Back in Time: August 12
Marlene Bauer Hagge
Marlene Bauer Hagge (left) wins the LPGA World Golf Championship.
At Yankee Stadium, Mickey Mantle goes deep from each side of the plate in the same game, helping rookie pitcher Mel Stottlemyre win his big league debut.
The Boston Celtics are sold for an NBA record $6 million, the highest price paid for a pro basketball team.
Jack Nicklaus wins his 14th major golf title, breaking the record held by Bobby Jones for 50 years.
Don Baylor gets hits by a pitch for a record 25th time in a season.
Tim Raines is inducted into the Expos' Hall of Fame. The 21-year veteran outfielder, who is fifth on the all-time career steals with 807, broke in with Montreal in 1979 and made National League All-Star team from 1981-1987.
Retiring 41 consecutive batters, Bobby Jenks breaks David Wells's American League record (38) and ties the major league mark established by Jim Barr of the Giants, who retired 41 straight batters in 1972.
Born on this Day
Christy Mathewson (1880, pictured) Barry Manuel (1965) Greg Manusky (1966) Dean Hartgraves (1966) Pete Sampras (1971) Todd Marchant (1973) Matt Clement (1974) Regan Upshaw (1975) Anders Myrvold (1975) Antoine Walker (1976) Plaxico Burress (1977) Chris Chambers (1978) Hayley Wickenheiser (1978)