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On this Day in Sports History September 11

On this Day in Sports History September 11


On this day in 1912, Eddie Collins of the Philadelphia Athletics stole six bases against the Tigers.

On this day in 1915, Eddie Plank recorded his 300th career win.

On this day in 1955, Boston Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams collected his 2,000th career hit against the Yankees.

On this day in 1966, Nolan Ryan struck out Pat Jarvis of the Braves. It was the first strikeout of his career.

On this day in 1974, the St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Mets played a 25 inning game with the Cardinals prevailing, 4-3. The game set a National League record for most innings played in a game.

On this day in 1985, Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds recorded his 4,192nd career hit to pass Ty Cobb as the all-time leader in the category.

On this day in 1991, Atlanta Braves pitchers Kent Mercker, Mark Wohlers and Alejandro Pena combined for a no-hitter against the Padres. It was the first combined no-no in National League history.

On this day in 1999, Minnesota Twins lefty Eric Milton threw a no-hitter against the Yankees.

On this day in 2010, Jim Thome of the Twins hit his 587th career home run to pass Frank Robinson on the all-time list.


On this day in 1983, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Franco Harris became just the third player to reach the 11,000 yard plateau.

College Football

On this day in 1913, future Alabama coach Paul “Bear” Bryant was born. Bryant would win six national championships and 13 conference titles as the Crimson Tide’s head coach from 1958 to 1982.

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