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On this Day in Sports History September 20

On this Day in Sports History September 20

MLB

On this day in 1902, Chicago White Sox pitcher Nixey Callahan pitched a no-hitter against the Detroit Tigers.

On this day in 1908, Chicago White Sox pitcher Frank Smith threw his second career no-hitter against the Athletics.

On this day in 1955, Willie Mays became the seventh player in major league history to hit 50 home runs in a season.

On this day in 1968, Mickey Mantle hit his 536th and final career home run.

On this day in 1973, Willie Mays announced his retirement from major league baseball.

On this day in 1988, Wade Boggs became the first player in the 20th century to collect 200 hits in six straight seasons.

On this day in 1997, St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Mark McGwire became the first player in major league history to hit 20 homer runs with two different teams in the same season. He hit 34 with the A’s and 24 with St. Louis.

College Football

On this day in 1981, USC running back Marcus Allen rushed for 274 yards and scored two touchdowns against Indiana.

NFL

On this day in 1987, Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton scored his 107th career touchdown to break the NFL record held by Jim Brown.

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