Aug 14th 2003
Due to a massive blackout in the Northeast, the Mets are forced to postpone their game against the Giants. The teams decided against playing the game with only white players.
Aug 14th 1994
Pitcher Dwight Gooden leaves the Betty Ford Center. Gooden left after discovering the Betty Ford Center did not have any cocaine.
Aug 13th 1990
Denver votes for a 1-percent sales tax to pay for a baseball stadium. However, residents voted against a 2-percent sales tax that would have paid for both a baseball stadium and a major league-quality pitching staff.
Aug 12th 1936
Marjorie Gestring, age 13, of the United States wins the springboard diving competition at the Berlin Olympics to become the youngest gold medalist in Olympic history. The whorish youngster then turned her attention from competitive swimsuits to fashion-focused swimsuits and invented the G-string bikini.
Aug 11th 1951
The first major league baseball game is televised in color as the Brooklyn Dodgers defeat the Boston Braves, 8-1. The broadcast was not without its challenges, however, as technicians could not get Brooklyn's second baseman to appear on-screen in anything other than black and white.
Aug 10th 2005
San Francisco Giants radio talk show host Larry Krueger is fired by KNBR for a postgame rant in which he says the team has too many "brain-dead Caribbean hitters" and that manager Felipe Alou's mind "has turned to Cream of Wheat." KNBR dismissed Krueger because Cream of Wheat was not the show's official breakfast sponsor.
Aug 9th 1977
The NHL refuses the merger request of six World Hockey Association franchises. The NHL's long-term business plan didn't call for the league to severely weaken itself via over-expansion for another 15 to 20 years.
Aug 8th 2008
The Summer Olympics begin in Beijing, China. In a dramatic torch lighting ceremony, a Chinese child borrowed Michael Phelps' lighter.
Aug 7th 1972
Yogi Berra is inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame. Berra's speech delighted the crowd with its homespun senility and down-home dementia.
Dec 31st 1969
Cleveland rookie Cy Young defeats Chicago, 6-1, for the first of his 511 major league wins. The victory was a proud moment for Young's parents, both hardcore baseball fans, who had named him after the pitching award.