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Vince Dimaggio 4th Slam of Season – September 1, 1945

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1945 Press Photo Phillies Vince DiMaggio slides safe over Giants George Haugmann

1945 Press Photo Phillies Vince DiMaggio slides safe over Giants George Haugmann $29.16
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Vince Dimaggio, was the older brother of that “other Dimaggio. He was no Hall-of-Famer, but Vince Dimaggio managed to hang around the Majors for 10 seasons, and in all but two of them he hit 12 or more home runs. Playing for the Phillies, he hit his fourth grand slam of the season on September 1, 1945.

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Koufax Strikes out 18 – August 31, 1959

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At the end of the 1958 season, Sandy Koufax had pitched four seasons in the Major League, and had compiled a 20-21 record. He was known for his blazing speed and his mediocre control.

1959 was a transition year for Koufax. He started to find the strike zone, and still had velocity to spare. Koufax came one shy of tying Dizzy Dean’s National League single game strikeout record when he struck out 16 Philadelphia Phillies in Los Angeles on June 22. On August 31, in the midst of a tight pennant race with San Francisco and Milwaukee, Koufax broke Dean’s record and tied Bob Feller’s Major League record, when he recorded 18 strikeouts against the Giants. The game was played at the Los Angeles Coliseum in front of 82,794 fans.

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Ty Cobb Debut August 30, 1905

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An 18-year-old Ty Cobb made his Major League debut on August 30, 1905. Cobb became known as “The Georgia Peach” (and probably earned several other less complimentary and more vulgar nicknames). In the first inning of his first game Cobb doubled, facing the New York Highlanders’ (later renamed the Yankees) Jack Chesbro (career 198-132, ERA 2.68).

Twenty three years later on September 3, 1928, Cobb got his 4,191st, and last hit, also a double; facing Washington’s Bump Hadley.

Very Rare Vintage Ty Cobb A Fan

Very Rare Vintage Ty Cobb A Fan $54,999.00
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1960 Fleer #42 Ty Cobb

1960 Fleer #42 Ty Cobb NM Condition $106.13
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Jackie Robinson Hits for Cycle – Backwards – August 29, 1948

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Jackie Robinson Hits for the Cycle, backwards

Robinson Hits for the Cycle, backwards — Baltimore Sun
August 30, 1948

Jackie Robinson homered, tripled, doubled, and singled – in that order, on August 29, 1948. In doing so he led the Brooklyn Dodgers to a 12-7 win in the opener of a double header against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Dodgers also won the the second game 6-4 and took over first place. However their lead was short-lived. They faded in September and fell to third place by the end of the season.

Jackie Robinson Autographed Rookie Card

Jackie Robinson Autographed Rookie Card
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Brooklyn Dodgers Last Game at Ebbets Field

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Arnold Palmer Wins The Amateur – August 28, 1954

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Arnold Palmer Wins Amateur 1954

Arnold Palmer Wins Amateur 1954

If you wanted to give it a touch of Hollywood coloration—and to do so proved irresistible to a large number of the spectators gathered for the event at the Country Club of Detroit—the final match of the 54th annual United States Amateur championship was a scenario writer’s dream come true: it brought together “a graying millionaire playboy who is a celebrity on two continents” and a “tanned, muscular young salesman from Cleveland who literally grew up on a golf course” and pitted them against each other in a “battle of the classes.” read more SI.com

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Lebron was Le Bronze – August 27, 2004

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Lebronze
A nickname NBA player Lebron James got after Team USA failed to win a gold medal at the 2004 Olympics.

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ATHENS — The reasons are aplenty, some legitimate, some exaggerated and others simply imagined, but the reality of the situation is chilling — a group of top NBA stars, albeit, not the very top, but still among the best — lost three games at the Olympics and isn’t even in the gold medal game.
The United States is no longer the invincible basketball power it once was. The world’s best players might be in the NBA, but the best team, for right now, at least, is Argentina.
Read more: USA Today

The U.S. men’s basketball team, hurriedly assembled and seriously flawed, was beaten with surprising ease yesterday by the more experienced, more cohesive Argentines, 89-81, in an Olympic semifinal.
The U.S. men’s basketball team, hurriedly assembled and seriously flawed, was beaten with surprising ease yesterday by the more experienced, more cohesive Argentines, 89-81, in an Olympic semifinal.

When, after being engulfed by the victors’ joyful postgame explosion, the Americans walked off the Olympic Indoor Arena court in a long, sad line, they were guaranteed an ignoble spot in U.S. Olympic history.
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Rickey Henderson Breaks Season Stolen Base Record – August 27, 1982

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Ricky Hendeson breaks Lou Brock record Click to see on eBay

Ricky Hendeson breaks Lou Brock record
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Rickey Henderson picked up his 119th stolen base of the season on August 27, 1982. The record had previously belonged to Lou Brock. Brock stole 118 bases in 1974. Henderson would go on to steal another 11 bases before the end of the 1982 season, bringing his total up to 130. Henderson’s mark still has a few years to go before it surpasses Ty Cobb’s “longevity record.” Cobb stole 96 bases during the 1915 season, a record which stood 47 years until Maury Wills finally broke it in 1962. Wills stole 104 bases that year.

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