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On July 21...

-- 1936: Cardinals outfielder Joe Medwick gets his 10th consecutive hit without making an out, tying the National League record.

-- 1937: Former Cardinals superstar Rogers Hornsby is fired as the manager of the crosstown Browns for gambling on horse races.

-- 1945:  Belleville native Les Mueller throws 19 2/3 scoreless innings for the Tigers as Detroit battles the Philadelphia Athletics to a 1-1 stalemate for 24 innings.

-- 1975: Cardinals catcher Ted Simmons has a home run taken away after his bat is found to have illegal grooves in it. The Cardinals won the game anyway, beating San Diego 4-0. The then 25-year-old catcher hit .332 that season with 18 homers and 100 RBIs, his best offensive year.