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On this Day in Sports History August 6

On this Day in Sports History August 6

MLB

On this day in 1890, Cy Young recorded his first major league win.

On this day in 1952, Satchel Paige became the oldest pitcher to record a complete-game shutout at the age of 46.

On this day in 1972, Hank Aaron hit his 660th and 661st home runs, passing Babe Ruth for the most homers with one team.

On this day in 1973, Roberto Clemente became the first Latin-born player to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

On this day in 1982, the Yankees traded Bucky Dent to the Rangers for Lee Mazzilli.

On this day in 1988, Jose Canseco steals a base against the Mariners, becoming just the 11th player in major league history to hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases in a season.

On this day in 1999, San Diego Padres outfielder Tony Gwynn collects his 3,000th carer hit off of Dan Smith of the Montreal Expos.

On this day in 2002, Robb Nen recorded his 300th career save.

NBA

On this day n 1962, the Philadelphia Nationals changed their name to the 76ers.

Olympics

On this day in 1984, Carl Lewis won the Long Jump to win his 2nd gold medal of the summer.

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