Wednesday, September 30, 2020

 


On this day



In 1927, Yankees slugger Babe Ruth smacked his MLB record 60th home run off Tom Zachary in 8th inning of New York's 4-2 win over Washington Senators at Yankee Stadium


In 1972, Roberto Clemente was 11th to get 3,000 hits


In 1980, A's Rickey Henderson set AL stolen base record at 98 en route to 100


In 1989, Nolan Ryan's perfect game was broken in 8th, but got his 300th strikeout


In 1992, KC Royal George Brett got 4 hits to become 18th to get 3,000 hits


In 1997, Yanks Tim Raines, Derek Jeter & Paul O'Neill were 1st to hit 3 consecutively homers in post season (Yanks beat Indians 8-6)



Chandrakant Pandit

Chandrakant Sitaram Pandit who was born in 1961 is a former Indian cricketer who played in 5 Tests and 36 ODIs from 1986 to 1992. He was a Wicket Keeper Batsman for Indian national cricket team.

He made his test debut against England at Headingley, Leeds on June 19, 1986.

His ODI debut was against New Zealand at Sharjah in the Austral-Asia Cup on April 10, 1986. He was part of India's World Cup squad for the 1987 World Cup.



Darrel Hair

Darrell Bruce Hair who was born in 1952 is an Australian former Test match cricket umpire, from New South Wales. He stood on the International panel of umpires from 2002 to 2003, before he, along with fellow Australian Simon Taufel, and New Zealander Billy Bowden, was appointed to the ICC Elite umpire panel.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

 


On this day



In 1920, Yankees slugger Babe Ruth set then-MLB home run season record at 54 with a 9th inning shot off Dave Keefe in New York's 7-3 win at the Philadelphia A's


In 1947, Record World Series crowd of 73,365 at Yankee Stadium ($325,828)


In 1992, Magic Johnson announced return to play basketball (he didn't)



Lance Gibbs

Lancelot Richard Gibbs who was born in the year 1934 is a former West Indies cricketer. He is one of the most successful spin bowlers in Test cricket. He took 309 Test wickets, Thus he was only the second player to pass 300, the first spinner to pass that milestone at that time. He had an exceptional economy rate of under two runs per over.

Monday, September 28, 2020

 


On this day



In 1919, Fastest major league game (51 mins) occured, Giants beat Phillies 6-1


In 1932, the 1932 Baseball World Series opened with the Chicago Cubs vs. NY Yankees (6-12)


In 1997, St Louis Cardinals Mark McGwire hit his 58th HR of 1997 (34 with Oak A's)



Abhinav Bindra

Abhinav Bindra who was born on September 28, 1982 is a retired sport shooter. He is currently India's only individual Olympic gold medalist. His gold in the 2008 Summer Olympics was also India's first Olympic gold medal since 1980. He had won it in the 10 meter air rifle event.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

 


On this day



In 1919, Boston Red Sox slugger Babe Ruth took his MLB home run record to 29 with a 3rd inning blast in a 7-5 defeat at the Washington Senators' Griffith Stadium


In 1923, NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hit 1st of his 493 HRs


In 1973, Nolan Ryan stroke out 16 in 11 innings, for record 383 of season


In 1988, Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson was disqualified from the Seoul Olympics 100m after his urine sample found to contain steroid stanozolol; American Carl Lewis awarded gold medal and world record 9.92



Brendon McCullum

Brendon Barrie McCullum ONZM who was born on 27 September 1981 is a New Zealand cricket coach, commentator and former cricketer. He played all formats, and also is a former captain in all forms. McCullum took quick scoring to Test matches as well, notably recording the fastest test century of all time. He was known for scoring boundaries easily with regular shots like drives cuts and pulls


Lakshmipathy Balaji

Lakshmipathy Balaji who was born on 27 September 1981 is an Indian cricket coach and former cricketer. He is a right arm fast medium bowler. He retired from first-class and List A cricket in November 2016. He was a bowler who had the advantage of height.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

 


On this  day



In 1961, Roger Maris hit HR #60 off Jack Fisher, tying Babe Ruth's record


In 1995, Sri Lanka completed 2-1 Test Cricket series win in Pakistan from 0-1


In 1996, SF Giant Barry Bonds was 2nd player to hit 40 HRs & steal 40 bases



Ian Chappell

Ian Michael Chappell who was born on 26th of September 1943 is a former cricketer who played for South Australia and Australia. He was the captain of Australia between 1971 and 1975 after which he took a central role in the breakaway World Series Cricket organisation.

Friday, September 25, 2020

 


On this day



In 1984 NY Met Rusty Staub joined Ty Cobb, who hit HRs as a teen & in 40s


In 1985 Rickey Henderson steals Yankee recorded 75th base of season


In 1988 Americans swept the medals in the long jump at the Seoul Olympics; Carl Lewis won his second gold of the Games with leap of 8.72m ahead of teammates Mike Powell & Larry Myricks



Bishan Bedi

Bishan Singh Bedi is a former Indian cricketer who was primarily a slow left-arm orthodox bowler. He was born in 1946 on the 25th of September. He played Test cricket from 1966 to 1979. He formed part of the famous Indian spin quartet. He played a total of 67 Tests and took 266 wickets. He also served as captain of the national side in 22 Test matches.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

 


On this day



In 1919, Boston Red Sox slugger Babe Ruth set MLB season home run record at 28 off Yankee Bob Shawkey in a 2-1 loss at the Polo Grounds in NYC


In 1985, Montreal Expo Andre Dawson was 9th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (5th), and joined Willey McCovey to hit 2 HRs in an inn twice


In 1988, Carl Lewis ran world record 100m (9.92 sec)



Mohinder Amarnath

Mohinder "Jimmy" Amarnath Bhardwaj who was born on 24 September 1950 is an Indian former cricketer. He is the son of Lala Amarnath, the first post-independence captain of India, and Kailash Kumari. His brother Surinder Amarnath is also a Former Test player.

Currently he is a cricket analyst.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

 


On this day



In 1988 Jose Canseco was baseball's 1st to steal 40 bases & hit 40 HRs


In 2017 US President Donald Trump withdrew invitation to the White House for NBA champions Golden State Warriors after Stephen Curry said he didn't want to attend


In 2018 39 year old New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees threw 17 yard pass to Michael Thomas to become NFL career pass leader, breaking Brett Favre's record of 6,300 completions; Saints beat Falcons 43-37



Matt Kemp

Matthew Ryan Kemp who was born on September 23, 1984 is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

 


On this day



1969 SF Giant Willie Mays, became second player to hit 600 home runs


1990 Andre Dawson stole his 300th base & was only player other than Willie Mays to have 300 HRs, 300 steals & 2,000 hits


2004 SF Giants outfielder Barry Bonds was intentionally walked 4 times in a 9-inning game (MLB record) for the second time (1 May 2004)



Martin Crowe

Martin David Crowe MBE who was born on 22 September 1962 was a New Zealand cricketer. He also was a Test and ODI captain as well as a commentator. He played for the New Zealand national cricket team between 1982 and 1995. He is regarded as the country's greatest batsman.

Monday, September 21, 2020

 


On this day



In 1906 Yankee 1st baseman Hal Chase's 22 put-outs tied record


In 1956 Yanks set dubious record, stranding 20 men on base Mantle hits a 500' plus homer but Red Sox win 13-9 in Fenway


In 1981 Steve Carlton striked out NL record 3,118th (Andre Dawson)



Chris Gayle

He was born on 21 September 1979. A 19-year-old Chris Gayle made his international debut in an ODI against Indian Cricket Team at Toronto in Canada on 10 September 1999. He scored just 1 run batting at No. 4. He also bowled 6 overs that fetched 37 runs out of the 165 that India scored for victory.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

 


On this day



In 1919 Legendary baseball slugger Babe Ruth tied Ned Williamson's MLB mark of 27 home runs with a 9th inning blast in Boston Red Sox 4-3 win against Chicago WS


In 1955 Willie Mays (Giants) homers off Vern Law (Pirates) in both ends of DH


In 1961 Roger Maris hit home run # 59 & barely missed # 60 in game 154 of the season. Yanks clinched pennant #26


In 1968 Mickey Mantle hit final career homer # 536


In 1987 Chicago running back Walter Payton scored his NFL record 107th rushing touchdown in the Bears' 20-3 victory over Tampa Bay



Sean Davis

Sean Davis who was born in 1979 on this day is an American football free safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. Playing college football at Maryland he was drafted by the Steelers in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft. The Washington Football Team also included him in their team.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

 


On this day



In 1955 Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hit record 5th grand slam of the season


In 2007 MS Dhoni was named Captain of Indian Cricket team for the 1st time for the ICC World Twenty20


In 2017 New MLB there was made a record for most home runs in a season, no. 5,694 hit by Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals



Akash Chopra

Aakash Chopra who was born in 1977 is an Indian cricket commentator and former cricketer. He played for the Indian cricket team from late 2003 until late 2004 as a defensive opening batsman and close catcher in Test matches. An article by Aakash Chopra was featured in the 2012 book Rahul Dravid: Timeless Steel.

Friday, September 18, 2020

 


On this day



In 1848, Baseball ruled 1st baseman can tag base for out instead of runner


In 1909, There was largest paid baseball attendance (35,409), A's beat Tigers, 2-0 in Det


In 1949, Baseball major league record 4 grand slams hit


In 1955, Willie Mays hit record tying 9th HR at Ebbets Field (ties Joe Adcock)


In 1996, Roger Clemens tied his own major league record with 20 strikeouts



Lance Armstrong

Lance Edward Armstrong who was born on September the 18th in the year 1971 is an American former professional road racing cyclist. He was a sports icon for his seven consecutive Tour de France wins from 1999 to 2005, which was the most in the event's history.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

 


On this day



In 1979 Royals' George Brett was 6th to have 20 doubles/triples/HRs in a season


In 1984 Reggie Jackson was 13th to hit 500 HRs


In 2004 SF Giants outfielder Barry Bonds hit his 700th career MLB home run, off San Diego's Jake Peavy



Patrick Mahomes

Patrick Lavon Mahomes II who was born on September the 17th in the year 1995 is an American football quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He is the son of pitcher Pat Mahomes. In his early days he played college football and college baseball at Texas Tech University.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

 

On this day



1973 Buffalo's O.J. Simpson rushes for a then NFL record 250 yards in Buffalo's 31-13 win at New England


1995 Greg Maddux of Braves sets record of 17 consecutive road victory


2000 Sammy Sosa becomes the second player to hit 50 or more home runs in three consecutive years, joining Mark McGwire


2018 Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes sets an NFL record of 10 touchdowns in first 2 weeks of a season, torching Pittsburgh’s secondary with 6 TD passes; leads Chiefs to 42-37 victory on the road



John Trumble

John William Trumble who was born on 16 September 1863 was an Australian cricketer who played in 7 Tests between 1885 and 1886. His brothers name was Hugh.

His cricket career was short as he chose to focus on his legal career.

While never reaching the lofty standards of his brother he was a good off-break bowler for Victoria and handy with the bat. He produced some useful performances in his seven Tests for Australia but nothing outstanding. He continued to be a good servant of Victorian cricket, bowling some fine spells in domestic cricket.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020


On this day



In 1960 Maurice Richard announced his retirement. He finished his career with 544 goals, an NHL record at the time.


In 1978 Muhammad Ali beat Leon Spinks in 15 rounds for heavyweight boxing title


In 2018 Russian boxer Gennady Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs) lost his first pro fight in record 20th title defence as well as undisputed world middleweight crown when outpointed by Mexican Canelo Álvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) in Las Vegas


Abdul Qadir

Abdul Qadir Khan who was born in 1955 today was an international cricketer who bowled leg spin for Pakistan. Qadir is widely regarded as the best leg spinner of the 1970s and 1980s and was a role model for up and coming leg spinners. Later he was a commentator and Chief Selector of the Pakistan Cricket Board, from which he resigned due to differences of opinion with leading Pakistan cricket administrators.

Monday, September 14, 2020

 


On this day



1954 Giants' Willie Mays got 82nd extra-base hit, broke Mel Ott's record


1996 As' Mark McGwire became the 13th player to hit 50-HRs in a season



Kepler Wessels

Kepler Christoffel Wessels who was born on 14th of September in 1957 is a South African-Australian cricket commentator and former cricketer who captained South Africa after playing 24 Tests for Australia. Since retiring he has been a lawn bowls competitor. He was a left-handed opening batsman.

Sunday, September 13, 2020


On this day



1930 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 20,000m (1:04:38.4)


1983 Oakland's Rickey Henderson 3rd straight 100 steals for season



Shane Warne

Shane Warne is a former Australian cricketer, widely regarded as the greatest leg spinner in the history of cricket. He was born on 13th September 1969. He hails from Upper Ferntree Gully, a suburb of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia.

Warne was a right-arm leg break bowler. A renaissance man, he breathed new life into the bowling style of leg spin which was dying, and made it an integral part of the game.

His ball which bamboozled Mike Gatting in 1993, is regarded as the greatest bowling delivery ever by popular discretion.

He was the leading wicket taker (708) in Test cricket, until December 2007, when the throne was usurped by another all-time spinning legend Muttiah Muralitharan.

He has been named twice in the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack and also been elected twice as the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

 


On this day



In 1922, Paavo Nurmi ran world record 5000m (14:35.4)


In 1979, Carl Yastrzemski got his 3,000th hit off NY Yankee Jim Beattie



Nathan Bracken

Nathan Wade Bracken who was born in the year 1977 is a former Australian cricketer. A tall left-arm fast-medium bowler, Bracken is capable of swinging the ball both ways. He has represented Australia in all forms of the game.


Friday, September 11, 2020


On this day



In 1912 Philadelphia A's Eddie Collins stole 6 bases in 1 game


In 1927 Yankees slugger Babe Ruth hit 50th home run during his MLB record 60 HR season in New York's 6-2 loss to St. Louis Browns at Yankee Stadium


In 1956 Yanks Yogi Berra tied career record for HRs (236) by a catcher 

Thursday, September 10, 2020

 


On this day



In 1960 Abebe Bikila ran Olympic/World record marathon (2:15:16.2)


In 1963 Stan Musial hit a HR in his 1st at bat as a grandfather


In 2017 US Open Men's Tennis: Spain's Rafael Nadal won his 3rd US title by beating Kevin Anderson of South Africa 6-3, 6-3, 6-4



Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji

Sir Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji Jadeja, GCSI GBE, often known as Ranji, was the ruler of the Indian princely state of Nawanagar from 1907 to 1933, as Maharaja Jam Saheb, and a noted Test cricketer who played for the English cricket team. He was born on this day in the year 1872

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

 


On this day



In 1958 Pirate Roberto Clemente tied record of 3 triples in a game


In 1987 MLB pitcher Nolan Ryan stroked out his 4,500th batter



Justice Chibhabha

Chamunorwa Justice "Chamu" Chibhabha who was born on the 9th of September 1986 is a Zimbabwean cricketer. He bats right-handed and bowls right-arm medium pace. In January 2020, Zimbabwe Cricket named him as the captain of Zimbabwe's One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) squads.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

 


On this day



In 1973 Hank Aaron set record of most HRs in 1 league (709)


In 1989 George Brett got his 2,500th hit


In 1939 Yanks beat Red Sox 4-1 in 7, game was called because of lightning



Chris Judd

Christopher Dylan Judd is a former professional Australian rules footballer and captain of both the West Coast Eagles and Carlton Football Club in the Australian Football League.

Monday, September 7, 2020

 


On this day



In 1912 Eddie Collins stole record 6 bases in 9-7 Athletics win over Detroit


In 1992 Baseball commissioner Faye Vincent resigned




Bruce Armstrong

Bruce Charles Armstrong was born on September the 7th, in 1965. He is an American former football player who was an offensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) from 1987 to 2000, playing all 14 seasons with the New England Patriots. He was drafted in the first round (23rd overall) in the 1987 draft out of University of Louisville, where he was a four-year varsity athlete and was named the "Most Outstanding Lineman" following his senior season.

Sunday, September 6, 2020

 


On this day



In 1953, Roy Campanella set record for HRs by a catcher at 38


In 1992, Gay Kelleway became the 1st female jockey to ride a winner at England’s famous Royal Ascot


In 2019, Sri Lankan cricket fast bowler Lasith Malinga took 4 wickets in 4 balls and finishes with 5 for 6 as New Zealand all out for 88 in 37-run defeat in 3rd T-20 International in Pellekele



Devang Gandhi

Devang Jayant Gandhi who was born on this day in 1971 is an Indian cricketer. He is a right-handed opening batsman and a very occasional right-arm medium-pace bowler. He played for Hadleigh and Thundersley Cricket Club, Essex.



Tim Henman

Timothy Henry Henman OBE is a British retired professional tennis player. He was born on 6th September 1974. Henman played a serve-and-volley style of tennis. He was the first male player from the United Kingdom since Roger Taylor in the 1970s to reach the semi-finals of the Wimbledon Men's Singles Championship.

Saturday, September 5, 2020

 


On this day



In 1921, Walter Johnson set strikeout mark at 2,287


In 1994, SF wide receiver Jerry Rice caught 2 touchdown passes and runs for another score in 49ers' 44-14 rout of the Raiders; surpasses Jim Brown as NFL's career TD leader with 127


In 1995, Cal Ripken Jr tied Gehrig's record of playing in 2,130 straight games



Mohammed Rafique

Mohammed Rafique who was born on 5th September 1970 is a Bangladeshi cricket coach and former cricketer. He played all three formats of the cricket. He is the first consistent cricketer of his national cricket team. He occasionally batted well too. He also opened the batting when needed. He is the first Man Of the Match in One Day Internationals for his match winning 77 runs as opener and for taking 3/56 with the Ball. One of the best spinners to ever have played for his country, Rafique was the first Bangladesh bowler to take 100 wickets in Test matches. Rafique has also been honored for his contribution to the cricket world with squad places in both the World XI for the Super Series against Australia in 2005, and the Asia XI for the exhibition series against Africa XI in 2007.


Friday, September 4, 2020

 

On this day



1922 Finnish super athlete Paavo Nurmi runs a 2000m world record 5:26.3 in Tampere, Finland


1972 US 4 x 100m medley relay team of Mike Stamm, Tom Bruce, Mark Spitz & Jerry Heidenreich sets world record 3:48.16 to win gold at the Munich Olympics; Mark Spitz becomes 1st athlete to win 7 Olympic gold medals at a single Games


1991 MLB Statistical Accuracy Committee votes to drop asterisk next to Roger Maris' 1961 home run record of 61 (passing Babe Ruth's 60) & determine an official no hitter must go at least 9 innings


1994 Miami quarterback Dan Marino throws 5 touchdown passes in Dolphins' 39-35 win over New England; sets NFL record with his 18th game of 4-or-more touchdown passes



Kiran More

Kiran Shankar More pronunciation who was born on the 4th of September in 1962 is an Indian former cricketer and wicket-keeper for the Indian cricket team from 1984 to 1993. He also took up the position Chairman of the Selection Committee of the BCCI till Dilip Vengsarkar took over the job in 2006.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

 


On this day



In 1972 Atlanta Braves slugger Hank Aaron earned his 6,135th total base to break Stan Musial’s MLB record in an 8-0 home defeat to the Philadelphia Phillies


In 1972 American swimmer Mark Spitz won coveted 100m gold medal in world record 51.22 at the Munich Olympics; completed the freestyle sprint double having already won 200m in world record 1:52.78


In 1990 White Sox closer Bobby Thigpen topped Dave Righetti's MLB record with 47th save in Chicago's 4-2 win v Royals; Thigpen finishes season with 57 saves




Shaun White

Shaun Roger White who was born on September 3, 1986 is an American professional snowboarder, skateboarder and musician. He is a three-time Olympic gold medalist. He holds the record for the most X-Games gold medals and most Olympic gold medals by a snowboarder, he also won 10 ESPY Awards.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

 


On this day



In 1960 American Mike Troy swam 200m butterfly world record 2:12.8 to win the gold medal from Australian Neville Hayes at the Rome Olympics


In 1962 St. Louis 1st baseman Stan Musial's recorded his 3,516th hit in Cards' 4-3 loss v NY Mets; jumped him over Tris Speaker into 2nd place behind Ty Cobb on the MLB all-time list


In 1978 Yankees right fielder Reggie Jackson hit his 20th HR of the season in a 6-2 home win over Seattle; 19th MLB player to hit 20 HR in 11 straight years



Ishant Sharma

Ishant Sharma is an Indian cricketer who has represented India in Tests, ODIs and T20Is. He is a 1.93 m tall right-arm fast-medium bowler. At the age of 18, Sharma was called to join the Indian squad for the tour of South Africa in 2006–07.


Tuesday, September 1, 2020

 


On this day



In 1949, Finnish long distance runner Viljo Heino ran 10,000m world record 29:27.2 in Kouvola, Finland


In 1960, US 4 x 200m freestyle relay team of George Harrison, Dick Blick, Mike Troy & Jeff Farrell swam world record 8:10.2 to beat Japan by 3.3 seconds and win gold medal at the Rome Olympics


In 1960, US 4 x 100m medley relay team swam world record 4:05.4 to beat Australia and win the gold medal at the Rome Olympics; Frank McKinney, Paul Hait, Lance Larson & Jeff Farrell



Mushfiqur Rahim

Mushfiqur Rahim is a Bangladeshi cricketer and the former captain of the Bangladesh national cricket team. Between August 2009 and December 2010 Rahim was Bangladesh's vice-captain, in all formats. He was ranked as one of the world's most famous athletes by ESPN in 2019.

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