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THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY: 8/30

1905 – Ty Cobb makes his MLB debut, hitting a double in the Tigers’ 5-3 win over the New York Highlanders.

1922 – Babe Ruth is ejected from a game for the fifth time of the 1922 season.

1965 – After a 55 year baseball career as a player and manager, Casey Stengel retires.

1987 – Texas Rangers catcher Geno Petralli ties an MLB record with six passed balls in one game as he struggled to catch knuckleballer Charlie Hough.

1991 – Dan O’Brien sets a US decathlon record with 8,812 points.

1997 – The Houston Comets beat the New York Liberty to win the first ever WNBA championship.

2006 – Greg Maddux picks up career victory #330 for his career.

2012 – Andy Roddick announces that he will be retiring from tennis following the US Open.

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