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September 19
1876 Hartford's Candy Cummings pitched two complete games in one day, winning 14-4 and 8-4.
1949 Pittsburgh's Ralph Kiner became the first major league player to hit 50 or more home runs in two different seasons.
1951 Ford C. Frick, President of the National League, was elected baseball commissioner by the team owners.
1955 Chicago's Ernie Banks set a major league record with his fifth grand slam of the year, but it wasn't enough to lift the Cubs to victory, as they lost in 12 innings to the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-5.
1968 Denny McClain of the Detroit Tigers became baseball's first 31-game winner in 37 years.
1979 Roses Are Red, driven by James Kopas, set the all-age world record for fillies and mares pacing on a half-mile track by winning in 1:56.3 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Ohio.
1981 USC tailback Marcus Allen rushed for 274 yards and scored two touchdowns in a 21-0 rout over Indiana.
1984 Cincinnati's Pete Rose recorded his 100th hit of the season, marking the 22nd consecutive season he had done so.
1993 San Diego's John Carney kicked six field goals to extend his consecutive field goal streak to 29 straight games as the Chargers defeated the Houston Oilers, 18-17.
1999 The U.S. Women's Federation tennis team defeated Russia four games to one in the Fed Cup.
1999 Jet Laag sets the world record for pacing on a half-mile track by winning the Senior Jug in 1:49 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Ohio.
2004 Europe defeated the United States, 18 1/2-to-9 1/2 to retain the Ryder Cup.
2009 Floyd Mayweather Jr. made a convincing return to boxing, after a 21 month absence, en route to a unanimous decision over Juan Manuel Marquez from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
2011 Yankees closer Mariano Rivera set the record for most saves in a career when he notched his 602nd save in New York's 6-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
2012 Fred Couples was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame.
2013 Seattle Mariners principal owner Hiroshi Yamauchi passed away. He was 85 years old.
2013 The Philadelphia Eagles retired the number five jersey of QB Donovan McNabb.
2013 Edmonton hockey sensation Ryan Nugent-Hopkins signed a 7-year, $42 million contract extension.
2013 The Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox became the first two teams to clinch a spot in the MLB postseason.
2013 Los Angeles Sparks star Candace Parker won her second WNBA Most Valuable Player award.
Birthdays Jim Abbott (1967) - MLB pitcher.
As of September 18, 2014, at 06:00 PM ET

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