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On this Day in Sports History September 24

On this Day in Sports History September 24

MLB

On this day in 1903, Bill Bradley of the Cleveland Naps hit for the cycle.

On this day in 1926, the St. Louis Cardinals clinched their first pennant in franchise history by beating the Giants, 6-4. The Cardinals would go on to win the World Series.

On this day in 1940, Jimmie Foxx hit his 500th career home run.

On this day in 1974, Detroit Tigers outfielder Al Kaline recorded his 3,000th career hit.

On this day in 1992, Kenny Lofton of the Cleveland Indians set a franchise record when he recorded his 62nd stolen base of the season.

On this day in 2003, Los Angeles Dodgers closer Eric Gagne tied John Smoltz‘s National League record for saves at 55.

On this day in 2004, the Atlanta Braves extended their division title streak to 13 by clinching the NL East in a 8-7 win over the Marlins.

NFL

On this day in 1972, New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath threw for 496 yards and six touchdowns in a 44-34 win over the Baltimore Colts. Johnny Unitas threw for 376 yards with both teams combine for a record 872 passing yards.

College Football

On this day in 1994, #7 Colorado defeated #4 Michigan 27-26 on a last second Hail Mary pass from Kordell Stewart to Michael Westbrook.

On this day in 2005, Wisconsin upset #14 Michigan 23-20 on a late touchdown run from John Stocco.

On this day in 2005, Minnesota upset #11 Purdue 42-35 in 2OT.

On this day in 2011, #7 Oklahoma State defeated #8 Texas A&M 30-29 at Kyle Field.

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