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THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY: 9/6

1905 – White Sox pitcher Frank Smith throws a no-hitter against the Tigers.

1920 – Jack Dempsey knocks out Billy Miske in the third round to retain the world heavyweight title in the first prizefight that is broadcast on radio.

1945 – Athletics catcher Greek George is suspended for punching umpire Joe Rue.

1977 – The Angels acquire Dave Kingman from the Padres for cash considerations. Nine days later the Yankees acquire him for cash. That means Kingman, who started the season with the Mets, would play in all four divisions in 1977.

1982 – The Pittsburgh Pirates retire Willie Stargell’s jersey #8.

1995 – Cal Ripken Jr. plays in his 2,131st consecutive MLB game, passing Lou Gehrig for the most in baseball history.

1996 – Eddie Murray hits his 500th career home run.

 

2017 – FIFA orders a World Cup qualifying match between South Africa and Senegal be replayed after the referee is found guilty of match manipulation and banned for life. In the original meeting, South Africa won 2-1 thanks to a penalty kick awarded for a nonexistent handball.

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