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This Day in Sports History — September 24

Jackie Joyner-Kersee
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Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on September 24:

1938 — Don Budge beat Gene Mako at the US national championships at Forest Hills, NY to become the first player in tennis to win all four major tournaments – the Australian, French, British and U.S. titles – in a single year. (More info.)

1953 — Rocky Marciano scored a technical knockout of Roland LaStarza in the 11th round of their fight at the Polo Grounds in New York to retain the heavyweight boxing title. (More info.)

1957 — The Brooklyn Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 2-0, in the last game ever at Ebbets Field. (More info.)

1988 — American Jackie Joyner-Kersee set a world record of 7,291 points to win the gold medal in the heptathlon at the Summer Olympics in Seoul. (More info.)

1995 — Europe rallied to win 7 of the last 10 singles matches and beat the United States team for the Ryder Cup at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, NY. (More info.)

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