Sunday, August 8, 2010

On this Day.....

Today is Sunday, August 8, 2010

Today in
Sports History

1900 - In Boston, the first Davis Cup series began. The U.S. team defeated Great Britain three matches to zero.

1903 - Joe McGinnity (New York) pitched two complete games in one day. He won 6-1 and 4-3 over the Brooklyn Dodgers.

1915 - Gawy Gravath (Philadelphia) hit four doubles and brought in eight runs in a game against the Cincinnati Reds.

1920 - Howard Ehmke (Detroit Tigers) set an American League record when he defeated the New York Yankees 1-0 in 1 hour and 13 minutes.

1931 - Bob Burke (Washington Senators) pitched a 5-0 no-hitter against the Boston Red Sox.

1954 - The Brooklyn Dodgers scored 13 runs in the eighth inning to beat the Cincinnati Reds 20-7 at Ebbets Field.

1972 - The New York Yankees signed a 30-year lease with the City of New York which called for Yankee Stadium to be completely modernized in time for the 1976 season.

1973 - Boston Red Sox Orlando Cepeda hit four doubles against the Kansas City Royals.

1982 - Doug DeCinces hit three home runs against the California Angels. He had hit three home runs against Minnesota five days earlier.

1985 - Major League baseball players returned to work after a two-day walkout.

1992 - The "Dream Team" clinched the gold medal at the Barcelona Summer Olympics. The U.S. basketball team beat Croatia 117-85.

1996 - Eddie Murray (Baltimore Orioles) moved into 15th place on the career home run list when he hit his 494th.

1996 - Willie McGee (St. Louis Cardinals) hit his 2,000th major league hit.

1998 - Paul Molitor (Minnesota Twins) stole his 500th career base.

1999 - Wade Boggs got his 3,000th hit of his major league baseball career.

2002 - Major league baseball players and owners agreed to a $100,000 increase in baseball's minimum salary. The minimum was set at $300,000 starting in 2003.

2005 - It was announced that Wayne Gretzky would be the next head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes.

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