Baltimore's Alan Ameche becomes the first rookie in league history to top 100 yards rushing in his first two games after totaling 153 yards against Detroit. He had 194 yards in his debut against Chicago.
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Breaking Babe Ruth's single-season home run mark, Roger Maris hits his historic 61st homer off Tracy Stallard as Yankees defeat the Red Sox, 1-0.
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On the last day of the season, Carl Yastrzemski collects four hits to help the Red Sox beat the Twins, 5-3. Yaz's remarkable streak of getting 10 hits in his final 13 at-bats enables him to win the Triple Crown (.326, 44, 121).
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Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier
In the famous Thrilla in Manila, Muhammad Ali beats Joe Frazier iby TKO in the 14th round to retain the WBA/WBC Heavyweight titles.
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With a little ground ball through the box, Ichiro Suzuki breaks the major league record for hits in a single season. The historic hit by the Mariner outfielder from Japan surpasses George Sisler's 84-year-old mark of 257 hits established in 1920 with the St. Louis Browns.
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Tennessee's Albert Haynesworth kicks off the helmet of Dallas' Andre Gurode and then scraped his cleat across his head. Gurode required 30 stitches and suffered blurry vision from the attack. The NFL suspended Haynesworth for five games without pay.
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Born on this Day
George Archer (1939) Rod Carew (1945, pictured) Alton Lister (1958) Mark McGwire (1963) Roberto Kelly (1964) Chuck McElroy (1967) Igor Ulanov (1969) Alexei Zhamnov (1970) Amp Lee (1971) Mats Lindgren (1974) Rudi Johnson (1979) Matt Cain (1984)
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