On this Day in Sports History August 22
On this day in 1961, Roger Maris hit his 50th home run of the season, becoming the first big league player to ever reach that mark in August.
On this day in 1989, Nolan Ryan became the first pitcher to ever record 5,000 career strikeouts.
On this day in 1998, Cal Ripken score his 1,500th career run.
On this day in 1999, Mark McGwire became the first player in baseball history to hit 50 home runs in four straight seasons.
On this day in 2007, the Texas Rangers beat the Baltimore Orioles, 30-3, becoming the first post 1900 team to score that many runs in a game.