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On this Day in Sports History September 2

On this Day in Sports History September 2

MLB

On this day in 1965, Chicago Cubs first baseman Ernie Banks hit his 400th career home run off of Curt Simmons.

On this day in 1972, Cubs pitcher Milt Pappas no-hit the Padres.

On this day in 1972, Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente set a franchise record with his 2,971 hit with the team.

On this day in 1990, Bobby Thigpen set a major league record with his 47th save.

On this day in 1996, Mike Greenwall of the Boston Red Sox set a major league record when he drove in all of his team’s nine runs, giving the Red Sox a 9-8 victory over the Seattle Mariners.

On this day in 2003, Los Angeles Dodgers closer Eric Gagne set a major league record when he recorded his 55th straight save.

NFL

On this day in 1998, San Francisco 49ers receiver Jerry Rice signed a six-year deal worth $36 million to make him the highest paid receiver in the NFL.

College Football

On this day in 2006, Saturday Night Football premiered on ABC with #2 Notre Dame defeating Georgia Tech 14-10.

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