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THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY: 8/20

1915 – The White Sox acquire “Shoeless” Joe Jackson from Cleveland in exchange for three players and $31,500.

1920 – The American Professional Football Association is formed with Jim Thorpe as president. The league would later become the NFL.

1922 – The first track and field competition for women takes place at the Pershing Stadium in Paris. 

1938 – Lou Gehrig hits his 23rd, and final, career grand slam.

1945 – At 17 years, eight months, and 14 days old, Tommy Brown of the Brooklyn Dodgers becomes the youngest player in MLB history to hit a home run.

1957 – White Sox starter Bob Keegan throws a no-hitter against the Washington Senators.

1974 – Nolan Ryan throws the fastest pitch recorded at the time, at 100.4 MPH. 

1985 – Dwight Gooden becomes the first pitcher in MLB history to record 200 plus strikeouts in his first two seasons.

2000 – Tiger Woods win the PGA Championship, making him the first golfer since 1953 to win three majors in one year. He’s also the first player to win consecutive PGA Championships since Denny Shute in 1936-37.

2006 – Tiger Woods wins his third PGA Championship by five strokes.

2008 – Usain Bolt finished his Beijing Olympic campaign with a new world record in the 200m, a 19.30. 

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