Today is Friday, September 19, 2014

Today in
Sports History

1901 - All major league baseball games were canceled for the funeral of U.S. President William McKinley.

1949 - Ralph Kiner (Pittsburgh Pirates) became the first National League player to hit 50 home runs in two different seasons.

1984 - Pete Rose reached the 100-hit plateau for the 22nd consecutive year. He also tied the National League record for doubles with 725.

1997 - Mark McGwire became the first major league player to hit 20 or more home runs for two teams in the same season. It was his 54th home run of the year.

1999 - Sammy Sosa was became the first major league player to hit 60 home runs twice.

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I didn't like the '50s, you know. I appreciate Elvis, but I'm not a big fan. I'm not a rockabilly fan. And the '60s and early '70s were, to me, the greatest times to live.
- Brett Hull

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