On Oct. 1, 2004, Ichiro Suzuki gets his 258th hit to break George Sisler's 84-year-old single-season record.
On Sept. 30, 1927, Babe Ruth hits his 60th home run of the season.
On Sept. 29, 1969, Steve O'Neal of the Jets sets the NFL record for longest punt with a 98-yarder against Denver.
On Sept. 28, 1955, NBC broadcasts the first World Series game in color.
On Sept. 27, 1983, Tim Raines becomes the first player Ty Cobb with 70 steals and 70 RBI in the same season.
On Sept. 26, 1961, Roger Maris hits his 60th home run of the season to tie Babe Ruth's record.
On Sept. 25, 1974, Tommy John undergoes surgery in which Dr. Frank Jobe, transplants a tendon from the pitcher's wrist to his elbow. John, who wins 164 games after the operation, becomes synonymous with this procedure.
On Sept. 24, 1984, the Cubs clinch the National League East for their first title since 1945.
On Sept. 22, 1911, Cy Young beats Pittsburgh 1-0 for his 511th and final career victory.
On Sept. 21, 1982, NFL players begin a 57-day strike.
It's more than just trivia. It's good knowledge, to put a twist on an old Socrates line.