Thursday, August 30, 2012

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY SEPTEMBER 2

2006  Indians rookie Kevin Kouzmanoff hits a grand slam on the first pitch he sees in his MLB debut – 3rd rookie to hit a grand slam in his 1st at bat
2004  Gary Sheffield gets his 100th RBI for the 5th team in his career – only 2nd player in MLB to do so (Don Brouthers 1887-1894)
2002  Oakland wins its 19th straight game – ties AL record set in 1906 and 1947
2001  Mike Mussina misses a perfect game – 2 outs, 2 strikes to Carl Everett in the 9th – his 4th career one hitter
1999  Cal Ripken hits his 400th HR – 29th to do so
1996  Mike Greenwell of Boston drives in all 9 runs in a 9-8 win
1992  Terry Mulholland of Philadelphia records his 14th pickoff of the season – MLB record
1990  Dave Steib pitches a no hitter – 9th in MLB this year – record
1987  Kevin Bass of Houston is the first NL player to switch hit HRs in a game twice in a season
1986  Greg Maddux makes his MLB debut – gets the loss – ends career with 355 wins and 4 consecutive Cy Young awards
1979  Falcons beat Saints 40-34 as the teams combine for 1,064 total yards
1974  Luis Tiant and Bill Lee each allow just one run in a double header – both lose to Baltimore 1-0
1972  Milt Pappas no hits the Padres 1-0 – gave up 2 walks
1965  Ernie Banks gets his 400th HR – ends with 512

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY SEPTEMBER 1

2008  Cliff Lee of Cleveland wins his 20th game – 1st Indian to do so in 34 years
2007  Red Sox Clay Buchholtz throws a no hitter in his 2nd start
2004  Phillies Ryan Howard makes his MLB debut – strikes out
2002  Jeff Kent gets his 100th RBI for the 6th straight season – MLB record for 2nd basemen
1999  Mark McGwire gets his 494th HR as a 1st baseman – passes Lou Gehrig
1998  Mark McGwire hits his 56th and 57th HR – NL record
1996  Sloppy opening day in the NFL as teams combine for 58 turnovers led by Tampa Bay with 6
1991  Buffalo and Miami combine for a total of 978 yards as Jim Kelly beats Dan Marino 35-31 – Thurman Thomas had 165 yards on the ground and 103 in the air
1990  Red Sox Mike Greenwell hits an inside the park grand slam
1990  Texas’ Bobby Witt strikes out 10, walks 10, and gets his 10th win
1978  In his MLB debut, Baltimore’s Sammy Stewart strikes out 7 consecutive batters
1975  Tom Seaver gets his 200th strikeout for the 8th straight season

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 30

2006  Pittsburgh beats Chicago 10-9 in 11 innings – each team had 20 hits – no HRs
2006  Red Sox Curt Schilling gets his 3,000th strikeout – ends with 3,116
2004  Houston’s Jeff Bagwell steals a base – 11th player in MLB history with 400 HRs and 200 steals
1998  Sammy Sosa hits his 54th HR and Mark McGwire hits his 55th
1998  Roger Clemens beats the Twins 6-0 – has 29 inning scoreless streak going
1998  Philadelphia’s Curt Schilling throws his 13th complete game of the season – benefited by a triple play
1997  Red Sox Nomar Garciaparra does not get a hit – ending AL rookie record at 30 consecutive games
1989  Cardinals leave 16 runners on base in a 2-0 13 inning loss to Cincinnati
1988  Phillies Kent Tekulve becomes the second pitcher in MLB history to appear in 1,000 games – Hoyt Wilhelm
1987  Twins Kirby Puckett is 6 for 6 in the game (ties AL record) – went 4 for 5 yesterday – ties MLB record 10 in 2 games
1986  Roger Clemens wins his 20th – record now 20-4
1984  Boston’s Jim Rice grounds into his 33rd double play of the season – MLB record – will end with 36
1974  Texas’ Dave Nelson steals 2nd, 3rd, and home in the 1st inning – only 3rd time in MLB history it is done in the 1st inning
1969  Senators Frank Howard steals a base – his first in 3 years – ends career with 8
1969  Angels catcher Jose Azcue ties AL record with 3 consecutive passed balls
1964  Milwaukee and San Francisco combine to use MLB record 15 pinch hitters in a double header
1905  Ty Cobb makes his MLB debut – gets a hit – will get 4,189 of them

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 31

2005  Jeremy Hermida of Florida makes his MLB debut – came in as a pinch hitter and hit a grand slam – in the same game Albert Pujols got his 100th RBI – 4th in MLB history to do so in first 5 years
2004  Cleveland beats NYY 22-0 – had 22 hits
2003  Alex Rodriguez hits his 40th HR – 2nd player in MLB history with four straight 40 HR seasons – Babe Ruth
1998  Oakland’s Rickey Henderson scores his 2,000th run – only 6th player in MLB history to do so – Ty Cobb, Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Pete Rose, and Willie Mays
1996  Marlins score 5 runs in the 1st inning vs. Reds – lose 22-8
1993  Orioles Mike Mussina strikes out 6 straight Angels
1990  Dennis Eckersley gets his 40th save of the season – only one of three to ever do it twice – Dan Quisenberry and Jeff Reardon
1982  NY Mets lose their 15th game in a row – will win tomorrow
1974  NYY Get 25 hits in a 18-6 win over Chicago
1968  NY Mets pitcher Jim McAndrew loses his NL record tying 5th shutout loss of the season – ends season with a 4-7 record and a 2.28 ERA
1959  Sandy Koufax sets NL record with 18 strikeouts – also sets MLB record with 31 over 2 consecutive starts
1954  Indians win their 18th game of the month
1950  Gil Hodges its 4 HRs in a Brooklyn 19-3 win
1917  Babe Ruth wins his 20th game of the year

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 29

2006  Barry Bonds hits 2 HRs – now has 69 multiple HR games – Babe Ruth had 72
2004  Albert Pujols gets his 100th RBI of the season – only 4th player in MLB history to do so in his first 4 years – Simmons, DiMaggio, and Ted Williams
2002  Cubs Mark Bellhorn hits a HR from both sides of the plate in the same inning – 1st NL player to do so in the same inning – Carlos Baerga did it also
2000  Angels Darin Erstad gets his 200th hit of the season – fastest to get there in 65 years
1999  Albert Belle gets 4 doubles in a game – ties MLB record
1998  Florida Marlins lose their 89th game of the season – MLB record for a defending World Series champion
1996  Ramon Martinez of the Dodgers beats brother Pedro of Montreal 2-1
1993  Royals George Brett steals a base – 3rd player in MLB history with 3,000 hits, 300 HRs, and 200 steals – Mays and Aaron
1987  Nolan Ryan gets his 200th strikeout of the season – MLB record 11th time
1979  Eddie Murray of the Orioles gets 7 RBI in a 7-4 win – hit 3 consecutive HRs – 2 right handed and 1 left handed
1978  NYY get 5 intentional walks in a game vs. Angels                   
1977  Lou Brock steals his 893rd base – passes Ty Cobb
1977  Jim Rice hits 3 HRs in the game – 1st Boston player since 1955 to do it
1977  Cleveland shortstop Duane Kuiper hits a HR – when he retires in 1985 it will be his only HR in 3,379 at bats
1972  San Francisco’s Jim Barr retires the first 20 batters he faced – retired the last 21 he faced in his previous outing – the 41 retired is a MLB record that would last 37 years
1967  The Red Sox and NYY play a 29 inning double header
1967  Bert Campaneris of KC gets 3 triples in a game – they lose to Cleveland
1965  Willie Mays ties NL record with his 17th HR of the month
1965  White Sox shortstop Ron Hansen handles 28 chances in a double header vs. Red Sox – MLB record

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 28

2003  Dodgers Eric Gagne sets MLB record with his 44th straight save of the season
2002  LA Dodgers Odalis Perez beats the Diamondbacks 1-0 – only run of the game was his HR
2001  Ichiro Suzuki gets his 200th hit of the season – only 3rd AL rookie to hit 200 since 1964
2001  Alex Rodriguez becomes the 9th player in MLB history to hit 40 HRs in 4 consecutive seasons
1996  Vinny Castilla of Colorado gets his 100th RBI of the season – team now has 4 players with 100 or more – ties MLB record
1992  Brewers beat Toronto 22-2 – had AL record 31 hits – most hits in a game in 91 years – 26 of them were singles
1990  Ryne Sandberg of Cubs hits his 30th HR of the year – first second baseman to have back to back 30 HR seasons in MLB history
1987  Mike Schmidt hits his 522nd HR – passes Ted Williams and Willie McCovey
1977  Nolan Ryan strikes out his 300th batter for the 5th time in his career
1977  Steve Garvey of Dodgers has 5 extra base hits, scores 5 times, and has 5 RBI in the game
1970  Juan Marichal gets his 200th win – ends with 243
1967  Johnny Bench makes his MLB debut – goes 0 for 3
1951  Pirates ends Giants 16 game win streak

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 27

2005  Dodgers 2nd baseman Jeff Kent is the first player at his position to hit 300 HRs – ends with 377
2005  Atlanta Braves win their 11th consecutive division championship and 14th of the last 15
2000  Angels Tim Salmon hits his 30th HR – 4th Angel player with 30 or more – AL record
1997  Cleveland’s Matt Williams ties MLB record with 6 RBI in the 4th inning
1995  Tiger Woods wins the 95th U.S. Amateur Golf Championship
1990  Red Sox Ellis Burke hits 2 HRs in an inning – last time Boston did it was 1928
1988  Tommy Lasorda wins his 1,000th game as manager
1986  Nolan Ryan wins his 250th game – ends with 324
1982  Rickey Henderson steals his 119th base of the season breaking Lou Brock’s record – will end the day at 122 and the season at 130
1980  Steve Carlton wins his 20th game of the season – ends season with 24 wins
1978  Joe Morgan of the Reds is the first to have 200 HRs and 500 steals
1977  Texas hitters Toby Harrah and Bump Wills hit back to back inside the park HRs on consecutive pitches
1975  Craig Kusick is hit by a pitch 3 times in a game – ties MLB record
1974  NY Mets Benny Ayala hits a HR in his 1st time at bat
1963  Willie Mays, Orlando Cepeda, and Felipe Alou hit consecutive HRs in the 3rd inning
1955  Sandy Koufax strikes out 14 Reds in his 2nd MLB start
1955  Red Sox trail Tigers 3-0 with 2 outs in the 9th – Ted Williams hit a grand slam as Boston wins 4-3
1938  In the first game of a double header, Joe DiMaggio hits 3 triples, in the 2nd game the NYY no hit Detroit
1935  In the first game of a double header, NYY and Chicago combine to leave 30 runners on base (ties MLB record), in the second game Lou Gehrig gets a walk in each of his 5 at bats (ties AL record)

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 26

2004  Ichiro Suzuki gets his 200th hit of the season – 1st player in MLB history to hit 200 in his first four seasons
2001  Sammy Sosa hits his 50th HR – he, Mark McGwire, and Babe Ruth are the only players to have four 50 HR seasons
1999  Randy Johnson gets his 300th strikeout of the season
1996  Curt Schilling has 7 consecutive strikeouts in a 1-0 loss to the Giants
1995  Greg Maddux of Braves wins his 16th consecutive road game
1991  Bret Saberhagen no hits the White Sox
1987  Paul Molitor’s 39 game hit streak ended – he was on deck when Rick Manning got the game winning hit
1985  Orioles Eddie Murray has 9 RBI in a game vs. the Angels  
1980  Padres beat NY Mets 8-6 – 10 intentional walks issued in the game
1972  Ron Santo of the Cubs gets his 2,000th hit – ends with 2,254
1971  NY Giants announce they are moving to New Jersey
1955  1st color telecast of a tennis match – Davis Cup on NBC
1947  Don Blankhead becomes the first black pitcher in MLB

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 25

2001  NYY beat Angels 7-5, Roger Clemens record is now 17-1, Paul O’ Neill hit his 20th HR – oldest player to have 20 HRs and 20 steals in a season – he is 38
2001  Texas beats Boston 8-7 in 18 innings – teams used 17 pitchers
1999  Royals pitcher Jeff Montgomery gets his 300th save – only 10th to do it and first to do it for one team
1998  Blue Jays Roger Clemens strikes out 18 KC batters – 1st pitcher in MLB history to have 3 games of 18 or more
1996  Seattle connects on back to back HRs for the 17th time this season – MLB record
1996  Yankees dedicate their 1st monument in 47 years – Mickey Mantle
1993  Atlanta’s Fred McGriff and David Justice hit back to back HRs twice in a game vs. San Francisco
1986  Mark McGwire hits his 1st HR – ends with 583
1985  Dwight Gooden becomes the youngest player to win 20 games in a season – ends with 24-4 record
1979  Angels beat Toronto 24-2
1968  NYY outfielder Rocky Colavito pitched 2 2/3rd innings and beat the Tigers 6 to 5 – he played right field in the 2nd game and hit a HR
1967  Dean Chance of Minnesota pitched his 2nd no hitter of the month
1965  Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics signs the NBA’s highest contract – one more dollar than Wilt Chamberlain
1965  “Moonlight” Graham died – immortalized in “Field of Dreams”
1963  Cleveland players strikeout for a record 27 times in a double header (AL record) – combine with Boston for 44 (AL record)
1950  Sugar Ray Robinson wins the middleweight title
1922  Cubs beat Phillies 26-23 in the highest scoring major league game – 51 hits, 23 walks, 10 errors

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 24

2005  Mets beat Arizona 18-4 – rookie Mike Jacobs gets 2 HRs – 1st player in MLB history to get 4 HRs in 4 days since he made his debut
2003  Oakland hits 2 grand slams in the game – 1st time in the 103 year history of the organization- had not hit one all year
2002  Baltimore loses to Toronto – will finish the rest of the season with a 4-31 record
1991  Seattle’s Rob Murphy pitches in his 121st straight game without a win
1989  Pete Rose is suspended for life for gambling on baseball
1983  Baltimore infielder Lenn Sakata catches in the 10th inning vs. Toronto – his only time as a catcher – Baltimore’s pitcher Tippy Martinez comes in as a relief pitcher, but Toronto manages to get 3 runners to 1st base and Tippy picks them all off – Sakata hits a 3 run HR in the bottom of the inning for the win
1982  Royal catcher John Walthan steals his 31st base – MLB record for catchers (1916) – ends season with 36
1975  Lou Brock steals his 800th base – ends with 938
1974  Dodgers Davey Lopes steals 5 bases in the game
1972  Gordie Howe enters the NHL Hall of Fame
1971  Ernie Banks hits his 512th and final HR
1963  John Pennel becomes the 1st to pole vault 17 feet
1960  Cal Ripken born
1940  Ted Williams pitched the last 2 innings in a 12-1 loss to Detroit – gave up 3 hits and 1 run

Thursday, August 23, 2012

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 23

2009  Phillies Eric Bruntlett turns an unassisted triple play in the bottom of the 9th to preserve a 9-7 win – only happened one other time to end a game – 1927
2006  KC scores 10 in the 1st inning – lose to Cleveland 15-13
2005  Minnesota beats Chicago 1-0 – only got one hit – a HR in the 8th
2002  Padres beat Florida 18-2 – 7 players get an RBI in the 5th and 11 hitters come up with the bases loaded
2001  In his MLB debut, Colorado rookie Jason Jennings shuts out the Mets 10-0 – at bat he is 3 for 5 with a HR
1999  NYY beat Texas 21-3 – Derek Jeter scores his 100th run for the 4th straight season – only other Yankee to do  so was Mantle who did it 9 straight   (over)
1998  Barry Bonds hits his 400th HR – ends 755
1993  Joe Carter of Blue Jays hits 3 HRs in the game – 5th time in his career he has done so – AL record
1992  Dennis Eckersley, who previously set the record for most consecutive saves, is the 1st pitcher to record 40 saves in 4 different seasons
1989  Dodgers beat Montreal 1-0 in 22 innings on a Rick Dempsey HR – Expos did not get a walk, game time was 6 hours 14 minutes, and the Expos mascot was ejected in the 11th inning
1970  Roberto Clemente gets his 2nd straight 5 hit game
1964  The Cardinals are 11 games back in the NL – they will go on to win the World Series
1963  Warren Spahn starts his 601st game – NL record – Grover Cleveland had 600
1962  Steve Boros of Tigers ties MLB record for a 3rd baseman with 4 errors in an inning

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 22

AUGUST 22
2007  Texas beats Baltimore 30-3 (AL record), in the 2nd game of the double header they score 9 (AL record for a double header) – no team since 1897 had scored 30 in a game
2003  Sammy Sosa hits his 500th HR as a Cub and his 30th for 9 straight seasons
2000  Alex Ochoa hits a grand slam – 142nd grand slam this season – MLB record
2000  Colorado uses 9 pitchers through 11 innings vs. Braves – catcher Brent Mayne pitches the 12th and gets the win – 1st position player to get a win since 1968 and first catcher since 1889
1999  Three consecutive Giants get a HR – 2nd time they have done so in 3 days
1999  Mark McGwire hits his 50th HR – MLB record 50 or more in 4 straight seasons
1992  Red Sox rookie John Valentin gets his 1st HR – a grand slam
1989  Nolan Ryan strikes out his 5,000th batter – 1st in MLB history – Rickey Henderson was the victim – ends with 5,714
1989  Indians Felix Fermin ties MLB record with 4 sacrifice bunts – last done 70 years ago
1982  Catcher Glenn Brummer steals home in the 12th as Cardinals beat San Francisco – will only have 3 more steals in his career
1979  Johnny Bench hits his 325th HR as a Reds player – passes Frank Robinson’s franchise record
1970  Bob Gibson beats Padres on 2 hits – also got a triple and a double in the game
1965  Giants pitcher Juan Marichal hits Dodgers catcher John Roseboro in the head with his bat causing a 14 minute brawl
1961  Roger Maris gets his 50th HR
1948  Brooklyn Dodgers steal 8 bases, including a triple steal with Jackie Robinson on 3rd
1851  Yacht “America” wins the Royal Yacht Squadron Cup (America’s Cup)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 21

2007  Angels Garret Anderson gets 10 RBI vs. NYY
2005  NYY Randy Johnson gives up 4 HRs in an inning vs. Chicago – 1st time in his career
2004  LA Dodgers Jeff Weaver ties MLB record by hitting 3 consecutive batters in an inning
1999  Baltimore’s Brady Anderson leads off both games of a double header with a HR – only 3rd time in MLB history – they lost both games
1991  Cincinnati hits a grand slam in consecutive innings to beat the Expos 9-2
1991  NYY Bernie Williams strikes out 5 consecutive times in a 7-4 loss to KC – 28 players in MLB history have done so
1987  Dale Murphy hits his 300th HR – ends with 398
1986  With 2 outs in the 6th inning, the Red Sox score 11 runs to beat Cleveland 24-5
1984  Rookie Roger Clemens gets 15 strikeouts in a 11-1 Boston win
1982  Rollie Fingers gets his 300th save – 1st to ever do so – ends with 341
1972  Steve Carlton’s 15 game winning streak came to an end
1971  Cincinnati’s Jim Merritt gets his only win of the year (1-11) – he won 20 games last year
1967  Ken Harrelson becomes baseball’s first free agent
1963  Luis Aparicio gets his 300th steal – ends with 506
1936  Wilt Chamberlain born – scored 31,491 NBA points
1931  Babe Ruth hit his 600th HR – Lou Gehrig will hit one right after him – they will hit HRs in the same inning 19 times in their careers and 72 times in the same game

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 20

2005  KC Royals win – snap a 19 game losing streak
2004  For the 200th time, Randy Johnson strikes out 10 or more
2000  Tiger Woods wins the PGA Championship – 1st player since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win 3 majors in a year
2000  For the 7th game in a row Seattle gives up at least 9 runs – ties MLB record set in 1901
1997  Cincinnati records no assists in a win over Colorado
1986  NYY Dave Winfield hits his 300th HR – ends with 465
1985  Mets Dwight Gooden wins his 11th straight game – 1st NL pitcher to have 200 strikeouts in each of his 1st 2 seasons
1980  Pirates Omar Moreno steals his 70th base – 1st player this century to have three 70 steal seasons
1978  Jerry Remy hits a HR – last of his career – will have an additional 2,321 at bats without a HR – career 7 HRs with 4,455 at bats                          
1965  Eddie Mathews hits a HR for the Braves – he and Aaron have now combined for 773 HRs passing Ruth and Gehrig
1963  Mets pitcher Grover Powell wins his MLB debut – will be injured in next start and never win again
1961  Phillies set then record with their 23rd straight loss – will win 2nd game of the doubleheader to end the streak
1960  Ted Williams gets his 2,000th walk – joins Ruth as the only other one – ends with 2,021
1948  78,382 watch the White Sox play the Indians in Cleveland – Satchel Paige gets the 1-0 win for Cleveland
1945  Tommy Brown (Brooklyn Dodgers) becomes the youngest player to hit a HR – was 17 years, 8 months, and 14 days old
1938  Lou Gehrig hits his 23rd and last grand slam – still MLB record
1915  White Sox trade for “Shoeless” Joe Jackson

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 19

2000  NYY hit a record tying 3 sacrifice flies in one inning
2000  Jeff Bagwell of Houston gets his 300th HR – ends with 449
1992  Bret Boone debuts with Seattle – his grandfather and his father were also MLB players
1992  Tom Glavine wins his 13th in a row – (19-3)
1990  Dodger shortstop Jose Offerman hits a HR in his 1st at bat
1984  Lee Trevino (273) wins the 66th PGA Championship
1980  George Brett has his 30 game hitting streak snapped – hit .467 during the streak
1974  Reds Joe Morgan hit a grand slam and a 3 run HR – beat Philadelphia 15-2
1969  Ken Holtzman of the Cubs pitches a no hitter – 5th in 1969 – he did not strikeout a batter
1968  Bob Gibson throws his 10th shutout of the year – ERA is 1.00 and record is 18-5
1965  Reds pitcher Jim Maloney throws a no hitter – gave up 10 walks
1962  Homero Blancas plays the lowest round of a golf tournament (55) at an event in Texas
1962  NYY beat A’s 21-7 – Elston Howard had 8 RBI and Mantle 7
1961  Philadelphia loses its 22nd game in a row 4-3 – they left 11 runners on base
1957  Baseball’s NY Giants vote to move to San Francisco next year
1951  Bill Veeck sends up Eddie Gaedel (height 3’7’) to pinch hit in a game
1945  Jimmie Foxx makes his MLB debut as a pitcher – it will be his only win
1931  Lefty Grove wins his 16th straight game – record now is 25-2
1909  1st race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway – 5 miles – 12,000 fans attended

Thursday, August 16, 2012

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 18

1998  Greg Maddux wins his 200th game – ends with 355
1998  Seattle’s Alex Rodriguez gets 5 hits – 2 HRs and 2 doubles – lose to Detroit 7-6
1995  Cubs beat Colorado 26-7 – nine Cubs score two or more times and 14 Cubs get a hit – both tie MLB record
1995  Seattle’s Mike Blowers hits a grand slam his first time up and a three run HR his second time up for 7 RBI – had 8 in a previous game
1992  St. Louis commits 2 errors – their 1st in 17 consecutive games – 16 consecutive is MLB record
1992  Larry Bird announces his retirement after 13 years in the NBA
1989  Andre Dawson gets his 2,000th hit – ends with 2,774
1987  Earl Campbell retires from football
1986  Jim Kelly signs with the Buffalo Bills ($75 million/5 years)
1977  Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Don Sutton throws NL record tying 5th one hitter
1967  Red Sox Tony Conigliaro is beaned by Angels Jack Hamilton
1966  Pirates third baseman Jose Pagan has 3 errors in one inning to tie a NL record
1965  Brooks Robinson hit into his 3rd triple play of his career – ties MLB record set by George Sisler – will end career doing it four times for the record
1934  Roberto Clemente was born – MLB Hall of Famer

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 17

2008  R.A. Dickey of Seattle throws 4 wild pitches in an inning – 5th to ever do so
2004  Rangers Mark Texeira hits for the cycle and drives in 7 runs in a 16-4 win over Cleveland
2002  NYY beat Seattle 8-3 – Alfonso Soriano hits a HR and is only the second baseman in MLB history to have 30 HRs and 30 steals in a season, also Bernie Williams did not get a hit in his 2nd at bat, prior to that he had 11 consecutive hits
2002  Alex Rodriguez hits 3 HRs – 6th player ever with 5 straight 40 HR seasons
2000  White Sox pitcher James Baldwin ties AL record – hit 4 batters
1996  Thomas Howard of Cincinnati gets 3 hits – 4th straight game he has done so
1992  Kevin Gross of Dodgers pitches the only 9 inning no hitter of the season
1986  Steve Carlton of the White Sox gets his 1st AL win – it is his 320th
1986  Pete Rose plays in his final game – strikes out as a pinch hitter
1984  Pete Rose returns to the Reds as a player/manager
1982  Reds Cesar Cedeno steals his 500th base – ends with 550             
1982  Dodgers beat the Cubs 2-1 in 21 innings
1980  In a doubleheader vs. Tigers, Rangers Al Oliver of Texas hits 4 HRs, a double, and a triple – 21 total bases is a two game record
1973  Willie Mays hits his 660th and last HR
1972  Steve Carlton wins his 15th straight game – now has 20-6 record
1944  NYY Johnny Lindell ties record with 4 consecutive doubles in the game
1933  Lou Gehrig breaks the record playing in his 1,309th consecutive game

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 16

2009  Derek Jeter gets his 2,674th hit – most ever by a shortstop
2007  Trevor Hoffman gets his 30th save for the 12th straight season
2006  Bobby Abreau ties MLB record – 8th straight season with 100 walks (Frank Thomas)
2002  Pedro Martinez loses to Minnesota 5-0 – his 35 scoreless inning streak comes to an end
2001  SD pitcher Jeremy Fikac gets the win over the Mets – struck out the side and pitched just one inning – MLB debut
1996  Orioles beat A’s 14-3 – 8 of the 9 Orioles starters had at least 2 hits
1987  NY Mets beat Cubs 23-10
1981  The highest score in World Cup soccer match (New Zealand 13 – Figi 0)
1978  Luis Tiant of Red Sox gets his 200th win – ends with 229
1976  Brewers pick off 3 runners at first base
1975  Minnesota beats Indians 9-1 – Twins set MLB record 9 players getting at least 2 hits
1971  Harmon Killebrew hits a triple – 8th season he hits just one triple
1969  Bob Gibson gets his 200th strikeout for the 7th straight season – NL record
1968  Denny McLain beats Red Sox at Fenway – he is 16-0 on the road this season
1965  AFL awards its 1st expansion franchise – Miami Dolphins - $7.5 million
1964  With his record at 19-5, Sandy Koufax injures himself on the bases and will miss the rest of the season
1954  Sports Illustrated published for the 1st time
1936  The Berlin Olympics close
1930  Frank Gifford was born

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 15

2007  Ex-NBA referee Tim Donaghy pleads guilty to felony charges in the NBA betting scandal
2006  Cubs and Astros play an 18 inning game – Cubs use all 25 players, combine to use 18 pitchers, combine to use 46 players
2006  Arizona and Colorado play an 18 inning game – combine to use 42 players and 15 pitchers
2003  NY Mets Tom Glavine wins his 250th game – ends with 305
1999  Chuck Finley strikes out 4 batters in an inning – only player in MLB history to do it twice
1997  Randy Johnson strikes out 13 – has 32 in his last 2 games to tie MLB record – Tiant, Ryan, and Gooden
1992  Montreal pitcher Mark Gardner hits 3 batters in an inning
1990  Reds Mark Winningham hits 3 triples in a game vs. St. Louis
1990  Mark McGwire becomes the first player to hit 30 HRs in each of his 1st 4 seasons
1989  Cancer sufferer Dave Dravecky breaks his arm on the mound – his final MLB game – faced 2 batters in the 6th before the break and he got the win
1989  Texas pitcher Charlie Hough throws his 2nd career one hitter – it results in his 2nd career one hit loss – Rangers got 13 hits but no runs to lose 2-0
1984  Expos trade Pete Rose back to the Reds – will be player/manager
1980  Oakland A’s Rick Langford throws his 17th consecutive complete game – most in MLB since 1953
1979  Eddie Murray steals home in 12th for Baltimore win
1971  Vida Blue beats NYY 6-4 – record now is 22-4
1964  Ralph Boston sets then long jump record at 27’3”
1916  Babe Ruth out pitches Walter Johnson in a 1-0 13 inning win
1912  Yankees Guy Zin steals home twice in the game – NYY end the season with 18 steals of home – MLB record

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 14

2008  Four straight White Sox players hit a HR – 6th time in MLB history
2007  Atlanta’s Bobby Cox is ejected – 132nd time in his career – MLB record
2002  Jason LaRue, Cincinnati catcher, has 3 consecutive passed balls
1999  Four Montreal players each hit 2 HRs in a game vs. Colorado – only 3rd time in MLB history
1998  Orioles catcher Chris Hoiles hits 2 grand slams in the game – only 9th in MLB history and first by a catcher
1996  Atlanta calls up Andruw Jones from the minors
1991  Angels Dave Winfield gets his 400th HR – ends with 465
1991  Fred McGriff of SD hits a grand slam for the 2nd day in a row – 12th to do so
1990  Angels Luis Polonia hits an inside the park grand slam vs. NYY
1988  Red Sox lose at Fenway – end AL record streak of 24 straight at home
1987  Mark McGwire sets MLB rookie record with his 39th HR – ends season with 49
1977  Yaz gets his 506th career double – MLB record – ends career with 646
1971  Bob Gibson no hits the Pirates       
                                  
1961  Phillies lose 17th straight game – end with 23 on August 23
1959  Earvin “Magic” Johnson born
1958  Cleveland Indians Vic Powers steals home twice – ends season with only 3 steals
1939  1st night game at Cominsky Park – Sox win 5-2
1936  1st Olympic basketball game final held – US wins gold beating Canada 19-8

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 13

2007  Placido Polanco plays in his 144th straight game at 2nd base without an error – MLB record
2006  Cleveland scores 11 runs in the 1st inning off of KC pitcher Luke Hudson – most runs allowed in 1st since 1897 – Travis Hoffman hits his 6th grand slam of the season to tie MLB record
2006  Greg Maddux sets MLB record by making at least 25 starts in 20 straight seasons
2004  Barry Bonds is walked intentionally twice – now has 86 – MLB record for a season
2004  KC ties record with 2 grand slams in the game
1995  Mickey Mantle died – career: .298 hitter, 536 HRs, 1,509 RBI, 3 time MVP
1988  Boston Red Sox beat their own AL record with their 24th straight home win
1987  St. Louis outfielders do not record a single putout in a 13 inning win – MLB record
1979  Lou Brock gets his 3,000th hit – ends with 3,023
1969  Jim Palmer no hits the Oakland A’s
1939  NYY set AL shutout margin in a 21-0 beating of the A’s
1919  Man O’ War has his only defeat (Upset beat him at Saratoga)
1910  Dodgers and Pirates play to a 8-8 tie – both teams had 38 at bats, 13 hits, 12 assists, 5 strikeouts, 3 walks, 1 passed ball, 1 hit by a pitch, and 2 errors
1906  Cubs pitcher Jack Taylor ends his streak of completing games at 202 (187 complete, 15 relief) against Dodgers in the 3rd inning