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By: Team Red Zone 1 month ago

Today in Sports History: August 11th

  • 1907 – Saint Louis Cardinals’ pitcher Ed Karger pitches perfect game versus Boston Braves, 4-0 in 7 innings.
  • 1919 – Green Bay Packers football club is founded.
  • 1926 – Cleveland Indians’ Tris Speaker hits his 700th MLB double.
  • 1929 – Babe Ruth becomes first in Major League Baseball to hit 500 homers.
  • 1949 – First Naples-Capri swim, 17 miles (27 km) (Giovanni Gambi).
  • 1950 – Boston Braves’ pitcher Vern Bickford no-hits Brooklyn Dodgers, 7-0.
  • 1951 – First color baseball game (Boston Braves versus Brooklyn Dodgers) telecast (WCBS-New York City).
  • 1951 – New York Giants (NFL) beat Ottawa Roughriders (Canadian Football League) 38-6 in Ottawa.

  • 1961 – Warren Spahn records victory number 300, beats Chicago Cubs 2-1.
  • 1967 – Al Downing becomes 12th to strike-out side on nine pitches.
  • 1969 – Pittsburgh Steelers beat New York Giants 17-13 in Montreal (NFL expo).
  • 1970 – Jim Bunning becomes second (Cy Young) to win 100 games in both leagues.
  • 1970 – Tony Perez becomes the first to hit a home run in the red seats at Riverfront.
  • 1971 – Harmon Killebrew hits home runs #500 and 501.
  • 1974 – Lee Trevino wins PGA championship.
  • 1980 – Reggie Jackson hits his 400th homer.
  • 1984 – Carl Lewis duplicates Jesse Owens’ 1936 feat, wins four Olympic track golds.
  • 1984 – Cincinnati Reds retire Johnny Bench’s number 5 uniform.
  • 1985 – Hubert Green wins PGA championship.
  • 1985 – Oakland Athletics’ Dave Kingman becomes the 21st to hit 400 home run.
  • 1985 – Rudolf Povarnitsin of USSR sets new high jump world record (2.40 metres).

  • 1986 – Bob Tway wins PGA championship.
  • 1988 – Gary Carter (New York Mets) becomes 59th player to hit 300 career home runs.
  • 1990 – New York Yankees’ player Kevin Maas is fastest to get 13 home runs (110 at bats).
  • 1991 – John Daly, rookie golfer, wins the PGA title.
  • 2008 – Kirsty Coventry of Zimbabwe breaks the world record in the semifinals of the women’s 100-metre backstroke at 58.77 seconds at the Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.

Born on August 11th

  • 1900 – Birth of Charles Paddock; sprinter (world’s fastest human of 1920s).
  • 1947 – Birth of Sergey Kovalneko in the USSR; basketball (Olympic-bronze-1968).

Died on August 11th

  • 2014 – Death of Vladimir Beara, Yugoslav football player and manager (born 1928).
  • 2015 – Death of Harald Nielsen, Danish footballer (born 1941).