On this Day in Sports History August 30
On this day in 1905, Ty Cobb of the Detroit Tigers made his major league debut at the plate.
On this day in 2000, Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox earned his 1,600th career win, passing Tommy Lasorda on the all-time list.
On this day in 2006, Curt Schilling recorded his 3,000th career strikeout.
On this day in 1987, the Tennessee Volunteers beat the Iowa Hawkeyes 23-22 in the Kickoff Classic at Giants Stadium.
On this day in 2008, #24 Alabama beat #9 Clemson 34-10 in the Chick-fil-A College Kickoff.
On this day in 1937, Joe Louis beat Tommy Farr to defend his heavyweight title.
On this day in 2012, Andy Roddick announced that he will retire after the U.S. Open.