Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice, one in all the most prolific gamers in the historical past of the NFL, ended his remarkable 274 streak of video games with a reception on Sept.19, 2004, when he did not make a single catch in a sport in opposition to the Buffalo Bills.
Rice, who was 41 at the time and enjoying in his fourth season with the Oakland Raiders, had beforehand recorded no less than one reception in each sport he performed since Dec. 1, 1985, his rookie season.
Despite Rice’s lack of motion on that day, the Raiders nonetheless defeated the Bills 13-10.
“I expect to catch footballs,” Rice mentioned at the time, by way of The Associated Press. “I never thought it would come to an end like this. But, you know, it’s O.K. It’s alright. It happens. Life goes on. I’ll just start another one and get another 200.”
Read beneath for extra historic occasions on this day in historical past.
American tennis participant Bill Tilden continued his domination of the sport when on Sept. 19, 1925, he gained his sixth straight U.S. Open tennis championship over San Francisco native Bill Johnston.
The two rivals confronted off for the fourth consecutive 12 months, with Tilden popping out on prime but once more, this time in a 5 set victory (4-6, 11-9, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3).
GOLD MEDAL PERFORMANCE
Decorated Olympic diver Greg Louganis gained gold in the males’s 3-metre springboard occasion at the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul on Sept. 19, 1988 after hitting his head in the preliminaries, which resulted in a concussion.
Four stitches later, Louganis would end two extra dives and finally safe his third Olympic gold medal in the 3-metre springboard and later his fourth in the males’s 10-metre platform. It was revealed years later that Louganis had examined constructive for HIV earlier that 12 months, a secret he stored out of worry of not with the ability to compete.
On Sept. 19, 2011, New York Yankees nearer Mariano Rivera set a serious league file together with his 602nd save in the Yankees’ 6-4 win over the Minnesota Twins. At the time, he additionally held the file with 42 profession postseason saves.
“It’s a blessing,” Rivera mentioned at the time, via ESPN. “I never thought that I’d be doing this for so many years and be able to accomplish (this) record.”
Rivera nonetheless holds the file with 652 profession saves.
Baker Mayfield made historical past when on Sept. 19, 2015, in simply his third begin with the Oklahoma Sooners, he recorded a program file of 572 complete yards (487 passing, 85 speeding) and threw 4 landing passes and ran for 2 extra.
“It’s pretty humbling, especially knowing who has come through here,” he mentioned at the time, by way of FOX Sports. “It’s pretty special to me. But we had so much more on the table. Who knows what we could have done if we had just executed the offense better.”
Mayfield’s 572 offensive yards topped the earlier file of 554 yards set in 2012 by Landry Jones, and Oklahoma defeated Tulsa, 52-38.