September 20 - This Day in Baseball Video Series

September 20 - This Day in Baseball Video Series

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September 20 - This Day in Baseball Video Series

September 20 - This Day in Baseball Video Series

Babe Ruth's final game with the Red Sox, Mays reaches 50 home runs in a season, Hoyt Wilhelm pitches a no-hitter, Mantle hits his final home run, and Cal Ripken streak ends.



September 20, 1919 -Babe Ruth's last day at Fenway

On Babe Ruth day at Fenway Park, the Bambino ties Ned Williamson's major league mark of 27 home runs in a season with a game-winner off Lefty Williams of the Chicago White Sox. Ruth also scores the winning run in both ends of the doubleheader. Ironically, it will be the last game he plays for the Boston Red Sox in Fenway as the sale of the century would have the Bambino in pinstripes for the remainder of his career. On the same date eight years later, Ruth would again raise the single season home run mark by hitting his 60th bomb of the season off Senators pitcher Tom Zachary.

September 20, 1955 -Willie Mays hits 50th home run of the year

New York Giants slugger Willie Mays hits two home runs against the Pittsburgh Pirates, giving him 50 for the year and making him the seventh player in major league history to accomplish this.

September 20, 1958 -Last no hitter of the 20th Century for the Bronx Bombers

Recently-acquired Orioles knuckleballer, Hoyt Wilhelm pitches a 1-0 no-hitter against the New York Yankees at Memorial Stadium. The Bronx Bombers would not go hitless in a game again in the 20th Century.

September 20, 1968 -Mickey Mantle's last home run ever

Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees hits the 536th and final home run of his major league career. The parting shot of this storied career came at the expense of Jim Lonborg of the Boston Red Sox in a 4 - 3 loss at Yankee Stadium.

September 20, 1998 -cal Ripken ends his consecutive game playing streak at 2,632

Cal Ripken, Jr. takes himself out of the starting lineup and does not play in the Baltimore Orioles' loss to the New York Yankees, ending his consecutive games played streak at 2,632. After nearly 16 years, Ripken said he decided the time was right to end the streak, which began on May 30, 1982.

By The Baseball Page
Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011


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