John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg stage one of the greatest U.S. Open finals as 21-year-old McEnroe fends off Borg to win his second straight title.
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1998 In the first inning at Busch Stadium, Cardinal first baseman Mark McGwire ties Roger Maris' single season home run mark hitting his 61st in a national televised Labor Day game against the Cubs. Big Mac hits his historic homer on his dad's 61st birthday.
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In the second game of a doubleheader at Cincinnati, Cardinal outfielder Mark Whitten hits 4 HRs in one game to tie two established RBI records. With 12 RBIs in second game he ties the single game mark set by Jim Bottomley in 1924 and with his opening game RBI, it ties him with the 21 year old record of Nate Colbert for the most RBIs (13) in a twin bill.
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Pro Football Hall of Fame
The 19,000-square-foot, two-building Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio is officially opened. The Hall's charter class of 17 enshrinees are inducted: Sammy Baugh, Bert Bell, Joe Carr, Dutch Clark, Harold "Red" Grange, George Halas, Mel Hein, Wilbur "Pete" Henry, Cal Hubbard, Don Hutson, Curly Lambeau, Tim Mara, George Preston Marshall, John "Blood" McNally, Bronko Nagurski, Ernie Nevers and Jim Thorpe.
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BYU quarterback Ty Detmer sets the NCAA record for most career passing yards (11,606).
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Born on this Day
John Shea (1910) Al McGuire (1931) Earl Manigault (1944) Jacques Lemaire (1945) Bruce Armstrong (1965) Uta Pippig (1965) Darren Bragg (1969) Willy Tate (1972) Jason Isringhausen (1972) Antonio McDyess (1974) Mark Prior (1980) Pops Mensah-Bonsu (1983) Vera Zvonareva (1984) Kevin Love (1988, pictured)
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