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THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY: 9/24

1919 – Babe Ruth, then with the Red Sox, sets the MLB single season home run record by hitting his 28th homer of the season.

1920 – Babe Ruth becomes the first player in MLB history to hit 50 homers in a season.

1927 – The Toronto St. Patricks of the NHL change their name to the Maple Leafs.

1950 – Chicago Cardinals quarterback Jim Hardy sets an NFL record by throwing eight interceptions in a game, part of a 45-7 loss to the Eagles.

1957 – The Brooklyn Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0 in the final game played at Ebbets Field.

1967 – St. Louis Cardinals kicker Jim Bakken sets an NFL record by making seven field goals in a game. The longest one was from 33 yards out.

1974 – Al Kaline of the Detroit Tigers picks up career hit #3,000. He is the 12th player in MLB history to reach that mark.

1983 – Dale Murphy of the Braves becomes the sixth player in MLB history to hit 30 homers and steal 30 bases in a season.

1992 – At 40 years old, Dave Winfield of the Toronto Blue Jays becomes the oldest player in MLB history to drive in 100 runs in a season.

1994 – The University of Miami’s streak of winning 58 consecutive home football games is snapped as the Washington Huskies down the Hurricanes 38-20.

2006 – Quarterback Mark Brunell, then with Washington, sets an NFL record by completing 22 consecutive passes in a game.

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