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On this Day in Sports History August 8

On this Day in Sports History August 8

MLB

On this day in 1931, Washington Senators pitcher Bobby Burke threw a no-hitter against the Red Sox.

On this day in 1973, Orlando Cepeda of the Boston Red Sox hit four doubles against the Royals.

On this day in 1997, Seattle Mariners pitcher Randy Johnson strikes out 19 Chicago White Sox batters.

On this day in 1998, Paul Molitor of the Minnesota Twins recorded his 500th career stolen base.

On this day in 2002, Atlanta Braves closer John Smoltz recorded his 40th save of the season.  The former starter achieved the feat in 114 games, which made him the fastest closer to ever reach 40 saves in a season.

NBA

On this day in 1992, the USA Olympic Basketball team won the Gold Medal with NBA stars for the first time.

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