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On this Day in Sports History August 19

On this Day in Sports History August 19


On this day in 1921, Ty Cobb became the youngest player to collect 3,000 hits.

On this day in 1955, Phillies righty Robin Roberts won his 20th game of the season.  It was the sixth straight season that he achieved the feat.

On this day in 1965, Jim Maloney of the Reds no-hits the Cubs 1-0.

On this day in 1969, Chicago Cubs pitcher Ken Holtzman no-hit the Braves.

On this day in 2004, Atlanta Braves closer John Smoltz recorded his franchise record 142nd save.

On this day in 2007, John Smoltz became the Braves’ all-time strikeout leader when he recorded his 2,913th K against D-Backs third baseman Mark Reynolds.

On this day in 2008, the Dodgers acquired Greg Maddux from the Padres for cash and two minor leaguers.

On this day in 2010, the Cardinals acquired Pedro Feliz from the Astros in exchange for David Carpenter.


On this day in 1995, Mike Tyson knocked out Peter McNeeley in 89 seconds.


On this day in 2001, David Toms won the PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club.

College Football

LSU running back Billy Cannon is sentenced to five years for counterfeiting.

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