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A's rally past Mariners 11-5

...his career-high streak of reaching base safely to 34 consecutive games.Cruz has 16 homers during the streak, the first player with an on-base streak of at least 30 games with 15 or more home runs since Jim Edmonds for the Cardinals in 2004...
Today In Sports History for August 21-22

...Stadium in Seattle.1961 - Roger Maris becomes the first player to hit his 50th homer in August. He connects off California's...leg in history at 42.97.1999 - Mark McGwire is the first player to hit 50 homers in each of four consecutive seasons...
Day shows major mettle, wins title

...faced enormous pressure of having a lead for the first time going into the final round, trying to avoid becoming the first player since the PGA Championship went to stroke play in 1958 to have at least a share of the 54-hole lead in three straight...
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Today In Sports History for Aug. 16

...280 and Woods, who led by two strokes when the day began, finishes with a 75.2014 - Kevin Sutherland becomes the first player in Champions Tour history to shoot a 59. Sutherland's 59 gives him a one-shot lead over Steve Lowery and is at...
Today In Sports History for July 1

...Amherst defeats Williams 66-32 in the first intercollegiate baseball game.1920 - Suzanne Lenglen of France becomes the first player to win three Wimbledon titles in one year, taking the singles, doubles and mixed doubles.1932 - Helen Moody wins...
Today In Sports History for July 31

...string. Foytack is the only major league pitcher to give up four straight home runs.1972 - Dick Allen becomes the first player since 1950 to hit two inside-the-park homers in a game, and the Chicago White Sox beat Minnesota 8-1.1983...
Today In Sports History for Aug. 7

...break the world record, he pushes the mark to 18.29, for 60 feet, 1-4 inches.1999 - Wade Boggs becomes the first player to homer for his 3,000th hit, connecting in rare style with a two-run shot in Tampa Bay's 15-10 loss to Cleveland...
3 pitchers, catcher enter baseball Hall

...Smoltz on the roster. He's the first pitcher to win more than 200 games and save at least 150 games. He's also the first player inducted with Tommy John surgery on his resume.Smoltz understood his debt to John."I'm a miracle. I'm a medical...
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Today In Sports History for July 22

...major championship.2006 - Tiger Woods, one month after missing the cut for the first time in a major, becomes the first player since Tom Watson in 1982-83 to win consecutive British Open titles.2006 - Floyd Landis, pedaling with an injured...
Trout homers, AL All-Stars top NL 6-3

...greats had just walked off the field.Trout became the first player in 38 years to homer leading off an All-Star Game, then became the first player to take home the Midsummer Classic's MVP award two...


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