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THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY: 9/28

1919 – The Giants beat the Phillies 6-1 in the fastest game in MLB history, lasting just 51 minutes.

1920 – A grand jury in Chicago indicts eight members of the White Sox on charges of fixing the 1919 World Series. White Sox owner Charles Comiskey immediately suspends all eight players.

1938 – Gabby Harnett of the Cubs hits one of the most famous home runs in team history, “The Homer in the Gloamin” – a walk off shot that gave the Cubs a win over the Pirates and helped propel the team to the pennant.

1951 – Los Angeles QB Norm Van Brocklin sets an NFL record by throwing for 554 yards in a win over the New York Yanks.

1952 – St. Louis Cardinals great Stan Musial makes his only career pitching appearance, throwing one pitch to Frank Baumoltz of the Cubs.

1955 – The World Series is broadcast in color on television for the first time as NBC Sports airs the Yankees vs. Dodgers.

1960 – Ted Williams hits his 521st, and final, career home run.

1969 – Minnesota Vikings QB Joe Kapp ties an NFL record by throwing seven touchdowns in a game.

1974 – Nolan Ryan, then with the Angels, records the third no-hitter of his career.

1976 – Muhammad Ali wins via unanimous decision of Ken Norton in a bout at Yankee Stadium to retain his heavyweight title.

1993 – Dennis Martinez becomes just the seventh pitcher in MLB history to win 100 games in both the AL and NL.

2020 – The Tampa Bay Lightning win the Stanley Cup for the second time in franchise history, beating the Dallas Stars in six games.

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