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1938 – The Bears defeat the Packers 2-0 thanks to a fourth quarter safety.

1956 – Mickey Mantle becomes the eighth player in MLB history to have a 50 homer season.

1963 – The final baseball game at Polo Grounds is played, as the Phillies beat the Mets, 5-1. 

1965 – Mickey Mantle Day at Yankee Stadium, in his 2,000th career game played.

1966 – Hall of Fame QB Johnny Unitas passes Y.A. Tittle as the NFL’s leader in career passing touchdowns with 212. 

1976 – Frank Robinson, then a player-manager with the Indians, plays in his final career game.

1982 – San Jose State, led by coach Jack Elway upsets Stanford 35-31. The quarterback for Stanford? Jack’s son John Elway.

1984 – Tim Raines becomes the first player in MLB history to have four straight seasons with 70 stolen bases.

1994 – Documentarist Ken Burn’s premieres a miniseries called “Baseball”, eventually winning an Emmy for it. 

1996 – Roger Clemens ties his own MLB record by recording 20 strikeouts in a game.

2003 – The Braves clinch their 12th straight division title.

2005 – Brett Favre become the third quarterback in NFL history, joining Dan Marino and John Elway, by throwing for 50,000 yards in a career.

2011 – Cam Newton sets an NFL rookie record by throwing for 432 yards in a game, as the Panthers lose to the Packers 30-23.

2016 – Anquan Boldin, then with the Lions, becomes the second receiver in NFL history to have 1,000 career catches along with a touchdown with four different teams. Terrell Owens is the only other player in league history to match the feat.

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