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Revista de urbanismo in Spanish. University of Chile Archived from the original on 13 February Retrieved 14 July Global Legal Information Network. Mexican Department of Tourism.
Archived from the original on 8 February Namibia Press Agency, 2. Volleyball is the national sport of Nepal". Archived from the original on The government on Monday decided to recognize volleyball as the national sport of Nepal. An Act declaring Arnis as the national martial art and sport of the Philippines". Retrieved 26 June Office of Legislative Services of Puerto Rico. In , the Public Parks and Recreation Administration and the Puerto Rico Olympic Committee awarded official recognition of the "paso fino" horse riding sport as the autochthonous sport of Puerto Rico.
Retrieved 20 April The Rough Guide to Argentina. Archived from the original on 21 June The National Game of Afghanis". Embassy of Afghanistan, Canberra. Retrieved 21 July Archived from the original on February 8, Director of Sports, Alkins Rogers, […] reported that the Government recognizes boat racing as the national sport of Anguilla and was giving financial resources for its development.
Retrieved 10 July Cricket, a left-over from the British rule, is the national sport of Antigua and Barbuda.
Bermuda are one of the few sides who count cricket as a national sport. Archived from the original on 13 November The national sport of Bhutan is archery.
University of Chicago Press. Retrieved 17 September Archived from the original on 5 October In exchange, New York obtains right-hander Jerry Robertson, who will never pitch again in a major league game. In the first inning of a rout over New York, Ryan Klesko blasts the club's twelfth four-run homer of the season, surpassing the mark set last year by both the Orioles and Mariners.
The Pride of Havana: A History of Cuban Baseball. Baseball is so ingrained in Cuba that it has thrived as the "national sport" through forty years of a bitterly anti-American revolution. The New York Times.
Retrieved 24 July Most Cubans, after all, consider baseball to be their national sport, a game entwined in history with their struggle for independence from Spain and the birth of their nation. Retrieved 29 October Retrieved 18 July Embassy of the Dominican Republic, Washington. Retrieved 22 July Baseball is the Dominican Republic's national sport. Embassy of Finland, Washington. Grenada Board of Tourism.
Archived from the original on 6 June One cannot miss out on Guyana's national sport without participating in a game of cricket while in Guyana. Sport and the Cold War. The Padres veteran right-hander's streak of not issuing a base on balls in The Mets second baseman hits a home run on the next pitch he sees, but severely limps rounding the bases, reminiscent of Kirk Gibson, barely making it home due to the broken foot that will end his season.
The Colorado shortstop, who has four multi-homer games in the previous ten contests, joins sluggers Albert Belle and Barry Bonds as the third player to accomplish the feat. The left-hander, who leads both leagues in victories, is the fourth Bronx Bomber since to reach the plateau, adding his name to a list that includes Roger Clemens , Andy Pettitte , and Mike Mussina The Cincinnati speedy center fielder, who stole bases in the minors last season, becomes the first major leaguer since to steal four bases in his first major league start.
Louis backstop, who will finish the year with 44 doubles, surpasses the record established in by Ted Simmons, who also played for the Redbirds.
Today in Baseball History September 18th. The Pirates, with their doubleheader sweep from the Beaneaters at Exposition Park, go nine games ahead of New York with eight games to play to clinch the National League pennant. The Yankees edge the Browns at Sportsman's Park in ten innings, The Indians, with a victory over Detroit, clinch the American League pennant at Detroit's Brigg Stadium in front of only 6, fans.
After Tiger manager Joe Gordon says he plans to leave the team at the end of the season, he is fired four days later by general manager Frank Lane. In the Polo Grounds' final game, played in front of a paltry 1, patrons, Jim Hickman of the Mets hits the last home run in the year history of the Coogan's Bluff ballpark.
After being no-hit yesterday by Giants right-hander Gaylord Perry, the Cardinal hurler Ray Washburn returns the favor by no-hitting San Francisco, , making it the first time in major league history the feat had been accomplished in successive games. Clay Kirby goes the distance, limiting the Giants to one hit in the Padres' victory at Candlestick Park. Mets slugger Dave Kingman, in a victory over Chicago at Shea Stadium, hits his 35th homer to set a new franchise record for round-trippers in a season.
Rusty Staub becomes the first Mets player in the year history of the franchise to drive in one hundred runs in a season. Indians player-manager Frank Robinson, in his final major league at-bat, strokes a pinch-hit single in a loss to Baltimore at Cleveland Stadium. Gary Ward, playing in only his 14th major league game, becomes the sixth Twins player to hit for the cycle in the team's loss against the Brewers at County Stadium.
The Tigers, with a victory over Milwaukee, clinch the American League East title to become only the fourth team in major league history to lead from start to finish of a season. Darryl Strawberry, in a slugfest which the Mets will lose to Pittsburgh, gets the team off to a good start when he slams a three-run home run off Brian Fischer in the top of the first inning at Three Rivers Stadium. Barry Bonds connects his 30th home run of the season off Terry Mulholland. Mike Stanley, with the Yankees trailing by two runs with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, hits a pop fly to left field for the apparent third out to end the game, but time had been called just as the pitch was delivered due to a fan running out onto the Yankee Stadium field.
Roger Clemens, in his final victory wearing a Red Sox uniform, ties his own record for strikeouts in a game when he strikes out 20 batters in a nine-inning game, going the distance in the team's victory in Detroit.
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