Saturday, September 17, 2011

On This Day....September 17th

Today is Saturday, September 17, 2011

Today in
Sports History

1920 - The American Professional Football Association was formed in Canton, OH. It was the precursor to the National Football League (NFL).

1953 - Ernie Banks became the first black baseball player to wear a Chicago Cubs uniform. He retired in 1971 known as 'Mr. Cub'.

1961 - The Minnesota Vikings were debuted as the new National Football League (NFL)

1983 - Johnny Bench, of the Cincinnati Reds, retired after 16 years as a catcher.

1983 - Carl Yastrzemski of the Boston Red Sox broke Hank Aaron's major league record for games played when he started his 3,299th game.

1984 - Reggie Jackson hit his 500th career home run. It was exactly 17 years from the day he hit his first major league home run.

2004 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) hit his 700th home run.

1 comment:

  1. On this day 55 years ago, KeveeKev (sports blogger) was born.

    Happy Birthday, brother!
    Love always, GaPeach913


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