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THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY: 9/16

1869 – Reported to be Golf’s first hole-in-one, shot by Tom Morris. 

1924 – Jim Bottomley of the St. Louis Cardinals sets the MLB record for RBIs in a game with 12. 

1953 – The American League approves the St. Louis Browns move to Baltimore, where the team would be renamed the Orioles.

1973 – Buffalo Bills running back OJ Simpson sets an NFL record by rushing for 250 yards in a game against the Patriots.

1975 – Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Rennie Stennett becomes the second player in MLB history to go 7-7 at the plate during a nine inning game, as part of a 22-0 Pirates rout of the Cubs at Wrigley.

1988 – Cincinnati Reds pitcher Tom Browning throws a perfect game against the Dodgers.

1989 – #1 Notre Dame beats #2 Michigan 24-19 in Ann Arbor thanks to Raghib “Rocket” Ismail returning two kickoffs for touchdowns

1993 – Dave Winfield of the Minnesota Twins picks up career hit #3,000.

1995 – Greg Maddux, who was with the Braves at the time, sets a record of 17 straight road victories for a pitcher.

1996 – Also joining the 3,000 hit club is Paul Molitor. He’s the first player to reach the milestone by hitting a triple.

1997 – Mark McGwire signs with the St. Louis Cardinals for $26 million.

2000 – Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa becomes the second player in MLB history to hit 50 or more homers in three consecutive seasons.

2007 – Jim Thome, then with the White Sox, hits his 500th home run.

2018 – Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes sets an NFL record by throwing  a combined 10 touchdowns in the first two weeks of the season.

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