Back in Time: August 19
By a vote of 9-1, the New York Giants' Board of Directors agree to move the team -- led by star outfielder Willie Mays -- to San Francisco, joining the Brooklyn Dodgers, which agreed to relocate to Los Angeles.
LSU football legend Billy Cannon is sentenced to five years in prison for counterfeiting. He was released after three years.
Aaron, Ray, Bret and Bob Boone
Mariner second baseman Bret Boone -- the grandson of Ray Boone (1948-60) and son of Bob Boone (1972-90) -- makes a start against the Orioles, becoming part of the first three-generation family to play in the major leagues.
In his first match since serving a three-year prison sentence for rape, Mike Tyson returns to the ring and knocks down Peter McNeeley twice in 89 seconds and is declared the winner after McNeely's manager throws in the towel.
New York Yankee third baseman Wade Boggs pitches a scoreless inning against Anaheim.
John Smoltz becomes the Braves' all-time strikeout leader as Diamondbacks' third baseman Mark Reynolds becomes the 40-year old righthander's 2,913th victim. Also on this day in 2004, Smoltz establishes a franchise record with his 142nd save in a Braves uniform.
Born on this Day
Charles Comiskey (1859) Willie Shoemaker (1931) Jane Blalock (1945) Ned Yost (1955) Gary Gaetti (1958) Ricky Pierce (1959) Bobby Hebert (1960) Fat Lever (1960) Morten Andersen (1960) Ron Darling (1960) Kenny Walker (1964) Kirk Herbstreit (1969) Isaac Austin (1969) Mary Joe Fernandez (1971) Roy Rogers (1973) Jeremy Shockey (1980) Bart Scott (1980) J. J. Hardy (1982)