This Day in Sports History: 8/11

  • 1919 – The Green Back Packers are founded by George Calhoun & Curly Lambeau. They are named after the Indian Packing Company.

  • 1929 – Babe Ruth becomes the first player in MLB history to hit 500 career home runs.

  • 1951 – WCBS in New York airs the first color broadcast of a baseball game.

  • 1961 – Warren Spahn gets career win #300.

  • 1970 – Phillies pitcher Jim Bunning defeats the Astros to become the first pitcher to win 100 games in both the AL & NL since Cy Young.

  • 1980 – Reggie Jackson, then with the Yankees, hits career home run #400.

  • 1984 – The Reds retire Johnny Bench’s jersey (#5).

  • 1991 – In just his second career start, White Sox rookie Wilson Alvarez throws a no-hitter against the Orioles. He’s the first rookie since 1983 to throw one.

  • 1993 – Roger Clemens gets his 2,000th career strikeout.

  • 2003 – Kerry Wood becomes the youngest pitcher to record 1,000 career strikeouts. It took him just 134 games.

  • 2015 – For the first time in MLB history, all 15 home teams won their games.

  • 2016 – American gymnast Simone Biles wins the all-around gold medal at the Olympics in Rio.

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