September 1969 in Sport

Events in Sport

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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)

Sport awardTennis Open

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

Sport awardTennis Open

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

Sport awardGolf Tournament

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)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

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)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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, LPGA golfer (1992 McCall), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 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, decathlete (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 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
  • 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, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Pasadena, California
  • 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

29th Kelly Robbins, LPGA golfer (1995 McDonald's LPGA), born in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

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, South African cricket off-spinner (1913-14, dismissed Hobbs twice), dies at 78
  • 9th Willy Mairesse, Belgian racing driver (b. 1928)