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September 22
1911 Cy Young wrapped up a brilliant career with a 1-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates and 511th of his career.
1927 Soldier Field in Chicago was the site of the historic heavyweight championship rematch between Jack Dempsey and Gene Tunney before 100,000 people. Dempsey knocked out Tunney in the seventh round to win the title.
1936 The Detroit Tigers swept the St. Louis Cardinals, 12-0 and 14-0, to record the biggest doubleheader shutout in major league history.
1954 Brooklyn's Karl Spooner became the first pitcher in major league history to strike out 15 batters in his first game, as the Dodgers edged the New York Giants, 3-0.
1959 The Chicago White Sox won their first American League pennant in 40 years, since the scandal of 1919.
1965 The Braves played their final game in Milwaukee, a loss to Los Angeles in front of 12,577 fans.
1966 The Baltimore Orioles nailed down their first American League pennant in 22 years with a 6-1 triumph over the Kansas City A's.
1968 Minnesota's Cesar Tovar became only the second player in history to play every position at least one inning.
1969 San Francisco's Willie Mays became only the second player in MLB history to belt 600 home runs with a two-run shot off Mike Corkins.
1974 The Pittsburgh Steelers and Denver Broncos became the first teams to play to a stalemate, 35-35, since the new overtime rule had been implemented.
1975 The Oakland Raiders ended the Miami Dolphins' 31-game winning streak at the Orange Bowl, 31-21.
1977 Governor Skipper set the world record for pacing on a half-mile track (1:56.1) en route to winning the Little Brown Jug in straight heats at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Ohio.
1984 Mississippi Valley State QB Willie Totten threw for 526 yards, including 285 to WR Jerry Rice, en route to a 49-32 victory over Jackson State.
1987 The National Football League Players went on strike for the second time this decade.
1991 Miami's Don Shula recorded the 300th win of his coaching career with Miami's 16-13 win over the Green Bay Packers.
1996 Kansas City's Marcus Allen rushed for his 106th career touchdown, tying him for second with the legendary Jim Brown on the all-time list.
1996 New England's Bill Parcells became the 22nd NFL coach to win 100 regular season games, as the Patriots eeked out a 28-25 win over Jacksonville.
2002 The Detroit Lions opened their new stadium, Ford Field, with a loss to the Green Bay Packers, 37-31.
2003 Yankees second baseman Alfonso Soriano hit his major-league record 13th leadoff home run of the season.
2005 Former IBF lightweight champion Leavander Johnson died from injuries sustained in a title fight against Jesus Chavez.
2009 Former New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress was sentenced to two years in prison on for a gun charge, stemming from an accidental shooting at a Manhattan night club last November.
2009 Former world No. 1 star Justine Henin announced her return to the WTA Tour.
2011 Indiana Fever forward Tamika Catchings was selected as the WNBA's MVP for the 2011 season.
2012 Old Dominion QB Taylor Heinicke threw for a Division I-record 730 yards. They defeated New Hampshire, 64-61.
2013 The Philadelphia Phillies named Ryne Sandberg manager.
Birthdays Larry Dierker (1946) - MLB player; Vince Coleman (1961) - MLB player; Tommy Lasorda (1927) - MLB manager; David Stern (1942) - NBA commissioner; Mike Richter (1966) - NHL goalie.
As of September 22, 2014, at 09:08 AM ET

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