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The Week in History: September 12-16

It is time for another “The Week in History” sponsored by Cox Family Practice! We will give you insight on what happened this week in history. As always if there is an event that happened this week in history that we did not mention, then feel free to let us know here in the comments section, on Facebook, or on Twitter.

September 11

1922: Yankees played their final game in Polo Grounds
1935: US won the Davis Cup for the 7th consecutive year
1956: NY Yankee Yogi Berra tied the career record for home runs by a catcher – 236
1966: Mickey Wright won the LPGA Pacific Ladies’ Golf Classic

September 12

1911: Boston’s Cy Young was defeated by Giants Christy Matthewson 9-0
1930: Al Lopez of the Brooklyn Dodgers hit major league’s last recorded bounce home run
1936: Alice Marble defeated Helen Jacobs at the US Women’s National Championship (tennis)
1964: Jets defeated Denver 30-6 in the first football game played at Shea Stadium

September 13

1942: Shortstop Leonard Merullo of the Chicago Cubs made 4 errors in 1 inning
1954: Ted Kluszewski scored a run in his 17th straight game
1965: Willie Mays hit his 500th home run
1981: Atlanta Falcons tied the record of 31 points in the 4th quarter (played the Green Bay Packers)

September 14

1923: Jack Dempsey knocked out Luis Fripo in two rounds to win the heavyweight boxing title
1923: Red Sox 1st baseman George Burns turned an unassisted triple play
1980: Dwight Clark began his streak of 105 straight game receptions
1990: Ken Griffey Sr and Jr hit back to back home runs in the first inning

September 15

1912: Red Sox’ Joe Wood tied the record of 16 straight pitching wins
1938: Lloyd and Paul Warner of Pittsburg became the only brothers to ever hit back to back home runs
1946: Dodgers vs Cubs game was called because of gnats after 5 innings
1961: Jack Nicklaus won the 61st US Golf Amateur Championship

If you know of an event that happened next week in history, then lets us know and we will put it in next week’s “The Week in History” post.

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