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THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY: 8/13

1906 – After pitching 187 consecutive complete games, Cubs pitcher Jack Taylor’s streak comes to an end with a three-inning outing against the Dodgers.

1948 – The US wins the gold medal in men’s basketball, defeating France 65-21 at the Olympics in London. 

1955 – Larry Dobby’s AL record of 167 errorless games ends. 

1963 – Warren Spahn sets the record for strikeouts by a left-hander with 2,382. 

1979 – Cardinals’ Lou Brock is the 14th player with 3,000 hits. 

1986 – USFL running back Herschel Walker signs with the Dallas Cowboys.

2004 – 28th Olympic Games open in Athens, Greece. 

2006 – Indians first baseman Travis Hafner ties Don Mattingly’s MLB record with his sixth grand slam of the season.

2008 – Michael Phelps wins three gold medals and sets three world records in the same day, winning the 200 meter IM, 200-meter butterfly, and 4×200 meter freestyle relay at the Beijing Olympics.

2016 – Michael Phelps competes in his final Olympic race, winning his 23rd gold medal as part of the 4×100 medley relay.

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