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ON THIS DAY - September 17th

1947 — Jackie Robinson named Rookie of the Year by The Sporting News.

1954 — Rocky Marciano knocks out Ezzard Charles in the eighth round at Yankee Stadium in New York to retain his world heavyweight title.

1977 — The U.S. wins the Ryder Cup 12½-7½ at Royal Lytham & St Annes England. It’s the last time that a Britain and Ireland team competes for the Ryder Cup. The Ryder Cup expands the GB&I to include golfers from all of continental Europe in 1979.

1984 — Reggie Jackson is the 13th player to hit 500 home runs.

2000 — Dan Marino’s #13 jersey is retired by the Miami Dolphins.

2004 — San Francisco’s Barry Bonds hits his 700th home run, joining Babe Ruth (714) and Hank Aaron (755) as the only players to reach the milestone.

(Credit: MLB)

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