Back in Time: August 26
At Shea Stadium, the Mets beat the Dodgers, 5-2, making Tug McGraw (2-2) the first Mets pitcher to defeat Sandy Koufax (21-7). Previously, New York had lost 13 consecutive times to the future Hall of Fame southpaw.
After seeing caricature of himself on the scoreboard an angry Leo Durocher calls the Astrodome's press box to have it removed. When nothing is done, the enraged Cubs manager rips the phone out of the dugout wall and tosses it onto the infield.
The 20th Olympic games open in Munich, Germany.
Baltimore's Eddie Murray knocks in nine RBIs in a game against the California Angels
Led by future NHL star Chris Drury, Trumbull Conn, is first U.S. team since 1983 to win Little League World Series.
With ten year, $20 million deal, Pro Player, the sports apparel division of Fruit of the Loom, becomes the first sports marketing and products company to have its name used as the moniker for a stadium.
Michael Johnson breaks the 400 metres world record with a time of 43.18 seconds.
The Padres trade starting pitcher Oliver Perez, along with prospect Jason Bay to the Pirates for outfielder Brian Giles. The Canadian-born Bay will be selected as the National League's Rookie of the Year next season.
Born on this Day
(Clockwise from top left)<br><br>Jamal Lewis (1979)<br>Tommy Heinsohn (1937)<br>Kelvin Cato (1974)<br>Morgan Ensberg (1975)<br>