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On this Day in Sports History August 3

On this Day in Sports History August 3

MLB

On this day in 1967, the Braves hit seven homers in a single game to set a franchise record.

On this day in 1986, Willie McCovey, Bobby Doerr and Ernie Lombardi are inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

On this day in 1987, umpire Tim Tschida tossed Joe Niekro from the game after being caught with an emery board in his possession.  The 42-year-old would receive a 10-day suspension.

On this day in 2006, the home run ball that Barry Bonds hit to pass Babe Ruth on the all-time list is sold for $220,000 on eBay.

On this day in 2013, Max Scherzer beats the White Sox 3-0 to become just the third pitcher in the last 44 years to start the season 16-1.

NBA

On this day in 1949, the Basketball Association of America merged with the National Basketball League to form the NBA.

Olympics

On this day in 1936, Jesse Owens won the 100m spring with a time of 10.3 seconds.

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