On this day: August 8

POSTED: 03:25 PM PDT Aug 06, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 07, 2016 

Napoleon goes into exile, Wrigley gets lights, the "Dream Team" clinches gold in Barcelona, and the United States' debt rating takes a hit, all on this day.

OTD August 8 - Wade Boggs
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1999: Wade Boggs of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays becomes the first member of the major league's 3,000 hits club to join with a home run, belting one off Cleveland Indians' starting pitcher Charles Nagy. He ended up going 3-4 in a 15-10 home loss to Cleveland. He would retire on Aug. 27, 1999, ending his career with 3,010 hits. The Devil Rays would retire his number the next spring.


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