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'Sports History Weekly' provides timeless articles, interviews, and reviews that are stored in our archives. 

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10 years ago

FOOTBALL August 7, 2010  Wide receiver Jerry Rice is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Mississippi native spent most of his career with the San Francisco 49ers from 1985-2000, building a reputation as one of the greatest wide receivers in NFL history. Rice racked up a career record of 1,549 receptions, which included 197 touchdowns. Coming out of Mississippi Valley State, he won 3 Super Bowls with the 49ers (XXIII, XXIV, XXIX) and became a 13x Pro-bowler.

20 years ago

BOXING August 12, 2000  Evander Holyfield defeats John Ruiz in a unanimous decision to win the vacant WBA heavyweight title. It was their first faceoff in a trilogy that would see a win for each, plus a draw. Holyfield fought the greatest names of his era such as George Foreman, Buster Douglas, Riddick Bowe, and Lennox Lewis. In the infamous “Bite Fight” against Mike Tyson, Holyfield had a piece of his ear bitten off by Tyson. He retired in 2011 with a record of 57:44-10-3.

30 years ago

BASEBALL August 6, 1990  Jim Palmer is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. The life-long Orioles pitcher played 19 years with Baltimore from 1965-1984, compiling a win/loss record of 268/152, ERA of 2.86, and strikeouts of 2,212. Palmer was a 6x All-Star and 3-time World Series winner (1966, 1970, 1983). Thrice a recipient of the Cy Young Award, he was the winningest pitcher in major league baseball during the 1970s decade.

40 years ago

GOLF August 10, 1980  Jack Nicklaus wins his 5th and final PGA Championship by firing 274 (-6), or 7 strokes ahead of runner-up Andy Bean. The 40-year old had won the U.S. Open just 2 months earlier following the worst year in his illustrious career (1979) when he failed to clinch any tour matches. The PGA victory at the Oakhill Country Club in Rochester, New York was the 17th major in his professional life. He ended his career with 18 titles, the highest on record.