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THIS DATE IN SPORTS HISTORY

1921 – A baseball game was broadcast on the radio for the first time as KDKA Radio in Pittsburgh calls a game between the Pirates and Philadlephia.

1936 – Jesse Owens continues to dominate the Berlin Olympics, winning his third gold medal, this time in the 200 meter dash.

1972 – Detroit Tigers shortstop Ed Brinkman commits an error after a record long errorless streak of 72 games and 331 chances.

1975 – The Philadelphia Phillies set an MLB record when their first eight batters get hits in a game, punishing Cubs starter Bill Bonham.

1984 – Toronto DH Cliff Johnson sets an MLB record by hitting his 19th career pinch-hit home run.

1986 – Giants pitcher Steve Carlton becomes the second pitcher in MLB history to record 4,000 career strikeouts.

1992 – Cuba wins the first ever gold medal in baseball at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.

1999 – Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire becomes the 16th player in MLB history to record 500 career home runs.

2005 – Albert Pujols becomes the first player in MLB history to record 30 or more home runs in each of his first five seasons.

2006 – Warren Moon, Troy Aikman, John Madden and Reggie White are inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

2007 – Atlanta pitcher Tom Glavine becomes the 23rd pitcher in MLB history to win 300 games.

2013 – MLB suspends Alex Rodriguez for 211 games as part of the Biogensis PED scandal.

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