What’s Happening in Sports: September 5, 2021

2019: Green Bay Packers & Chicago Bears kicked off the 100th NFL season as the most played matchup in history with 198 regular season & postseason matchups (Green Bay is 97-95-6 vs. Chicago)

2013: Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning tied a NFL record by throwing 7 passing TD in a single game during the NFL season opener against the Baltimore Ravens

2007: San Francisco Giants OF Barry Bonds hit the 762nd and final HR of his record-setting career at Coors Field

1998: St. Louis Cardinals 1B Mark McGwire became just the 3rd player ever to hit 60 home runs in a season, joining Babe Ruth and Roger Maris

1995: Playing in his 2,130th consecutive game, Baltimore Orioles 3B Cal Ripken Jr. tied Lou Gehrig’s all-time record

1994: San Francisco 49ers WR Jerry Rice surpassed Jim Brown as the NFL’s all-time touchdown leader with his 126th and 127th TD against the Raiders

1980: Ann Meyers agreed to a $50,000 tryout with the Indiana Pacers, becoming the 1st and only woman to ever sign an NBA contract

1971: In his record-tying MLB debut, Houston Astros SP JR Richard struck out 15 batters in a victory over the Giants

1955: Los Angeles Dodgers SP Don Newcombe set a new NL record for pitchers by hitting his 7th home run of the season in a victory over the Phillies

1921: Washington Senators SP Walter Johnson reached 2,287 career strikeouts, breaking Cy Young’s all-time record

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