This day in sports history: Cy Young reaches a historic milestone; Don Shula joins the 300 club

hall of fame pitcher Cy Young His name was etched into the history books on September 22, 1922, when he recorded his 511th and final victory of his legendary career.

Young, who was 44 years old at the time, boston rustlers in a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Forbes Field.

Undated photo of former Cleveland pitcher Denton “Cy” Young. (Getty Images)

The Pirates have already won the first two games of the three-game series, handing the Rustlers their 100th and 101st losses of the season, according to research from the American Baseball Association.

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Young had nine hits and three strikeouts in the 1-0 victory. He pitched three more games that season, losing all three.

Young’s record still stands. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in his 1937 year.

Read below to learn about the historic events of this day in history.

cross the picket line

NFLPA Supporter Protest

Supporters of the NFL’s biggest hitter expressed displeasure as fans entered Washington’s RFK Stadium before a game against the St. Louis Cardinals. (Getty Images)

From the second week of NFL 1987 season On September 22, 1987, the NFLPA began a 24-day strike that resulted in most of the league’s 1,585 players missing three weeks of action due to free agency and demands for better pay.

The strike ultimately caused the league to cancel Week 3, but the owners replaced the players with non-football players, including semi-pros and former college players, for the next three games.

Although this was only the second strike in just six years, it is largely credited with helping to shape the modern NFL.

“While the strike was not a shining moment for the NFLPA, it helped us legally prove our case in the long run,” former NFLPA General Counsel Richard Bertelsen said, according to the union’s website. . “It shows how strongly the players support the free agent effort, and in the end, the players earned it.”



Don Shula celebrates

Miami Dolphins manager Don Shula leaves the field after the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Joe Robbie Stadium. (Bill Frakes/Sports Illustrated via Getty Images)

former miami dolphins Don Shula, the winningest head coach in NFL history, achieved his 300th career victory on September 22, 1991 with an upset victory over the Green Bay Packers.

Trailing packers Down 13-6 in the third quarter, Shula and the Dolphins almost lost their third game of the season. On the opening drive of Game 4, Green Bay quarterback Don Majkowski fumbled the ball in his own end zone. The ball was recovered by Miami defensive tackle Chuck Klingbeil.

With the game tied at 13, Pete Stojanovich kicked a 31-yard field goal to give Shula his 300th NFL win.

With the win, Shula tied with Chicago Bears legend George Halas. Shula finished his career with 328 wins.


“It’s not over until it’s over.”

Yogi Berra poses for a photo

Yogi Berra of the Yankees hit his 237th home run in the fifth inning of the New York-Detroit game on September 14th, setting a new record for home runs by a catcher.In this photo, Berra holds the ball he hit to break the record. (Getty Images)

On September 22, 2015, baseball fans around the world mourned his death. new york yankees The great Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra died of natural causes at his home in New Jersey.

He was 90 years old.

The legendary catcher helped the Yankees reach the World Series 14 times during his 18 seasons in the Bronx and won more World Series rings than any other major league player with 10. Berra won the AL MVP award in 1951, 1954, and 1955, a record he still holds. He holds the record for most hits (71) and games played (75) in the World Series.

Berra is remembered for his performances on the field, but also for his many yogi-isms, including his famous 1973 line, “It’s not over until it’s over.”

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