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THIS DATE IN SPORTS HISTORY

1934 – New York Giants outfielder Mel Ott becomes the first player in MLB history to score six runs in one game.

1936 – Jesse Owens wins his second gold medal at the Berlin Olympics, winning the long jump.

1982 – Outfielder Joel Youngblood becomes the only player in MLB history to get a hit for two different teams in two different cities on the same day. Youngblood singles for the Mets in a game against the Cubs, then is traded to the Expos and gets a hit for them in a game in Philadelphia.

1983 – Yankees outfielder Dave Winfield throws a ball during warmups and accidentally kills a seagull with the toss. After the game, Winfield is arrested by Toronto police for “causing unnecessary suffering to an animal”.

1984 – Carl Lewis wins the first of nine career gold medals, winning the 100 meter dash at the Los Angeles Olympics.

1985 – The Yankees retire Phil Rizzuto’s #10.

1985 – Rod Carew picks up career hit #3,000.

1985 – Tom Seaver, then with the White Sox, picks up career victory #300. He’s the 17th pitcher in MLB history to reach that milestone.

1986 – After winning just $1 in their lawsuit against the NFL, the USFL owners vote to suspend operations and fold the league.

1993 – After being hit by a Nolan Ryan pitch, White Sox third baseman Robin Ventura charged the mound and was then put into a headlock and punched several times by the 46 year old pitcher in one of the most famous brawls in MLB history.

2007 – Barry Bonds hits career home run #755, tying Hank Aaron for the most homers in baseball history.

2007 – At 32 years old, Alex Rodriguez becomes the youngest player to join the 500 home run club.

2010 – Alex Rodriguez hits career home run #600, the seventh player in MLB history to reach that mark.

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