On this Day in Sports History August 1
On this day in 1945, New York Giants outfielder Mel Ott hit his 500th career home run.
On this day in 1978, Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds had his 44 game hitting streak come to an end.
On this day in 1986, Minnesota Twins pitcher Bert Blyleven became the 10th major league pitcher to record 3,000 career strikeouts.
On this day in 1993, Reggie Jackson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
On this day in 1998, Garret Anderson of the Angels 28 game hitting streak comes to an end against the Red Sox.
On this day in 1972, quarterback Joe Namath signed a two-year contract worth $500,000 with the New York Jets.
On this day in 1976, the Seattle Seahawks played their first preseason game, losing to the San Francisco 49ers 27-20.