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This Week in Baseball – Week 37

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September 6th

In 1995, Cal Ripken, Jr. played in his 2,131st consecutive Major League game to surpass Lou Gehrig’s 56-year record. Ripken received a 22-minute standing ovation.

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September 7th

In 1998,  Ken Griffey, Jr. homered twice against Baltimore, giving baseball three 50-homer players in a season for the first time.

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September 8th

In 1995, Cleveland ends a postseason drought of forty-one years by clinching the American League Central Division

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September 9th

In 1993,Baseball joins the other major sports and expands the postseason as well as its divisions. The measure passes by a 27-1 vote. Texas was the only team to vote against, being the only team that never made the post season in the original format. Below is the actual sales pitch video from 1991.

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September 10th

In 1989, Five days after hitting a home run for the Yankees in a 12-2 win over the Mariners, Deion Sanders returns a punt 68 yards for a touchdown in his NFL debut with the Atlanta Falcons.

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September 11th

In 1922, The Yankees play their farewell home game in the Polo Grounds. An estimated crowd of 40,000 overflows the stadium with another 25,000 turned away.

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September 12th

In 1979, Carl Yastrzemski got his 3,000th hit

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We would like to thank http://www.todayinbaseballhistory.com/ for providing the historical information provided on this post.

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