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Today is Monday, September 26, 2016

Today in
Sports History

1919 - The St. Louis Browns defeated the New York Yankees 6-2 in a game that lasted 55 minutes. The game was the second game of a doubleheader.

1962 - Maury Wills (LA Dodgers) became the first player to steal 100 bases. He ended the season with 104.

1981 - Nolan Ryan (Houston Astros) became the first player to pitch five no-hitters with a 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

1983 - The Australia II won the America's Cup. It was the first time in 132 years that a U.S. yacht lost the cup.

1994 - The double murder trial for O.J. Simpson began with jury selection in Los Angeles.

1995 - The prosecution began its closing argument in the murder trial of O.J. Simpson.

1998 - Mark McGwire hit home runs 67 and 68 for the season.

1998 - Dennis Eckersly (Boston Red Sox) appeared in his 1,071st game.

2012 - The National Football League and the NFL Referees Association reached an agreement to end an ongoing referee lockout. On June 4, 2012, the NFL had announced it would be hiring replacement officials after a failed attempts to resolve a labor dispute.






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Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth
- Lou Gehrig
July 4, 1939




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