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THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY: 8/28

1918 – Boston’s Tris Speaker is suspended for the remained of the season after an assault on umpire Tom Connolly.

1921 – Babe Ruth begins a streak of extra base hits in nine straight games.

1958 – Nellie Fox sets a record for consecutive games without striking out at 98 games. 

1960 – White Sox slugger Ted Kuzewski’s three run homer is disallowed because the umpire called time right before the pitch.

1977 – Nolan Ryan records 300 strikeouts in a season for the fifth straight year.

1987 – Phillies third baseman Mike Schmidt passes Ted Williams and Willie McCovey on the all-time home run list with his 522nd career homer.

1990 – Ryne Sandberg becomes the first second baseman in baseball history to hit 30+ home runs in consecutive seasons.

1991 – For the first time in 25 years a baseball game is started with both starting pitchers having thrown a perfect game in their career. Dennis Martinez started for the Expos while Tom Browning took the hill for the Reds.

1992 – Brewers beat the Blue Jays 22-2, setting a American League record with 31 hits. 

1994 – Tiger Woods wins the 94th Golf Amateur Championship.

2004 – Argentina beats Italy 84-69 to win the men’s basketball gold medal at the Athens Olympics.

2004 – The US women’s hoops team beats Australia 74-63 to capture the gold medal at the Athens Olympics.

2021 – Los Angeles Angels Pitcher and Designated Hitter, Shohei Ohtani, becomes the 1st player in Angels history to swipe 20 bags and hit 40 home runs in a single season.

2022 – A 1952 baseball card of Mickey Mantle sells for $12.6 million at an auction, breaking the record for the most expensive piece of sport’s memorabilia. 

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