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THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY: 8/20

THIS DATE IN SPORTS HISTORY

1915 – The White Sox acquire “Shoeless” Joe Jackson from Cleveland in exchange for three players and $31,500.

1920 – The American Professional Football Association is formed with Jim Thorpe as president. The league would later become the NFL.

1938 – Lou Gehrig hits his 23rd, and final, career grand slam.

1945 – At 17 years, eight months, and 14 days old, Tommy Brown of the Brooklyn Dodgers becomes the youngest player in MLB history to hit a home run.

1957 – White Sox starter Bob Keegan throws a no-hitter against the Washington Senators.

1985 – Dwight Gooden becomes the first pitcher in MLB history to record 200 plus strikeouts in his first two seasons.

2000 – Tiger Woods win the PGA Championship, making him the first golfer since 1953 to win three majors in one year. He’s also the first player to win consecutive PGA Championships since Denny Shute in 1936-37.

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