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Today In Sports History

Posted: September 26, 2013 - 12:07am
New York Yankees shortstop Brendan Ryan (35), second baseman Robinson Cano and first baseman Mark Reynolds wait during a pitching change after reliever David Huff gave up a sixth-inning, three-run home run to Tampa Bay Rays Evan Longoria in a baseball game, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)  Kathy Willens
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New York Yankees shortstop Brendan Ryan (35), second baseman Robinson Cano and first baseman Mark Reynolds wait during a pitching change after reliever David Huff gave up a sixth-inning, three-run home run to Tampa Bay Rays Evan Longoria in a baseball game, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

SEPTEMBER 26

1908 — Ed Reulbach of the Chicago Cubs became the only pitcher to throw two shutouts in a doubleheader, beating the Dodgers 5-0 and 3-0.

1926 — The St. Louis Browns beat the New York Yankees 6-1 and 6-2 in 2 hours, 7 minutes. The first game took 55 minutes

1942 — Jockey Club stewards revoke Eddie Arcaro’s license for one year after his display of “rough riding” aboard odds-on favorite Occupation in the Cowdin Stakes on Sept. 19, in which he attempted to injure a fellow rider during the race.

1961 — New York Yankee Roger Maris ties Babe Ruth’s 34-year-old record with his 60th homer, off Jack Fisher of Baltimore.

1981 — Nolan Ryan of the Houston Astros becomes the first player to pitch five no-hit, no-run games. This one is a 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers at the Astrodome.

1981 — Kelvin Bryant of North Carolina rushes for 173 yards and scores four touchdowns in a 56-14 victory over Boston College, giving him 15 touchdowns over the last three games, an NCAA record.

1992 — Rocky Mountain’s Steve Thompson rushes for 405 yards and six touchdowns in a 42-36 overtime victory over Carroll College. The rushing total is the second highest in NAIA history.

1983 — Bob Forsch of the St. Louis Cardinals pitched the second no-hitter of his career by defeating Montreal 3-0.

1992 — Ken Irvin of Memphis became the first player in college football history to block four punts in one game as the Tigers beat Arkansas 22-6.

1993 — The United States wins the 30th Ryder Cup at The Belfry, rallying the last day for a 15-13 decision.

1993 — Randy Johnson of the Seattle Mariners became the eighth pitcher to strike out 300 batters in a season with 13 strikeouts in 10 innings of a 3-2, 12-inning loss to Oakland.

1998 — Curt Schilling became the fifth pitcher to strike out 300 batters in consecutive seasons when he fanned Kevin Orie in the seventh inning of Philadelphia’s 4-3 loss to Florida in the first game of a doubleheader.

1998 — Prairie View A&M ends its NCAA-record 80-game losing streak by stopping a 2-point conversion in the final minute for a 14-12 victory over Langston. The victory is the Panthers’ first since Oct. 28, 1989, when they defeated Mississippi Valley 21-12.

2000 — At the Sydney Olympics, the U.S. softball team completes a stunning comeback by edging Japan 2-1 in extra innings to win its second straight gold medal.

2004 — Peyton Manning of Indianapolis passes for 393 yards and five first-half touchdowns in a 45-31 win over Green Bay. Manning has the most TD throws in one half since Tommy Kramer in 1986, and the most yards in a quarter, 247, since Boomer Esiason in 1996.

2004 — San Francisco’s 34-0 loss at Seattle ends a 420-game streak of not being blanked for the 49ers, an NFL record.

2008 — Seattle outfielder Ichiro Suzuki matched Lou Gehrig’s record with his eighth season of at least 200 hits and 100 runs. Suzuki scored his 100th run of the season in the third inning against Oakland. Gehrig reached the marks in 1927-28, 1930-32, 1934 and 1936-37.

2008 — The Tampa Bay Rays win their first AL East title when the Boston Red Sox lose to the New York Yankees. Tampa Bay, which had never won more than 70 games in a season, are the first team other than Boston and New York to win the division since Baltimore did it in 1997. The Rays are the first AL team in the divisional era to finish with the worst record in its league then win its division in the following year.

2010 — Christine Sinclair has two goals and Marta adds a goal and two assists as the FC Gold Pride beat the Philadelphia Independence 4-0 to win the Women’s Professional Soccer championship.

2010 — Denver’s Kyle Orton passes for a career-best 476 yards on 37-of-57 passing in a 27-13 loss to Indianapolis.

2010 — Seattle’s Leon Washington returns two kickoffs for touchdowns in the Seahawks’ 27-20 win over San Diego. The returns — 101 and 99 yards — makes him the 10th player in NFL history to return two kicks for scores in the same game. San Diego’s Philip Rivers sets a franchise record with a career-high 455 yards passing.

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