Today is Friday, August 22, 2014

Today in
Sports History

1950 - Althea Gibson became the first black tennis player to be accepted into a national competition.

1951 - 75,052 people watched the Harlem Globetrotters perform. It was the largest crowd to see a basketball game.

1972 - Due to its racial policies, Rhodesia was asked to withdraw from the 20th Olympic Summer Games.

1989 - Nolan Ryan became the first major league pitcher to strike out 5,000 batters.

2001 - Brett Hull signed a 2 year deal for $9 million with the Detroit Redwings.

2003 - Albert Pujols (St. Louis Cardinals) went 0-5 to end a 30-game hitting streak.

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Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth
- Lou Gehrig
July 4, 1939

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