This Week in Sports History

Sept. 26, 1973 – NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain signs with the San Diego Conquistadors, an ABA team.

Sept. 27, 2005 – Atlanta Braves clinch their 14th straight division title.

Sept. 28, 1972 – Canada defeats the USSR in the eighth and final game of the Ice Hockey Summit Series.

Sept. 29, 1954 – Willie Mays performs his famous over-the-shoulder catch in Game 1 of 1954 World Series.

Sept. 30, 1956 – White Sox’s Jim Derrington becomes the youngest player to start in a game at 16 years, 10 months old.

Oct. 1, 2000 – United States wins the most medals (93) and most gold medals (37) in the Summer Olympics held in Sydney, Australia.

Oct. 2, 1991 – Steffi Graf becomes the youngest woman to win 500 pro tennis matches.

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