Whit Sox scandal, over but not forgotten

The sentences were handed out but the outcome remains subject for debate.

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Phelps strikes gold,

On August 12, 2008, Michael Phelps became the fifth person to claim nine Olympic gold medals when he won the 200-meter freestyle in Beijing. Phelps finished the first 50 meters of the race .03 seconds behind Australia’s Moss Burmester but bounced back to lead half way through the race. He was ahead of Burmester by .58…

Lewis ties Owens with gold

On August 11, 1984, American track star, Carl Lewis, ran in the 4×100 relay as he tied Jesse Owens  when he claimed his fourth gold track and field medal one Olympiad. Lewis’ four golds in the Los Angeles Games came after participating in the long jump, 100 and 200 meter sprints alongside the relay, the same…

Mad Dog moves to Atlanta

On August 10, 1997, pitcher Greg “Mad Dog” Maddux signed a five year, $57.5 million contract with the Atlanta Braves after seven seasons with the Chicago Cubs. Maddux started his hall of fame career as a 20-year-old in 1986. He had two wins and four losses. His stats started to pick up in his third season with…

And there was light at Wrigley

On August 8, 1988, the Chicago Cubs became the last major league team to add lights, allowing night games as they were assisted by 91-year-old fan, Harry Grossman who said, ““Three . . . two . . . one . . . Let there be lights!” before flipping the switch. Wrigley Field was getting ready to be…