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This Day in Sports History — June 15

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Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on June 15:

1902 — Corsicana defeated Texarkana 51-3 in a minor league baseball game, as Justin Clark of Corsicana hit eight home runs. (More info.)

1928 — Ty Cobb, 41, stole home for 50th and final time. (More info.)

1931 — Future Hall of Fame inductees Eddie Collins and Harry Heilmann both retired from baseball. (More info.)

1938 — Johnny Vander Meer of the Cincinnati Reds pitched his second-consecutive no-hitter. He defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers 6-0 during what was the first night game ever played at Ebbets Field. (More info.)

1960 — Jockey Angel Cordero, who would finish with more than 7,000 victories, recorded his first horse racing win. (More info.)

1963 — San Francisco Giants pitcher Juan Marichal no-hit the Houston Colt .45s, 1-0. (More info.)

1977 — The New York Mets traded pitcher Tom Seaver to the Cincinnati Reds for Steve Henderson, Doug Flynn, Pat Zachary and Dan Norman. (More info.)

1980 — Cleveland Indians hitter Jorge Orta recorded six base hits hits in a baseball game. (More info.)

1980 — Jack Nicklaus, 40, won a record-tying fourth U.S. Golf Open with a four-round total of 272, the lowest ever recorded in an Open. (More info.)

1984 — Tommy Hearns knocked out Roberto Duran in the second round in Las Vegas to win the world super-welterweight title. (More info.)

1987 — Michael Spinks knocked out Gerry Cooney in round five to win the heavyweight boxing title. (More info.)

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