Future Hall Of Famer Peyton Manning added his name to another record in NFL history on September 5th, 2013. The Denver Broncos and Manning defeated the defending Champions the Baltimore Ravens by a score of 47-29 in Denver tonight. The most remarkable stat of all in the game was the number of touchdown passes Manning threw.
Quarterback Peyton Manning (Getty Images)
Peyton Manning threw 7 touchdown passes. The receivers on the other end of these TD’s were Demaryius Thomas (2), Wes Welker (2), Julius Thomas (2) and Andre Caldwell (1) . Five of the touchdowns came in the second half of this opening game.
With this feat Peyton Manning joins only five other QB’s who have thrown this many touchdowns in a single game. Some of those he now shares the record with are all time greats like Sid Luckman, Adrian Burk, George Blanda, Y.A. Tittle and Joe Kapp. Joe Kapp was the last to throw 7 TD’s in a single game in 1969. This is a truly amazing record and one that Manning will add to all of his other records to land him in Canton.
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On August 11, 1929 New York Yankee Babe Ruth was the first ever player in Major League Baseball history to hit 500 home runs. The game took place in Cleveland, OH at League Park VI. The pitcher that gave up this historic home run was Willis Hudlin of the Cleveland Indians. Ruth went 2-4 with 2 runs and 1 RBI. The Yankees would end up losing the game by a score of 6-5.
Babe Ruth ended his career with 714 home runs when he retired in 1935. His record would stand until Hank Aaron hit his 715th career home run in 1974. Aaron (755) and the current career home run leader Barry Bonds (762) are the only players to surpass Ruth’s record.
In the history of baseball only twenty-five men have hit 500 or more home runs in their career. Fifteen of those players are in the Baseball Hall Of Fame. The last player to reach this milestone was Gary Sheffield on April 17, 2009.
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