Friday, September 30, 2011

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY SEPTEMBER 30

2009  Ricky Nolasco of Florida strikes out 9 consecutive batters
2008  White Sox win 1-0 in playoff game with Twins to win AL central
2006  Chicago and Colorado each use 10 pitchers in the game – tie MLB record
2001  Todd Helton of Colorado hits his 100th extra base hit of the season – 1st player in MLB history to have 100 extra base hits in back to back seasons – in 2001 he had 54 doubles and 49 HRs, in 2000 59 doubles and 42 HRs
2000  Oakland beats Texas 23-2 – 14 players score runs – MLB record
2000  Seattle beats Angels 21-9 – Alex Rodriguez had 7 RBI
1997  NYY beat Indians 8-6 in 1st game of the playoffs – Tim Raines, Derek Jeter, and Paul O’Neill hit consecutive HRs
1995  Indians Albert Belle hits his 17th HR of the month – ties Babe Ruth’s record for the month
1993  George Brett gets his 3,000th hit
1989  Nolan Ryan strikes out his 300th batter – 6th 300 strikeout season
1988  Dave Steib throws his second straight one hitter
1984  Angels Mike Witt throws a perfect game on 97 pitches
1980  Rickey Henderson steals his 97th base – MLB record – Ty Cobb had 96 in 1915 – ends with 100 for the year
1980  Fernando Valenzuela wins his 1st game
1978  Dennis Eckersley wins his 20th game of the season
1978  Orioles Rich Dauer makes his only error of the season
1972  Roberto Clemente gets his 3,000th hit – final regular season hit
1964  Detroit’s Bill Roman hits a HR in his 1st MLB at bat – only one of his career – ends career in 1965 with 35 at bats
1962  Mets catcher Joe Pignatano hits into a triple play in the 8th – it is his final career at bat
1947  1st televised World Series – Yankees beat Dodgers 5-3
1934  Dizzy Dean wins his 30th game of the year
1934  Babe Ruth’s last game as a NYY – goes 0-3 – Lou Gehrig wins the triple crown - .363 average, 49 HRs, and 165 RBI
1927  Babe Ruth hit his 60th HR – was first player ever to hit 30, 40, 50, and 60 today

Thursday, September 29, 2011

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY SEPTEMBER 29

2002  Marlins record is 79-83, 23 games behind – won World Series last year
2001  Oakland’s Miguel Tejada hits for the cycle including a grand slam
2000  U.S. basketball team wins gold at the Olympics
1999  Doug Glanville of Philadelphia gets his 200th hit of the season – 1st Phillie since 1979 to do so – Pete Rose
1991  Rickey Henderson goes 5 for 5 – hit safely in each of the first 5 innings – leaves game in the 7th
1987  NYY Don Mattingly hits his MLB record 6th grand slam of the season
1986  Cubs Greg Maddux beats brother Mike of the Phillies 8-3 – both rookies – Greg ends career with 355 wins, Mike with 39
1985  Warren Moon of Houston is sacked NFL record 12 times by the Cowboys
1983  A’s Mike Warren pitches a no hitter vs. White Sox – the rookie will win only 9 games in his career
1979  Astros JR Richard strikes out his 313th – NL record for a right hander
1974  Lou Brock steals his 118th base of the season
1965  Bob Gibson hits a grand slam off of Gaylord Perry to beat Giants 8-6
1965  409 fans see Red Sox beat Cleveland at Fenway Park
1963  Stan Musial’s last game – he gets his 3,630th hit
1962  Cleveland and California strikeout a combined 40 times in a double header
1954  Willie Mays makes his famous over the shoulder catch of Vic Wertz’ drive
1927  Babe Ruth hits his 59th HR – his 60th tomorrow
1920  Babe Ruth hits then record 54th HR

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY SEPTEMBER 28

2008  Mike Mussina wins his 20th game of the  year – his only 20 win season among his 270 career wins
2006  Rookie Jim Loney of Dodgers has 9 RBI in the game
2003  Drew Henson gets his 1st and only MLB hit – quit to play football
2001  Alex Rodriguez hits his 50th HR – 20th in MLB history to do so
2000  Baltimore gets 23 hits and 23 runs to beat Toronto 23-1
2000  NY Mets end Greg Maddux’s streak of 39 1/3rd scoreless innings
1993  Dennis Martinez wins his 100th NL game – 7th pitcher in history to win 100 in each league
1988  Orel Hershiser pitches 10 shutout innings – now has 59 consecutive scoreless innings – started August 30 – MLB record
1982  Minnesota pitcher Terry Felton plays in his last MLB game – record is 0-13 and career 0-16
1974  Nolan Ryan gets his 3rd career no hitter – ends with 7 of them
1972  Steve Carlton gets his 300th strikeout of the season – record 27-10 with a 1.91 ERA – will win Cy Young
1960  Ted Williams hits his final HR #521 – hit his 1st 4/23/1939
1941  Ted Williams ends the season with a .406 average
1940  Michigan’s Tom Harmon runs for TDs of 72, 86, and 94 yards

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY SEPTEMBER 27

2007  Ryan Howard strikes out for the 196th time this season – MLB record
2006  40 year old Moises Alou steals home for San Francisco
2001  Arizona’s Randy Johnson gets his 20th win and 366th strikeout
2000  Angels Darin Erstad sets a record with his 99th RBI as a leadoff hitter
1998  NYY win their 114th game of the season
1998  Mark McGwire hits his 70th HR of the season
1996  Barry Bonds is the 2nd player in MLB history to get 40 steals and 40 HRs in a season – Jose Canseco did it first, Rodriguez and Soriano will follow
1992  Seattle’s Randy Johnson strikes out 18 Texas Rangers
1987  Phil Niekro makes his final MLB appearance – 318 wins, 3,342 strikeouts. and a 3.35 ERA in 24 seasons
1983  Tim Raines becomes the 2nd player in MLB history to have 70 steals and 70 RBI in the same season – Ty Cobb
1973  Nolan Ryan gets his 383rd strikeout of the season – MLB record
1972  Padres Steve Arlin loses his 21st game of the year – lost 19 last year, but his ERA in 1972 was 3.60 and in 1971 it was 3.48
1968  Bob Gibson beats Houston 1-0 – ends season with a 1.12 ERA, 22-9 record, 28 complete games, 13 shutouts, and 268 strikeouts
1967  Philadelphia’s Jim Bunning ties a record with his 5th one run loss of the season – record is 17-15 with a 2.29 ERA – lowest of his career
1942  NY Giants beat the Redskins 14-7 without making a first down – Washington had 15 of them
1931  Lou Gehrig gets his 46th HR and Babe Ruth has 46 – Gehrig has 184 RBI and Ruth 163 – most productive teammates in history – they beat 31 game winner Lefty Grove 13-1
1930  Bobby Jones completes the 1st Grand Slam of Golf
1927  Babe Ruth hits his 57th HR and Lou Gehrig his 46th
1923  Lou Gehrig gets his 1st HR – ends with 493

Monday, September 26, 2011

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY SEPTEMBER 26

2001  Raul Gonzalez gets his 1st MLB hit – the only hit for the Reds in a 8-0 loss
1999  Mark McGwire gets his 60th HR of the season – he and Sammy Sosa become the only players to hit 60 HRs twice
1998  Curt Schilling gets his 300th strikeout of the season – his second consecutive season doing so – 5th in MLB history
1998  Dennis Eckersley plays in his final game, his 1,071st breaking Hoyt Wilhelm’s record for most appearances – had 197 wins, 390 saves, and a career 3.50 ERA over 24 seasons
1997  Atlanta’s Rafael Belliard hits a HR – last one he hit was May 5, 1987 – got two in his career in 2,524 plate appearances
1993  Mariners Randy Johnson gets his 300th strikeout of the season
1988  Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson is stripped of his gold medal in the 100M for failing a drug test
1984  Rookie Juan Samuel of Philadelphia steals his 72nd base – breaks Tim Raines rookie record
1983  St. Louis’ Bob Forsch pitches a no hitter – 2nd of his career – 25th pitcher to have 2 or more
1981  Nolan Ryan gets his 5th no hitter – 1st to do so – ends with 7
1979  Braves Phil Niekro gets his 20th win – beat his brother Joe who also had 20 wins
1971  Jim Palmer of the Orioles gets his 20th win – 3 other Orioles have 20 wins this season also
1971  Ernie Banks gets the last hit of his career – his 2,583rd
1962  Maury Wills becomes the first to steal 100 bases in a season – will end with 104
1962  Chicago Cubs lose their 101st game of the season – 903 fans show up to see it
1961  Roger Maris hits his 60th HR to tie Babe Ruth

Sunday, September 25, 2011

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY SEPTEMBER 25

2003  Sammy Sosa becomes the 1st NL player to have 100 RBI in 9 straight seasons
2003  Carlos Delgado hits 4 HRs in the game – 15th to do so
2002  Michael Jordan announces he is returning to the NBA
2001  Chicago Cubs pitchers get their 1,250th strikeout of the year – MLB record
2000  Cleveland plays an odd double header – beat Chicago in the first one and lose to Minnesota in the second game – only 2nd time there was a 3 team double header in MLB history (1951)
1998  NYY win their 112th game of the season – AL record
1996  Barry Bonds gets his 149th walk of the season – NL record
1992  Seattle and Texas use MLB record 54 players in a 16 inning game – Rangers strand 20 and strikeout 18 times 
  1984  NY Mets Rusty Staub joins Ty Cobb as the only players to hit a HR in their teens and their forties
1965  Willie Mays becomes the oldest (34) to hit 50 HRs in a season – also the youngest to hit 50 ten years earlier
1965  Sandy Koufax gets his 24th win and 365th strikeout of the season – ERA 2.12
1962  Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in the 1st to win the heavyweight title
1941  The Brooklyn Dodgers win their 1st pennant in 21 years
1911 Groundbreaking begins on Fenway Park
                                                         

Saturday, September 24, 2011

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY SEPTEMBER 24

2006  Boston’s David Ortiz hits his 32nd HR on the road this year – ties AL record – Babe Ruth in 1927
2001  Barry Bonds hits his 35th HR on the road – MLB record
1998  Tom Gordon of Red Sox gets his 42nd consecutive save of the year
1988  Dave Stewart wins his 20th game of the year and Oakland its 100th
1988  Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson wins the 100 meter sprint at the Olympics – he will be disqualified three days later for steroids
1985  Montreal’s Andre Dawson hits 3 HRs, including two 3 run HRs in the 5th inning – 6 RBI in an inning ties MLB record
1982  Tennis great Bjorn Borg retires at age 26
1979  Pete Rose gets his 200th hit for the 10th time – breaks MLB record of 9 set by Ty Cobb
1978  NYY Ron Guidry gets the win – record now is 23-3
1974  Al Kaline of Detroit gets his 3,000th hit – will end his career this year with 3,007
1971  Orioles Mike Cuellar and Pat Dobson gets their 20th wins in a double header vs. Cleveland
1967  Cardinal Jim Bakken kicks 7 field goals in a game vs. Pittsburgh
1957  The Brooklyn Dodgers play their last game at Ebbets Field – they beat the Pirates 2-0 – in the game Sandy Koufax struck out for the 12th consecutive time
1957  Hank Aaron hit his 1st grand slam
1950  Pitcher Carlos Pasqual makes his MLB debut and gets the only win of his career – loses his final game 4 days later – ends career 1-1 with 2.12 ERA
1940  Jimmie Foxx gets his 500th hit – ends with 534
1938  Don Budge becomes the first tennis player to win the Grand Slam of Tennis
1931  Lefty Grove wins his 31st game of the season

Friday, September 23, 2011

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY SEPTEMBER 23

2006  Barry Bonds hits his 734th HR to break NL record – Hank Aaron
2002  St. Louis scores 10 runs in the 7th – 9 of them were consecutive with 2 outs
2001  Sammy Sosa hits 3 HRs in the game – 3rd time he has done it this season and the first time it has been done in MLB history
2001  Alex Rodriguez hits his 48th HR – MLB record for shortstops
2000  Rafael Palmeiro hits his 400th HR – ends with 569
1998  Craig Biggio of Houston steals his 50th base – only second in MLB history with 50 doubles and 50 steals (Tris Speaker 1912)
1998  Sammy Sosa hits his 64th and 65th HRs of the season
1995  Lance Johnson of White Sox gets 6 hits – 3 of them triples
1988  Jose Canseco is the first to steal 40 bases and hit 40 HRs – Bonds, Rodriguez, and Soriano will join him
1988  Orel Hershiser beats Giants 3-0 – now has 49 consecutive scoreless innings pitched
1986  Jim Deshaies of Astros sets MLB record – strikes out the first 8 batters of the game
1984  Sparky Anderson is the 1st manager to win 100 games in both leagues
1983  Steve Carlton wins his 300th game – ends with 329, 3.22 ERA, 4 Cy Young awards
1979  Lou Brock steals his 938th base – last of his career
1965  Larry Jackson of the Cubs loses his 20th game of the year – won 20 last year
1962  LA Dodgers Maury Wills steals his 97th base on the way to 104 – breaks Ty Cobb’s record
1961  Whitey Ford of NYY wins his 25th game of the season – 25-4, 3.21 ERA, Cy Young winner this year
1957  Ted Williams reaches base 5 times – has reached 16 consecutive times to tie MLB record
1952  1st closed circuit televised broadcast of a sports event – Rocky Marciano KOs Jersey Joe Walcott for the heavyweight title
1936  Carl Hubbell wins his 16th consecutive game – will win the first 8 in 1937 – record total 24
1926  Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey in 10 for heavyweight title
1916  Grover Cleveland Alexander wins both games of a double header vs. Cincinnati

Thursday, September 22, 2011

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY SEPTEMBER 22

2006  Alfonso Soriano gets a double – now has 45 HRs, 41 stolen bases, and 40 doubles – never happened before – 1st 40-40-40 player
2004  Seattle beats Angels 16-6 – they had 24 hits – 6 by Raul Ibanez (ties AL record) and 4 by Ichiro Suzuki
2003  Detroit loses its 118th game – AL record previously set in 1916
2003  Kevin Millar gets a double – 8th Boston player to reach 30 doubles this year – MLB record
2002  Cubs Fred McGriff hits his 30th HR – 1st to have 30 with 5 different teams
1997  Ken Griffey Jr. hits his 55th HR – most since Maris in 1961
1993  Nolan Ryan makes his final MLB appearance – debut 9/11/1966 – had 7 no hitters, 324 wins, ERA of 3.19, and 5,714 strikeouts
1991  Miami coach Don Shula wins his 300th game
1990  Andre Dawson steals his 300th base and is the only player other than Willie Mays to have 300 steals, 300 HRs, and 2,000 hits
1987  NFL players go on a 24 day strike
1973  Baltimore Orioles Al Bumbry hits 3 triples in the game – ties MLB record
1969  Willie Mays hits his 600th HR – ends with 660
1968  Twins Cesar Tovar pitches a scoreless inning and plays 9 positions

1953  Satchel Paige gets his final MLB win on his 46th birthday
1927  The famous “long count” – Dempsey loses to Tunney
1911  Cy Young wins his 511th and final game – had a career ERA of 2.63, 2,803 strikeouts, and had 5 seasons winning 30 or more

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY SEPTEMBER 21

2008  Final game at Yankee Stadium – they win
2004  Ichiro Suzuki gets 5 hits in the game – 4th time this year
2001  Brewers strikeout 10 times – now have 1,272 for the season – MLB record
1999  Pedro Martinez strikes out 12 Toronto batters – gets his 300th strikeout of the season – only 2nd to strikeout 300 in both leagues (Randy Johnson)
1997  Barry Bonds hits an inside the park HR
1996  Eddie Murray hits his 19th career grand slam
1992  Dennis Eckerskey gets his 50th save of the season – only 2nd player to do so
1991  USA basketball announces its “Dream Team” for the Olympics
1986  Jets beat Dolphins 51-45 on OT – record 884 passing yards
1981  Steve Carlton gets his 3,128th career strikeout – NL record previously held by Bob Gibson
1973  NY Mets go into 1st place after being 12 games out
1971  Baltimore’s Dave McNally gets his 20th win for the 4th straight season
1970  Vida Blue no hits Minnesota – gave up 2 walks – it is 2nd MLB start
1970  “Monday Night Football” debuts on ABC – Cleveland beats Jets 31-21
1966  Only 530 fans see Cubs beat Reds at Wrigley
1966  Juan Marichal wins his 23rd – hit a HR in the 9th for a 6-5 win over Pirates
1963  NYY Yogi Berra hits his 358th and last HR
1954  NYY win their 101st game – but only 1,912 saw it

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

GREAT IDEA

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY SEPTEMBER 20

2003  Marcus Giles of Braves hits his 20th HR of the season – Braves have 6 players with 20 or more
2002  Orioles Mike Bordick sets a MLB record with his 102nd consecutive game without an error at shortstop
1998  Cal Ripken ends his record 2,632 consecutive game streak – started 5/30/82
1992  Philadelphia second baseman Mickey Morandi gets an unassisted triple play – 9th in MLB history
1988  Wade Boggs gets his 200th hit in 6 straight seasons
1987  Walter Payton sets NFL record with his 107th rushing TD
1986  Tony Gwynn steals 5 bases – ties NL record
1983  Detroit gets 10 consecutive hits in the first inning – ties AL record
1980  Spectacular Bid wins the Woodward – his only 3 rivals pulled out of the race
1978  Red Sox lose to Detroit 12-2 – Boston only had 6 hits – 4 by Jerry Remy
1973  Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in “The Battle of the Sexes” tennis match
1972  Atlanta beats Houston 13-6 – scored all 13 in the 2nd inning
1970  Jim Palmer wins his 20th game – Orioles now have three 20 game winners for the season
1968  Mickey Mantle hits his final HR #536 – hit his 1st 5/1/51
1967  Johnny Bench hits his 1st MLB HR – ends with 389
1965  812 fans see Philadelphia beat the Braves
1965  547 fans see KC beat Minnesota
1961  Roger Maris hits his 59th HR in 155 games
1965  Willie Mays hits his 50th HR – only 7th to do so
1954  Warren Spahn wins his 20th game – 6th time he has done so  
1919  Babe Ruth is honored at “Babe Ruth Day” in a double header at Fenway – he wins the 1st game with a HR in the 9th and scores the winning run in the 2nd
1917  NBA Hall of Fame coach Red Auerbach was born

Monday, September 19, 2011

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY SEPTEMBER 19

2002  Bartolo Colon of Expos gets his 10th win of the season – only 2nd in MLB history to have 10 wins in both leagues in a single season – had 10 for Cleveland
2002  KC 1st base coach Tom Gamboa is attacked on the field by a father and son who are arrested
2001  Rookie Albert Pujols gets his 120th RBI of the season – breaks a 70 year old NL rookie mark
2001  Roger Clemens wins his 20th – record is 20-1 with 3.42 ERA – season 20-3, 3.51 ERA
2000  Ken Griffey Jr. hits his 400th HR
1998  Alex Rodriguez hits his 40th HR – joins 40 HR and 40 steal club of Canseco and Bonds – Soriano will later join
1998  Atlanta Braves win their 100th game of the season – won 100 last year – 1st team since Philadelphia in 1976-1977 to have back to back 100 wins seasons
1988  U.S. Olympic diver Greg Louganis hits his head on the diving board 

1986  Chicago’s Joe Crowley gets a no hitter – gave up 7 walks and a sacrifice fly but won 7-1 – will never win another game
1985  Vince Coleman steals his 100th base – will end with 110
1982  Patriots get 5 first downs and -4 yards passing and 57 total yards as they lose to the Jets 31-7
1976  Catfish Hunter gets his 200th career win – ends with 224
1968  Denny McLain wins his 31st of the season, but Mickey Mantle gets his 535th HR to put him into 3rd all time
1961  Willie Mays hits a grand slam off of Warren Spahn as Giants beat Braves 11 to 10
1955  Cubs Ernie Banks hits his record 5th grand slam of the season – surpassed only by 6 in 1987 by Don Mattingly and 6 in 2006 by Travis Hoffman
1948  Pancho Gonzalez wins the 63rd US Men’s Tennis Open

Sunday, September 18, 2011

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY SEPTEMBER 18

2006  Dodgers hit 4 consecutive HRs in the 9th inning – only 4th time in history
2005  Donovan McNabb throws 5 TDs and 49ers are held to 142 total yards vs. 583 for Eagles as they win 42-3
2003  Tigers lose their 114th game of the season and pitcher Mike Maroth his 21st – will end the season 43-119
2000  Mike Maddux extends his scoreless inning streak to 29
1999  Sammy Sosa hits his 60th HR – 1st in MLB to hit 60 in consecutive seasons
1998  Frank Thomas gets his 100th RBI for the 8th straight season
1996  Roger Clemens ties his own MLB mark with 20 strikeouts in a game
1995  Gary Sheffied does 3 for 3 – was 5 for 5 yesterday
1987  Tigers Darrell Evans is the 1st 40 year old to hit 40 HRs in a season
1986  Reggie Jackson hits his 30th HR – at age 40 he is the 3rd player to do so – Musial and Ruth
1984  Tigers become only the 4th team to stay in first place since opening day
1984  Montreal’s Tim Raines steals his 70th base – only player with 4 consecutive 70 base seasons
1977  Boston rookie Ted Cox makes his MLB debut and goes 4 for 4 – will get a hit in his first 2 at bats tomorrow – MLB record for consecutive hits to start a career
1974  Erskine Thomason of Philadelphia throws 8 pitches in an inning to retire the side – his only MLB appearance
1966  Mickey Mantle gets his 1,500th career strikeout – 1st player to reach that level in his career – ends with 1,710
1931  Lefty Grove wins his 30th game – last AL pitcher to do so until 1968 (Denny McLain) – ends season 31-4, 2.06 ERA

Saturday, September 17, 2011

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY SEPTEMBER 17

2004 Barry Bonds hits his 700th HR – joins Ruth and Aaron
2004 Ichiro Suzuki gets his 199th single of the year – MLB record – ends season with 262 hits
2002 Patrick Ewing retires after 17 years in the NBA – 15 with the Knicks
1998 Denny Neagle of the Braves wins his 15th – 5th 15 or more win season on the team staff this year
1996 LA Dodgers Hideo Nomo no hits the Rockies 9-0
1988 Jeff Reardon becomes the 1st pitcher to record 40 saves in a season in both leagues – Minnesota and Montreal
1984 NY Mets Dwight Gooden becomes the 2nd to strikeout 32 over 2 consecutive games – 16 in a 2-1 loss and 16 in a 2-0 win on 9/12
1984 Reggie Jackson hits his 500th HR – hit his first exactly 17 years ago
1981 Fernando Valenzuela gets his 8th shutout of his rookie year – ties MLB rookie mark set in 1910 and 1913
1979 George Brett gets his 20th triple – 5th player in MLB history to have 20 or more doubles, triples, and HRs in a season – 1st since Willie Mays in 1957
1968 Gaylord Perry no hits the Cardinals 1-0 – gave up 2 walks
1964 Mickey Mantle gets his 2,000th hit and 450th HR – ends with 2,415 hits and 536 HRs
1963 Sandy Koufax gets his 11th shutout of the season – he is 24-5 with 1.87 ERA
1955 Brooks Robinson makes his MLB debut – gets 2 hits – ends career with 2,848 of them
1953 Ernie Banks becomes the 1st black player on the Chicago Cubs
1941 Stan Musial makes his MLB debut – goes 2 for 4 – ends career with 3,630 hits
1916 Babe Ruth wins his 20th game of the season – will win 23 with a 1.75 ERA

Friday, September 16, 2011

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY SEPTEMBER 16

2008 Derek Jeter gets his 1,270th hit at Yankee Stadium – passes Lou Gehrig
2007 Jim Thome gets his 500th HR
2007 Bengals beat Browns 51-45 as Carson Palmer throws 6 TDs and Derek Anderson 5 – Cleveland had 554 total yards and Cincinnati had 531
1999 Rookie Carlos Beltran gets his 100th RBI – 1st rookie since 1987 to do so – Mark McGwire
1998 Ken Griffey Jr. steals his 20th base of the year – 3rd player in MLB history to have 50 HRs and 20 steals – Willie Mays and Brady Anderson
1997 Curt Schilling gets his 300th strikeout of the season – 1st NL pitcher since 1986 to do so
1996 Paul Molitor gets his 3,000th hit – ends with 3,319
1996 Lance Johnson of Mets gets his 20th triple of the season – his 6th year in a row with double digits – had 117 in 14 seasons
1993 Dave Winfield gets his 3,000th hit – 19th to do so – ends with 3,110
1990 Pittsburgh beats Oilers 20-9 despite only getting 123 total yards – Warren Moon threw 3 interceptions
1988 Reds Tom Browning pitches a perfect game vs. Dodgers
1987 Bob Boone of the Angels catches in his record 1,919th game
1979 Willie Wilson of KC hits his 5th inside the park HR of the season
1975 Pirates beat Cubs 22-0 – Rennie Stennett is the 3rd player to go 7 for 7 in MLB history
1965 Red Sox Dave Morehead no hits Cleveland
1960 Warren Spahn no hits Philadelphia – it is his 20th win of the season and his 11th 20 win season – will do it two more times before retiring with 363 wins
1948 Joe DiMaggio hits his 300th HR – ends with 361

Thursday, September 15, 2011

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY SEPTEMBER 15

2009 David Ortiz hits his 270th HR as a designated hitter – record
2004 Randy Johnson becomes the all-time strikeout leader for lefties – his 4,139 passes Steve Carlton
2003 Raphael Palmeiro hits his 35th HR – has 35 HRS and 100 RBI or more for 9 straight seasons – only Jimmie Foxx has done so
2002 Buffalo beats Vikings 45-39 as Drew Bledsoe throws 463 yards and 3 TDs – teams combine for 917 total yards
1998 Ken Griffey Jr. gets his 1,000th RBI
1996 Dan Marino throws one interception – a 100 yard one to Aaron Glenn, but his 3 TDs help Miami beat Jets 36-27
1996 Orioles hit 241 HRs this year – MLB record - 1961 NYY
1991 Dallas is shutout by Philadelphia 24-0 as Troy Aikman throws 3 interceptions and Dallas manages only 90 yards
1987 Mets Keith Hernandez gets his 2,000th hit – ends with 2,182
1979 The Red Sox Bob Watson becomes the 1st player to hit for the cycle in the AL and NL (Astros)
1978 The LA Dodgers become the first team to draw 3 million fans
1978 Muhammad Ali beats Leon Spinks to win the heavyweight title for the 3rd time
1972 Steve Carlton gets his 24th win of the season – the rest of the pitching staff has 26 wins – he will finish the season with 27 wins and a 1.97 ERA out of the 59 total wins Philadelphia has
1969 Philadelphia’s Steve Carlton strikes out 19 NY Mets – loses the game 4-3
1960 Willie Mays ties MLB record with 3 triples in the game

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY SEPTEMBER 14

2008 Carlos Zambrano of the Cubs no hits Houston
2003 Detroit loses its 110th game of the season – ends with 43-119 record
2002 Barry Bonds gets his 100th RBI – 11th time in his career
2002 Red Sox Derek Lowe wins his 20th game – had 20 saves last season
1999 Royals Mark Quinn makes his MLB debut – hit 2 HRs – only 3rd in MLB history to hit 2 in his debut – also had a double
1999 NYY beat Toronto 10-6 – Bernie Williams hit a grand slam in the 8th and Paul O’Neill hit one in the 9th
1996 NY Mets Todd Hundley sets a record of 41 HRs by a catcher
1994 On the 34th day of the strike, Bud Selig announces the end of the season
1990 Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey Jr. hit back to back HRs in the 1st inning vs. the Angels
1990 A’s Dave Stewart wins his 20th game for the 4th straight year
1989 Jeff Reardon gets his 30th save – 1st pitcher to have 30 or more saves in 5 straight seasons
1987 Blue Jays hit a MLB record 10 HRs vs. Baltimore
1986 Bo Jackson hit his 1st HR – had 141 in 8 seasons
1978 Angels beat Texas 16-1 – had 13 unearned runs in the 9th inning
1972 San Diego’s Steve Arlin loses his 20th game of the season – lost 19 last year – ends career 34-67
1968 Denny McLain wins his 30th game – 1st 30 game winner since 1934
1961 St. Louis and Chicago combine to use 72 players in a double header
1958 NYY win their 24th pennant and 9th under Casey Stengel
1951 Rookie Bob Nieman made his MLB debut and hit a HR his first two times at bat – only time in MLB history it has been done

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY SEPTEMBER 13

2009 Lions start where they left off last year – lose to New Orleans 45-27 – Drew Brees threw 6 TDs
2009 Ichiro Suzuki gets his 200th hit for the 9th straight year – MLB record
2007 The NFL fines Bill Belichick $500,000 and the Patriots $250,000 for illegal videotaping of the Jets during the game
2004 Sammy Sosa hits his 30th HR – only 3rd player in history to hit 30 or more 10 seasons in a row
1998 Sammy Sosa hits his 61st and 62nd HR to pass Maris and pull into a tie with Mark McGwire
1997 Tom Candiotti of the Dodgers hits 3 batters in the 1st inning and one in the 2nd to tie MLB record
1992 Buffalo beats the 49ers 34-31 as Buffalo has 488 total yards and SF 598 – Jim Kelly throws for 403 yards and 3 TDs and Steve Young 449 and 3 TDs
1987 White Sox beat Seattle 2-0 – Chicago had 2 hits and the Mariners had one
1983 Rickey Henderson steals his 100th base for the 3rd consecutive year
1982 Joe Niekro beats his brother Phil 5-3 – only Phil’s 4th loss of the season
1974 Philadelphia uses a NL record 27 players in the game and St. Louis uses 24 tying a MLB record 51 – Philadelphia won 7-3 in 17 innings
1971 Frank Robinson hits his 500th HR – ends with 586
1969 Barry Bonds is the 4th player in MLB history to have 30 steals and 30 HRs – will do it 4 more times in his career including a 40-40 year
1965 Willie Mays hits his 500th HR – ends with 660
1964 Minnesota beats Baltimore 34-24 – outran them 313 yards to 40 – Unitas and Tarkenton both throw 2 TDs
1951 Cardinals play an unusual double header – beat Giants in the afternoon and lose to the Braves at night
1942 Cubs shortstop Lennie Merullo makes 4 errors in the 2nd inning (MLB record) – also made one in the 1st game of the double header
1936 Cleveland’s Bob Feller strikes out then record 17 batters – he was only 17 years old
1909 Ty Cobb hits his 9th HR of the season – all inside the park

Monday, September 12, 2011

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY SEPTEMBER 12

2000 Dodgers Dave Hansen gets MLB record 7th pinch hit HR of the season – was a 68 year old record
1999 Pittsburgh beats Cleveland 43-0 – held Cleveland to 2 first downs and 40 total yards – Steelers had 464 total yards
1999 Dallas beats Redskins 41-35 – teams combined for 1,045 yards
1997 Marlins catcher Charles Johnson plays in his 160th game without an error – MLB record
1996 Ellis Burks of Colorado steals his 30th base – 19th in MLB history to have 30 steals and 30 HRs
1991 Nolan Ryan wins his 10th game of the season – only 2nd pitcher to have 10 or more wins in 20 different seasons – (Don Sutton)
1990 NYY pitcher Steve Adkins makes his MLB debut – walked the first three batters he faced and 8 in 1 1/3rd innings before being taken out of the game
1988 Eddie Murray gets his 2,000th hit – ends with 3,255
1987 Vince Coleman steals his 100th base for the 3rd straight year
1984 NY Mets Dwight Gooden sets rookie strikeout record at 251
1980 Yao Ming born
1979 Carl Yastrzemski gets his 3,000th hit – ends with 3,419
1974 Cincinnati and Braves combine for 3 grand slams in the game – MLB record
1965 Washington Senators beat the Angels 7-1 – 840 fans attended
1964 Orioles beat A’s 1-0 – both teams got only one hit
1962 Washington’s Tom Cheney strikes out a record 21 Orioles in 16 innings for a 1-0 win

Sunday, September 11, 2011

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY SEPTEMBER 11

2004 Barry Bonds walks 3 times – 1st player to ever have 200 walks in a season
2004 Philadelphia beats NY Mets 11-9 in 13 innings – MLB record 18 pitchers used in the game
2002 Hall of Fame QB Johnny Unitas died at age 69
2002 John Smoltz gets his 50th save of the season – 7th to do so
1999 Eric Milton of Minnesota throws a no hitter vs. Angels
1998 Florida Marlins lose their 100th game of the season – won the World Series last year – 1st team to do that
1985 Pete Rose gets his 4,192nd hit – passes Ty Cobb
1980 Expos Ron LeFlore steals his 91st base and Rodney Scott his 58th – MLB record number for teammates
1974 Cardinals beat Mets in 25 innings – NY goes to the plate 103 times and St. Louis 99 – MLB record 45 runners left on base
1973 Samuel Ewing makes his MLB debut for White Sox – strikes out 4 times – Nolan Ryan gets the win
1966 Johnny Miller of NYY hits a HR in his 1st at bat – his only HR as a Yankee – will hit a HR in his last at bat in 1969 as a Dodger – only 2 HRs in his career
1965 Milwaukee beats Mets on a one hitter as they did yesterday – ties MLB record for back to back one hitters
1959 Frank Robinson ties NL rookie record with his 38th HR of the season
1936 A’s pitcher Hod Lisenbee gave up 26 hits in the game
1918 The Boston Red Sox win the 15th World Series

Saturday, September 10, 2011

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY SEPTEMBER 10

2000 Randy Johnson gets his 3,000th strikeout and 300th of the season
1999 Pedro Martinez gets his 21st win and strikes out 17 NYY – most ever in NYY history in a game
1996 Montreal beats Chicago 10-3 – Expos tie MLB record by using 9 pitchers
1989 Deion Sanders plays his 1st game for Atlanta and returns a punt 68 yards for a TD
1980 Bill Gullickson of Expos sets a rookie record by striking out 18 batters
1977 Wilbur Woods hits 3 straight batters in the 1st inning
1974 Lou Brock breaks the stolen base record for a season with his 105th
1972 The US loses to Russia in Olympic basketball – highly disputed game 51-50
1969 KC uses a record 27 players in a game – lose 11-4
1965 Philadelphia’s Ferguson Jenkins makes his MLB debut – gets the win in relief – will win 284 in his career
1964 Brooks Robinson hits into a triple play – will end career with MLB record 4 times doing it
1960 Ethiopian Abebe Bikila wins the marathon at the Rome Olympics running barefoot

Friday, September 9, 2011

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY SEPTEMBER 9

2009 Derek Jeter gets his 2,721st hit as a NYY – ties Lou Gehrig
2007 Dallas beats Giants 45-35 – Romo and Manning throw 4 TD and one interception each, Ahmad Bradshaw has 193 yards on kickoffs – teams combine for 916 total yards
2007 Milwaukee opens the game with 3 straight HRs – only the third time in MLB history it has happened
2004 In the first game of a double header, KC beats Tigers 26-5 then lose the second game 8-0
2004 The New England Patriots beat the Indianapolis Colts 27-24 – teams combine for 848 total yards
2004 Ichiro Suzuki of Seattle gets a single – his 194th of the season to break his own AL record
2003 Philadelphia hits 3 HRs – 2 two of them grand slams to beat the Atlanta Braves 18-5
2002 Randy Johnson gets his 300th strikeout – MLB record 5th straight year
2001 Barry Bonds hits his 62nd HR of the season – it is a MLB record for lefties previously held by Roger Maris
1999 Baltimore beats Minnesota 6-5 – Albert Belle gets his 100th RBI for the 9th straight season – Cal Ripken also sets a MLB record – hit into his 324th double play
1992 Robin Yount of Brewers gets his 3,000th hit – 2nd in MLB history with 200 HRs, 200 stolen bases, and 100 triples (Willie Mays)
1990 NFL opening day starts with 64 turnovers led by the Lions and Oilers with 6 each
1989 Angels Devon White steals 2nd, 3rd, and home in the same inning
1988 Bruce Sutter gets his 300th save – joins Fingers and Gossage
1979 Patriots beat the Jets 56-3 on 5 TDs by Steve Grogan on only 18 pass attempts
1978 Ron Guidry of NYY improves his record to 21-2
1977 Detroit rookies Lou Whitaker and Alan Trammel make their MLB debut – will be teammates for the next 19 years
1974 NYY win at Fenway – improve their record there to 2-24 since 1972
1972 Gaylord Perry of the Indians wins his 20th game of the year – first pitcher in 48 years to win 20 in each league
1965 Sandy Koufax pitches a perfect game – 8th in MLB history
1952 Stan Musial gets his 2,000th hit – ends with 3,630
1950 Sal Maglie of NY Giants pitches his 4th consecutive shutout – ties MLB record
1945 Jimmie Foxx hit his last HR – his 534th – hit his 1st May 31, 1927

Thursday, September 8, 2011

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY SEPTEMBER 8

2008 250,000th HR in MLB history – Gary Sheffield’s grand slam
2007 Alex Rodriguez hits his 49th HR – MLB record for a 3rd baseman
2004 Cincinnati pitcher Jose Acevedo ties MLB record by giving up 4 HRs in the first inning
2002 Texas hits a HR – MLB record 26th consecutive game
1998 Mark McGwire hits his 62nd HR passing Roger Maris’ record
1998 Philadelphia’s Marlon Anderson hits a pinch hit HR in his first at bat – 14th in history to do so
1996 Only two shutouts today in the NFL – 49ers beat St. Louis 34-0 and Dallas beats Giants 27-0 – both the Rams and Giants managed only 105 total yards each in their games
1989 George Brett gets his 2,500th hit – ends with 3,154
1977 Bruce Sutter strikes out 6 Expos in a row on 24 pitches - struck out three of them on nine
1975 Jose Sosa of Houston gets his first and only career win
1972 Ferguson Jenkins wins his 20th game for the 6th straight year
1972 NYY score in the 5th inning vs. Red Sox – end Luis Tiant’s streak of 40 straight scoreless innings
1965 Bert Campaneris plays all nine positions for KC – 1st to ever do so
1963 Warren Spahn gets his 20th win for the 13th season
1958 Pirates’ Roberto Clemente ties a MLB record by hitting three triple in the game
1931 Bill Harris of Pittsburgh pitches a shutout – 1st appearance since 1924 – will play with Pittsburgh until 1934 and then not play until 1938 with Boston – career record 24-22
1925 Babe Ruth hits his 300th HR – ends with 714

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY SEPTEMBER 7

2009 Pirates lose – will finish the season under .500 for the 17th straight year
2008 Donovan McNabb throws 3 TDs and 3 different receivers gain over 100
yards as Philadelphia beats St. Louis 38-3 and holds them to 166 total yards
2003 Opening Day for the Patriots and Bills – Brady throws 4 interceptions as Drew Bledsoe leads the Bills to a 31-0 shutout – only shutout this Sunday
2002 Rangers hit a HR in a game vs. Rays – tied MLB record with a HR in 25th straight game
1999 Arizona beats Milwaukee 11-9 – ties MLB record with 15 pitchers used
1998 Mark McGwire hits his 61st HR tying Roger Maris’ record
1998 Ken Griffey Jr. hits his 50th HR – hit 50 last year – only 3rd player in MLB history to hit 50 in consecutive seasons
1998 Houston’s Randy Johnson strikes out 14 – 17th time he has struck out 10 or more, 100th time in his career
1996 Mike Mussina of Baltimore beats Detroit 6-0 – Baltimore’s first shutout of the season
1993 St. Louis’ Mark Whitten ties MLB record with 12 RBI in the game – 4 HRs, one grand slam
1986 Martina Navratilova wins the 100th US Women’s Open
1984 Mets Dwight Gooden gets his 228th strikeout of the season – breaks NL rookie record held by Grover Alexander in 1911 – ends season with 276
1980 John McEnroe wins the 100th Men’s US Open
1980 Oakland’s Steve McCatty beats Baltimore 5-2 – MLB record 78th complete game pitched by the A’s
1970 Hal Haydel makes his MLB debut with Minnesota – gets the win in relief and hit a HR
1963 The Pro Football Hall of Fame is opened in Canton, Ohio
1955 Whitey Ford becomes the 5th pitcher in MLB history to throw consecutive one hitters
1941 Rookie Early Wynn wins his 1st game – ends career with 300

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY SEPTEMBER 6

2006 Florida rookie Anibal Sanchez no hits Arizona 2-0
2002 Andy Bene beats brother Alan as St. Louis wins over Cubs 11-2
2000 Rangers Scott Sheldon plays all 9 positions in a 13-1 loss to Chicago – 3rd player in MLB history to do so
1996 Orioles Eddie Murray hits his 500th HR becoming only the 3rd in MLB history to have 3,000 hits and 500 HRs – Mays and Aaron
1995 Cal Ripken plays in his 2,131st consecutive game setting a new record previously held by Lou Gehrig
1981 Pittsburgh has 7 turnovers and loses its home opener to KC 37-33
1981 LA Dodgers Fernando Valenzuela ties NL rookie record with his 7th shutout
1968 Denny McLain wins his 28th game (28-5) ends season with 31
1963 MLB’s 100,000th game is played
1961 Whitey Ford of NYY gets his 41st strikeout in 3 games – MLB record
1943 The youngest player to appear in a MLB game – pitcher Steve Scheib of the Philadelphia A’s – 16 years/8 months/5 days
1935 Dizzy Dean wins his 24th of the season – ends 28-12
1930 Lefty Grove wins his 25th – ends season 28-5

Monday, September 5, 2011

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY SEPTEMBER 5

2006 13 games played today – 7 shutouts
2003 Detroit’s Mike Maroth loses his 20th game – 1st 20 game loser in 23 years
2003 Montreal’s Todd Zeile hits a HR – 1st to do so for 11 different teams
2002 Alex Rodriguez hits his 50th HR – 5th in MLB history with consecutive 50 HR seasons
1999 Cincinnati has 14 HRs over 2 games – MLB record
1998 Mark McGwire hits his 60th HR – 3rd time in MLB history
1995 Cal Ripken plays in his 2,130th consecutive game – ties Lou Gehrig
1994 Steve Young throws 4 TDs and Jerry Rice gains 169 yards in the air as 49ers crush Raiders 44-14 on Monday night
1988 Canadian football player Earl Winfield scores on a 101 yard punt return, 100 yards on a kickoff, and 58 on a TD reception
1987 John McEnroe fined $17,500 for his tirade at the US Open
1984 Nolan Ryan gets 8 strikeouts – passes Steve Carlton for #1 all time
1979 Matt Keough pitches Oakland to a 6-1 win – had lost 14 straight – ends season with 18 losses
1978 Montreal beats Chicago 10-8 in 9 innings – MLB record 45 players used in the game
1975 Expos and Pirates play a double header – record 15 pinch hitters used
1972 11 Israeli athletes were killed at the Summer Olympics in Munich
1971 JR Richards strikes out 15 in his MLB debut
1961 Lee Thomas of the Angels ties a MLB record with nine hits in a double header
1955 Dodgers Don Newcombe hits NL record 7th HR of the season – also got his 20th win of the season

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY SEPTEMBER 4

2002 Oakland A’s get AL record 20th straight win – A’s gave up an 11 run lead but homered in the bottom of the 9th for the win
2002 Randy Johnson joins Curt Schilling with his 20th win of the season
2001 3,613 fans see Atlanta beat Montreal in Montreal
2000 Kurt Warner throws for 441 yards and 3 TDs and 3 interceptions as 3 St. Louis receivers gain over 100 yards in a 41-36 win over Denver
1999 Reds beat Phillies 22-3 – Reds had 9 HRs (NL record), with 8 different players hitting a HR (MLB record)
1998 NYY win their 100th game – ends season 114-48
1996 Andy Pettitte of NYY wins his 20th game – 1st NYY in 11 years to win 20
1995 Robin Ventura of Chicago hit 2 grand slams in the game – 8th time in MLB
1995 Emmitt Smith scores 4 TDs as Dallas shuts out NY Giants on Monday night
1994 Dan Marino throws for 473 yards and 5 TDs and Drew Bledsoe throws 421 yards and 4 TDs as Miami beats New England 39-35
1985 Mets Gary Carter ties MLB record with 5 HRs in 2 games – 11th time in MLB
1981 The longest game at Fenway concludes – Seattle beat Boston 8-7 in 20 innings – game started yesterday
1978 Roger Staubach throws 4 TDs and Tony Dorsett runs for 147 yards and catches one TD for 91 yards as Dallas shuts out Baltimore

Saturday, September 3, 2011

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY SEPTEMBER 3

2006 Houston beats Mets 2-1 – Houston had only one hit, a single – they had 9 walks
2002 Mets lose NL record 15th straight home game – will win the 2nd game of the double header to end it
2001 Jose Canseco steals his 200th base – 9th player to have 200 steals and 400 HRs
2000 Philadelphia beats Dallas 41-14 as the Eagles have 425 total yards _ Duce Staley had 262 of them – 201 rushing and 61 in the air
1995 Barry Bonds hits San Francisco’s 11,000th franchise HR – his father hit the 8,000th on September 3, 1971
1992 Blue Jays get 10 consecutive hits (ties AL record) in the 2nd inning of a 16-5 win over the Twins
1990 Bobby Thigpen gets his 47th save of the season for the White Sox – ends with 57
1989 Seven batters are hit by a pitch in the KC-Texas game – 3rd time in MLB history
1983 Cleveland scores 10 runs in the 9th inning to beat Oakland 13-6 – Oakland used MLB record 6 pitchers in the inning
1972 Steve Carlton throws his 8th shutout of the season
1968 White Sox set AL record with 39 losses by one run – end the season with 44 losses by one
1966 The Houston Oilers held Denver to no first downs in a 45-7 win – total yards were 472 to 26 – Houston had 28 first downs
1966 Atlanta’s Charlie Vaughan beats Houston 12-2 to get his 1st MLB win – will be the only win of his career – will appear in relief one more time 3 years from now
1963 Chicago’s Ron Santo has 3 errors in an inning – ties NL record
1961 Mantle hits his 50th HR – Maris has 53 – 1st time in MLB history teammates have 50 or more
1957 Warren Spahn sets NL record for lefties with his 41st shutout
1947 NYY get 18 singles to beat the Red Sox 11-2
1928 Ty Cobb got his final hit – his 4,191st
1917 Grover Cleveland Alexander pitches complete game wins in a double header