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Sept. 27

1950 — Ezzard Charles wins a unanimous 15-round decision over Joe Louis at Yankee Stadium in New York to retain the world heavyweight title.

1975 — Kansas quarterback Nolan Cromwell rushes for an NCAA-record 294 yards in a 20-0 victory over Oregon State.

1996 — San Francisco's Barry Bonds becomes the second player to hit 40 homers and steal 40 bases in a season. Jose Canseco is the other. Bonds, who has 42 homers, steals his 40th base in a 9-3 win over Colorado.

1998 — Mark McGwire gives baseball a new magic number, hitting two homers to reach No. 70 in the St. Louis Cardinals' season finale against Montreal. It's McGwire's fifth homer in the season-ending three-game series. McGwire's 70th and final home run of the season is a line shot over the left-field wall on a first-pitch fastball from Carl Pavano in the seventh.

2003 — B.J. Symons, Texas Tech, throws for 661 yards — a school and Big 12 record — and six touchdowns in a 49-45 win over Mississippi.