On this Day in Sports History August 15
On this day in 1905, Rube Waddell of the Philadelphia Athletics threw a five-inning no-hitter against the Browns. Rain caused the game to be shortened and the game isn’t officially considered a no-no.
On this day in 1990, Mark McGwire hits his 30th home run of the season, becoming the first player to ever hit 30 or more homers in his first four seasons.
On this day in 1993, Nolan Ryan recorded his 324th career victory. The 46-year-old would loose his next four games, making this game the final win of his career.
On this day in 2005, 19-year-old Felix Hernandez struck out 11 Kansas City batters, becoming the first teenager to ever record 10 or more strikeouts in a game.
On this day in 2008, the San Francisco Giants paid fifth overall pick Buster Posey the largest up-front bonus in MLB history at $6.2 million.
On this day in 2011, Jim Thome blasted his 600th career home run, becoming just the eighth player to achieve the feat.
On this day in 2005, Phil Mickelson won the PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club.
On this day in 2010, Martin Kaymer won the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.