September 6: On This Day In Sports History

September 6: On This Day In Sports History

Baltimore : MD : USA | Sep 06, 2012 at 1:14 PM PDT
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Cal Ripken Jr. Breaks Gehrig Record

1924 - Urban Shocker (great name for a ballplayer) pitched two complete games in one day. Pitching for the St. Louis Browns he pitched both games in a doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox, winning both by a 6-2 score. Shocker also pitched for the Yankees in a career that spanned 1916-1928. He died of complications from pneumonia in 1928 at the age of 38.

1995 - Cal Ripken Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles played in his 2,131st consecutive game breaking the all-time record held by Lou Gehrig. He also homered in the 4th inning of the record breaking game. Ripken would add 502 more games to the record before voluntarily removing himself from the lineup for the last Orioles home game of 1998. The record of appearing in 2,632 straight games still stands today. It`s unlikely that it will ever be broken.

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Urban Shocker
Shocker pitched 2 complete games on this day in 1924
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