NFC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK OFFENSE: QB KYLER MURRAY, ARIZONA CARDINALS In their comeback win over Minnesota, Murray completed 29 of 36 attempts (80.6 pct.) for 400 yards and three touchdowns for a 117.6 rating and added 31 rushing yards with a rushing touchdown. It...

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Week 4

Saturday, Sept. 25

Notre Dame vs. Wisconsin (Soldier Field in Chicago) | 12 p.m. | FOX

Georgia at Vanderbilt | 12 p.m. | SEC Network

Missouri at Boston College | 12 p.m. | ESPN2

Bowling Green at Minnesota | 12 p.m. | ESPNU

Wagner at Temple | 12 p.m. | ESPN+

Miami (Ohio) at Army | 12 p.m. | CBSSN

FIU at Central Michigan | 12 p.m. | ESPN+

Richmond at Virginia Tech | 12 p.m. | ACC Network

LSU at Mississippi State | 12 p.m. | ESPN

Boise State at Utah State | 12 p.m. | CBS

Villanova at Penn State | 12 p.m.

New Hampshire at Pitt | 12 p.m. | ESPN+/ACCNX

Ohio at Northwestern | 12 p.m.

SMU at TCU | 12 p.m.

Texas Tech at Texas | 12 p.m. | ABC

UMass at Coastal Carolina | 1 p.m. | ESPN+

Central Connecticut at Miami (Fla.) | 12:30 p.m. | ESPN3

San Jose State at Western Michigan | 2 p.m. | ESPN+

Texas State at Eastern Michigan | 2 p.m. | ESPN+

Toledo at Ball State | 2 p.m. | ESPN+

Washington State at Utah | 2:30 p.m.

Maine at Northern Illinois | 2:30 p.m. | ESPN3

Texas A&M at Arkansas (AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas) | 3:30 p.m. | CBS

Rutgers at Michigan | 3:30 p.m.

Wyoming at UConn | 3:30 p.m. | CBSSN

Iowa State at Baylor | 3:30 p.m.

Colorado State at Iowa | 3:30 p.m.

UTSA at Memphis | 3:30 p.m. | ESPNU

Clemson at NC State | 3:30 p.m.

Towson at San Diego State | 3:30 p.m. | Stadium

Louisville at Florida State | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN2

Illinois at Purdue | 3:30 p.m.

Kent State at Maryland | 3:30 p.m.

Kansas at Duke | 4 p.m. | ACC Network

Georgia State at Auburn | 4 p.m. | SEC Network

Arkansas State at Tulsa | 5 p.m. | ESPN+

Charleston Southern at East Carolina | 6 p.m. | ESPN+

Louisiana at Georgia Southern | 6 p.m. | ESPN+

Buffalo at Old Dominion | 6 p.m. | ESPN+

UCLA at Stanford | 6 p.m.

Texas Southern at Rice | 6:30 p.m. | ESPN3

Tennessee at Florida | 7 p.m. | ESPN

Kentucky at South Carolina | 7 p.m. | ESPN2

Nebraska at Michigan State | 7 p.m.

North Texas at Louisiana Tech | 7 p.m.

Kansas State at Oklahoma State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Navy at Houston | 7 p.m. | ESPNU

North Carolina vs. Georgia Tech (Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia) | 7:30 p.m. | ACC Network

Southern Miss at Alabama | 7:30 p.m. | SEC Network

West Virginia at Oklahoma | 7:30 p.m. | ABC

Akron at Ohio State | 7:30 p.m.

Hawai’i at New Mexico State | 8 p.m.

Indiana at Western Kentucky | 8 p.m. | CBSSN

Troy at UL Monroe | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

FAU at Air Force | 8 p.m.

UAB at Tulane | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

New Mexico at UTEP | 9 p.m. | ESPN+

Cal at Washington | 9:30 p.m.

South Florida at BYU | 10:15 p.m.

Arizona at Oregon | 10:30 p.m. | ESPN

Oregon State at USC | 10:30 p.m.

Colorado at Arizona State | 10:30 p.m.



Sunday, September 19, 2021

New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX

Cincinnati Bengals at Chicago Bears 12:00p (CT) 1:00p FOX

Houston Texans at Cleveland Browns 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS

Los Angeles Rams at Indianapolis Colts 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX

Denver Broncos at Jacksonville Jaguars 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS

Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX

New England Patriots at New York Jets 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS

San Francisco 49ers at Philadelphia Eagles 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX

Las Vegas Raiders at Pittsburgh Steelers 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS

Minnesota Vikings at Arizona Cardinals 1:05p (MT) 4:05p FOX

Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4:05p (ET) 4:05p FOX

Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Chargers 1:25p (PT) 4:25p CBS

Tennessee Titans at Seattle Seahawks 1:25p (PT) 4:25p CBS

Kansas City Chiefs at Baltimore Ravens 8:20p (ET) 8:20p NBC

Monday, September 20, 2021

Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers (Mon) 7:15p (CT) 8:15p ESPN

The Chicago Cubs finally made it back to the World Series after a seven year absence thanks to the timely pitching of Henry Borowy. Acquired on waivers in late July after he had compiled a 10-5 record for the New York Yankees, the “newbie” proceeded to win eleven of thirteen decisions and helped Chicago fight off the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League pennant race. Their opponents, the American Leagues’ Detroit Tigers were a familiar post-season rival. The Tigers were shooting for their second World Series crown; their only previous Series title had come in 1935, against the Cubs. The Cubs were eyeing their third Series championship; their two titles came in 1907 and 1908 at the Tigers’ expense.

Borowy had more than earned the start for Game 1 and he proved himself again and again as he held the Tigers to six singles and was a 9-0 victor as the Cubs bombed twenty-five-game winner Hal Newhouser. Bill Nicholson singled, tripled and drove in three runs for Chicago, which got two runs batted in apiece from Phil Cavarretta and Mickey Livingston. Virgil Trucks, a sixteen-game winner for Detroit in 1943 (and only recently discharged from the United States Navy), pitched a seven-hitter in Game 2 and won, 4-1, as midseason service returnee Hank Greenberg unloaded a three-run homer in the fifth. Four days earlier, on the final day of the American league schedule and in a game that marked Trucks’ only appearance of the regular season, Greenberg smashed a pennant-clinching, grand slam in the ninth inning against the defending American League champion St. Louis Browns.

In Game 3, Chicago’s Claude Passeau tossed a one-hitter in which Rudy York singled to left field with two out in the second and led the National Leaguers to a 3-0 triumph. Following his teammate’s cue, Ray Prim sat down the first ten Detroit batters he faced in Game 4, but after yielding a walk, two singles and a double in what became a four-run fourth for the Tigers, Prim was pulled in favor of Paul Derringer. While Derringer and fellow relievers Hy Vandenberg and Paul Erickson pitched shutout ball the rest of the way, it was to no avail. Detroit’s 4-1 triumph, fashioned on Dizzy Trout’s five-hit pitching set the tone for the rest of the contest. Now manager Charley Grimm went to Borowy, not once, not twice, but three times. Grimm, in his second year with the Cubs, was obviously impressed with Borowy’s combined regular-season record of 21-7, his second-half heroics (which netted him the National League’s ERA title with a 2.14) and his 56-30 mark with the Yankees.

Grimm’s newest “go-to-guy” held Game 5 to a 1-1 tie after five innings in which he matched Newhouser, who had just led the American League in victories (twenty-nine in 1944), strikeouts for the second successive season and topped the American League with a 1.81 ERA. Unfrotunately, it would be his turn to fall short as the Tigers’ pitcher would be the one to go the distance. Borowy was pulled after allowing four straight hits at the outset of the sixth as Detroit scored four runs in the inning and swept to an 8-4 victory. Greenberg continued to perform at the plate and slugged three more doubles for the Tigers.

Trucks and Passeau went at it for Game 6 and both dominated the other’s line-up for over four innings. Trucks blinked first and was routed in the Cubs’ four-run fifth which featured Stan Hack’s bases-loaded single. Passeau followed his opponent to the dugout in the seventh after Detroit managed to score twice. After the Cubs answered with two runs in their half of the inning, it was 7-3, Chicago. But Detroit struck for four runs in the eighth, the game-tying run coming on a Greenberg homer. Suddenly Manager Steve O’Neill’s Tigers were in a position to close out the Cubs in six games. Dizzy Trout came on in relief for Detroit in the last of the eighth, and when the 7-7 game moved into the ninth, Grimm decided to make another pitching change. Having followed Passeau with Hank Wyse (the Cubs’ top winner of ’45 with twenty-two victories) and Prim, Grimm now wanted Borowy back. Once again, the “newbie” delivered, holding Detroit at bay with four scoreless innings. Then, in the bottom of the twelfth, with two out and Billy Schuster at first base as a pinch-runner (for Frank Secory, who had come through with a pinch single), Hack hit a drive to left field that took a weird bounce and bounded over Greenberg. The hit, ruled a double, scored Schuster and gave Borowy and the Cubs a crucial 8-7 victory.

As the Tigers prepared to close the door on the Cubs and the 1945 season, Chicago’s newest hero was selected to keep his team alive in Game 6. The Chicago press had questioned the decision and printed that Grimm was making a serious mistake by using Borowy who was going on one day of rest after pitching the final four innings of Game 6. He had also pitched into the sixth inning in Game 5 and many wondered if his arm would hold up. The decision would prove costly as the fatigued pitcher yielded singles to the Detroit’s first three batters, Skeeter Webb, Eddie Mayo and Doc Cramer. Grimm, realizing that Borowy had done all he could for the ’45 Cubs, told his weary pitcher to call it a day. Paul Derringer came in as relief for Chicago, but by the end of the inning Detroit had scored five runs. The well-rested Newhouser went the distance for the 9-3 victory, allowing ten hits and striking out ten Cubs. Once again Chicago had come up short (their seventh Series loss) and even worse, it was (once again), to the Tigers.

1907 Pirates third baseman Honus Wagner, in the 14-1 rout of New York at the Polo Grounds, swipes four bases, including second, third, and home in the second inning. Outfielder Fred Clarke also has four stolen bases for Pittsburgh.
1925 When Rogers Hornsby refuses to play a game against the Robins, he is fined $500 by the Cardinals and suspended for the remainder of the season. The Redbird infielder claims to be feeling ill despite the team doctor’s opinion, who believes that the infielder is well enough to take the field.
1929 During the fifth inning of the Red Sox-Yankee contest at Fenway Park, all the players are summoned to home plate and are told a telegram had just arrived announcing the death of New York manager Miller Huggins. The crowd rises and the centerfield flag lowered to half-staff when home plate umpire Bill McGowan requests a moment of silence in memory of the Bronx Bomber skipper.
1930 With four games remaining in the campaign, Cubs skipper Joe McCarthy (442-331) ‘resigns’ and is replaced by Rogers Hornsby, who was recently named by owner William Wrigley Jr. as Chicago’s player-manager for next year. McCarthy, who was not offered a contract for the upcoming season with his team still mathematically alive in the pennant race, will agree in October to manage New York, where he will win seven World Series in his 15 seasons with the Yankees.
1932 At home, the sixth-place Cardinals end the season with a split of a doubleheader against Pittsburgh, having drawn 279,219 fans during the season to Sportsman’s Park. The Columbus Red Birds, the team’s minor league affiliate in the American Association, outdraw their parent club, attracting over 310,000 patrons, thanks to a new stadium, night games, and radio broadcasts.
1941 Combined with a Cardinal defeat, the Dodgers win their first pennant in 21 years when they beat Boston at Braves Field, 6-0. Whitlow Wyatt throws a five-hitter, and Pete Reiser hits a homer in the winning cause.
1949 In front of a cheering crowd of 33,977 attending the Indians’ final home game, Charley Lupica, after spending 113 days in the air waiting for the Tribe to take first place or be eliminated from the pennant race, climbs down from his flagpole perch, which was recently shifted five miles from his confectionery store to the ballpark on a hydraulic lift. After the wobbly loyal fan kisses the Municipal Stadium’s home plate, he receives a new automobile from team owner Bill Veeck, in addition to receiving a 50-foot flagpole as a souvenir.
1954 A crowd of 14,175 Fenway faithful fans pays tribute to retiring Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams, who is playing his last game at home. The Splendid Splinter’s retirement lasts only until May when his divorce becomes finalized, keeping his contract from being part of the settlement.
1954 Early Wynn loses his bid for a no-hitter when the Tigers scratch out two ninth-inning hits, producing a meaningless run in the Indians’ 11-1 triumph at Cleveland Stadium. The victory is the Tribe’s 111th of the season, surpassing the 1927 Yankees for the wins in American League history.
1955 Al Kaline, at the age of 20, becomes the youngest player to win a batting title, finishing his sophomore season with a .340 average. Ty Cobb was one day older than the Tiger outfielder when he claimed the crown, batting .350 in 1907, also playing for Detroit.
1956 Dodger right-hander Sal Maglie no-hits the Phillies at Ebbets Field, 5-0. The ‘Barber’s’ gem helps second-place Brooklyn to keep pace in the pennant race with Milwaukee and Cincinnati.

1960 The Yankees clinched the American League flag with a 4-3 victory over Boston at Fenway Park. The title will be 70 year-old Casey Stengel’s tenth and last pennant after being dismissed and replaced by the team’s hitting coach Ralph Houk when the Bronx Bombers lose the World Series to the Pirates in seven games.
1960 Eddie Yost hits his 28th career leadoff home run in the Tigers’ 6-5 victory over the A’s at Detroit’s Briggs Stadium, establishing a record for round-trippers to start a game. The third baseman’s total will be surpassed in 1975 by Yankee outfielder Bobby Bonds, who will extend the mark to 35 during his 14-year major league tenure.
1962 After appearing in 60 games over a two-year span, Dodger reliever Ed Roebuck suffers his first loss. The LA right-hander gives up a 10th inning home run to Houston’s Al Spangler, breaking the 2-2 deadlock at Chavez Ravine.
1963 Team owner August A. Busch announces the Cardinals will permanently retire Stan Musial’s uniform number 6. ‘Stan the Man’ is also appointed the Redbirds’ vice president, a duty he’ll begin at the end of this season after completing his 22-year Hall of Fame career as a player.
1965 Satchel Paige, at the alleged age of 60, becomes the oldest player ever to appear in a major league game. The future Hall of Fame right-hander blanks Boston for three innings, striking out one and giving up a lone hit to Carl Yastrzemski as the starter in the A’s 5-2 victory at KC’s Municipal Stadium.
1965 At age 34, Willie Mays becomes the oldest player to slug 50 home runs in a season. The Giants’ center fielder was also the youngest to accomplish the feat, hitting 51 homers in 1955.
1965 Mudcat Grant throws a one-hitter to beat the Senators at D.C. Stadium, 5-0, becoming the first black player in the American League to win twenty games. Don Blasingame’s third-inning double spoils the 30 year-old right-hander’s bid for a no-hitter.
1965 Willie Mays, who hit 51 round-trippers in 1955, joins Ralph Kiner as only the second National Leaguer to have more than one 50-home run season. The milestone homer, a fourth-inning two-run blast off Bob Sadowski, helps the Giants beat Milwaukee at Candlestick Park, 7-5.
1966 The Mets, for the first time in the five-year history of the franchise, will not end their season in last place. The Amazins, who will finish ahead of the Cubs, clinch ninth place by beating Cincinnati at Crosley Field, 8-4.
1968 After going for 1-for-3, Mickey Mantle, with two outs in the ninth inning, steps up to the plate for his last Yankee Stadium at-bat. The aging superstar works out a walk against Cleveland starter Luis Tiant, who will strike out the next batter to complete a 3-0 complete-game victory at the Bronx ballpark.
1973 Willie Mays Night takes place in Flushing as the Mets honor the fan-favorite player in an emotional ceremony at Shea Stadium after their 2-1 victory over Montreal. The ‘Say Hey Kid’ tells the crowd, “Just to hear you cheer like this for me and not be able to do anything about it makes me a very sad man. This is my farewell.”
1974 In the first-of-its-kind operation, Dr. Frank Jobe transplants a tendon from Tommy John’s right wrist to the Dodger pitcher’s left elbow. The revolutionary ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction, which will become a standard surgical procedure better known as Tommy John surgery, enables the southpaw to win an additional 164 games, more than half of his career total of 288 victories.
1975 Randy Jones, with San Diego’s 6-5 victory over Los Angeles, becomes the first 20-game winner in the seven-year history of the franchise. Two seasons ago, the southpaw led the National League in losses with 22 defeats for the Friars.
1979 Behind the solid pitching of Frank Tanana, the Angels defeat the Royals, 4-1, to win their first American League West title. Jim Fregosi’s 88-74 team, which will finish three games ahead of second-place Kansas City, will lose the best-of-five ALCS to Baltimore in four games.
1980 The Padres become the first team in baseball history to have three players to steal more than 50 bases in a season when both Jerry Mumphrey and Ozzie Smith swipe their 50th sack in a 5-3 extra-inning loss to Cincinnati. Fellow Friar Gene Richard, who will lead the club with 61 stolen bases, reached the milestone at the end of last month.
1980 Brian Kingman loses his 20th game when the White Sox defeats the A’s at the Oakland Coliseum, 6-4. The 26 year-old right-hander, who will win his next decision to finish the season with an 8-20 record, will become the last 20-game loser of this century and the first to hurl for a winning team since Dolf Luque posted a 13-23 mark for the 1922 second-place Reds.
1984 New York’s pinch-hitter Rusty Staub becomes only the second player to hit a round-tripper as a teenager and one after his 40th birthday when he blasts a walk-off home run off Larry Anderson to give the Mets a 6-4 victory over Philadelphia at Shea Stadium. Ty Cobb was the first major leaguer to accomplish the feat.
1986 The Orioles suffer the 82nd of their 89 defeats this season, a 9-3 loss to Milwaukee at County Stadium, assuring the Birds will finish below .500 for the first time in 18 seasons. The last time Baltimore lost more games than it won in a campaign was in 1967 when the sixth-place team compiled a 76-85 record under Hank Bauer.
1986 The Astros win the National League West when Mike Scott doesn’t yield a hit in his 2-0 complete-game victory over the Giants. The game marks the first time a title has been clinched with a no-hitter, although Allie Reynolds’ second no-no of the season assured the Yankees a tie for the 1951 American League pennant.
1987 A’s rookie Mark McGwire sets an Oakland team record for home runs, going deep for the 48th time this season when he connects off Bobby Thigpen in the bottom ninth inning to tie the score in the team’s eventual extra-inning 2-1 loss to the White Sox. The 23 year-old first baseman’s Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum round-tripper breaks the mark Reggie Jackson established in 1969.
1987 Benito Santiago sets the modern (post-1900) major league record for rookies with a first-inning single, extending his streak to 27 consecutive games with a hit. The 22 year-old Padres catcher surpasses the previous standard by set in 1943 by White Sox outfielder Guy Curtright, and ties James Williams, who established the all-time longest hitting streak by a freshman while playing for the 1899 Pirates.
1989 The Red Sox announce the team will not exercise its option on 39 year-old Jim Rice, who will retire at the end of the season. Also, Bob Stanley, the club’s all-time save leader with 173, reports he will also call it quits when this year’s campaign is over.
1989 Wade Boggs extends his own modern major league record when he collects his 200th hit for the seventh consecutive season. The Red Sox third baseman goes 4-for-5 in Boston’s 7-4 victory over the Yankees at Fenway Park.
1996 Giants slugger Barry Bonds draws an intentional walk, which gives him the National League record with 149 bases-on-balls in a season. The free pass is issued in the seventh inning by LA’s Mark Guthrie with two outs and a runner on third base in the team’s 7-5 loss at Dodger Stadium.
1997 NBC’s hit TV show “ER” airs live and uses the Cubs telecast in the background in various scenes to authenticate the telecast’s claim of not being pre-recorded. The medical drama cuts to the game just as Brad Ausmus hits a three-run homer, much to the Astros’ catcher’s delight, who is taping his favorite program to watch later, not knowing he would be part of the cast.
1997 Eleven years to the day that the club won their last title, the Astros clinch the NL Central Division by beating the Cubs, 9-1. Houston manages to capture the flag despite being only five games over .500.
1997 Joe Carter, donning uniform number 43 to honor recently fired manager Cito Gaston, becomes the Blue Jays career home run leader, hitting his 203rd round-tripper in a 4-3 victory over Baltimore. George Bell, who spent nine seasons in Toronto, had previously set the franchise mark in 1990.
1997 Pedro Martinez records his final strikeout for the Expos, fanning Dale Daulton in Montreal’s 3-2 victory over Florida at Olympic Stadium. The 25 year-old right-hander, who will be traded to the Red Sox in the off-season for Carl Pavano and Tony Armas, establishes a franchise record with his 305th strikeout of the season.
1998 The Bronx Bombers, with a 6-1 win over the Devil Rays at Yankee Stadium, set an American League record with their 112th win to surpass the 1954 Indians. The 1906 Cubs, who finished the season with a 116-36 record, are the only team to end a campaign with more victories than the 1998 New York club, who will finish the campaign with 114.
1998 Sammy Sosa hits #66 and his final round-tripper of the season, a 462-foot blast at the Astrodome, to take the lead in the home run race. Less than an hour later, Mark McGwire will also hit his 66th, en route to his record-setting 70, in the Cardinals’ 6-5 victory over Montreal, tying the Cub outfielder in the historic home run race.
1998 Ken Griffey, Jr. hits his league-leading 56th homer of the season and 350th of his career, becoming the youngest player ever to reach the milestone. The 28 year-old outfielder drives in five runs in the Mariners’ 15-4 rout of Texas, who still manages to cop their second consecutive American League West Division title thanks to an Anaheim loss to Kansas City.
1999 For the first time in fifty years, a major leaguer drives in 159 runs when Manny Ramirez gets two RBIs in the Indians’ 9-6 victory over the Blue Jays at the SkyDome. The Cleveland right fielder, who will finish the season with 165 ribbies, matches Ted Williams’ and Vern Stephens’ output with the Red Sox in 1949.
2000 For only the second time since 1900, three teams play in the same twin bill when the Indians beat the White Sox in the opener, 9-2, and then lose the nightcap to the Twins, 4-3 at the Jake. In 1951 at Sportsman’s Park, the Cardinals played host to the Giants, winning 6-4 before bowing to the Braves, 2-0.
2001 Richie Sexson and Jeromy Burnitz both hit three home runs in the Brewers’ 9-4 victory over Arizona at Bank One Ballpark. The teammates’ accomplishment marks the first time in major league history that two players on the same team have gone deep three times in the same game.
2003 Sammy Sosa becomes the first National Leaguer to have at least 100-RBIs nine seasons in a row. The Cubs’ right fielder surpasses Mel Ott and Willie Mays, who had accomplished the feat eight straight seasons, joining Rafael Palmeiro and Jimmie Foxx as the only players in major league history to hit 35 home runs and 100 RBI for nine consecutive seasons.
2003 Carlos Delgado becomes the 15th player in big-league history and only the fifth American League player to hit four home runs in one game. The Blue Jays’ first baseman’s first homer was the 300th of his career, and his barrage gives him 41 for the season.
2003 Friends, family, associates, and former players gather at Shea Stadium on Bob Murphy Appreciation Night to honor the long-time broadcaster. Following the pregame ceremonies, the Hall of Famer, who started with the team in their inaugural season in 1962, calls the last of his more than 6,000 Mets games.
2007 Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder becomes the youngest major leaguer to hit 50 home runs in a season, going deep twice in the team’s 9-1 victory over the Cardinals at Miller Park. The 23 year-old cleanup hitter and his father, Cecil, who hit 51 round-trippers with the Tigers in 1990, are the first father-and-son tandem to accomplished the feat.
2008 The Diamondbacks, defending division champions, lose to St. Louis, 12-3, allowing the Dodgers to clinch the NL West. Los Angeles first-year skipper Joe Torre’s 13-year postseason streak continues, unlike his former team, the Yankees.
2008 Roy Halladay, giving up six hits and two runs in his ninth complete game of the season, posts his second 20-win season with an 8-2 victory over the Yankees at the Rogers Centre. The Blue Jays right-hander, en route to the Cy Young Award, compiled a 22-7 record in 2003.
2008 Mark Reynolds strikes out for the 200th time, breaking the major league record set last year by Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard. The Diamondbacks third baseman will extend the dubious mark to 204 by season’s end.
2009 David Wright, playing a position in which the team was unable to field a reliable everyday player on a consistent basis for decades, establishes a franchise record by starting is his 836th game at third base for the Mets, surpassing his hitting coach and friend Howard Johnson. More than 120 players, beginning in 1962 with Don Zimmer, have appeared at the hot corner for the team, but only ten have appeared in as many as 200 games during the club’s 47-year history.
2009 New York clears the fence for the 127th time at the new Yankee Stadium to break the franchise record for most home runs hit by the team at home. Alex Rodriguez’s third-inning poke off Jon Lester in the Bronx Bombers’ 9-5 victory over Boston puts this year’s squad ahead of the 2004 and 2005 clubs, who both went deep 126 times in the old stadium.
2010 In the game in which he sets a team record for striking out, Brandon Inge drives in the winning run with a walk-off single in the 13th inning of the Tigers’ 11-10 victory over Minnesota. With the second of his three whiffs, the Detroit third baseman surpasses the franchise record of 1,099, playing more than 1,000 fewer games than Lou Whitaker, who previously held the infamous mark.
2010 Bobby Cox, who will retire after the season ends, earns his 2,500th major league victory as a manager when the Braves blank Washington at Nationals Park, 5-0. The veteran skipper joins Connie Mack, John McGraw, and Tony La Russa as the fourth field boss to reach this milestone.
2010 Neftali Feliz records his 38th save of the season when he limits the A’s to one hit in an inning and a third of work in the Rangers’ 4-3 victory in Oakland. The freshman closer surpasses Mariners’ Kazuhiro Sasaki’s mark of 37 in 2000, establishing the record for the most saves by a rookie closer.
2012 With Zack Greinke fanning 13 batters during his five-inning outing and the bullpen adding another seven, the Angels’ staff combines for 20 strikeouts in the team’s 5-4 victory over Seattle, tying the record for the most ever recorded in a nine-inning game. The Anaheim starter’s performance makes him the first hurler since 1920 to whiff 13 opponents in an outing that lasts less than six innings.
2013 In the final game he plays at Coors Field, Todd Helton homers in his first at-bat, a second-inning solo shot in Colorado’s 15-5 loss to Boston. The 40 year-old first baseman, who announced his retirement last week, has spent his entire 17-year career with the Rockies.
2014 Derek Jeter makes his last game at Yankee Stadium very memorable when he drives in the winning run in the ninth inning with an opposite-field one-out single off of Evan Meek in the team’s 6-5 walk-off win over Baltimore. The Captain’s heroics help the Bronx Bombers overcome blowing a three-run lead in the top of the frame.
2015 “I owe too much to this organization for the next two years to risk getting hurt for an incentive. My outing (Sept. 12) got rained out and the last inning of my last start got rained out, so for whatever reason, it wasn’t meant to be. There’s a lot bigger problems out there. I’m proud of my season.” – PHIL HUGHES, explaining why he turned an offer to pitch for a $500,000 bonus. Phil Hughes, who finished the final start of his season one out short of reaching 210 innings to receive a $500,000 contract incentive because of yesterday’s 66-minute rain delay, is given the opportunity to make a brief relief appearance for the Twins. The right-hander also turns down the club’s offer, saying he would not have any interest in merely being given the half-a-million-dollar bonus.
2017 In the second inning of the Cubs’ 10-2 rout of the Cardinals at Busch Stadium, Addison Russell dives into the stands chasing a foul ball, spilling a fan’s nachos onto the playing field. In the following frame, the Chicago shortstop hand delivers a fresh order of tortilla covered with cheese to the grateful Redbird fan.
2018 Max Scherzer strikes out 300 batters in a single season when he whiffs Marlins rookie Austin Dean, after a ten-pitch at-bat. The Washington ace in his final appearance of the year fans ten hitters to precisely reach the plateau in the team’s 9-4 victory at Nationals Park, becoming just the third pitcher to accomplish the feat in the past 15 years.
2020 Dusty Baker will become the first major league skipper to manage five different teams to the postseason as the Astros clinch a spot in the MLB’s expanded 16-team Fall Frenzy when the Dodgers beat the Angels. The three-time National League Manager of the year (1993, 1997, 2000) had previously won a playoff spot with the Giants (1997, 2000, 2002), Cubs (2003), Reds (2010, 2012, 2013), and Nationals (2016, 2017).
2020 At Yankee Stadium, the Marlins clinch their first playoff berth since 2003 when they beat the Bronx Bombers, 4-3. Miami finishes in second place behind the Braves in the NL East, compiling a 31-29 mark in the COVID-19 shortened-season, their first winning season in 11 years.

Bishop Chatard 33, Guerin Catholic 10
Bloomington South 35, Southport 13
Carmel 45, North Central 0
Crispus Attucks 22 Phalen Academy 20, OT
Danville 43, Southmont 0
Decatur Central 34, Plainfield 14
Eastern Hancock 26, Milan 24
Fishers 35, Avon 25
Franklin Central 28, Noblesville 22
Greenwood 47, Perry Meridian 21
Hamilton Heights 26, Twin Lakes 17
Hamilton Southeastern 41, Zionsville 21
Heritage Christian 34, Covenant Christian 27
Indian Creek 27, Edgewood 15
Lapel 45, Traders Point Christian 15
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Lebanon 28, Tri-West 21
Lutheran 31, Scecina 20
Martinsville 30, Whiteland 21
Monrovia 42, Beech Grove 26
Mooresville 45 Franklin 14
Mt. Vernon 43, Pendleton Heights 0
New Palestine 42, Greenfield-Central 22
North Central (Farmersburg) 28, Park Tudor 20
Roncalli 28, Brebeuf Jesuit 10
Sheridan 66, Taylor 6
Shortridge 35, Southside HomeSchool 22
Speedway 47, Edinburgh 6
Tech 34, McCutcheon 28
Tindley 41, Purdue Polytechnic 6
Triton Central 23, Cardinal Ritter 0
Warren Central 30, Pike 13
Western Boone 52, Hammond Central 6
Westfield 24, Brownsburg 21
Yorktown 35, Shelbyville 0
Adams Central 48, South Adams 7
Andrean 31, Hobart 28
Bedford North Lawrence 47, Jennings County 14
Blackford 36, Elwood 28
Bloomington North 69, New Albany 45
Bluffton 62, Southern Wells 6
Bremen 21, John Glenn 7
Brownstown Central 48, Seymour 13
Carroll (Flora) 34, Tri-Central 0
Carroll (Fort Wayne) 59, Fort Wayne South 0
Castle 53, Evansville Reitz 21
Caston 26, North White 10
Center Grove 48 Lawrence Central 0
Centerville 49, Northeastern 0
Central Noble 27, Lakeland 14
Charlestown 38, Scottsburg 0
Chesterton 27, Portage 0
Churubusco 47, Fremont 0
Columbus East 28, Floyd Central 14
Columbus North 24, Terre Haute North 0
Concord 38, Mishawaka 24
Covington 54, South Newton 27
Culver Academy 42, North Judson 21
DeKalb 50, Huntington North 49
Delphi 28, Clinton Prairie 21
Delta 48, New Castle 12
East Central 42, South Dearborn 7
Eastbrook 55, Alexandria 0
Eastern (Greentown) 49, Clinton Central 20
Eastside 42, Prairie Heights 6
Elkhart 37, South Bend St. Joseph 6
Eminence (Ky.) 59, Switzerland County 14
Evansville Harrison 39, Vincennes Lincoln 13
Evansville Mater Dei 21, Evansville North 14
Evansville Memorial 49, Evansville Bosse 8
Fairfield 26, Angola 14
Fort Wayne Dwenger 45, Fort Wayne Concordia 10
Fort Wayne Luers 56, Fort Wayne Northrop 0
Fort Wayne Snider 42, Fort Wayne Wayne 6
Franklin County 22, Greensburg 18
Gary West 56, West Central 14
Gibson Southern 42, Heritage Hills 3
Greencastle 42, Brown County 20
Hanover Central 77, Boone Grove 0
Harrison (West Lafayette) 49, Muncie Central 0
Holy Cross (Ky.) 34, Providence 7
Homestead 49, Fort Wayne North 7
Jasper 35, Evansville Central 7
Jeffersonville 29, Silver Creek 23, OT
Jimtown 69, South Bend Clay 8
Knightstown 21, Cambridge City Lincoln 14
Lafayette Central Catholic 35, Rensselaer Central 0
Lafayette Jeff 57, Marion 7
LaVille 7, Knox 6
Lawrenceburg 34, Batesville 13
Leo 59, Bellmont 14
Logansport 65, Richmond 24
Lowell 49, Kankakee Valley 7
Maconaquah 72, North Miami 20
Madison 21, Mitchell 0
Manchester 33, Southwood 22
Merrillville 54, LaPorte 19
Michigan City 49, Lake Central 13
Mississinewa 42, Frankton 21
Monroe Central 55, Wes-Del 0
Mt. Vernon (Posey) 13, Boonville 12
Highland 28, Munster 0
New Haven 21, Columbia City 0
New Prairie 9, South Bend Adams, 0
Linton-Stockton 47, North Daviess 0
North Decatur 28, Rushville 7
North Harrison 42, Eastern (Pekin) 6
North Knox 41, Pike Central 20
North Montgomery 26, Crawfordsville 0
North Newton 22, Frontier 6
North Posey 23, Tecumseh 18
North Vermillion 41, Attica 0
Northfield 41, Wabash 13
Northview 28, Terre Haute South 14
NorthWood 42, Northridge 8
Norwell 17, East Noble 0
Oak Hill 35, Madison-Grant 0
Oblong (Ill.) at Dugger Union
Paoli 55, Eastern Greene 0
Parke Heritage 28, South Vermillion 16
Penn 35, Mishawaka Marian 0
Perry Central 54, Clarksville 26
Pioneer 26, Triton 6
Princeton 40, Washington 24
River Forest 61, Hammond Noll 0
Riverton Parke 61, Cloverdale 7
Salem 48, Corydon Central 0
Seeger 22, Fountain Central 16
Shenandoah 42, Hagerstown 0
Simon Kenton (Ky.) 56, Connersville 20
South Bend Washington at South Bend Riley
South Central (Union Mills) 49, Lake Station 14
South Putnam 41, West Vigo 6
South Spencer 13, Forest Park 7
Southridge 49, Tell City 17
Sullivan 24, Owen Valley 14
Tippecanoe Valley 60, Whitko 0
Tipton 42, Northwestern 0
Tri 35, Winchester 34
Union City 42, South Decatur 13
Valparaiso 56, Crown Point 14
Warsaw 42, Goshen 0
Wawasee 21, Plymouth 19
West Lafayette 62, Benton Central 16
West Noble 20, Garrett 19
West Washington 44, Rock Creek Academy 0
Western 43, Lewis Cass 14
Wheeler 35, Whiting 0
Winamac 28, Culver 0
Woodlan 31, Jay County 7

#22 Fresno State 38 UNLV 30
Syracuse 24 Liberty 21
Wake Forest 37 Virginia 17
Charlotte 42 Middle Tennessee 39

Tampa Bay 8 Miami 0
Texas 8 Baltimore 5
NY Yankees 8 Boston 3
Chicago White Sox 1 Cleveland 0
Kansas City 3 Detroit 1
Minnesota 3 Toronto 1
Seattle 6 LA Angels 5
Minnesota 3 Toronto 1
Seattle 6 LA Angels 5
Oakland 14 Houston 2
St. Louis 8 Chicago Cubs 5
Philadelphia 8 Pittsburgh 6
Cincinnati 8 Washington 7 (11)
St. Louis 12 Chicago Cubs 4
San Diego 6 Atlanta 5
Milwaukee 5 NY Mets 1
San Francisco 7 Colorado 2
LA Dodgers 4 Arizona 2
Atlanta 4 San Diego 0

Indianapolis 9 Omaha 8

Suburban Christian 3 Heritage Hall 2
Crosspointe Christian 3 Shawnee Mission 1
Perry Meridian 3 Mooresville 1
Morgan Township 12 Hebron 0
Granger Christian 7 Community Baptist 0
Kouts 2 Wheeler 0
Shawe Memorial 7 Rising Sun 3
Carmel 3 Guerin Catholic 0
Southwestern 8 Central Christian 2
South Knox 3 Wood Memorial 1
South Warren 1 Evansville Memorial 1
Granger Christian 7 Community Baptist 0

Ritter 1 Hebron 0
White River Valley 6 Vincennes Rivet 1
Westview 2 Argos 2
Trinity 6 Lakeland Christian 0
Ritter 1 Herron 0
White River Valley 6 Vincennes Rivet 1
Westview 2 Argos 2

Kouts 3 Westville 1
Morgan Twp. 3 Boone Grove 0

@East Noble
1. Homestead 295
2. NorthWood 320
3. Penn 336
4. Carroll 345
5. Mishawaka Marian 350
6. Columbia City 352
7. Plymouth 353
8. Fort Wayne Dwenger 356
9. Warsaw 376
10. Fort Wayne Snider 378
11. Huntington North 382
12. Northfield 386
13. Goshen 397
14. Fremont 406
15. Bellmont 406
16. Wabash 406
17. Norwell 410
18. South Bend Adams 428

1. Carmel 301
2. Westfield 306
3. Center Grove 325
4. Zionsville 342
5. Franklin 343
6. University 346
7. Perry Meridian 352
8. Lebanon 353
9. Brownsburg 354
10. Southont 356
11. Plainfield 358
12. Northview 385
13. Terre Haute North 395
14. Western Boone 395
15. Terre Haute South 398
16. Lawrenceburg 416
17. Madison 419
18. Jennings County 430











The All-Star game was never celebrated as enthusiastically as it was in 1946. The war had ended, the marquee players had returned, and America was once again, able to enjoy it’s national pastime. Most of the players stated that they had never seen a more festive occasion and many of them had not seen their league rivals in several years.

The highlight of this game was the match-up of Ted Williams and Rip Sewell, the proud possessor of the “ephus” pitch. Sewell served Williams his famous trademark and although he struggled at first, he went four-for-four, driving in five runs. Bob Feller, riding on his twenty-sixth victory, three-hundred forty eight strikeout season, was the winning pitcher.