Back in Time: August 27
Transsexual tennis star Renee Richards, who was born Richard Raskind, is barred from competing in U.S. Open.
In the 5-4 loss to the Brewers, A's Rickey Henderson breaks Lou Brock's single-season record of 118 stolen bases. By stealing a total of four bases, Henderson ends the day with 122 and will finish the season with 130.
Mary Joe Fernandez (14-years and eight-days-old) beats Sara Gomer and becomes the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match.
Dodger Tommy Lasorda wins his 1,000th game as manager as the Dodgers beat the Phillies, 4-2.
The Mets trade David Cone to Toronto for Jeff Kent and Ryan Thompson. The Blue Jays would go on to win the World Series and Cone would capture his first of five championships.
In honor of first baseman Jim Thome's birthday, the Indians begin pulling up their socks to just below the knees. The Tribe will win 17 of 27 games en route to clinching American League East flag while sporting this new look.
Jake Peavy becomes the Padres leader in career strikeouts when he punches out Orlando Hudson in the first inning of a 3-1 San Diego victory over the Diamondbacks at Petco Park.
Born on this Day
(Clockwise from top left)<br><br>Jim Thome (1970) <br>Mack Brown (1951)<br>Adam Oates (1962)<br> Buddy Bell (1951)