On this Day in Sports History August 10
On this day in 1944, Charles “Red” Barrett of the Braves throws only 58 pitches in a 2-0 complete game win over the Reds.
On this day in 1957, New York Yankees outfielder Mickey Mantle hits a 460-foot home run at Memorial Stadium (home of the Orioles), becoming the first player to ever clear the centerfield hedge.
On this day in 1963, Boog Powell of the Baltimore Orioles hit three home runs agains the Senators.
On this day in 1971, Harmon Killebrew of the Minnesota Twins hit his 500th career home run.
On this day in 1971, San Francisco Giants pitcher Juan Marichal recorded his 50th career shutout against the Expos.
On this day in 1979, Dodgers pitcher Don Sutton recorded his 50th career shutout against the Giants.
On this day in 1981, Pete Rose hit a single to break the National League all-time hits record with his 3,630th hit.
On this day in 2003, Rafael Furcal turns an unassisted triple play, becoming just the 12th player to achieve the feat in major league history.