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THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY: 9/30

1904 – White Sox pitcher Doc White throws his fifth shutout in 18 days.

1927 – Babe Ruth hits his 60th homer of the season.

1934 – Babe Ruth goes 0-3 at the plate in his final game as a New York Yankee.

1939 – Fordham defeats Waynesburg 34-7 in the first televised college football game.

1956 – At 16 years old, Jim Derrington of the White Sox becomes the youngest starting pitcher in MLB history.

1980 – Rickey Henderson, then with the Oakland A’s, sets the American League stolen base record by picking up his 97th steal of the season, breaking Ty Cobb’s record back in 1915.

1981 – The International Olympic Committee awards the 1988 Summer Olympics to Seoul, South Korea.

1984 – Angels pitcher Michael Witt throws a perfect game against the Texas Rangers. It is the 11th perfect game in MLB history.

1990 – The White Sox beat the Mariners 2-1 in the final game played at old Comiskey Park.

1992 – George Brett becomes the 18th player in MLB history to record 3,000 career hits.

1997 – For the first time in MLB history, a team hits three consecutive homers in a playoff game as Tim Raines, Derek Jeter and Paul O’Neill go back to back to back in a game against the Indians.

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