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THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY: 8/1

1933 – New York Giants pitcher Carl Hubbell sets an MLB record for consecutive scoreless innings at 45 1/3.

1941 – Yankees pitcher Lefty Gomez sets an MLB record for most walks issued in a shutout as he walks 11 hitters in a 9-0 win over the St. Louis Browns.

1945 – New York Giants outfielder Mel Ott becomes the fourth player in MLB history to hit 500 career home runs.

1957 – Gil Hodges of the Brooklyn Dodgers sets a National League record by hitting his 13th career grand slam. It is also the final grand slam ever hit by a Brooklyn Dodger.

1971 – With his win in the Dixie 500 in Atlanta, Richard Petty becomes the first NASCAR driver to surpass a million dollars in career earnings.

1976 – The Seattle Seahawks take the field for the first time, playing the San Francisco 49ers in an exhibition game at the Kingdome.

1978 – Pete Rose’s National League record 44 game hitting streak comes to an end.

1986 – Twins pitcher Bert Blyleven becomes the 10th pitcher in MLB history to record 3,000 career strikeouts.

1990 – After 76 years in the Southwest Conference, the University of Arkansas moves to the SEC.

1993 – Reggie Jackson is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

1994 – Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. becomes just the second player in MLB history, joining Lou Gehrig, to play in 2,000 consecutive games.

1996 – US sprinter Michael Johnson wins the Olympic gold medal in the 200 meters, becoming the first Olympian to win the 200 and 400 in a single games.

2012 – Eight female badminton doubles players are disqualified from the 2012 Summer Olympics after attempting to manipulate the draw by throwing matches.

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