On this Day in Sports History September 26
On this day in 1896, Jesse Burkett of the Cleveland Spiders became the first player to hit .400 in consecutive seasons with his .410 batting average.
On this day in 1954, Willie Mays won the batting title with a .345 batting average.
On this day in 1961, New York Yankees outfielder launched his 60th home run of the season to tie Babe Ruth‘s single-season record.
On this day in 1979, Frank White of the Kansas City Royals hit for the cycle against the California Angels.
On this day in 1981, Nolan Ryan of the Houston Astros throws his fifth career no-hitter to become the first player to ever reach the mark.
On this day in 1983, St. Louis Cardinal pitcher Bob Forsch threw his second career no-hitter, defeating the Expos, 3-0.
On this day in 2014, the Kansas City Royals beat the White Sox 3-1 to clinch their first playoff berth since 1985.
On this day in 1965, Baltimore Colts running back Lenny Moore‘s streak of 18 consecutive games with a touchdown came to an end against the Green Bay Packers.