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.