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On this Day in Sports History September 5

On this Day in Sports History September 5

MLB

On this day in 1914, Babe Ruth of the Providence Grays hit his first professional home run of his career.

On this day in 1969, Tom Seaver of the New York Mets became the first pitcher in franchise history to win 20 games in a season.

On this day in 1976, Cincinnati Reds second baseman Joe Morgan drove in his 100th run of the season, becoming the first player at his position to reach the mark in 26 years.

On this day in 1995, Cal Ripken tied Lou Gehrig‘s record of 2,130 consecutive games played.

On this day in 1998, Mark McGwire became the third player to hit 60 home runs in a season.  He joined Babe Ruth and Roger Maris in the exclusive club.

College Football

On this day in 1998, #14 Arizona defeated #20 Washington 31-28 at Husky Stadium.  The Wildcats scored with four-seconds left on an Ortege Jenkins rushing touchdown.

On this day in 1998, Tennessee kicker Jeff Hall hit a 27-yard field goal as time expired to give the Vols a 34-33 win over Syracuse.

Boxing

On this day in 1960, Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) won the light heavyweight gold medal at the Olympic Games in Rome, Italy.

NHL

On this day in 2001, the New York Islanders signed Alexi Yashin to a 10-year $90 million deal.

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