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Today In Sports History

Posted: August 31, 2013 - 11:10pm
Seattle Mariners shortstop Brad Miller fires the ball to second base for a force out on Houston Astros' Brett Wallace in the eighth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)  Pat Sullivan
Pat Sullivan
Seattle Mariners shortstop Brad Miller fires the ball to second base for a force out on Houston Astros' Brett Wallace in the eighth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

SEPTEMBER 1

1906 — The Philadelphia Athletics beat the Boston Red Sox 4-1 in 24 innings. Jack Coombs of the Athletics and Joe Harris of the Red Sox pitched all 24 innings. Coombs fanned 18.

1923 — The United States wins its fourth consecutive Davis Cup by beating Australia four matches to one.

1931 — Lou Gehrig hit his third grand slam in four days as the Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 5-1.

1946 — Patty Berg wins the U.S. Women’s Open golf title by beating Betty Jameson in the final round.

1958 — Vinegar Bend Mizell of the St. Louis Cardinals set a National League record by walking nine batters and tossing a shutout. Mizell beat Cincinnati 1-0 in the first game of a doubleheader.

1963 — Curt Simmons of the St. Louis Cardinals allowed six hits, drove in two runs with a triple and stole home plate in a 7-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Simmons’ steal of home is the last by a pitcher.

1971 — John Newcombe becomes the first top-seeded man to lose in the first round of the U.S. Open when he loses to Jan Kodes, 2-6, 7-6, 7-6, 6-3.

1973 — George Foreman knocks out Jose Roman at 2:00 of the first round in Tokyo to retain the heavyweight title.

1975 — Tom Seaver strikes out Manny Sanguillen in the seventh inning to become the first pitcher to strike out 200 or more batters in eight consecutive seasons. Seaver records 10 strikeouts in the Mets’ 3-0 triumph over Pittsburgh.

1977 — Renee Richards, the 43-year-old transsexual who fought for more than a year for the right to play in the women<s singles of a major tennis championship, is beaten in the first round by Virginia Wade, 6-1, 6-4. Tracy Austin, at the age of 14 years, eight months, 20 days, becomes the youngest player to play in the U.S. Open, defeating Heidi Eisterlehner, 3-6, 6-3, 6-1, in the first round. Austin<s mark is broken in 1979 by 14-year-old Kathy Horvath.

1984 — Willie Totten of Mississippi Valley State passes for a Division I-AA record 536 yards and nine touchdowns in a 86-0 rout of Kentucky State. Jerry Rice catches 17 passes for 294 yards and five touchdowns and breaks his own Division I-AA record for receiving yards.

1987 — Fifteen-year-old Michael Chang beats Paul McNamee, 6-3, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, to become the youngest man to win a match at the U.S. Open.

1989 — Chris Evert becomes the first 100-match winner in 108 years of U.S. tennis championships. Evert, playing her final U.S. Open, beat Patricia Tarabini 6-2, 6-4.

1993 — Goran Ivanisevic and Daniel Nestor play the longest tie-break in the history of the U.S. Open (38 points). Ivanisevic wins the first-round match 6-4, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (18).

1996 — Kenya’s Daniel Komen lowers the world record in the 3,000 meters by more than four seconds in the Rieti Grand Prix II. Komen, who set the two-mile record in July, finishes in 7 minutes, 20.67 seconds, breaking the mark of 7:25.11 set by Noureddine Morceli in 1994.

1998 — Mark McGwire breaks Hack Wilson’s 68-year-old National League record for home runs in a season, hitting his 56th and 57th in the St. Louis Cardinals’ victory over the Florida Marlins.

1999 — Twenty-two of baseball 68 permanent umpires found themselves jobless, the fallout from their union’s failed attempt to force an early start to negotiations for a new labor contract. Under the deal mediated by U.S. District Judge J. Curtis Joyner, the union agreed the 22 “will provide no further services.”

2001 — Iowa’s Aaron Greving ties an NCAA record by scoring touchdowns on three consecutive carries in a 51-0 victory over Kent State.

2007 — Appalachian State 34, No. 5 Michigan 32. Julian Rauch’s 24-yard field goal with 26 seconds left puts the Mountaineers ahead of the Wolverines and Corey Lynch blocks a field goal in the final seconds to seal one of college football’s biggest upsets.

2007 — Clay Buchholz throws a no-hitter in his second major league start, just hours after being called up by the Boston Red Sox. Buchholz strikes out nine, walks three and hits one batter to give the Red Sox a 10-0 victory over Baltimore.

2008 — Stephen Drew and Adrian Beltre became the first players to hit for the cycle on the same day since Bobby Veach of the Detroit Tigers and George Burns of the New York Giants did it on Sept. 17, 1920. Beltre homered in the second off Texas Rangers starter Matt Harrison, then singled in the fourth and sixth off Harrison. He doubled in the seventh off Luis Mendoza and tripled in the eighth off Josh Rupe to become the fourth Mariners player ever to hit for the cycle. Drew singled in the first, tripled in the third and homered in the fifth against St. Louis Cardinals starter Joel Pineiro. Drew then added a pair of doubles.

2010 — Victoria Azarenka, seeded 10th, pauses about a half-hour into her second-round match at the U.S. Open, then staggers, stumbles and collapses to the court. She retires from the match. Tests show she has a mild concussion after banging her head in the gym while warming up before the match.

2010 — The Big Ten announces its divisional breakdown for football when the league expands to 12 members in 2011. The six-team division break down is: Michigan, Nebraska, Iowa, Michigan State, Minnesota and Northwestern in one; Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin, Illinois, Purdue and Indiana in the other.

2012 — Eureka (Ill.) College quarterback Sam Durley passes for 736 yards in a 62-55 victory over Knox to break the NCAA single-game passing record. Durley completes 34 of 52 passes and throws for five touchdowns, including two in the final two minutes as the Red Devils close the Division III game with 17 unanswered points.

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