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Today in Sports History: August 13th

  • 1906 – Chicago Cubs’ pitcher Jack Taylor ends a string of completing 202 games (187 complete, 15 relief) by the Brooklyn Dodgers in the third inning.
  • 1910 – Brooklyn Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates play to 8-8 tie, both have 38 at bats, 13 hits, 12 assists, two errors, five strikeouts, three walks, 1 passed ball, and 1 hit by pitch.
  • 1917 – Philadelphia Phillies steal five bases in an inning against the Boston Braves.
  • 1919 – Man O’ War’s only defeat (Upset wins at Saratoga).
  • 1928 – Soviet Union’s Spartacan Games begin.
  • 1932 – New York Yankees’ pitcher Red Ruffing homers and wins game 1-0 in 10 tying the feat of Washington Senators’ Tom Hughes who also won 1-0 in 10 in 1906.

  • 1939 – New York Yankees set American League shutout margin with 21-0 victory over Philadelphia Athletics.
  • 1948 – Satchel Paige at age 42 pitches his first major league complete game.
  • 1963 – Warren Spahn sets left-hander strike out mark at 2,382.
  • 1969 – Baltimore Orioles’ player Jim Palmer no-hits Oakland Athletics, 8-0.
  • 1969 – Temporary baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn is formally appointed.
  • 1978 – New York Yankees score five runs in top of 7th, but rain causes game to be halted and thus score goes back to previous inning, Baltimore Orioles wins 3-0.
  • 1979 – Lou Brock gets his 3,000th career hit.
  • 1980 – Tatyana Kazankina of USSR sets 1.5k woman’s record (3:52.47) in USSR.
  • 1988 – Boston Red Sox win American League record 24 straight home games.
  • 1988 – Ronald J Dossenbach sets world record for pedaling across Canada from Vancouver, British Columbia to Halifax, Nova Scotia in 13 days, 15 hours, 4 min.
  • 1988 – US beats Jamaica 5-1, in second round of 1990 world soccer cup.
  • 1997 – In Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Cruzeiro wins Sporting Cristal of Peru by 1-0 and are Copa Libertadores de América champions by second time.

  • 1999 – Steffi Graf announces her retirement from tennis after a 17 year career in which she won 107 career titles including 22 Grand Slams.
  • 2004 – (to August 29) The Games of the XXVIII Olympiad are held in Athens, Greece.
  • 2008 – At the Beijing Olympics, American swimmer Michael Phelps wins his 10th and 11th career gold medals, in men’s 200-metre butterfly and 4×200 freestyle relay in world record 6:58.56). Phelps is now the record holder of most career Olympic gold medals.
  • 2008 – At the Beijing Olympics, Stephanie Rice of Australia wins gold in the women’s 200-metre individual medley in world record 2:08.45.
  • 2008 – At the Beijing Olympics, Federica Pellegrini of Italy wins gold in the women’s 200-metre freestyle in world record 1:54.82.

Born on August 13th

  • 1898 – Birth of Jean Borota in France; tennis champion (35 Wimbledon titles between 1922 and 1964).
  • 1912 – Birth of Ben Hogan in Dublin, Texas, USA; PGA golfer (US Open 1950, 1951, 1953).
  • 1931 – Birth of Norman Read in New Zealand; 50km walker (Olympic-gold-1956).
  • 1934 – Birth of Gary Davidson; founder of ABA, WHA, WFL.
  • 1943 – Birth of Gary Ilman; American 100m freestyle (Olympic-4th-1964).
  • 1949 – Birth of Bobby Clarke in Manitoba, Canada; NHL player/coach (Philadelphia Flyers).
  • 1955 – Birth of Betsy King; LPGA golfer (1990 Dinah Shore, 1990 US Women’s Open).

Died on August 13th

  • 1972 – George Wiess, New York Yankees’ general manager, dies.
  • 1989 – Tim Richmond, American race car driver (won 13 NASCAR races), dies of AIDS (born 1955).
  • 2007 – Death of Phil Rizzuto, American baseball player and announcer (born 1917).
  • 2007 – Death of Brian Adams, American professional wrestler (born 1964).

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