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This Day in Sports History — August 27

Rickey Henderson
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Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on August 27:

1910 — Using a lighting system designed by George F. Cahill, the Logan Square and Rogers Park amateur baseball teams played a nine-inning game under twenty 137,000 candle-power arc lights. (More info.)

1911 — Ed Walsh of the Chicago White Sox no-hit the Boston Red Sox, 5-0, at Comiskey Park. (More info.)

1973 — The National Hockey League voted to expand, adding the Washington Capitals and Kansas City Scouts (now the New Jersey Devils) for the 1974-75 season. (More info.)

1975 — Onny Parun defeated Stan Smith in the first night match ever played at the US Open at the West Side Tennis Club in New York. (More info.)

1976 — After she refused to take a chromosome test established for all women entrants, transsexual player Renee Richards was not allowed to play in the US Open tennis tournament in Forest Hills, N.Y. (More info.)

1978 — Joe Morgan of the Cincinnati Reds became the first major leaguer to hit 200 home runs and steal 500 bases. (More info.)

1982 — Rickey Henderson of the Oakland Athletics stole his 119th base of the season to break the single-season, major league record set by Lou Brock of the St. Louis Cardinals in 1974. (More info.)

1985 — Mary Joe Fernandez, 14 years and 8 days-old, became the youngest player to win a US Open tennis match. (More info.)

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