1912 -- Eddie Collins stole six bases for the Philadelphia...

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September 11, 1990

1912 -- Eddie Collins stole six bases for the Philadelphia Athletics, as they defeated the Detroit Tigers, 9-7. Collins stole six more in a game on Sept. 22.

1918 -- The Boston Red Sox beat the Chicago Cubs, 2-1, behind the three-hit pitching of Carl Mays and won the World Series in six games.

1956 -- Frank Robinson of the Cincinnati Reds tied a rookie record for home runs in a season with his 38th of the year. The blow came off New York Giants pitcher Steve Ridzik and the Reds went on to an 11-5 victory.

1959 -- The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 5-4, putting an end to Roy Face's 22-game winning streak. It was his only loss of the season, as he finished with an 18-1 record.

1985 -- Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds became the all-time hit leader with his 4,192nd hit breaking Ty Cobb's record. Rose lined 2-1 pitch off San Diego pitcher Eric Show to left-center field for a single in the first inning. Ironically, it was the 57th anniversary of Ty Cobb's last game in the majors.

1987 -- New York Mets third baseman Howard Johnson, with 34 homers, became the first National League infielder ever to reach 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases in the same season with his 30th stolen base in the fourth inning of a 6-4 10-inning loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.

Today's birthdays -- Don Slaught, 32; Ellis Burks, 26; Stan Javier 25.

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