This Day in Sports History – July 13

July 13th in Sports History:

1896 – Philadelphia’s Ed Delahanty became the second major league player to hit four home runs in a single game.

1930 – The first soccer World Cup competition began in Montevideo, Uruguay. Thirteen teams were in the competition.

1972 – Carroll Rosenbloom (owner of the Baltimore Colts) and Robert Irsay (owner of the Los Angeles Rams) traded teams.

1982 – The All-Star Game was played outside the United States for the first time. They played in Montreal, Canada.

1984 – Sportscaster Howard Cosell asked to be released from his duties on “Monday Night Football.” He said that he was “tired of being tied to the football mentality.”

1995 – Geddy Lee (Rush) sang “Oh Canada” before the All-Star Game at Baltimore’s Camden Yards.