Saturday, August 11, 2012

On This Day....08-11

Today is Saturday, August 11, 2012

Today in
Sports History

1929 - Babe Ruth hit his 500th career home run.

1951 - The first major league baseball game to be televised in color was broadcast. The Brooklyn Dodgers defeated the Boston Braves 8-1.

1971 - Harmon Killebrew of the Minnesota Twins got his 500th and 501st home runs of his major league baseball career..

1984 - Carl Lewis won his fourth gold medal in the 1984 Summer Olympics.

1984 - The Cincinnati Reds honored major league All-Star and Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench by retiring his uniform (#5).

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