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This Day in Sports History — September 28

Ted Williams 1941

Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on September 28:

1920 — Shoeless Joe Jackson and seven of his teammates on the 1919 Chicago White Sox were indicted by a grand jury for allegedly throwing the World Series to the Cincinnati Reds. (More info.)

1938 — Gabby Hartnett of the Chicago Cubs hit the “homer in the gloamin’ ” at dusk at Wrigley Field to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates and guarantee his team at least a tie for the National League pennant. (More info.)

1951 — Norm Van Brocklin of the Los Angeles Rams threw for an NFL-record 554 yards passing in a 54-14 win against the New York Yanks. (More info.)

1941 —Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox recorded six hits in eight at-bats in a doubleheader at Shibe Park against the Philadelphia Athletics to finish the season with a batting average of .406. Through 2012, no major league player has hit .400 since Williams. (More info.)

1960 — Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox hit a home run in his final major league at-bat at Fenway Park, a 5-4 win over the Baltimore Orioles. (More info.)

1969 — Joe Kapp of the Minnesota Vikings passed for an NFL record-tying seven touchdowns against the Baltimore Colts in a 52-14 rout. (More info.)

1976 — Muhammad Ali won a decision over Ken Norton in their fight at Yankee Stadium in New York to win the heavyweight boxing title. (More info.)

1988 — Orel Hershiser of the Los Angeles Dodgers broke Don Drysdale’s record of 58 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings by throwing 10 shutout frames in his last regular-season start against the San Diego Padres to finish with 59 consecutive scoreless innings. (More info.)

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