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This Day in Sports History — August 15

Jim Thome 600 HR
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Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on August 15:

1948 — Golfer Babe Didrikson Zaharias won the US Women’s Open title at the Atlantic City Country Club in Northfield, N.J. (More info.)

1950 — Ezzard Charles scored a technical knock out of Freddie Beshore in the 14th round of their fight in Buffalo, NY to retain the heavyweight boxing title. (More info.)

1975 — Manager Earl Weaver of the Baltimore Orioles was ejected from both games of a doubleheader by umpire Ron Luciano. (More info.)

1989 — In his second start since returning from bone cancer treatment on his throwing arm, Dave Dravecky of the San Francisco Giants suffered a broken arm while pitching to Tim Raines in Montreal. (More info.)

1990 — Terry Mulholland of the Philadelphia Phillies pitched the record eighth no-hitter of the MLB season, beating the San Francisco Giants, 6-0, at Veterans Stadium (More info.)

1990 — Mark McGwire of the Oakland A’s hit a game-winning grand slam to become the first MLB player to hit 30 home runs in each of his first four seasons. (More info.)

1993 — Paul Azinger defeated Greg Norman in a sudden-death playoff to win the P.G.A. Championship at the Inverness Club in Ohio. (More info.)

1993 — Nolan Ryan of the Texas Rangers recorded his 324th, and final, career victory, beating the Cleveland Indians, 4-1, at Municipal Stadium. (More info.)

2011 — Jim Thome of the Minnesota Twins hit his 599th and 600th career home runs at Target Field in Minnesota. (More info.)

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