In the Mets 4-2 victory over the Giants at Polo Grounds, Carlton Willey retires the side in order getting all three Alou brothers -- Jesus, Matty and Felipe -- to make an out. The Dominican trio become the first three siblings to bat consecutively in the same inning.
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Lou Brock ties and then breaks Maury Willis' single-season stolen base record with his 104th and 105th swipes.
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Bud Selig becomes interim commissioner of baseball, replacing Fay Vincent.
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Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi
Pete Sampras beats Andre Agassi in four sets (6-4, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5) to capture his third of five U.S. Open titles.
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Alex Rodriguez breaks the home run record for shortstops he established last season. The Ranger infielder slugs his major league leading 52nd and 53rd home runs of the season helping Texas to defeat the Mariners, 3-2.
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After 17 seasons and 845 career points, Gary Suter retires from the NHL.
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Troy Tulowitzki hits his 20th home run of the season, breaking Ernie Bank's National League rookie record for most round trippers by a shortstop in a single season.
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Born on this Day
Arnold Palmer (1929) Roger Maris (1934) Bob Lanier (1948) Charlotte Lewis (1955) Randy Johnson (1963) Brian Washington (1965)Joe Nieuwendyk (1966) Matt Geiger (1969) Brandon Harrison (1971) Ben Wallace (1974) Sammy Knight (1975) Timothy Goebel (1980) Jordan Staal (1988)
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