This Day in Sports History: 9/21

  • 1934 – Brothers Dizzy and Paul Dean of the St. Louis Cardinals each pitched a shutout in a double-header against the Dodgers. Paul threw a no-hitter.

  • 1955 – Rocky Marciano knocks out Archie Moore in the ninth round of their heavyweight title fight at Yankee Stadium. It’s Marciano’s last pro fight as he finishes his career 49-0.

  • 1963 – Yogi Berra hits his 358th, and final, career home run.

  • 1969 – Jets punter Steve O’Neal booms a record 98 yard punt in a game against the Broncos at Mile High Stadium.

  • 1970 – Oakland A’s pitcher Vida Blue throws a no-hitter against the Twins.

  • 1970 – The Browns and Jets play in the first Monday Night Football game.

  • 1971 – The American League approves the Washington Senators move to Texas – they change their name to “Ranger”.

  • 1982 – NFL players begin a 57 day strike. It’s the first regular season walk-out.

  • 1991 – USA Basketball announces the members of “The Dream Team” for the 1992 Olympics.

  • 1992 – Dennis Eckersley becomes the second player in MLB history to record 50 saves in a season.

  • 1997 – Cecil Fielder hits his 300th career home run.

  • 1999 – Pedro Martinez, then with the Red Sox, records his 300th strikeout of the season. He’s only the second player in MLB history, alongside Randy Johnson, to have a 300 K season in both the AL & NL.

  • 2008 – The final home game is played at the original Yankee Stadium.

  • 2012 – Griffith picks up one of their three victories on the season, defeating Munster 27-25. The Panthers won’t beat the Mustangs again until 2016. (Video Highlights Below)

  • 2012 – Hobart defeats Lowell 20-10 as part of a six game winning streak – their longest since 2006. (Video Highlights Below)

  • 2012 – Kankakee Valley defeats North Judson 49-18 to start the season 6-0, setting the record for best start in program history, which goes back to 1970. (Video Highlights Below)

KV vs. North Judson

Hobart vs. Lowell

Griffith vs. Munster

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