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On this Day in Sports History September 19

On this Day in Sports History September 19

MLB

On this day in 1931, A’s pitcher Lefty Grove became the first person since 1920 to win 30 or more games in a season.

On this day in 1949, Ralph Kiner of the Pittsburgh Pirates became the first National League player to hit 50 or more homers in a season.

On this day in 1980, the Detroit Tigers retried Al Kaline‘s number 6.

On this day in 1986, Joe Cowley of the White Sox no-hit the Angels, 7-1. Cowley walked seven batters in the game.

On this day in 2011, New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera recorded his 602nd career save to pass Trevor Hoffman as the all-time saves leader.

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