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On this Day in Sports History August 2

On this Day in Sports History August 2

MLB

On this day in 1907, Walter Johnson of the Senators made his major league debut, losing 3-2 to the Tigers.

On this day in 1921, Eight Chicago White Sox players were acquitted of throwing the 1919 World Series.

On this day in 1979, Thurman Munson died when the Cessna Citation I/SP that he’s learning to fly hits a tree and crashes 1,000 feet short of the runaway at Canton-Akron Regional Airport.

On this day in 1981, Bob Gibson, Johnny Mize and Rube Foster are all inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

On this day in 1987, Kevin Seitzer goes 6-for-6 and records seven RBIs, leading the Royals to a 13-5 win over the Red Sox.

On this day in 2009, Melky Cabrera of the New York Yankees hit for the cycle.

On this day in 2010, Ivan Rodriguez hit his 300th career home run.

On this day in 2013, Miami Marlins Jose Fernandez struck out 14 batters against the Indians, setting a franchise rookie record.

NBA

On this day in 2005, the largest trade in NBA is history is completed.  The deal included five teams and 13 players and sent Antoine Walker and Jason Williams to the Miami Heat.

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