On This Day in Sport for September 14

Events in Sport

  • 1865 6th British Golf Open: Andrew Strath shoots a 162 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1868 Golf's 1st recorded hole-in-one (Tom Morris at Prestwick's 8th hole)
  • 1913 Cubs Larry Cheney hurls record 14-hit shutout against Giants (7-0)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1923 Jack Dempsey KOs Luis Firpo in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • 1923 Red Sox 1st baseman George Burns pulls off an unassisted triple play

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1924 Walter Johnson selected as the American League MVP

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1929 A's clinch AL pennant with a 5-0 win over White Sox
  • 1929 49th U.S. Men's National Championship: Bill Tilden beats Francis Hunter (3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4)
  • 1930 Detroit Lions (as Portsmouth Spartans) play 1st NFL game, win 13-6
  • 1947 67th U.S. Men's National Championship: Jack Kramer beats Frank Parker (4-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-0, 6-3)
  • 1947 61st U.S. Women's National Championship: Louise Brough beats Margaret Osborne duPoint (8-6, 4-6, 6-1)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1954 Giants' Willie Mays gets 82nd extra-base hit, breaks Mel Ott's record

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1958 Jackie Pung wins LPGA Jackson Golf Open

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1968 Jimmy Ellis beats Floyd Patterson in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • 1968 Detroit Tigers' Denny McLain's 30th victory of season

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1969 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Wendell-West Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1971 Cleve Indians & Washington Senators, play 20 innings
  • 1975 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Southgate Golf Open
  • 1978 Braves' Jim Bouton, 38, beats Giants, his 1st win since 1970

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1980 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • 1980 Dwight Clark begins NFL streak of 105 consecutive game receptions
  • 1982 Trevor Baxter sets skateboard high jump record of 5' 5.7"
  • 1986 Judy Dickinson wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • 1986 Saskatchewan & Hamilton play 1st CFL regular-season overtime game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1987 Cal Ripken's streak of 8,243 consecutive innings (908 games) is broken

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • 1987 Toronto Blue Jays hit a record 10 HRs vs Baltimore Orioles

Sport awardTennis Open

1987 107th Men's U.S. Open: Ivan Lendl beats Mats Wilander (6-7, 6-0, 7-6, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
  • 1989 Calgary Flames become 1st NHL team to play in USSR, win 4-2
  • 1991 Freshman Marshall Faulk of San Diego State rushed for NCAA record
  • 1994 All 28 baseball owners vote to cancel rest of 1994 season

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1996 As' Mark McGwire is 13th player to hit 50-HRs in a season

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • 1996 Dean Headley takes 3rd cricket hat-trick of season, Kent v Hampshire
  • 1996 NY Met Todd Huntley sets record of 41 HRs by a catcher
  • 1997 Karrie Webb wins LPGA SAFECO Classic
  • 1997 Loren Roberts wins CVS Charity Golf Classic with a 266

Sport awardTennis Open

2009 129th Men's U.S. Open: Juan Martin del Potro beats Roger Federer (3-6, 7-6, 4-6, 7-6, 6-2)

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • 2009 129th Women's U.S. Open: Kim Clijsters beats Caroline Wozniacki (7-5, 6-3)

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1869 Kid Nichols, American baseball player (d. 1953)
  • 1880 Archie Hahn, American athlete (d. 1955)
  • 1887 Stanley Ketchel [The Michigan Assassin], Polish-American heavyweight boxing champion (1908-10), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 1910)
  • 1918 Georges Berger, Belgian racing driver (d. 1967)
  • 1920 Bud Palmer, NBAer (NY Knicks)/sportscaster, born in Hollywood, California
  • 1924 Jerry Coleman, 2nd baseman/sportscaster (NY Yankees, SD Padres), (d. 2014)
  • 1932 Harry Sinden, NHL player/coach (Team Canada)
  • 1932 Joshua Culbreath, Penn, 400m hurdler (Olympic-bronze-1956)
  • 1936 Stan Williams, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees, LA Dodgers)
  • 1939 DeWitt T Weaver Jr, Danville KY, PGA golfer (1972 Southern Open)
  • 1940 Larry Brown, NBA player/NBA coach (NY Knicks)
  • 1945 Martin Tyler, British sports broadcaster
  • 1947 Wolfgang Schwartz, Austria, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1950 Masami Kuwashima, Japanese race car driver
  • 1952 Margit Schumann, German DR, luge (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1953 Judy Playfair, Australian swimmer
  • 1956 Ray Wilkins, English former footballer
  • 1957 Jerry Don Gleaton, baseball player
  • 1957 Tim Wallach, Huntington Park, California, American MLB player (Montreal Expos 1980-1992)
  • 1957 Kepler Wessels, Bloemfontein South Africa, South African cricketer who played for both Australia and South Africa, the latter as captain.
  • 1963 Antonia Real, Spain, 400m freestyle (Olympic-1976)
  • 1963 Jaromir Dragan, Liptovsky CZE, hockey goalie (Team Slovakia 1998)
  • 1964 Kurt Gouveia, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1965 Troy Neel, baseball player
  • 1967 John Smit, soccer player (NAC)
  • 1968 Ginger Helgeson Nielson, St Cloud Minn, tennis star
  • 1968 Pete Chilcutt, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • 1970 Satoshi Kojima, wrestler (NJPW)
  • 1970 Francesco Casagrande, Italian cyclist
  • 1971 Jonathan "Adam" Holland, rower (Olympics-1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1971 Mario Henry, NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1972 David Bell, infielder (St Louis Cardinals), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1972 Donnell Bennett, NFL fullback (KC Chiefs)
  • 1973 Terrell Fletcher, NFL running back (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1973 Linvoy Primus, English footballer
  • 1974 Hicham El Guerrouj, Moroccan athlete
  • 1976 Agustín Calleri, Argentine tennis player
  • 1978 Ben Cohen, English rugby union footballer
  • 1979 Jesse Marunde, American Strongman/Athlete (d. 2007)
  • 1983 Frostee Rucker, National Football League defensive end
  • 1985 Delmon Young, American baseball player
  • 1986 Alan Sheehan, Irish footballer

Weddings in Sport

  • 1984 Figure skater Marina Klimova (18) weds her partner Sergei Ponomarenko (23)

HeartWedding of Interest

2013 NBA player LeBron James (28) weds longtime girlfriend Savannah Brinson at the Capella Chapel in San Diego, California

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James

Deaths in Sport

  • 1965 Jack Hearne, cricketer (806 runs in 24 Tests for England), dies
  • 1971 Bill Copson, cricketer (England pace bowler before & after WW2), dies
  • 1989 Edwin McLeod, cricketer (one Test for NZ), dies
  • 1992 S A Banerjee, cricketer (1 Test for India 1948, no runs, 5 wkts), dies
  • 1996 Joe Elsby Martin, boxing coach, dies at 80
  • 2009 Darren Sutherland, Irish boxer (b. 1982)
  • 2013 Rock Casares, American football player, dies at 82