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THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY: 8/21

1901 – Orioles pitcher Joe McGinnity is suspended for punching and spitting on an umpire. The suspension, initially a lifetime ban, is eventually reduced to 12 days.

1926 – White Sox pitcher Ted Lyons throws a no-hitter against the Red Sox.

1931 – Babe Ruth becomes the first player in MLB history to hit 600 career home runs.

1932 – Pitcher Wes Ferrell becomes the first to win 20 games in his first 4 seasons.

1982 – Brewers reliever Rollie Fingers becomes the first MLB pitcher to record 300 career saves.

2004 – Michael Phelps wins his 6th Olympic Gold of the Athens Olympics in the men’s 4 x 100m relay. 

2008 – The US women’s soccer team wins the gold medal with a 1-0 victory over Brazil.

2016 – The US men’s basketball team beats Serbia 96-66 to win the gold medal. Kevin Durant led the way with 30 points.

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