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This Day in Sports History — September 6

Cal Ripken Jr.
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Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on September 6:

1905 — Frank Smith of the Chicago White Sox no-hit the Detroit Tigers, 15-0, at Bennett Park in Detroit. (More info.)

1920 — In the first prizefight ever broadcast on radio, Jack Dempsey knocked out Billy Miske in the third round at Benton Harbor, MI to retain the heavyweight boxing title. (More info.)

1920 — Bill Tilden beat Bill Johnston in five sets to win his first US national tennis championship. (More info.)

1960 — American Rafer Johnson won the gold medal in the decathlon by 58 points over fellow UCLA schoolmate C.K Yang of Chinese Tapei at the Summer Olympics in Rome. (More info.)

1976 — Chris Evert won her second straight US Open tennis title by defeating Evonne Goolagong, 6-3, 6-0. (More info.)

1995 — Cal Ripken Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles broke Lou Gehrig’s record by playing in his 2,131 consecutive game. (More info.)

1996 — Eddie Murray of the Baltimore Orioles hit his 500th career home run in a game at Camden Yards in Baltimore. (More info.)

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