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On this Day in Sports History August 31

On this Day in Sports History August 31


On this day in 1935, Vern Kennedy of the White Sox threw a no-hitter against the Indians.

On this day in 1937, Rudy York blasted his 17th and 18th home runs of the month, setting the major league mark for most homers in a single month.  The record would last until June 1998 when Sammy Sosa hit 19.

On this day in 1959, Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax fanned 18 batters to set a new NL record for strikeouts in a nine-inning game.

On this day in 1990, Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey Jr. became the first father and son to play in the same game on the same team.

On this day in 1992, the Oakland A’s traded Jose Canseco to the Rangers for Ruben Sierra, Jeff Russell and Bobby Witt.

On this day in 2011, Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel set a rookie record with his 41st save of the season.

On this day in 2011, the Pittsburgh Pirates traded Matt Diaz to the Atlanta Braves for a player to be named later and cash considerations.

College Football

On this day in 1991, Houston quarterback David Klinger set an NCAA record with six touchdowns in a quarter against Louisiana Tech.

On this day in 2013, #8 Clemson beat #5 Georgia 38-35 to open up the season.

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