This Day in Sports History: 8/10

  • 1929 – Cardinals pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander wins the 373rd and final game of his career.

  • 1934 – Babe Ruth announces that the 1934 season is his final one as a full time player.

  • 1971 – Harmon Killebrew becomes the 10th player in MLB history to hit 500 career home runs.

  • 1973 – For the first time in his career, Arnold Palmer misses a cut and is not eligible to play in the final two rounds of the PGA Championship.

  • 1981 – Pete Rose gets his 3,631st career hit, passing Stan Musial for the most in NL history.

  • 1987 – Oakland A’s rookie Mark McGwire hits his 38th home run of the year, tying the MLB record for most home runs in a rookie season.

  • 1998 – Albert Belle, then with the White Sox, picks up his 100th RBI of the year, making him just the fourth player in MLB history to have seven consecutive 30 homer 100 RBI seasons.

  • 2002 – Barry Bonds is intentionally walked for the 46th time on the season, setting a new MLB record.

  • 2003 – Rafael Furcal of the Braves records the 12th unassisted triple play in MLB history.

  • 2004 – Barry Bonds becomes the first player in MLB history to have 30 or more homers in 13 consecutive seasons.

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