September 1969 in Sport

Events in Sport


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2nd NY Yankee Joe Pepitone is reinstated

MLB First Baseman and Outfielder Joe Pepitone
MLB First Baseman and Outfielder
Joe Pepitone
  • 7th Carol Mann wins LPGA Molson's Canadian Golf Open
  • 8th US amateur Men's Tennis: Stan Smith beats Bob Lutz (97 63 61)
  • 9th Smallest US Tennis Open single session-131 (men's doubles final only)

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9th 89th Men's U.S. Open: Rod Laver beats Tony Roche (7-9, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2)

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche

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9th 83rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Margaret Court beats Nancy Richey (6-2, 6-2)

Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion
Nancy Richey
  • 10th NY Mets sweep Montreal Expos putting them in 1st place for 1st time
  • 13th Baltimore Orioles, win earliest AL Eastern division title
  • 13th Bobby Bonds is baseballs 4th 30-HR, 30-steal player

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14th Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Wendell-West Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 15th Cards Steve Carlton sets record by striking out 19 NY Mets in a game
  • 20th 18th Ryder Cup: Draw, 16-16 at Royal Birkdale, England
  • 20th Pitts Pirate Bob Moose no-hits NY Mets, 4-0
  • 21st 58th Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Cleveland (5-0)

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21st Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • 21st NY Jet Steve O'Neal punts 98 yards against Denver Broncos
  • 21st Ron Hill wins European marathon (2:16:47.8)

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22nd SF Giant Willie Mays, becomes second player to hit 600 home runs

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 24th NY Mets clinch NL East pennant
  • 28th Joe Kapp (Minnesota Vikings) passes for 7 touchdowns vs Balt Colts (52-14)
  • 29th Red Sox Rico Petrocelli hits shortstop record 40th HR of season
  • 29th Steve O'Neal of NY Jets, kicks longest NFL punt; 98 yards vs Denver

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1st Florence Descampe, Brussels Belgium, LPGA golfer (1992 McCall)
  • 1st Henning Berg, Norwegian footballer
  • 2nd Russell Freeman, NFL tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • 2nd Shani Waugh, Bunbury Aust, LPGA golfer (Aust sub-jr champ-1986, 87)
  • 2nd Stephen Peall, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 3rd Keith Traylor, NFL defensive tackle (KC Chiefs, Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 5th Maurice Miller, CFL linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 5th Leonardo Nascimento de Araujo, Brazilian footballer
  • 5th Mark Ramprakash, English cricketer
  • 6th Aaron Pierce, NFL halfback (NY Giants)
  • 6th Douglas Pirini, Auckland NZ, decathlete (Olympics-96)
  • 6th Michellie Jones, Australian triathlete
  • 7th Darren Bragg, Waterbury CT, outfielder (Seattle Mariners)
  • 8th Oswaldo Ibarra, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 8th Lars Bohinen, Norwegian footballer
  • 8th Gary Speed, Welsh footballer
  • 9th Christine Smith, Darien Conn, rower (Olympics-96)
  • 9th Sean Rooks, NBA center (LA Lakers)
  • 10th Bob Spitulski, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 10th Matt Geiger, NBA center (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 11th Tracy Scroggins, NFLer (Detroit Lions)
  • 11th Eduardo Perez, American baseball player
  • 12th Ángel Cabrera, Argentine golfer
  • 12th Shigeki Maruyama, Japanese golfer
  • 13th Shane Warne, Australian cricketer (leg spin bowler) , born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 13th Igor Kravchuk, NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators, Russia Oly-Sil-98)
  • 16th Andrew Borodow, 130 kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-5-92, 96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 16th Chester McGlockton, NFL defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • 16th Marthijn Pothoven, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
  • 17th Rob Zamuner, NHL forward (Tampa Bay Lightning, Team Canada 1998)
  • 18th Robert Coons, NFL tight end (Buffalo Bills)
  • 20th Tommy Jeter, NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 20th Megumi Kudo, Japanese pro-wrestler
  • 20th Richard Witschge, former Dutch footballer
  • 21st Jason Christiansen, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 21st Lia Biehl, LPGA golfer
  • 21st Randal Hill, NFL wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
  • 22nd Marian Chlad, soccer player (FC Groningen)
  • 22nd Nicole Bradtke, Australian tennis star (1995 Auckland), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 23rd Jeff Cirillo, Pasadena CA, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • 23rd Tapio Laukkanen, Finnish rally driver
  • 24th Andrew Greene, NFL guard (Miami Dolphins, Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 24th John Morton, WLAF WR (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 25th David Weathers, Lawrencburg TN, pitcher (Florida Marlins, NY Yankees)
  • 25th Hansie Cronje, cricket captain (solid South African batsman)
  • 25th Michae Wright, WLAF cornerback (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 26th Andy Petterson, Australian footballer
  • 26th Paul Warhurst, English footballer
  • 27th Laura Wilson, Utica NY, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)
  • 27th Lester Holmes, NFL guard (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 27th Robert Jones, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 28th Jack O'Keffe, Waterbury CT, Australian golfer
  • 28th L Janusz Hooker, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 28th Nico Vaesen, Belgian footballer

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29th Kelly Robbins, Mt Pleasant Michigan, LPGA golfer (1995 McDonald's LPGA

LPGA Golfer Kelly Robbins
LPGA Golfer
Kelly Robbins
  • 29th Angelo Barretto, Filipino racecar driver

Deaths in Sport

  • 3rd John Lester, American cricketer (b. 1871)
  • 6th Arthur Friedenreich, Brazilian football player (b. 1892)
  • 9th Cecil Dixon, cricketer (S Afr 1913-14, dismissed Hobbs twice), dies
  • 9th Willy Mairesse, Belgian racing driver (b. 1928)