Monday, August 16, 2010

On this Day.....

Today is Monday, August 16, 2010

Today in
Sports History

1920 - The only fatality to occur in a major league baseball game happened. Ray Chapman (Cleveland Indians) was hit in the head with a fastball from Carl Mays of the New York Yankees.

1948 - Babe Ruth died at the age of 53.

1954 - Sports Illustrated was published for the first time. It was claimed that 250,000 subscriptions had been sold before the first issue came off of the presses.

1981 - Cal Ripken Jr. got his first major league hit.

1996 - In Monterrey, Mexico, the New York Mets played the San Diego Padres. The Padres won the game 15-10. It was the first-ever regular season major league game to be played outside the United States and Canada.

2002 - The major league baseball players union announced that they would begin a strike on August 30th.

2002 - Curt Shilling (Arizona Diamondbacks) won his 20th game of the year.

2003 - The Canadian Football League announced that it had taken control of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats franchise until new ownership agreements were in place.

2003 - Jimmy Smith (Jacksonville Jaguars) was suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

2003 - Michael Vick (Atlanta Falcons) suffered a fractured right fibula in a 13-10 preseason loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

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