On this Day in Sports History August 18
On this day in 1960, Atlanta Braves pitcher Lew Burdette pitches a no-no against the Phillies.
On this day in 1982, Pete Rose become the all-time plate appearance leader when he stepped up to the plate for the 13,941st time. He passed Stan Musial who set the mark in 1963.
On this day in 1995, St. Louis Cardinals closer Tom Henke recorded his 300th career save against the Braves.
On this day in 1998, Atlanta Braves pitcher Greg Maddux won his 200th career game against the Giants.
On this day in 2010, the Atlanta Braves acquired Derek Lee from the Cubs from three minor league players.
On this day in 1992, Larry Bird of the Boston Celtics announced his retirement.
On this day in 2002, Rich Beem won the PGA Championship at the Hazeltine National Golf Club.