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This Day In Sports

September 16
1924 St. Louis Cardinals' Jim Bottomley went 6-for-6 and drove in 12 runs in the Cardinals 17-3 win over the Brooklyn Dodgers.
1953 The American League approved the transfer of the St. Louis Browns franchise to Baltimore.
1960 Amos Alonzo Stagg died at the age of 98.
1960 Milwaukee Braves Warren Spahn struck out a club-record 15 batters and hurled a no-hitter in the Braves 4-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.
1965 Boston's Dave Morehead pitched a no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians, winning the game 2-0.
1972 Sent off at odds of 1-5, Secretariat won the Futurity Stakes at Belmont Park by 1 3/4 lengths, creating a minus show pool at the track of $4,985.
1973 Buffalo's O.J. Simpson rushed for 250 yards, as the Bills defeated the New England Patriots, 31-13.
1975 Rennie Stennett banged out seven hits to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 22-0 drubbing of the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.
1978 For the first time in history, two Triple Crown winners met in a race, the Marlboro Cup at Belmont Park. Seattle Slew, the 1977 Triple Crown winner, defeated Affirmed, the 1978 Triple Crown winner, by three lengths.
1978 Florida Pro, driven by George Sholty, equaled the world record for three-year-olds trotting on a five-eighths of a mile track by winning in 1:58.1 at Liberty Bell Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1981 Sugar Ray Leonard earned a TKO vs. Thomas Hearns in the 14th round in Las Vegas to unify the world welterweight title.
1988 Cincinnati's Tom Browning struck out eight and hurled the 14th perfect game in Major League history beating the Los Angeles Dodgers, 1-0.
1991 Jockey Jose Santos won his 2,000th career victory aboard Sunny Sara at Belmont Park.
1993 Minnesota's Dave Winfield registered his 3,000 hit, a single off Oakland reliever Dennis Eckersley.
1996 Minnesota's Paul Molitor joined the 3,000 hit club with a fifth-inning triple off Kansas City's Jose Rosado.
1996 Seattle's Edgar Martinez became only the fifth player this century to reach 50 or more doubles in consecutive seasons as the Mariners blanked the Texas Rangers, 6-0.
1996 San Francisco's Barry Bonds became the third player in history to hit 40 homers and steal 30 bases in the same season when he clubbed his 40th homer in the Giants 2-1 loss to San Diego.
1998 Chicago Cubs' Sammy Sosa blasted a dramatic grand slam in the top of the eighth inning, his 63rd HR of the season.
1999 Royals rookie outfielder Carlos Beltran became the first rookie since Mark McGwire in 1987 to drive in 100 runs.
2003 Deanna Nolan drilled a three-pointer with 53 seconds remaining to put Detroit ahead for good and the Shock went on to post an 83-78 victory over Los Angeles in the decisive Game 3 of the WNBA Finals at The Palace.
2004 The NHL lockout officially began as the league's collective bargaining agreement with the players officially expired at midnight (et).
2004 Aramis Ramirez belted three homers to help the Chicago Cubs set a club record for homers in a season with 213.
2006 With a steal against Milwaukee, Washington's Alfonso Soriano became just the fourth player in major league history with 40 home runs and 40 stolen bases in the same season.
2007 Tiger Woods won the first-ever FedEx Cup Playoffs with a victory at THE TOUR Championship outside of Atlanta, GA.
2007 The United States Women successfully defended the Solheim Cup with a 16-12 win over Europe.
2007 Chicago White Sox slugger Jim Thome reached the 500 home run plateau.
2007 Detroit's Todd Jones recorded his 300th career save.
2007 The Phoenix Mercury defeated the Detroit Shock to win their first WNBA Title. Cappie Pondexter was named the Series MVP.
2007 Former Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL star O.J. Simpson was arrested on felony charges of the alleged armed robbery of collectors of his own sports memorabilia.
2010 Swin Cash had 18 points and six rebounds to help the Seattle Storm take down the Atlanta Dream, 87-84, to take the WNBA title with a three-game sweep.
2010 FC Gold Pride forward Marta was named the Michelle Akers Player of the Year as Women's Professional Soccer's Most Valuable Player for the second year in a row.
2011 Big East Conference founder Dave Gavitt passed away. He was 73 years old.
Birthdays Elgin Baylor (1934) - Hall-of-Fame NBA player; Orel Hershiser (1958) - MLB player; Tim Raines (1959) - MLB player; Mickey Tettleton (1960) - MLB player.
As of September 16, 2014, at 09:20 AM ET