On this Day in Sports History September 19
On this day in 1931, A’s pitcher Lefty Grove became the first person since 1920 to win 30 or more games in a season.
On this day in 1949, Ralph Kiner of the Pittsburgh Pirates became the first National League player to hit 50 or more homers in a season.
On this day in 1980, the Detroit Tigers retried Al Kaline‘s number 6.
On this day in 1986, Joe Cowley of the White Sox no-hit the Angels, 7-1. Cowley walked seven batters in the game.
On this day in 2011, New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera recorded his 602nd career save to pass Trevor Hoffman as the all-time saves leader.