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On this Day in Sports History August 5

On this Day in Sports History August 5


On this day in 1921, the first play-by-play baseball broadcast was done by Harold Arlin and featured a game between the Pirates and the Phillies.

On this day in 1960, two teams traded their managers.  The Tigers traded Jimmy Dykes to the Indians in exchange for Joe Gordon.

On this day in 1973, Atlanta Braves knuckleballer Phil Niekro threw a no-hitter against the Padres.

On this day in 1979, Pete Rose of the Philadelphia Phillies collected his 2,427th career single.

On this day in 1999, Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals hit his 500th career home run.

On this day in 2007, New York Mets pitcher Tom Glavine won his 300th career game, beating the Cubs 8-3.

On this day in 2010, the Rangers are sold at an auction for $385 million.  The group was led by Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan.

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