Saturday, September 29, 2012

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY OCTOBER 1

2006  Joe Mauer of Minnesota wins the AL batting title – first catcher to ever do so – hit .347
2004  Ichiro Suzuki gets 3 hits – has MLB record 259 hits, breaking 84 year old record – ends season with 262
2000  A’s clinch AL West Title – won 18 of their last 22 games to do so
2000  Shane Halter of Detroit plays all nine positions and goes 4 for 5 – 4th MLB player to play all 9
1999  Kevin McHale is enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame
1995  Orioles have 5 straight shutout wins to end the season
1991  Wade Boggs of Boston gets his 40th double of the season – 7th straight season he has done so – only 2nd in MLB history to do so
1978  Cincinnati beats Atlanta in 14 innings 10-8 – Braves pitchers issue NL record 16 walks
1977  Brazilian soccer player Pele retires
1975  Ali beat Frazier in the “Thrila from Manila
1961  Roger Maris hits his 61st HR to pass Babe Ruth
1960  Billy Williams of the Cubs hits his 1st HR – ends with 426
1933  Babe Ruth made his last pitching appearance – won and hit a HR
1922  Roger Hornsby wins the Triple Crown - .401 average, 42 HRs, 152 RBI – was a career .358 hitter in 23 seasons
1903  1st World Series – Pittsburgh Pirates beat Boston Americans – Cy Young gets the loss

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

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

Friday, September 28, 2012

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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

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

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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

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

Monday, September 24, 2012

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
                                           

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 21, 2012

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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

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
 

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 tear
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

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

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

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

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

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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 15, 2012

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

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

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

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

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