In a 2-1 loss to the A's, White Sox hurler Hoyt Wilhelm breaks Cy Young's record as he makes his 907th career appearance.
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George Brett's ninth inning homer, which puts the Royals ahead, is disallowed as the umpires rule the third baseman used too much pine tar on his bat. American League president Lee McPhail will overrule the decision and on August 18th the game resumes with the Royals beating the Yankees, 4-3.
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Vince Coleman injures three fans when he throws cherry bomb out the window of a car in the players' parking lot at Dodger Stadium.
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Patty Sheehan -- seen her dancing with her father, Bobo -- wins her second career U.S. Open.
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Alex Rodriguez and Jason Varitek
A bench-clearing brawl breaks out between the Res Sox and Yankees after Boston starter Bronson Arroyo hits Alex Rodriguez with a pitch. As A-Rod stares out at the mound on his way to first, Boston's catcher Jason Varitek pushes the all-star third baseman in the face causing a series of fights with players in both team's dugouts and bullpens involved.
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Lance Armstrong retires after winning his 7th straight Tours de France.
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Born on this Day
Bob Lilly (1939) Steve Grogan (1953) Kevin Butler (1962) Karl Malone (1963, pictured) Barry Bonds (1964) Brian Blades (1965) Joe Oliver (1965) Andrew Gaze (1965) Mark Gunn (1968) Rick Fox (1969) Chris King (1969) Blaine Bishop (1970) Rafer Alston, (1976) Jose Valverde (1979) Patrice Bergeron (1985)
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