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The Cubs' Hack Wilson hits two homers at Wrigley Field, extending his NL record to 56 in 1930. In 1968, Bob Gibson lowers his ERA to 1.12, a modern NL record. Five years later, Nolan Ryan sets a record for most strikeouts in a season with 383.SpecialFeature | Conversation | September 21, 2001
September 1 Chess: 1972: Bobby Fischer shows that his game is as grand as his ego as he becomes the first American to win the world chess championship. Fischer gains the title when defending champion Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union, in a losing p...SpecialFeature | Conversation | September 05, 2000
June 1 Golf 1986: When Pat Bradley bogies the 17th hole and Patty Sheehan birdies the 18th, the two are tied for the LPGA Championship lead. Bradley, though, can avoid a playoff if she makes a 12-foot birdie putt on 18. Shaking off her doubts, Bra...SpecialFeature | Conversation | September 05, 2000
May 1 Horse Racing 1948: With only six horses, the Kentucky Derby has its smallest field since 1907. Few believe Citation can be beaten. There is only straight betting on the race, and Citation and Calumet Farm stablemate Coaltown are the 2-5 favor...SpecialFeature | Conversation | September 05, 2000
July 1 NFL 1974: 1974: With negotiations having broken off over what NFL players term "freedom issues," they go on strike. The players are seeking a bigger voice in trades and switching to other teams when their contracts expire. The owners said th...SpecialFeature | Conversation | September 05, 2000