadium. (More info.)

1939 — The Baseball Hall of Fame was dedicated in Cooperstown, NY. (More info.)

1948 — Eddie Arcaro won the Belmont Stakes aboard Citation, the fourth horse in the decade to win the Triple Crown. [Whirlaway (’41), Count Fleet (’43) and Assault (’46)] . (More info.)

1954 — Milwaukee Braves pitcher Jim Wilson no-hit the Philadelphia Phillies, 2-0. (More info.)

1970 — Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Dock Ellis no-hit the San Diego Padres, 2-0. (More info.)

1981 — Major League Baseball players began a 50-day strike. (More info.)

1990 — Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken moved past Everett Scott into second place on the all-time consecutive games played list behind Lou Gehrig. (More info.)

1991 — The Chicago Bulls beat the Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 1, to win the NBA championship. It was the first title for Michael Jordan, who won six as a player with the Bulls. (More info.)

1997 — Major League Baseball held its first-ever regular season interleague game, as the San Francisco Giants beat the Texas Rangers 4-3. (More info.)

2002 — The Los Angeles Lakers beat the New Jersey Nets, four games to none, to win the NBA championship, and capture their third straight title. (More info.)

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