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 - Nolan Ryan
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1989: Nolan Ryan strikes out Rickey Henderson to become the first major-league baseball pitcher to record 5,000 strikeouts. Following the game, Henderson was quoted as saying, "If he ain't struck you out, then you ain't nobody."


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