Here's a look back at sports happenings on this date in history, Sept. 26.
1961 — Roger Maris of the New York Yankees ties Babe Ruth’s 34-year-old record with his 60th homer, off Jack Fisher of Baltimore.
Roger Maris of the New York Yankees is shown swinging at home run number 60 in the third inning against the Baltimore Orioles in New York, Sept. 26, 1961. The ball sailed into the upper deck in right field to make Maris the second man in Major League history to hit 60 home runs in one season. (AP Photo)
1981 — Nolan Ryan of the Houston Astros becomes the first player to pitch five no-hit, no-run games. This one is a 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers at the Astrodome.
This Sept. 26, 1981, file photo shows Houston Astros' Nolan Ryan waving to the crowd after pitching his fifth career no-hitter, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-0, as the Astrodome scoreboard explodes with fireworks in the background in Houston. (AP Photo/Tim Johnson, File)
1998 — Prairie View A&M ends its NCAA-record 80-game losing streak by stopping a 2-point conversion in the final minute for a 14-12 victory over Langston. The victory is the Panthers’ first since Oct. 28, 1989, when they defeated Mississippi Valley 21-12.
In this Sept. 26, 1998 file photo, Prairie View A&M players Kevin Jefferson (62) and Eian Preston (67) and an unidentified teammate cry in joy after they snapped an 80-game losing streak with a 14-12 win over Langston, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Jerry Laizure, File)
2000 — At the Sydney Olympics, the U.S. softball team edges Japan 2-1 in extra innings to win its second straight gold medal.
Miyo Yamada (27) tries to comfort loosing Japanese women's softball pitcher Juri Takayama (18) as they tour the softball field after losing to the USA women's team Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000 in Sydney at the Olympics. The USA won the gold medal with 2-1 victory. (AP Photo/J. Pat Carter)
2004 — San Francisco’s 34-0 loss at Seattle ends a 420-game streak of not being blanked for the 49ers, an NFL record.
Seattle Seahawks' Cedric Woodard, left, hits San Francisco 49ers quarterback Ken Dorsey and knocks the ball loose in the first half Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, in Seattle. The Seahawks recovered the fumble. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
2004 — Peyton Manning of Indianapolis passes for 393 yards and five first-half touchdowns in a 45-31 win over Green Bay. Manning has the most TD throws in one half since Tommy Kramer in 1986, and the most yards in a quarter, 247, since Boomer Esiason in 1996.
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning calls a play at the line of scrimmage against the Green Bay Packers in Indianapolis, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
2008 — The Tampa Bay Rays win their first AL East title when the Boston Red Sox lose to the New York Yankees. Tampa Bay, which had never won more than 70 games in a season, is the first team other than Boston and New York to win the division since Baltimore did it in 1997. The Rays are the first AL team in the divisional era to finish with the worst record in its league then win its division in the following year.
Tampa Bay Rays' Jason Hammell celebrates after winning the American League East Division title early in the morning Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008 in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
2015 — Sebastian Giovinco breaks the MLS single-season points record, assisting on two goals in Toronto FC’s 3-2 victory over the Chicago Fire to push his total to 35.
In this July 5, 2015, file photo, Toronto FC midfielder Sebastian Giovinco controls the ball against Los Angeles Galaxy during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)
2015 — Aaron Green catches a tipped pass in the back of the end zone with 23 seconds left and No. 3 TCU outlasts Texas Tech 55-52 in the Big 12 opener for both teams.
Texas Tech defensive back Justis Nelson (31) grabs TCU wide receiver Josh Doctson (9) after a pass was deflected to running back Aaron Green (22) for a touchdown during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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