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This Day In Sports

September 30
1916 The Braves stopped the New York Giants' 26-game winning streak, the longest in major league history, in the second game of a doubleheader.
1927 Babe Ruth clubbed his single-season record 60th home run of the year.
1934 Dizzy Dean won his 30th game of the season with a 9-0 win over Cincinnati Reds to clinch the NL title.
1944 NC State set an NCAA record by winning a game without gaining a single first-down. They defeated Virginia, 13-0
1947 The New York Yankees defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers, 5-3, in the first ever televised World Series.
1969 Jockey Kathy Kusner won her first career race at Pocono Downs.
1972 Roberto Clemente of the Pittsburgh Pirates recorded his 3,000th career
  a double off New York's Jon Matlock.
1973 Hank Aaron finished the season one short of Babe Ruth's record 714 homers.
1973 The New York Yankees completed their 50th season at the Stadium.
1979 Tender Loving Care, driven by Shelly Goudreau, set the world record for female pacers by finishing a time trial in 1:52.4 at the Red Mile.
1981 Jockey Laffit Pincay Jr. won his 5,000th career race.
1984 California's Mike Witt pitched a 1-0 perfect game against the Texas Rangers.
1984 The Los Angeles Rams set an NFL record by registering three safeties en route to a 33-12 win over the New York Giants.
1988 Dodgers' pitcher Orel Hershiser broke Don Drysdale's 58 consecutive scoreless innings streak by shutting out the San Diego Padres for 10 innings.
1990 Bill Shoemaker had his first graded stakes win as a trainer when Baldomero (IRE) won the Grade III Golden Harvest Handicap at Louisiana Downs.
1990 In the last game at Comiskey Park, the Chicago White Sox defeated the Seattle Mariners, 2-1.
1992 Kansas City's George Brett became the 18th player in history to record 3,000 hits in a 4-0 win over the California Angels.
1994 The NHL went on strike.
1995 Cleveland's Albert Belle became the first player in history to hit 50 homers and 50 doubles in the same season.
1997 New York Yankees players Tim Raines, Derek Jeter and Paul O'Neill hit first back-to-back-to-back home runs in postseason history.
1998 Former Kansas City Royals star pitcher Dan Quisenberry died at the age of 45, nearly one year after being diagnosed with a brain tumor.
2002 Baltimore's Chris McAlister returned a missed field goal 108 yards for the longest play in NFL history during a 34-23 win over the Denver Broncos.
2002 Tampa Bay's Hal McRae stepped down as manager of the club but remained on as assistant to the general manager.
2002 The Detroit Tigers fired manager Luis Pujols.
2006 The Washington Nationals declined to renew the contract of manager Frank Robinson.
2007 Birgit Prinz scored and Nadine Angerer stopped a penalty kick by Brazil's Marta, as Germany became the first team to repeat as Women's World Cup champions with a 2-0 victory.
2007 San Diego and Colorado finished in a tie for the NL Wild Card.
2007 Philadelphia beat Washington on the final day of the regular season and the Mets lost to the Marlins and gave the Phillies the NL East Pennant.
2007 Green Bay's Brett Favre became the NFL's all-time leader in career touchdown passes during the first quarter of the team's 23-16 win over the Minnesota Vikings.
2008 The Oakland Raiders fired head coach Lane Kiffin.
2008 The Chicago White Sox defeated the Minnesota Twins, 1-0 in a one-game playoff to decide the American League Central title.
2009 A new college football bowl game will be played at Yankee Stadium next season called the Pinstripe Bowl.
2009 The Cleveland Indians fired manager Eric Wedge.
2009 Mats Sundin, who spent the bulk of his career with the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced his retirement from the NHL.
2012 Europe equaled the largest comeback in history, overcoming a 4-point deficit to win the Ryder Cup.
2012 The Philadelphia Eagles retired safety Brian Dawkins number 20 jersey.
2012 Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya won the Berlin Marathon. Ethiopia's Aberu Kebede was the women's champion for the second time in three years.
2013 Connecticut fired head football coach Paul Pasqualoni.
2013 The Chicago Cubs fired manager Dale Sveum.
2013 The Tampa Bay Rays beat the Texas Rangers 5-2 in the American League wild-card tiebreaker game.
Birthdays Robin Roberts (1926) - MLB player; Johnny Podres (1932) - MLB player; Martina Hingis (1980) - tennis player.
As of September 29, 2014, at 06:00 PM ET