9/20: 1968- Mickey Mantle hits his 536th career home run in the Yankees 4-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. The homer would be the last of Mantle's Hall of Fame career.
9/21: 2003- The Atlanta Braves beat the Florida Marlins 8-0 giving Greg Maddux his 15th win of the season. The win makes Maddux the first pitcher in history to win at least 15 games in 16 consecutive seasons, breaking Cy Young's record.
9/22: 1911- By beating the Pirates 1-0 Cy Young obtains the 511th and final victory of his storied career.
9/23: 1969- Little known John Miller of the Dodgers hits a home run in his final career at-bat making him the only player in Major League History to hit a homer in his first and last at-bats. Miller's career spans only 32 games he gets 61 at-bats, and he only collects 10 total hits.
9/24: 1974- In a 5-4 loss to the Orioles, the Tigers Al Kaline collects his 3,000th career hit. He reached the milestone off of Oriole hurler Dave McNally on a double down the right field line.
9/25: 1974- An unheard of operation is performed by Dr. Frank Jobe when he uses a tendon from the right wrist to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in the left elbow of a pitcher. The pitcher was....you guessed it...Tommy John. John would go on to win 164 more games after the surgery.
9/26: 1961- Yankee Outfielder Roger Maris ties Babe Ruth's record for home runs in a season when he hits his 60th of the year off of Oriole Pitcher Jack Fisher.
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