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On this Day in Sports History August 9

On this Day in Sports History August 9

MLB

On this day in 1976, Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher John Candelaria throws a no-hitter against Dodgers.  It was the first no-hitter by a Pirate since 1907.

On this day in 1996, Cal Ripken recorded his 2,500th career hit against the White Sox.

On this day in 1998, Atlanta Braves pitcher Dennis Martinez won his 244th game, becoming the winningest Latin American pitcher, passing Juan Marichal.

On this day in 2002, Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants joined the exclusive 600 home run club, becoming just the fourth player to ever reach the feat.  Babe Ruth, Willie Mays and Hank Aaron were the only other players to have hit 600 at the time.

On this day in 2002, Vladimir Guerrero hit his 200th career home run at the age of 26 years and 182 days, tying him with Ken Griffey Jr. as the second-youngest player to ever reach the mark.

On this day in 2013, Washington Nationals pitcher Dan Haren beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-2, becoming just the 13th player in major league history to defeat all 30 teams.

Olympics

On this day in 1936, Jesse Owens won his fourth gold medal at the Berlin Olympics.

On this day in 2012, Usain Bolt became the first person to win the 100m and 200m sprint in back-to-back Summer Olympics.

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