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Aug. 7

1907 _ Walter Johnson won the first of his 416 victories as he led the Washington Senators to a 7-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians.

1922 _ Ken Williams of the St. Louis Browns hit two home runs in the sixth inning of their rout over the Washington Senators.

1923 _ Cleveland's Frank Bower went 6-for-6 with a double and five singles as the Indians routed the Washington Senators 22-2.

1956 _ The largest crowd in minor league history, 57,000, saw 50-year-old Satchel Paige of Miami beat Columbus in an International League game played in the Orange Bowl.

1968 _ Joe Keough of the Oakland A's notched a pinch-hit home run in his first major league at-bat in the eighth inning of the second game of a doubleheader against the New York Yankees. The A's won the nightcap 4-3 in 10 innings after dropping the first game 3-0.

1971 _ The New York Mets beat the Braves at Atlanta Stadium, 20-6. Ken Boswell led the Met attack with four hits and five RBIs including a grand slam off Mike McQueen.

1985 _ Baseball Commissioner Peter Ueberroth ended the strike by the Major League Baseball Players Association with the announcement of a tentative agreement. The season resumed Aug. 8.

1999 _ Wade Boggs became the first player to homer for his 3,000th hit, connecting in rare style with a two-run shot in Tampa Bay's 15-10 loss to Cleveland. Boggs already had a pair of RBI singles when he homered off Chris Haney in the sixth inning.

Today's birthdays: Edgar Renteria 27; Geronimo Gil 27; Danny Graves 29; Jason Grimsley 35.