On this day: August 22

POSTED: 03:42 PM PDT Aug 20, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 21, 2016 

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 - Paul Molitor
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1956: Baseball Hall of Famer Paul Molitor, a member of the 3,000 hit club who played most of his 21-year career with the Milwaukee Brewers, is born in St. Paul, Minnesota. Molitor, who became one of the first players inducted into the Hall of Fame who spent a significant portion of his career as a designated hitter, also played for the Toronto Blue Jays and Minnesota Twins, winning a World Series title and MVP award with Toronto in 1993.


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