Back in Time: August 18
Tony Conigliaro's left cheekbone is shattered by a fastball thrown by Angels' hurler Jack Hamilton. The 22-year old Red Sox slugger will miss the rest of 1967 and all of the next year, and will never come close to the Hall of Fame potential displayed during his first three seasons.
Passing Hank Aaron, Pete Rose becomes the all-time leader in plate appearances when he steps up to the plate for the 13,941st time.
Royals defeat Yanks, 5-4, completing the famous "pine-tar" game (12 minutes). Hal McRae strikes out for the Royals and Dan Quisenberry retires the Yankees in order to complete the game.
USFL star Jim Kelly signs with the Buffalo Bills for $75 million over five years.
Tom Henke records his 300th career save as the Cardinals edge Atlanta 4-3. The Kansas City native becomes the seventh pitcher in major league history to reach the milestone.
Blanking the Mariners for seven innings innings at Angel Stadium, Jared Weaver joins Whitey Ford (Yankees, 1950) to become only the second American League rookie to begin a career with nine straight victories as a starter.
Born on this Day
Max Lanier (1915) Marge Schott (1928) Roberto Clemente (1934) Joe Azcue (1939) Matt Snell (1941) Greg Pruitt (1951) Fat Lever (1960) Geoff Courtnall (1962) John Jurkovic (1967) Justin Strzelczyk (1968) John Coyle (1968) Brian Mitchell (1968) Isaac Austin (1969) Richie Cunningham (1970) Ray Jacobs (1972) Bart Scott (1980) Jeremy Shockey (1980) Michael Montgomery (1983)