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August 29
1918 The Chicago Cubs edged the Cincinnati Reds, 1-0, to capture the NL pennant.
1971 Hank Aaron became the first National League player to drive in 100 or more runs in 11 different seasons.
1972 American Mark Spitz swam the 200-meter freestyle in a world record time of 1:52:78 in the Munich Olympics.
1974 High school star Moses Malone signed a contract with the ABA Utah Stars and became the first player to go directly from high school into major professional basketball.
1977 St. Louis speedster Lou Brock broke Ty Cobb's major-league stolen base record with his 893rd of his career.
1985 New York Yankees' Don Baylor was hit by California's Kirk McCaskill in the first inning of their game, the 190th time in his career.
1987 Charlie Whittingham became the first trainer to surpass 500 stakes wins when he sent Ferdinand to victory in the Cabrillo Handicap at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club.
1993 Laffit Pincay Jr. became the second rider in North American racing history to ride 8,000 winners when he rode El Toreo to victory in the seventh race at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club.
2003 The Toronto Maple Leafs named John Ferguson Jr. their new general manager.
2004 The Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece came to an end with the closing ceremony.
2004 Curacao captured the Little League world championship with a 5-2 victory over the United States team from Thousand Oaks, California.
2005 Hurricane Katrina damaged the New Orleans Superdome, which included parts of the roof to cave in.
2006 The Golden State Warriors fired head coach Mike Montgomery and named Don Nelson their new head coach.
2008 The NFL suspended Minnesota Vikings left tackle Bryant McKinnie for four games without pay for violating the league's personal conduct policy.
2010 Japan defeated Waipahu, Hawaii 4-1, in the Little League World Series championship game.
2011 The Philadelphia Eagles re-signed QB Michael Vick to a six-year contract.
2012 Former Pro Bowl RB Brian Westbrook officially retired as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Birthdays Eddie Murray (1956) - MLB player; Jerry Bailey (1957) - horse racing jockey; Carl Banks (1962) - NFL player.
As of August 28, 2014, at 06:00 PM ET