Today In Sports History: September 22, 2011
1911 – Cy Young beats Pitts 1-0 for his final career victory, number 511
1920 – Chicago grand jury convenes to investigate charges that 8 White Sox players conspired to fix the 1919 World Series
1927 – In Chicago, IL, Gene Tunney successfully defended his heavyweight boxing title against Jack Dempsey in the famous “long-count” fight.
1934 – The NHL approved a new rule that allowed the awarding of penalty shots.
1945 – Stan Musial gets 5 hits off 5 pitchers on 5 consecutive pitches
1968 – Cesar Tovar became the second major league baseball player to play all nine positions in one game.
1969 – Willie Mays hit his 600th career home run.
1987 – NFL players go on strike for 24 days
1991 – Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula records his 300th career NFL victory
2006 – Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) tied Hank Aaron’s National League home run record when he hit is 733rd.