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.
In 1998, Ken Griffey, Jr. homered twice against Baltimore, giving baseball three 50-homer players in a season for the first time.
In 1995, Cleveland ends a postseason drought of forty-one years by clinching the American League Central Division
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.
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.
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.
In 1979, Carl Yastrzemski got his 3,000th hit
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