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This Day in Sports History — September 29

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Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on September 29:

1941 — Joe Louis scored a technical knockout of Lou Nova in the sixth round of their fight at the Polo Grounds to retain the heavyweight boxing title. (More info.)

1954 — Willie Mays of the New York Giants caught a deep drive off the bat of Vic Wertz of the Cleveland Indians in Game 1 of the 1954 World Series, won by the Giants at the Polo Grounds, 5-2. (More info.)

1976 — John Montefusco of the San Francisco Giants no-hit the Atlanta Braves, 9-0, at Fulton County Stadium. (More info.)

1977 — Muhammad Ali beat Earnie Shavers in 15 rounds of their fight at Madison Square Garden in New York to retain the heavyweight boxing title. (More info.)

1983 — Mike Warren of the Oakland Athletics no-hit the Chicago White Sox, 3-0, at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. (More info.)

1985 — Quarterback Warren Moon of the Houston Oilers was sacked an NFL record-tying 12 times by the Dallas Cowboys. (More info.)

1988 — American Florence Griffith Joyner ran the 200 meters in a world-record time of 21.34 seconds at the Summer Olympics in Seoul. (More info.)

1991 — The United States won back the Ryder Cup with a 14 1/2 to 13 1/2 victory over Europe on the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, S.C. (More info.)

2005 — The Chicago White Sox clinched the American League Central title and became just the 10th team in the history of baseball to occupy first place every day of the season. (More info.)

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