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On this Day in Sports History September 27

On this Day in Sports History September 27

MLB

On this day in 1905, Bill Dinneen of the Boston Americans threw a no-hitter, defeating the White Sox, 2-0.

On this day in 1914, Nap Lajoie became just the third major league player to record 3,000 career hits.

On this day in 1938, New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig hit his 493rd and final home run of his career off Dutch Leonard of the Senators.

On this day in 1940, the Detroit Tigers clinched the American League pennant by beating the Indians, 2-0.

On this day in 1952, Braves rookie third baseman Eddie Mathews became the first rookie to hit three home runs in a game.

On this day in 1961, Sandy Koufax set the NL mark for strikeouts in a season when he passed Christy Mathewson‘s record of 267.

On this day in 1973, Nolan Ryan passed Sandy Koufax’s single-season strikeout mark when he struck out Rich Reese for his 383rd K of the year.

On this day in 1992, Randy Johnson of the Seattle Mariners tied Ron Guidry‘s AL record for strikeouts in a game by a southpaw when he struck out 18 Texas Ranger batters.

On this day in 2005, the Atlanta Braves clinched their division for the 14 straight season.

On this day in 2012, Tampa Bay Rays closer Fernando Rodney set a franchise record with his 46th save of the season.

NFL

On this day in 1953, Baltimore Colts kicker Bert Rechichar nailed a 56-yard field to set an NFL record. The record would stand until November 8, 1970 when Tom Dempsey hit a 63-yarder.

On this day in 2009, the Detroit Lions beat the Washington Redskins 19-14 to end their 19-game losing streak.

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