On This Day in Sport for September 11

Events in Sport

  • 1862 3rd British Golf Open: Tom Morris Sr shoots a 163 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1886 Mayflower (US) beats Galatea (England) in 7th America's Cup
  • 1890 30th British Golf Open: John Ball shoots a 164 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1895 FA Cup stolen in Birmingham
  • 1912 Netherland Olympic Committee forms

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1912 Philadelphia A's Eddie Collins steals 6 bases in 1 game

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1914 W. C. Handy publishes "St Louis Blues"

Musician and Father of the Blues W. C. Handy
Musician and Father of the Blues
W. C. Handy
  • 1918 Boston Red Sox beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 2 in 15th World Series
  • 1923 After a single, Red Sox Howard Ehmke retires next 27 Yanks
  • 1926 21st Davis Cup: USA beats France in Philadelphia (4-1), for their 7th straight championship

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1927 Babe Ruth hits 50th of 60 homers

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1928 Ty Cobb last hitting appearance, pops out against Yankees

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1933 Britain's Fred Perry thwarts Australian Jack Crawford's bid for a Grand Slam by defeating him at US Tennis championship
  • 1935 US captures Davis Cup for 7th straight year
  • 1936 A's pitcher Horace Lisenbee gives up 26 hits in a game
  • 1937 57th U.S. Men's National Championship: Don Budge beats Gottfried von Cramm (6-1, 7-9, 6-1, 3-6, 6-1)
  • 1937 51st U.S. Women's National Championship: Anita Lizana beats Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (6-4, 6-2)
  • 1955 6th Formula One WDC: Juan Manuel Fangio wins by 16.5 points

Sport awardTennis Open

1955 75th U.S. Men's National Championship: Tony Trabert beats Ken Rosewall (9-7, 6-3, 6-3)

Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion
Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
  • 1955 69th U.S. Women's National Championship: Doris Hart beats Patricia Ward Hales (6-4, 6-2)
  • 1956 Cincinnati Red Frank Robinson ties rookie record with his 38th HR

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1956 Yanks Yogi Berra ties career record for HRs (236) by a catcher

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • 1959 Elroy Face's 22 game win streak ends as Dodgers beat Pirates 5-4
  • 1959 Oriole Jerry Walker pitches 16 inn beating White Sox 1-0
  • 1960 17th Olympic games close in Rome Italy
  • 1965 Braves 2nd straight one-hitter against the Mets

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1966 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Pacific Ladies' Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1976 Minnie Minoso bats for White Sox after a 12-year hiatus (hitless)
  • 1977 Joanne Carner wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open

Sport awardTennis Open

1977 97th Men's U.S. Open: Guillermo Vilas beats Jimmy Connors (2-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-0)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors

Sport awardTennis Open

1982 Chris Evert wins her 6th & final US Open Tennis match at West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills NY

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 1982 102nd Women's U.S. Open: Chris Evert-Lloyd beats Hana Mandlikova (6-3, 6-1)
  • 1983 Franco Harris becomes 3rd NFL to rush 11,000 yards
  • 1983 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Portland Ping Golf Championship

Sport awardTennis Open

1983 103rd Men's U.S. Open: Jimmy Connors beats Ivan Lendl (6-3, 6-7, 7-5, 6-0)

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • 1985 Sri Lanka score their 1st Test Cricket victory, by 149 runs v India

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1985 Pete Rose of Cincinnati Reds gets career hit 4,192 off Eric Show of San Diego Padres, eclipsing Ty Cobb's record

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1988 Betsy King wins LPGA Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • 1988 Sports Aid-jogging to feed the world

Sport awardTennis Open

1988 108th Men's U.S. Open: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4) in the longest final in the Open's history

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • 1991 NY Yankees final game at Baltimore Oriole's Memorial Stadium
  • 1991 Atlanta Braves Kent Mercker, Mark Wohlers & Alejandro Pena pitched 1st combined no-hitter in NL, beating San Diego Padres, 1-0

Sport awardTennis Open

1993 113th Women's U.S. Open: Steffi Graf beats Helena Sukova (6-3, 6-3)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • 1994 Missie McGeorge wins Ping-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship

Sport awardTennis Open

1994 114th Men's U.S. Open: Andre Agassi beats Michael Stich (6-1, 7-6, 7-5)

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi
  • 1995 Ohio's Governor Voinovich proclaims "Cleveland Indians Day"
  • 2005 125th Men's U.S. Open: Roger Federer beats Andre Agassi (6-3, 2-6, 7-6, 6-1)

Sport awardTennis Open

2005 125th Women's U.S. Open: Kim Clijsters beats Mary Pierce (6-3, 6-1)

Tennis Player Mary Pierce
Tennis Player
Mary Pierce
  • 2014 South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is found not guilty of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp (and is later found guilty of culpable homicide)

Sport awardTennis Open

2016 136th Men's U.S. Open: Stan Wawrinka defeats Novak Đoković (6-7, 1-7, 6-4, 7-5, 6-3)

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1892 Lucien Buysse, Belgian cyclist (d. 1980)
  • 1893 W. Douglas Hawkes, British racing driver (d. 1974)
  • 1913 Paul "Bear" Bryant, American college football coach (Alabama), born in Moro Bottom, Arkansas (d. 1983)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1916 Ed Sabol, American filmmaker (NFL Films), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey

American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Ed Sabol
American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Ed Sabol
  • 1917 Daniel Wildenstein, French art dealer and racehorse owner (d. 2001)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1924 Tom Landry, American NFL player (NY Giants) and coach (Dallas Cowboys), born in Mission, Texas (d. 2000)

NFL Head Coach Tom Landry
NFL Head Coach
Tom Landry
  • 1926 Alfred Slote, author (Love & Tennis, Omega Station)
  • 1926 Eddie Miksis, baseball player (d. 2005)
  • 1930 Saleh Selim, Egyptian football player (d. 2002)
  • 1932 Peter Anderson, English footballer
  • 1934 Norma Croker, Australian sprinter
  • 1944 Everaldo, Brazilian footballer
  • 1945 Franz Beckenbauer, German footballer
  • 1949 Marty Liquori, US, runner (AAU 3 mile-1979 (13:14.7))
  • 1949 Roger Uttley, English rugby player
  • 1949 Bill Whittington, race car driver
  • 1951 Miroslav Dvořák, Czechoslovak ice hockey player (d. 2008)
  • 1957 Jeffrey George Sluman, PGA golfer (1988 PGA Champ), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1958 Don Slaught, catcher (California Angels, NY Yankees), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1959 David Laurence Frost, Cape Town South Africa, PGA golfer (1988 Southern Open)
  • 1959 Robert Wrenn, Nike golfer (1987 Buick Open), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1962 Julio Salinas, Spanish footballer
  • 1963 Bonnie Gadusek, tennis player (French Juniors 1981), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1963 Gerald Wilkins, NBA guard (Orlando Magic)
  • 1964 Ellis Burks, Vicksburg MS, outfielder (Colorado Rockies)
  • 1964 Eric Thomas, NFL cornerback (Denver Broncos)
  • 1964 Jean-Phil LeMoine, hockey defenseman (Team France 1998)
  • 1965 Tony Woods, NFL defensive end (Washington Redskins)
  • 1966 Richard Harvey, NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1966 Stewart Carr, American canoeist (alt-Olympics-96), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1967 Simon Burgess, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1968 Konstantin Shafranov, hockey forward (Team Kazkhstan 1998)
  • 1969 Tracy Scroggins, NFLer (Detroit Lions)
  • 1969 Eduardo Perez, American baseball player
  • 1970 Berry Richter, US hockey defenseman (Olympics-1994), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1970 Dan Hackett, water polo goalkeeper (Olympics-96), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1970 William Joppy, American boxer
  • 1971 Mack Strong, NFL fullback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1971 Todd Norman, NFL guard (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1971 Shelton Quarles, American football player
  • 1972 Kip Simons, Media Pa, gymnast (Olympics-5th-96)
  • 1972 Mark Pope, NBA forward (Indiana Pacers)
  • 1972 Matthew Gilmore, Belgian cyclist
  • 1973 Fred Thomas, NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1974 Lucian Sahetapy, soccer player (FC Groningen)
  • 1975 Juan Cobián, former Argentine footballer
  • 1976 Flora Redoumi, Greek hurdler
  • 1976 Tomáš Enge, Czech racing driver
  • 1978 Dejan Stanković, Serbian footballer
  • 1978 Ed Reed, American football player
  • 1979 Frank Francisco, Major League Baseball pitcher
  • 1979 David Pizarro, Chilean footballer
  • 1980 Antônio Pizzonia, Brazilian race car driver
  • 1980 Mike Comrie, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1981 Andrea Dossena, Italian footballer
  • 1983 Jacoby Ellsbury, American baseball player
  • 1983 Ike Diogu, American basketball player
  • 1985 Shaun Livingston, American basketball player
  • 1985 Zack Stortini, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1986 Chiliboy Ralepelle, South African rugby player
  • 1986 Dwayne Jarrett, American football player

Deaths in Sport

  • 1948 Albert Powell, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1898-99), dies
  • 1950 S M H Colah, cricketer (69 runs in India's 1st 2 tests 1932-33), dies
  • 1978 Mike Gazella, American baseball player (b. 1895)
  • 1978 Ronnie Peterson, Swedish F1 driver (b. 1944)
  • 1995 Keith Odor, racing Driver, dies at 33
  • 1999 Gonzalo Rodriguez, Uruguayan auto racing driver (b. 1972)
  • 2001 Garnet Bailey, Canadian hockey player and scout (b. 1948)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2002 Johnny Unitas, American football player, dies of a heart attack at 69

NFL Quarterback Johnny Unitas
NFL Quarterback
Johnny Unitas
  • 2005 Chris Schenkel, American sportscaster (Monday Night Fights), dies at 82
  • 2011 Christian Bakkerud, Danish racing driver (b. 1984)
  • 2011 Ralph Gubbins, English footballer (b. 1932)
  • 2012 Sergio Livingstone, Chilean football player and journalist, dies from natural causes at 92