On This Day in Sport for September 10

Events in Sport

  • 1875 15th British Golf Open: Willie Park, Sr. shoots a 166 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1902 Utrecht soccer team UVV forms
  • 1918 Players on both sides threaten to strike the World Series unless they are guaranteed $2,500 to the winners & $1,000 each for the losers
  • 1924 Giants rip Braves 22-1, Frisch goes 6-for-6 before grounding out
  • 1927 22nd Davis Cup: France beats USA in Philadelphia (3-2)
  • 1931 51st U.S. Men's National Championship: Ellsworth Vines beats George Lott (7-9, 6-3, 9-7, 7-5)
  • 1932 Dodgers' Johnny Frederick hits record 6th pinch-hit HR of the season
  • 1932 52nd U.S. Men's National Championship: Ellsworth Vines beats Henri Cochet (6-4, 6-4, 6-4)
  • 1933 53rd U.S. Men's National Championship: Fred Perry beats Jack Crawford (6-3, 11-13, 4-6, 6-0, 6-1)
  • 1937 2nd American Football League plays 1st game (LA 21, Pittsburgh 0)
  • 1937 Cleveland (Los Angeles) Rams plays their 1st NFL game, lose 28-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1948 Bradman scores 153 in his last 1st-class cricket innings in England

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1950 Joe DiMaggio becomes 1st to hit 3 HR in a game at Griffith Stadium

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1952 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Thomasville Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 1954 Attempting to handle Hoyt Wilhelm's knuckleball catcher Ray Katt of Giants sets a major league record with 4 passed balls
  • 1960 Abebe Bikila runs Olympic/World record marathon (2:15:16.2)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1960 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits 643' HR over right field roof in Detroit

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1961 Mickey Mantle becomes 7th to hit HR # 400
  • 1961 Italian Grand Prix, a crash causes the death of German driver Wolfgang von Trips and 13 spectators hit by his Ferrari.

Sport awardTennis Open

1961 81st U.S. Men's National Championship: Roy Emerson beats Rod Laver (7-5, 6-3, 6-2)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver

Sport awardTennis Open

1961 75th U.S. Women's National Championship: Darlene Hard beats Ann Jones (6-3, 6-4)

Tennis Player Darlene Hard
Tennis Player
Darlene Hard

Sport awardTennis Open

1962 82nd U.S. Men's National Championship: Rod Laver beats Roy Emerson (6-2, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4)

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
  • 1962 76th U.S. Women's National Championship: Margaret Court beats Darlene Hard (9-7, 6-4)
  • 1963 Phillies beat Houston Colt .45s, 16-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1963 Stan Musial hits a HR in his 1st at bat as a grandfather

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1965 Phillies 10,000th game to a decision since 1900, Phils beat Cards

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1966 Muhammad Ali TKOs Karl Mildenberger in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 1967 Chicago White Sox Joel Horlen no-hits Det Tigers, 6-0
  • 1967 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Pacific Golf Classic
  • 1967 87th U.S. Men's National Championship: John Newcombe beats Clark Graebner (6-4, 6-4, 8-6)

Sport awardTennis Open

1967 81st U.S. Women's National Championship: Billie Jean King beats Ann Jones (11-9, 6-4)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • 1969 NY Mets sweep Montreal Expos putting them in 1st place for 1st time
  • 1972 20th Olympic games close at Munich, German FR
  • 1972 Emerson Fittipaldi is youngest to win an auto race World Championship
  • 1972 Frank Shorter wins 17th Olympic marathon (2:12:19.8)
  • 1972 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
  • 1972 US Men's olympic basketball team's 1st loss, 51-50 to USSR (disputed)

Sport awardTennis Open

1972 92nd Men's U.S. Open: Ilie Năstase beats Arthur Ashe (3-6, 6-3, 6-7, 6-3, 6-3)

Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase
Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • 1973 Muhammad Ali defeats Ken Norton
  • 1973 NY Jets trade pro footballs leading receiver Don Maynard to St Louis
  • 1974 Lou Brock ties (104) & then sets (105) baseball stolen base mark
  • 1974 Teuvo Louhivouri sets cycling distance record of 515.8 mi in 24 hrs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1975 Darryl Sittler is named captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs

NHL Legend Darryl Sittler
NHL Legend
Darryl Sittler
  • 1977 Blue Jays beat Yankees 19-3 with 20 hits
  • 1977 Christa Vahlensieck runs female world record marathon (2:34:47.5)

Sport awardTennis Open

1977 97th Women's U.S. Open: Chris Evert beats Wendy Turnbull (7-6, 6-2)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1978 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1978 4th game of Boston Massacre; Yanks beat Red Sox 7-4. This ties them for 1st place. Yanks out hit 'em 67-21; score 42-9

Sport awardTennis Open

1978 98th Men's U.S. Open: Jimmy Connors beats Bjorn Borg (6-4, 6-2, 6-2) to become the 1st player to win the US Open on 3 different surfaces

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1983 Larry Holmes TKOs Scott Frank in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes

Sport awardTennis Open

1983 103rd Women's U.S. Open: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert-Lloyd (6-1, 6-3)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Sport awardTennis Open

1988 108th Women's U.S. Open: Steffi Graf beats Gabriela Sabatini (6-3, 3-6, 6-1)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Five days after hitting a HR for Yankees in a 12-2 win over the Mariners, MLB and NFL player Deion Sanders returns a punt 68 yards for a touchdown, his first

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders
  • 1989 Browns allow Pittsburgh only 53 net yards, a team defensive record
  • 1989 Muffin Spencer-Devlin wins LPGA Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship

Sport awardTennis Open

1989 109th Men's U.S. Open: Boris Becker beats Ivan Lendl (7-6, 1-6, 6-3, 7-6)

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • 1990 1st time since 1966 that all 8 grand slam tennis champs are different
  • 1990 1st time in NY Yankee history they are completely swept season series, Oakland A's beat them 12 games to 0
  • 1991 Yolanda Gail Devers runs US female record 100m hurdles (12.48 secs)
  • 1992 Bud Selig becomes interm commissioner of baseball
  • 1994 114th Women's U.S. Open: Arantxa Sanchez Vicario beats Steffi Graf (1-6, 7-6, 6-4)
  • 1995 35th Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland beats US, 14-10
  • 1995 Alison Nicholas wins PING-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship
  • 1995 Browns & Indians, play simultaneous regular season games in Cleve for only time, Browns 22-6 over Tampa, Indians 5-3 over Orioles

Sport awardTennis Open

1995 115th Men's U.S. Open: Pete Sampras beats Andre Agassi (6-4, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5)

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi
  • 1995 115th Women's U.S. Open: Steffi Graf beats Monica Seles (7-6, 0-6, 6-3)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1997 Mark McGwire joins Babe Ruth as only the players to hit 50 HRs in 2 consecutive years

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Sport awardTennis Open

2000 120th Women's U.S. Open: Venus Williams beats Lindsay Davenport (6-4, 7-5)

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams
  • 2006 126th Men's U.S. Open: Roger Federer beats Andy Roddick (6-2, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1)

Sport awardTennis Open

2006 126th Women's U.S. Open: Maria Sharapova beats Justine Henin-Hardenne (6-4, 6-4)

Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova

Sport awardTennis Open

2012 132nd Men's U.S. Open: Andy Murray beats Novak Đoković (7-6, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2)

Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray
Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković

Sport awardTennis Open

2012 132nd Women's U.S. Open: Serena Williams beats Victoria Azarenka (6-2, 2-6, 7-5)

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • 2016 136th Women's U.S. Open: Angelique Kerber defeats Karolina Pliskova (6-3, 4-6, 6-4)

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1872 Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji, India, cricketer/politician
  • 1924 Ted Kluszewski, American baseball player (d. 1988)
  • 1925 Roy James Brown, boxer/soul singer (Good Rockin' Tonight), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1929 Arnold Palmer, American golfing great (4x Masters), born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1934 Roger Maris, American baseball player and HR champion (61 in 1961, AL MVP 1960, 1961), born in Hibbing, Minnesota (d. 1985)

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • 1935 John Palmer, Kingsport Tenn, news anchor (NBC Weekend News)
  • 1937 Alun Edward Islwyn Pask, rugby International
  • 1946 James R Hines, American athlete, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-gold-1968), born in Dumas, Arkansas

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1947 Larry Nelson, American professional golfer (three-time Major Championship winner), born in Fort Payne, Alabama

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Larry Nelson
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Larry Nelson
  • 1948 Bob Lanier, NBA center (Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1948 Bob Lanier, American basketball player
  • 1948 Charlie Waters, American football player
  • 1954 Martha Nause, Sheboygan WI, LPGA golfer (1994 du Maurier Ltd Classic)
  • 1955 Charlotte Lewis, basketball player (Olympic-silver-1976), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1962 Esteban Toledo, Mexicali Mexico, Nike golfer (1991 Ben Hogan Reno-2nd)
  • 1964 Karl Wilson, NFL defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1964 Peter Vogler, Australian baseball outfielder (Olympics-1996)
  • 1964 Tim Harris, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers)
  • 1965 Brian Washington, NFL safety (KC Chiefs)
  • 1966 Joe Nieuwendyk, NHL forward (Dallas Stars, Team Canada 1998)
  • 1966 Kimble Anders, NFL fullback (KC Chiefs)
  • 1966 Ted Popson, NFL tight end (SF 49ers)
  • 1968 Yvo Joordens, soccer player (MVV)
  • 1969 Bob Spitulski, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1969 Matt Geiger, NBA center (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1970 Julie Halard, Versailles France, tennis star (1995 Prague)
  • 1970 Robert Green, NFL running back (Chicago Bears)
  • 1971 Brandon Harrison, NFL wide receiver (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1971 Brian Earley, diver (Olympics-96), born in Fresno, California
  • 1971 Chris Oeding, water polo driver (Olympics-96), born in Santa Ana, California
  • 1973 Ghada Shouaa, Syria, heptatlete (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1973 Ferdinand Coly, Senegalese footballer
  • 1974 Ben Wallace, NBA forward (Wash Wizards)
  • 1974 Sandra Cacic, tennis star, born in Joliet, Illinois

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1975 Dan O'Toole, Canadian sports anchor (TSN, Fox Sports 1), born in Peterborough, Ontario

Sports Anchor Dan O'Toole
Sports Anchor
Dan O'Toole
  • 1976 Gregory Robert Henderson, Dunedin NZ, 4k pursuit cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • 1980 Timothy Goebel, Evanston Ill, figure skater (1996 National Jr champ)
  • 1988 Jordan Staal, Canadian ice hockey player

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1961 Baseball player Ted Williams marries model Lee Howard (divorced 1967)

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams

Deaths in Sport

  • 1905 Pete Browning, American baseball player (b. 1861)
  • 1924 Walter Lees, cricketer (26 wkts on 5 Tests Eng v SA 1905-06), dies
  • 1930 G A Faulkner, cricketer (South African googly all-rounder), commits suicide
  • 1961 Wolfgang von Trips, German racing driver (b. 1928)
  • 1966 James Langridge, cricketer (242 runs & 19 wkts for England), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1970 Cy Denneny, Canadian ice hockey hall of famer (Ottawa Senators, Boston Bruins) dies at 78

NHL Star Cy Denneny
NHL Star
Cy Denneny
  • 1972 Sidney Pegler, South African cricket leg spinner (16 Tests), dies at 84
  • 1978 Ronnie Peterson, Swedish race car driver (b. 1944)
  • 1989 Jeff Stollmeyer, cricketer (32 Tests for WI), murdered
  • 1991 Jack Crawford, Australian tennis player (b. 1908)
  • 1995 Molly Mary Hyde, cricketer, dies at 81
  • 2006 Patty Berg, American golfer (b. 1918)