What’s Happening in Sports: September 14, 2021

2020: Seattle Mariners OF Kyle Lewis made the biggest play of his American League ROY campaign by robbing Oakland A’s OF Ramon Laureano of a Grand Slam while hitting a little giddy up afterward

2003: Baltimore Ravens RB Jamal Lewis set the single-game NFL rushing record with 295 RUSH YDS against the Cleveland Browns (also adding 2 TD). His record stood until a rookie Adrian Peterson ran for 296 yards in 2007

1994: Due to the work stoppage, MLB officially decided to cancel the remainder of the season and the World Series

1990: Seattle Mariners OFs Ken Griffey Sr. and Jr. hit back-to-back home runs in the 1st inning against the California Angels, an unprecedented feat in MLB history

1987: Toronto Blue Jays hit an MLB-record 10 HRs in an 18-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles while SS Cal Ripken’s streak of 8,243 consecutive innings was snapped in the 8th inning after being replaced by Ron Washington

1986: Los Angeles Raiders RB and Kansas City Royals OF Bo Jackson hit a 475-ft HR in his very 1st MLB at bat, the longest HR in Royals Stadium history

1986: San Francisco Giants 3B Bob Brenly, normally a catcher, set an MLB record with 4 errors in the 4th inning at the hot corner, but hit 2 HRs including the game-winner in a 7-6 victory over the Atlanta Braves

1975: Milwaukee Brewers SS Robin Yount broke Mel Ott’s record with his 245th game played as a teenager (19 years old)

1968: Detroit Tigers SP Denny McLain earned his 30th victory of the season, becoming the 1st to reach the mark since 1934 and the most recent MLB pitcher to do so

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