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August 7, 2014
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August 7
1923 Cleveland's Frank Bower went 6-for-6 in leading the Indians past the Washington Senators, 22-2.
1952 Seventy-four year old Bion Shively guided Sharp Note to victory in the third heat of the Hambletonian Stakes.
1956 More than 57,000 fans turned out to see 51-year old Satchel Paige pitch in an International League affair at the Orange Bowl.
1983 Hal Sutton eeked out a one-stroke victory over Jack Nicklaus to win the PGA Championship.
1983 The New York Yankees honored one of their own on Bobby Murcer Day at Yankee Stadium.
1985 Baseball commissioner Peter Ueberroth announced an agreement between the Major League Players Association to end the second-ever players strike. The season resumed a day later.
1988 Jockey Eddie Delahoussaye won his 4,000th race, aboard a two-year-old filly named Fawn and Hahn in the fourth race at Del Mar.
1999 Tampa Bay Devil Rays third baseman Wade Boggs became the 23rd player to record 3,000 hits.
1999 Lawrence Taylor led a contingent of five players to be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The other inductees were Eric Dickerson, Tom Mack, Ozzie Newsome and Billy Shaw.
1999 Legendary Temple head coach Harry Litwack died at the age of 91.
1999 Self Possessed, driven by Mike Lachance, set the world record for three-year-olds trotting on a mile track by winning the Hambletonian in 1:51.3 at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
2004 Pitcher Greg Maddux joined the history books with his 300th career win, doing just enough in the Chicago Cubs' 8-4 triumph over San Francisco at SBC Park.
2006 Tiger Woods won his 50th career title, after winning the Buick Open by three shots over Jim Furyk.
2007 Barry Bonds broke Hank Aaron's home run record hitting his 756th against Washington's Mike Bacsik.
2009 The Yankees snapped an eight-game losing streak to arch-rival Boston with a convincing 13-6 victory.
2010 Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith, Russ Grimm, Rickey Jackson, John Randle, Dick LeBeau and Floyd Little were inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
2010 Muscle Massive, driven by Ron Pierce, rallied down the stretch to capture the 85th running of the $1.5 million Hambletonian at The Meadowlands.
2010 Blame, ridden by Garrett Gomez, overtook odds-on favorite Quality Road late in the stretch to win the $750,000 Whitney Invitational at Saratoga Race Course.
2012 American Aly Raisman won a gold medal in the final of the floor exercise at the London Olympic Games.
2012 The Portland Trail Blazers named Terry Stotts head coach.
2013 The Miami Heat have signed former No. 1 draft pick Greg Oden, who had not played a game in the NBA the last three seasons due to injuries.

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