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This Day in Sports History — September 4

Mark Spitz
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Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on September 4:

1923 — ‘Sad’ Sam Jones of the New York Yankees no-hit the Philadelphia Athletics, 2-0, at Philadelphia. (More info.)

1950 — Darlington Raceway in South Carolina hosted the inaugural Southern 500, the first 500-mile NASCAR race. (More info.)

1951 — Maureen Connolly, 16, won the United States women’s nationals at Forest Hills, NY. (More info.)

1972 — US swimmer Mark Spitz became the first athlete to win seven gold medals in a single Olympics at the Summer Games in Munich, Germany. (More info.)

1985 — Igor Paklin of the USSR set a new high jump world record of 7 feet, 10 and 3/4 inches at the World University Games in Kobe, Japan. (More info.)

1991 — A special baseball committee voted to drop the asterisk next to Roger Maris’ single-season home run record and decided that an official no-hitter must go at least 9 innings. (More info.)

1993 — Jim Abbott of the New York Yankees, who was born without a right hand, no-hit the Cleveland Indians, 4-0, at Yankee Stadium. (More info.)

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