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August 12, 2019

On This Day In Sports

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2017 Usain Bolt injures himself in his very last race – mens 4x100m relay, Jamaica misses gold at world championships

2016 American star swimmer Katie Ledecky sets world record 8:04.79 to dominate the women’s 800m field at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; medal tally of 4 gold, 1 silver make her most decorated US female athlete at one Olympics

2012 PGA Championship, Kiawah Island Golf Resort: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland wins by 8 strokes from Englishman David Lynn

2008 American super-swimmer Michael Phelps wins his 3rd of 8 gold medals at the Beijing Olympics when he takes the 200m freestyle in world record 1:42.96

2007 PGA Championship, Southern Hills CC: Tiger Woods wins his 4th PGA C’ship by 2 shots from Woody Austin

1994 Members of the Major League Baseball Players Association go on strike leading to cancellation of World Series for only the second time in MLB history (1904); labour dispute

1994 1st NFL game on Fox network (exhibition – SF vs Denver)

1988 Boston Red Sox beat Tigers 9-4 for AL record 23rd consecutive win at home

1984 Harmon Killebrew, Rick Ferrell, Don Drysdale, Pee Wee Reese, & Luis Aparicio are inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY

1974 Yankees Mickey Mantle & Whitey Ford become 1st team mates inducted to hall of fame on same day

1973 PGA Championship, Canterbury GC: Jack Nicklaus wins 3rd of 5 PGA C’ships by 4 from Bruce Crampton of Australia

1971 Pete Sampras, American tennis player (14 Grand Slam titles), born in Washington, D.C.

1970 Curt Flood loses his $41 million antitrust suit against baseball

1969 Boston Celtics sold for an NBA record $6 million

1965 Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, Inc applies for a NL franchise

1964 Mickey Mantle switch-hits HR record 10th & final time in a game

1963 Stan Musial announces he will retire at end of year

1953 Ann Davison arrives in Miami in her 23 foot boat Felicity Ann, becoming the 1st woman to sail solo across the Atlantic

1950 First international game by an NFL team, New York Giants beat CFL’s Ottawa Roughriders, 20-6 at Ottawa’s Lansdowne Stadium

1948 Cleveland Indians get 29 hits in a 9 inning game

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