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This Day in Sports History (8/16/2020 – 8/22/2020)


August 16th, 1981

  • Highest score ever in a World Cup soccer match. New Zealand – 13 vs. Fiji – 0.

August 17th, 1973

  • Willie Mays hits his 660th as well as the final home run of his illustrious MLB career.

August 18th, 1982

  • Pete Rose passes Hank Aaron for the most career MLB plate appearance with 13,941.

August 19th, 1969

  • Ken Holtzman of the Chicago Cubs no hits the Atlanta Braves to win the ball game 3 to 0.

August 20th, 1985

  • Dwight Gooden become the first National League pitcher to strike out 200 + batters in his first two season in Major League Baseball.

August 21st, 1922

  • The Green Bay Packers and Curly Lambeau are granted an NFL franchise.

August 22nd, 1989

  • Nolan Ryan strikes out the 5,000th batter of his MLB career

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