On this day: August 22

POSTED: 4:42 PM Aug 20 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Aug 22 2013

Teddy Roosevelt goes for a historic ride, tennis player Althea Gibson breaks racial barriers, The Supremes hit No. 1 for the first time, and Nolan Ryan notches his 5,000 career strikeout, all on this day.

OTD August 22 - Carl Yaztrzemski
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1939: Baseball Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski, who played his entire 23-year baseball career with the Boston Red Sox, is born in Southampton, N.Y. Yastrzemski is an 18-time All-Star, the possessor of seven Gold Gloves, a member of the 3,000 hit club, and the first American League player in that club to also accumulate more than 400 home runs. His best season came in 1967, when he led Boston to the American League pennant, earned the league's MVP award, and was the last winner of the batter's Triple Crown until Miguel Cabrera in 2012. He's seen here on April 8, 2011, throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the Red Sox's home opener.


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