This Day in Sports History: 9/20

  • 1876 – Hartford pitcher Candy Cummings throws two complete games in one day.

  • 1902 – White Sox pitcher Jim Callahan throws a no-hitter against the Tigers.

  • 1908 – Frank Smith of the White Sox throws his 2nd career no-hitter, beating Philadelphia.

  • 1917 – NBA Hall of Fame coach Red Auerbach is born.

  • 1919 – Babe Ruth ties Ned Williamson’s record of 27 homers in one season.

  • 1924 – Cubs pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander wins his 300th career game.

  • 1927 – Babe Ruth hits a record 60th homer of the season, breaking his own record of 59.

  • 1933 – The Pittsburgh Steelers, then known as the Pirates, play in their first NFL game.

  • 1953 – Ernie Banks hits his first major league home run.

  • 1958 – Orioles knuckleball pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm no-hits the Yankees.

  • 1961 – Roger Maris hits his 59th home run of the season.

  • 1967 – Johnny Bench hits his first big league homer.

  • 1968 – Mickey Mantle hits career homer #536, the final one of his career.

  • 1973 – Billie Jean King defeats Bobby Riggs in the “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match.

  • 1973 – Willie Mays announces that he’ll retire at the end of the season.

  • 1982 – The NFL players’ union announces they will go on strike – the first in-season strike in league history.

  • 1984 – The Cubs break the 2 million mark for home attendance for the first time.

  • 1987 – Walter Payton scores NFL record 107th rushing touchdown.

  • 1992 – Phillies second baseman, and Valpo native, Mickey Morandini completes the ninth unassisted triple play in MLB history.

  • 1998 – Cal Ripken ends his record consecutive game streak at 2,632 games.

  • 2000 – The Knicks trade Patrick Ewing to the Seattle SuperSonics.

  • 2009 – Vikings QB Brett Favre sets an NFL record with his 271st straight start.

  • 2013 – Alex Rodriguez sets a MLB record with his 24th career grand slam.

  • 2013 – Andrean defeats Hobart 28-14 as part of their 15-0 championship season. (Video Highlights Below)

  • 2013  – Munster defeats Morton 14-0. It’s the first time Morton is shutout since 2007. (Video Highlights Below)

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